Douglas E. Campbell
President, Campbell Agri Business Strategists Inc.
Doug is an acknowledged leader in the fields of agriculture, international trade, transport and facilitating public policy improvement in those sectors. As a business consultant he has exposure to both trade and transport aspects of the Asia Pacific Gateway. He has done so from both Asian and North American perspectives. He has participated in assignments for the Governments of the Former Soviet Union, India, Pakistan and China, as well as the private sector in India. His Canadian clients have included shippers‐exporters, carriers, ports, economic development authorities, grain commodity groups (Wheat, Barley, Hay, Alfalfa Dehydrators, Pulse and Special Crops Associations) and provincial governments of MB and AB.
Re trade policy, Doug coordinated the Canadian grains industry’s response to NAFTA implementation and US agriculture‐related trade disputes resolution from 1992‐95, and he advised both Alberta and Canadian governments, agricultural exporters and trade associations during the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round 2004‐06, with policy leadership assignments in Geneva and Hong Kong. He has been active in trade policy for the Canada‐India Business Council, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Grain Growers of Canada.
Re transport policy, Doug’s career has involved a variety of positions (President, Canada Grains Council; A.V.P. and head of four departments, Canadian National Railways; Senior Policy Advisor, Canadian and provincial Ministers of Transportation and Agriculture; Research Director, Palliser Wheat Growers and Prairie Farm Commodity Coalition); he has had a personal working relationship with 16 federal Cabinet Ministers, and been involved in reforms to Statutory Grains Act and Feed Grains Assistance Act Western Grain Transportation Act of 1983, National Transportation Act, 1987; Canadian Transportation Act, 1996. In his earlier life, Doug taught at the University of Saskatchewan, farmed in the Moose Jaw – Regina corridor, and as research director for the Wheat Growers Association, was a founding director of WESTAC, the Western Transport Advisory Council.
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