An Act to regulate the marketing of agricultural products in import, export and interprovincial trade and to provide for national standards and grades of agricultural products, for their inspection and grading, for the registration of establishments and for standards governing establishments
Marginal note:Short title
2 In this Act,
advertisement means anything that directly or indirectly promotes the sale or other distribution of agricultural products; (promotion)
agricultural product means
agricultural product legend
agricultural product legend means a legend prescribed for an agricultural product; (estampille)
analyst means an analyst designated pursuant to section 19; (analyste)
Board means the Board of Arbitration continued by subsection 4(1); (Conseil)
container means a receptacle, package, wrapper or confining band used or to be used in connection with an agricultural product; (contenant)
convey means, in respect of an agricultural product, sending or transporting the agricultural product; (acheminement)
dealer means a person who
(a) is engaged in the business of purchasing or selling agricultural products,
(b) negotiates consignments, sales, purchases or other transactions involving agricultural products,
(c) receives or handles, on commission, agricultural products, or
(d) is prescribed as a dealer for the purposes of this Act; (marchand)
establishment means a place where agricultural products are prepared; (établissement)
nom de catégorie
grade name means a prescribed name, mark or designation of a category and includes a standard prescribed for an agricultural product; (nom de catégorie)
grader means a grader designated pursuant to section 19; (classificateur)
inspector means an inspector designated pursuant to section 19; (inspecteur)
label means a label, legend, word, mark, symbol, design, imprint, stamp, brand, ticket or tag or any combination thereof that is, or is to be, applied or attached to an agricultural product or a container or that accompanies or is to accompany the product or container; (étiquetage)
marketing means the preparation and advertisement of agricultural products and includes the conveyance, purchase and sale of agricultural products and any other act necessary to make agricultural products available for consumption or use; (commercialisation)
Minister means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; (ministre)
penalty means an administrative monetary penalty imposed under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for a violation; (sanction)
person means an individual, a corporation, an association or an organization; (personne)
place includes a vessel, an aircraft and a train or other surface vehicle; (lieu)
preparation includes, in respect of an agricultural product, processing, slaughtering, storing, inspecting, grading, packing, assembling, pricing, marking and labelling; (conditionnement)
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prescribed means prescribed by regulation; (Version anglaise seulement)
Tribunal means the Review Tribunal continued by subsection 4.1(1); (Commission)
violation means any contravention of this Act or the regulations that may be proceeded with in accordance with the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act. (violation)
- R.S., 1985, c. 20 (4th Supp.), s. 2;
- 1994, c. 38, s. 25;
- 1995, c. 40, s. 27;
- 1997, c. 6, s. 38.
Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty
3 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.
Board of Arbitration and Review Tribunal
Marginal note:Board of Arbitration continued
(2) Each member shall be appointed for a term of not more than five years and shall hold office during good behaviour, but may be removed by the Minister for cause.
(3) Each member may be re-appointed as a member in the same or another capacity.
- R.S., 1985, c. 20 (4th Supp.), s. 4;
- 1995, c. 40, s. 28.
Marginal note:Review Tribunal continued
(2) A person is not eligible to be appointed a member of the Tribunal unless the person is knowledgeable about or has experience related to agriculture or agri-food and the Chairperson of the Tribunal and at least one other member of the Tribunal must, in addition, be a barrister or advocate of at least ten years standing at the bar of any province or a notary of at least ten years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
(3) The Chairperson of the Tribunal shall be appointed as a full-time member and the other members shall be appointed as either full-time members or part-time members of the Tribunal.
(4) Each member of the Tribunal shall be appointed for a term of not more than five years and shall hold office during good behaviour, but may be removed by the Governor in Council for cause.
(5) Each member of the Tribunal may be re-appointed as a member in the same or another capacity.
- 1995, c. 40, s. 29.
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