Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

January 29, 2007 18:33 ET

AAFC: Appointment to National Farm Products Council

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 29, 2007) - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today announced the appointment of D. Gordon Hunter as the Vice Chair of the National Farm Products Council.

"I congratulate Mr. Hunter on his appointment," said Minister Strahl. "His expertise in civil law, involvement with agriculture committees, and entrepreneurial experience with a thriving poultry farm, is a valuable combination that will contribute to the success of the Council."

The National Farm Products Council promotes efficient, competitive Canadian agriculture. It helps to improve farm-product marketing between Canadian provinces, territories and internationally.

The appointment is effective immediately and is valid for three years.

Biographical Notes - D. Gordon Hunter

A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, Gordon has been practicing civil law since 1968. Mr. Hunter currently serves as Counsel with Crocco Hunter law firm in New Brunswick and is also a Director for the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency and for the New Brunswick Egg Marketing Board. Among his other achievements, Mr. Hunter has owned and operated a poultry farm, sat on farm and dairy committees/commissions, and was appointed Queen's Counsel by the Governor General in 1992.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-759-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    Minister Strahl's Office
    Jeff Howard
    Press Secretary
    613-759-1059