PEI Marketing Council

The PEI Marketing Council supervises the creation and operation of producer boards, commissions and groups that regulate and control the production, sale, processing, marketing, transportation and pricing of natural products. Council recommends the establishment, amendment, or revocation of regulations to Executive Council, provides advice to commodity boards, conducts commodity board elections and plebiscites, advises the Minister and acts as liaison with national and other provincial agencies.

What is the function of the council?

The Council is responsible for the general supervision of commodity boards, marketing commissions and commodity groups, and provides legislative and regulatory advice.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

Material Role:

  • Strategic Development 
  • Advisory 
  • Managerial/Oversight 

How many people are on the council?

The Council shall consist of not less than three persons and not more than eight persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

What are the requirements of council members?

Work & Experience Requirements
A background in agriculture, fisheries or aquaculture, an understanding of the food marketplace, or marketing board experience, would be definite assets.

Skills Required
The ability to make sound decisions based on information provided. Mediation and regulatory skills would be useful.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

Chair - $200/diem and Members - $142/diem.

What is the time commitment of the council?

Monthly meetings and members of the board may be appointed to hold office for a term of three years and may be re-appointed.

PEI Marketing Council - Members
Term Start
Term End
Kenneth Mellish, Chair
Kings County
Mar 29, 2019
Mar 29, 2022
Karen Roche
Queens County
Mar 18, 2018
Mar 18, 2021
Lyndon Hardy
Prince County
Mar 29, 2019
Mar 29, 2022
Calvin Jollimore
Queens County
Jul 26, 2016
Jul 26, 2019
Gordon Vessey - Vice Chair
Queens County Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2023
Richard Gallant
Queens County Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2023
Kathy MacDonald
Queens County
Dec 9, 2017
Dec 9, 2020
Charles Murphy
Queens County
Jul 20, 2020
Jul 20, 2023 


How can I apply?

If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI.  


For further information about this committee, you may contact:

Ian McIsaac
Marketing Council Secretary


Published date: 
October 13, 2021
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: 902-368-4502
Fax: 902-368-6118

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