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Canadian Pork Council restructures board

The Canadian Pork Council will pare back its board from 18 to 11 members under a new structure to take effect this month.

The council on Monday also announced a new corporate logo and its move to a new office on Laurier Avenue West, about five blocks south of Parliament Hill.

The CPC said Monday it has completed a process that reviewed the CPC and its governance and set up a structure for a new 11-member board that will meet “more frequently” than the previous board.

“This announcement represents a fresh perspective and an enhanced commitment to the Canadian swine industry,” CPC president Jurgen Preugschas, a hog producer from Mayerthorpe, Alta., said in a council release.

“Many exciting changes are underway at the CPC and I know the results will further strengthen and support the Canadian swine industry as one of Canada’s most successful and dynamic agri-food sectors.”

“We are excited about the revitalization that is taking place at the CPC and know that the changes will provide a more collaborative working environment for our members,” CPC executive director Martin Rice said in the same release.

“We see the new board structure and corporate identity as a positive and necessary step for the council’s growth.”

The move leaves the council’s Ottawa phone numbers and e-mail addresses unchanged, the CPC said.

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