Why do I have to register to vote?
Registering to vote will allow Alberta Canola  to verify eligible producers (canola growers who have paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2021), and to collect the required contact information including the designated representative of a corporation, partnership, or organization to maintain the integrity of the voting process.


Eligible producers attending online will vote at the 2024 Annual General Meeting. Voting will be conducted electronically using Zoom's polling feature.

Only eligible producers s that have registered to vote will be joining the meeting using Zoom. This will include exclusive access to the polling and the question/answer features.


Eligible producers attending in-person will vote at the 2024 Annual General Meeting using the traditional method of raising a voting card.

Eligible producers attending in person are still encouraged to register to vote in advance. This will streamline voter check-n at the in-person meeting and voting at future AGM's

VOTER REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 4:00pm on January 17, 2024 for online attendees.

What if I registered to vote previously?

Farmers who have previously completed this voter verification process do not need to re-register. You are a verified voter, provided that you sold canola and paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about your voter verification status or would like to make changes to your farm's designated voting representative or their contact information, please contact Rick Taillieu at 780-678-6167 or

What happens to the information I provide and how is it used?
  • The information collected when you register to vote will first be used to verify eligible voters. 
  • Alberta Canola will send a Zoom link to the email address of the designated voter of each eligible voter.
  • Alberta Canola will never share the information collected during voter registration with anyone outside of Alberta Canola.


What is a service charge paid to Alberta Canola Producers Commission?

  • Service charge is the term used in the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Plan Regulation that is also commonly referred to as a levy of check-off


Where can I learn more about the Alberta Canola Producer Commission regulations & by laws?

Questions about governance, director elections, or resolutions please contact:
Karla Bergstrom, Executive Director
Questions about electronic voting please contact:
Rick Taillieu, Director of Engagement & Analytics
Questions for your regional director?
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