by SUSAN MANN
The hunt is on to replace retiring chief executive officer John Core at the Canadian Dairy Commission.
Core, a former chair of Dairy Farmers of Ontario, was slated to retire from the commission this month after nine years but his term has been extended to Dec. 31.
A posting for the job is on the commission’s website along with being placed in several Canadian farming publications. The salary range is $144,200 to $169,600.
The job posting went up on the commission’s website Oct. 6 and applications are due by Oct. 31. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada spokesman Patrick Girard says by e-mail the federal agriculture department is working with the Privy Council Office to assess candidates and support a recommendation from the minister. The Governor General on the minister’s recommendation appoints the chief executive officer.
The commission is a Crown corporation created by the Canadian Dairy Commission Act and reports to Parliament through the minister of agriculture and agri-food. It is responsible for the effective operation of Canada’s national milk supply management program and establishes support prices for butter and skim milk powder. The CEO is part of the commission’s governing board. BF