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
Colin MacAulay
Queens County Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2026
Ellen MacPhail
Queens County
Sept 21, 2021 Sept 21, 2024
Erika Bradley
Queens County Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2026
Harold MacNevin, Chair
Prince County Sept 21, 2021 Sept 21, 2024
Gordon Vessey - Vice Chair
Queens County Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2026
Richard Gallant
Queens County Dec 22, 2023 Dec 22, 2026
Craig Noonan
Prince County Sept 21, 2021 Sept 21, 2024
Brian Watts
Queens County
Dec 19, 2023
Dec 19, 2026


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:

Marketing Council Secretary


Published date: 
December 15, 2023
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

Engage PEI Inquiries: 

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