Organization Profile - Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.
Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Appointment Provisions

Farm Credit Canada Act

Farm Credit Canada shall consist of a Board of Directors comprising a Chairperson, a President and not fewer than three nor more than ten other directors.

The directors, other than the Chairperson and the President, shall be appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, with the approval of the GIC, for such term not exceeding four years as ensures as far as possible, the expiration in any year of the terms of office for not more than half of the directors. A director whose term of office has expired is eligible for reappointment to the Board in the same or another capacity. The GIC may appoint one or more persons to act as a director in the event that any director is absent or unable to act.

The Chairperson of the Board and the President of the Corporation are appointed by the GIC for such terms as the GIC considers appropriate. The President is the chief executive officer and is responsible for the supervision of the business of the Corporation.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Board may authorize a director to act as Chairperson and that director has all of the duties and may exercise all of the powers of the Chairperson during the absence, inability or vacancy.

If the President is absent or unable to act or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may authorize an officer or employee of the Corporation to act as President and that officer or employee has all of the duties and may exercise all of the powers of the President during the absence, inability or vacancy. A person may not act as President for a period of more than 90 days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

If a director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, the incumbent director continues in office until that director is reappointed or until a successor is appointed.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Five directors.

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($10,500 - $12,400)

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($5,300 - $6,200)
  • The directors who serve as chairpersons of committees of the Board receive an additional annual retainer within the range ($500 - $1,000).

    Plus reasonable travel and living expenses as fixed by by-laws of the Corporation.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Hoffort, Michael
Buena Vista, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-07-01
2019-06-30
Chairperson
Johnston, Dale
Ponoka, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-12-13
2019-12-12
Directors
Anaquod, Del C.
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2020-11-08
Campbell, Bertha L.
Kensington, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2021-11-08
Cloutier, Sylvie
Bromont, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-04-05
2018-04-04
Donaldson, Laura C.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2021-11-08
Halford, Jane
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-12-15
2020-12-14
Hengen, Michele
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2020-11-08
Laws, James M.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2020-11-08
Priddle, Doris Armitage
Caledon, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-11-26
2019-11-25
Skinner, Jason
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2009-02-12
2018-02-28
Verstralen, Govert
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2021-11-08