Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
S.C. 1997, c. 6
Assented to 1997-03-20
An Act to establish the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and to repeal and amend other Acts as a consequence
WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of federal inspection and related services for food and animal and plant health by consolidating them;
WHEREAS the consolidation of those services under a single food inspection agency will contribute to consumer protection and facilitate a more uniform and consistent approach to safety and quality standards and risk-based inspection systems;
WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to have that food inspection agency deliver those services in a cost effective manner;
WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to promote trade and commerce;
AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada wishes to pursue a greater degree of collaboration and consultation between federal departments and with other orders of government in this area;
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
2. The definitions in this section apply in this Act.
« Agence »
“Agency” means the Canadian Food Inspection Agency established by section 3.
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AGENCY
3. There is hereby established a body corporate called the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which may exercise powers only as an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada.
Marginal note:Minister responsible
4. (1) The Minister is responsible for and has the overall direction of the Agency.
Marginal note:Delegation by Minister
(2) The Minister may delegate to any person any power, duty or function conferred on the Minister under this Act or any Act or provision that the Agency enforces or administers by virtue of section 11, except the power to make regulations and the power to delegate under this subsection.
ORGANIZATION AND HEAD OFFICE
Marginal note:Appointment of Agency executives
5. The Governor in Council shall appoint a President and an Executive Vice-president of the Agency to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years, which term may be renewed for one or more further terms.
Marginal note:President’s powers
6. (1) The President is chief executive officer of the Agency and has supervision over and direction of its work and staff. The President has the rank and all the powers of a deputy head of a Department.
Marginal note:Executive Vice-president’s powers
(2) The Executive Vice-president shall exercise such powers and perform such duties and functions as the President may assign and shall act as President if that office is vacant or if the President is absent or incapacitated.
Marginal note:Delegation by President
7. The President may delegate to any person any power, duty or function conferred on the President under this Act or any other enactment.
8. The President and Executive Vice-president shall be paid such remuneration as is fixed by the Governor in Council.
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