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Background

The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council conducted two plebiscites from October 3 to November 1, 2022, on the question of amalgamation of the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley Commission at the request of both commissions, and in accordance with the:

The purpose of the plebiscites was to determine whether eligible Alberta wheat and barley producers supported the amalgamation of the Alberta Wheat Commission and the Alberta Barley Commission.

Voting results

The time period to submit an application to contest the results has passed, and as no applications were received by Marketing Council the results are final.

Marketing Council role

Marketing Council does not have a position on the question of commission amalgamation and acted in an administrative capacity only as the Returning Officer, responsible to oversee the plebiscite process. As part of its oversight role, Marketing Council retained the services of MNP as the Deputy Returning Officer for the plebiscites, responsible for working with Marketing Council to administer the votes on each plebiscite per the established plebiscite directives.

Plebiscite directives

The plebiscites were governed by their respective directives, which were made by Marketing Council with the approval of the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation under section 5.1 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

When to vote

Voting has now ended.

Contact

For questions about the plebiscites, contact Marketing Council:

Phone: 780-427-2164
Email: [email protected]

For information on the proposed amalgamation of the Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley Commission, including the proposed governance structure for an amalgamated wheat and barley commission, see the Commissions’ website.

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