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Beer Canada appoints a new president

CJ Hélie steps into the top role, following the association's recent restructuring

Beer Canada, the national trade association representing Canada's leading brewers, has appointed CJ Hélie to the role of president.

Hélie’s career began with Ontario's The Beer Store and has included senior executive positions not only within the Canadian beer sector, but other beverage alcohol sectors as well, according to a press release.

"CJ is uniquely qualified to lead Beer Canada at this critical time for the Canadian beer industry, bringing a wealth of experience in beverage alcohol policy and advocacy at the international, federal and provincial levels," said Kyle Norrington, president of Labatt Breweries of Canada and chair of Beer Canada, in the release.

Beer Canada recently restructured to bring together Canada's National Brewers and l'Association des brasseurs du Québec under the Beer Canada umbrella to form one national voice.

Norrington thanks interim president Luke Chapman for his leadership during the association’s transition.

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