Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

January 03, 2017 12:07 ET

Minister MacAulay Announces Appointment to the Canadian Grain Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 3, 2017) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today the appointment of Patricia (Patti) Miller as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The appointment is for a six-year term effective February 13, 2017. Biographical notes are attached.

Quick facts

  • Employing approximately 400 FTEs, the CGC is the regulator of Canada's grain handling industry and the official certifier of Canadian grain.

  • The CGC is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain grading system, and is also one of Canada's scientific research organizations on grain quality.


"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Patti Miller to the Canadian Grain Commission. Patti has a wealth of experience in the sector and her passion for agriculture will be of great benefit to the Commission's work."

- Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Associated link

Canadian Grain Commission

Biographical Note

Patricia (Patti) Miller

Patricia (Patti) Miller has extensive experience in both government and the grains and oilseeds industry. In April 2012, Ms. Miller joined the Canola Council of Canada as President. While at the Council Ms. Miller led the development and implementation of a new strategic plan and guided the industry to successful resolution of several challenging trade issues. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Miller worked at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Winnipeg where she managed large-scale program delivery for several years. During her career with AAFC she was responsible for working with Canadian grains and oilseeds producers and industry on policy, trade, market development and research issues in order to facilitate sustainable, profitable market growth in the sector. Prior to her executive work with AAFC, Ms. Miller was Communications Manager with a multi-national agri-food company in Winnipeg where she provided leadership on government relations, corporate and employee communications.

Ms. Miller holds an M.Sc., Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Contact Information

  • Guy Gallant
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

    Media Relations
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario