A couple of familiar figures have moved into high-ranking, top executive positions at CP and CN. Keith Creel has left his role as CN’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer to become CP’s president and chief operating officer. “Keith joins CP after a very successful operating career where he rose from a management trainee in
The federal government has named its panel for an independent review of last fall’s massive E. coli-related beef recall at Alberta’s XL Foods. The government on Friday named Dr. Ron Lewis, British Columbia’s former chief veterinary officer, to chair a three-member panel for “a review of events and circumstances related to the XL Foods Inc.
Standing up for farmers? The Harper government has been using the phrase “Standing up for farmers” when it makes agricultural announcements. But I think “sticking it to farmers” is more realistic. A case in point is the firing of Adrian Measner CEO of the farmer-controlled Canadian Wheat Board in 2006. Although farmers paid for Mr.
Veteran farm journalist John Morriss has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada’s agricultural industry. Morriss, who began his journalism career in 1975 with Grainews, is associate publisher and editorial director of Farm Business Communications, which publishes the Manitoba Co-operator as well as other respected journals including Grainews,
Reuters — Canada is not developing new tests for the feed additive ractopamine in beef and pork exports to Russia, says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. He said Ottawa is leaving it to shippers to take their own steps to satisfy the new Russian requirement for zero residue. The Canada Pork International marketing group said the
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP’s) president Doug Chorney is running for president again in 2013. In an interview following KAP’s General Council meeting Oct. 25, Chorney, an East Selkirk-area farmer first elected president in 2011 and then in 2012, said he would let his name stand. Chorney served as one of KAP’s two vice-presidents in 2010.
Bob Douglas, one of Manitoba’s pre-eminent farm champions, died Oct. 6 at the age of 80. “I think Bob is one of those unsung heroes that farmers just heard his name but didn’t know what he committed to them,” Earl Geddes, a former Keystone Agricultural Producers’ president, said in an interview Monday. “I’ve got nothing
Agriculture Canada will be getting a new deputy minister in September when 28-year veteran Suzanne Vinet takes over from John Knubley. Vinet, currently president of the Economic Development Agency of Canada, started at Ag Canada in 1984 and worked her way up to assistant deputy minister for trade policy before leaving in 2007 for senior
Barrie Campbell, whose namesake variety AC Barrie still makes up an important part of Prairie wheat acreage, passed away in Winnipeg July 16 at age 89. When Campbell retired in 1988 after 39 years as a wheat breeder at the Agriculture Canada research station in Winnipeg, his varieties accounted for more than 70 per cent
A familiar face in canola research has joined the Canola Council of Canada as its new vice-president of crop production. Curtis Rempel, who has been serving as acting director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba, will join the council July 17. Rempel is stepping into the position