FCC denies rumours of moving HQ to Quebec

FCC denies rumours of moving HQ to Quebec
May 09, 2024

Saskatchewan United Party Leader Nadine Wilson asked about this in question period

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) headquarters will remain in Western Canada.

“To be absolutely clear, FCC is not moving its head office from Regina,” a statement from FCC says. “While FCC is a national organization with a national mandate, we value being a part of Regina and share a passion for this community.”

FCC employs about 1,000 people in Regina.

The Crown corporation issued the statement last week after Nadine Wilson, the MLA for Saskatchewan Rivers and leader of the Saskatchewan United Party, brought up this possibility during question period on May 2.

“Mr. Speaker, it has come to my attention that Farm Credit Canada is planning to close its head office in Regina and move it to Quebec,” she said. “This would be (a) disastrous result for Saskatchewan. Can the Premier confirm or deny this move?”

Her party also put out a press release citing “high-level sources” that FCC’s head office would move east, local media reported.

Finance Minister Donna Harpauer responded in the legislature, saying the government had no information on a possible move and therefore had no comment on the matter.

Following question period, Premier Moe indicated Agriculture Minister David Marit would be in contact with FCC to confirm the organization is staying in Saskatchewan.

FCC’s headquarters used to be in the eastern part of the country.

The Crown corporation used to be headquartered in Ottawa.

In 1992, it moved to Regina, “reinforcing the federal government’s commitment to bring federal institutions and agencies closer to the people they serve,” FCC’s history webpage says.

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