Brian Innes named new CCC vice president, government relations

October 6, 2014 – The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Innes as the CCC’s new vice president of government relations.

“Over the last three years Brian has been an invaluable member of the CCC’s government relations team, where he has been working with government to improve market access and led the development of the canola market access plan,” says CCC president Patti Miller. “We are very fortunate to have him step into this role to lead government relations activities and continue to help reach our industry’s targets to create a competitive, stable and open trade environment.”

Innes joined the CCC in 2011. As market access manager, Innes concentrated on market access and government relations with a special focus on international trade and pesticide related issues such as pollinator health. Innes also brings experience working with government from his previous roles with the Ottawa office of an international public affairs consulting firm, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of National Defence and an Industry Critic. He holds a B.Sc., Agriculture from the University of Guelph and M.Sc., Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.

“The canola industry has strong record of coming together through the CCC to reach its objectives – making interaction with government a unique and rewarding challenge,” says Innes. “It’s a pleasure to take on this role so that we can move forward in achieving more stable and open trade.”

Innes will assume the role of vice president, government relations on November 1, 2014, where he will lead the full spectrum of the CCC’s government relations activities including market access and regulatory affairs.

The Canola Council of Canada is a full value chain organization representing canola growers, value added processors, life science companies and exporters. Keep it Coming 2025 is the strategic plan to ensure the canola industry’s continued growth, demand, stability and success – achieving 52 bushels per acre and 26 million metric tonnes of production by the year 2025.

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Heidi Rubeniuk
Director, Communications
204-982-2108
rubeniukh@canolacouncil.org