Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 28, 2006 18:10 ET

AAFC: Minister Strahl Announces Appointment of New Director to the Canadian Wheat Board

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 28, 2006) - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, today announced the appointment of Glen Findlay to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

"Mr. Findlay's considerable experience in farming and public service will be a tremendous asset to the Board of Directors of CWB," said Minister Strahl. "I am pleased he has accepted this appointment to the CWB Board of Directors at this crucial time as marketing choice is being implemented."

Mr. Findlay holds a Masters degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Manitoba and a Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He has been involved in a family-run farm operation in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, for almost 40 years and also served as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1986 to 1999. For over 10 years he served in the Manitoba Cabinet, first as Minister of Agriculture and then as Minister of Highways and Transportation.

Mr. Findlay is one of five government appointees to the CWB Board of Directors.

Canada's New Government remains committed to moving forward on its promise to provide farmers with a choice in how they market their products and will do so in an open and transparent way. For information on the new government's path towards marketing choice, please visit www.agr.gc.ca/cwb.

A biographical note is attached.



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES - GLEN FINDLAY

- Masters degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Manitoba
and a Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of
Illinois.

- Minister of Agriculture for Manitoba Government from 1988 to 1993.

- Minister of Highways and Transportation for Manitoba from 1993 to
1999.

- Minister Responsible for Telecommunications and Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc. from 1988 to 1999.

- Previously a Board Member of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers
Association and Flax Growers Western Canada.

- Member of the Keystone Agricultural Producers and Western Barley
Growers Association.


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