Thursday, July 7, 2022

New head of Canadian Dairy Commission

Benoit Basillais has been promoted from director of policy and economics to chairman of the Canadian Dairy Commission.

He was appointed by federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and takes over from Serge Riendeau, the dairy producer and former Agropur Co-operative president who has. been CDC chairman since 2018.

Basillais gained a degree in agriculture economics in France  a master’s degree in rural economics from Laval University. He has been with the CDC since 2003.