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Gaspesian Jennifer Hayes has been appointed President of the Canadian Dairy Commission, making her the first woman to hold this position.
Producer of dairy and beef cattle on the Gaspé Peninsula, Ms. Hayes was chosen for a four-year term that began on December 23.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Hayes as President of the Canadian Dairy Commission and proud that she is the first woman to hold this position. Dairy farmer and leader in her Gaspé community, she has extensive experience in governance, among others as commissioner of the organization, ”the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie, said in a press release on Tuesday. -Claude Bibeau.
The new President was first appointed to the Canadian Dairy Commission as Commissioner in January 2017, a position she has held in recent years.
< p> In particular, she participated in the defense of regional interests in the development of the dairy, cattle and agricultural sectors within the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA).
Created in 1966, the Canadian Commission for lait is a Crown corporation whose mandate is to coordinate federal and provincial policies on dairy products.