Manitoba Canola Growers Announce Election Results

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

Five candidates were running for four positions with successful candidates being as follows:

  • Warren Ellis – Wawanesa
  • Charles Fossay – Starbuck
  • Pam Bailey – Dacotah
  • Jackie Dudgeon – Morden

“We are excited to share that more than 1000 members submitted their vote to determine the future direction of the MCGA board.” shares Executive Director Delaney Ross Burtnack, “We welcome back our incumbent directors, and look forward to having two new directors at the table. It is great to see that our members share MCGA’s goal to see diversification of farmers on our board, and the perspectives they bring on important canola issues.”

Manitoba Canola Growers hold an election every two years, with four positions up for election each time.  Members have the option to vote by mail-in or electronic ballot using a preferential voting system, allowing members to rank the candidates in order of preference.  Please refer to the MCGA website at for detailed tabulation results.

MCGA’s commitment to engage with farmers goes beyond the board.  The election process has allowed the team to meet more members and expand the network of strong farm leaders helping to guide the future of MCGA. If you are interested in engaging with MCGA, please reach out to explore ways we can work together.

For more information contact:

Leanne Campbell                                                                    Réjean Vermette

Communication Manager                                                     Returning Officer

Manitoba Canola Growers                                                    Avenue 4 Communications                                      

204-479-1115                                                                           204-946-5001


Click here for winners bio’s, tabulation results, and more.

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