2015 Election Results – Press Release

Manitoba Canola Growers Association 2015 Election of Directors

For immediate release


Thursday December 17, 2015

Winnipeg, MB

The results of the 2015 Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) Election of Directors were announced today by Returning Officer, Réjean Vermette with Avenue 4 Communications.

Six candidates were running for four positions. The successful candidates are as follows:

• Clayton Harder – Narol

• Bill Nicholson – Shoal Lake

• Jacob (Jack) Froese – Winkler

• Ron Krahn – Rivers

There were 8,455 ballots mailed out and 1,170 valid envelopes returned. There were 98 ballots rejected for the following reasons:

• Completed Improperly (using and “x” or check mark instead of placing preferential numbers)

• Written message on Ballot instead of vote

Note: There were 18 Return Envelopes containing other information and no ballots.

A total of 1,054 ballots were then counted in the tabulation.

The vote was conducted using a mail-in preferential voting system that allowed members to rank the candidates in order of preference. Candidates were required to win more than 50% of the active votes in any particular count to win one of the four available positions. Please refer to the MCGA website www.mcgacanola.org for detailed tabulation results. Every two years members are asked to elect four directors from across the province to represent canola growers at the board table for a four-year term.


About Avenue 4 Communications

Avenue 4 Communications is a full-service marketing communications company that specializes in creative technology. With over 20 years experience, Avenue 4 has developed strong partnerships with both local and international business. Designing and producing personalized materials in print, web and email applications, Avenue 4 continues to evolve in order to provide the most refined and seamless solutions. Programming experience includes some of the most innovative techniques used in election and voting systems, reporting, database development and tracking online client engagement. From concept to delivery – Avenue 4 delivers. Visit avenue4.com for more information.

For more information, please contact:

Réjean Vermette, returning officer

Avenue 4 Communications

1740 Wellington Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R3H 0E8

Phone: 204-946-5001

Fax: 204-946-5121


1740 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K2

Tel: 204-946-5001 Fax: 204-946-5121