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Anthony Douglas Chorney will serve a five-year term as assistant chief commissioner of the CGC. Chorney served as Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president from 2011-15. Prior to this, he was KAP vice-president and was chair of KAP's Workplace and Employment Committee. Chorney also was on the board of directors of Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp. since June 2015. As well, he served on the Agricultural Risk Management Review Task Force in 2015. Chorney is a professional engineer and has an agricultural engineering degree from the University of Manitoba.
MacAulay also appointed Lonny McKague as commissioner of the CGC. He will serve a four-year term. McKague has extensive experience as an owner and operator of a farm in South Central Saskatchewan. His 40 years of experience as a primary producer have provided him with knowledge of current social and economic issues facing producers and their businesses. He has successfully navigated a farming operation through all of the production, handling, transportation and marketing challenges that have occurred in the ever-changing global market.
McKague was a director and a founding member of Ogema Elevator Ltd., a provider of grain elevator products and services in Ogema, Saskatchewan. He is a former president of the Canadian Limousin Association, the Ogema Agricultural Society, and of the local Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. McKague studied Vocational Agriculture and Agriculture Business Management at the University of Saskatchewan.
The appointments are a part of the rigorous new approach to governor in council appointments — an approach that uses open, transparent and merit-based selection processes that strive for gender parity and reflect Canada's diversity to support ministers in making appointment recommendations for positions within their portfolio.
These are the most recent changes to the CGC. In early January, Patricia Miller was appointed to the CGC as chief commissioner. She will serve a six-year term that will become effective Feb. 13.
The CGC employs 400 full time employees and is the regulator of Canada's grain handling industry and the official certifier of Canadian grain. It is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain grading system, and is also one of Canada's scientific research organizations on grain quality.