New executive team for the Canadian Pork Council

Press Release
For immediate Release

October 25, 2019—OTTAWA Canadian Pork Council’s newly elected executive team will provide leadership to the Canadian pork industry starting in January 2020.

Rick Bergmann, a pork producer from Manitoba was re-elected as Chair, René Roy, producer from Québec was elected as First Vice-Chair, Doug Ahrens, producer from Ontario was elected as Second Vice-Chair, and Jack DeWit, from British Columbia, was re-elected as Treasurer.

Rick Bergmann thanked his fellow producers for their confidence: “Representing our 7,000 Canadian pork producers at the national level is important and rewarding work, and I thank all the directors on the CPC Board for taking the time away from the farm to advance national files.

The Canadian Pork Council’s Board of Directors is made up of representatives from nine provincial producer organizations.

British Columbia: Jack DeWit
Alberta: Brent Moen
Saskatchewan: Casey Smit
Manitoba: Scott Peters and Claude Vielfaure
Ontario: Oliver Haan and Doug Ahrens
Québec: René Roy and Yvan Fréchette
Maritimes: Hans Kristensen
Chair: Rick Bergmann

“The newly elected executive and other board members look forward to working with the newly elected federal government to give producers the tools to continue growing the sector that represents a $24 billion economic engine for the country,” added Mr. Bergmann.


The Canadian Pork Council is the national voice for hog producers in Canada. A federation of nine provincial pork industry associations representing 7,000 farms, the organization plays a leadership role in achieving and maintaining a dynamic and prosperous Canadian pork sector.




Media Contact:

Gary Stordy—Director, Government and Corporate Affairs
Canadian Pork Council
613 236-9239 ext. 277


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