Marginal note:Land for tree planting and timber
5. The Governor in Council may set apart, for the purpose of tree planting and timber growing, tracts of land in each of
(a) that portion of the Province of British Columbia known as the Railway Belt,
(b) the Province of Manitoba,
(c) the Province of Saskatchewan,
(d) the Province of Alberta,
(e) the Northwest Territories, and
not exceeding ten sections in any of the areas listed in paragraphs (a) to (e).
- R.S., 1985, c. E-16, s. 5;
- 1993, c. 28, s. 78.
Marginal note:Expropriation Act to apply
6. For the purpose of the acquiring of lands for the purposes of this Act, all the powers respecting the acquiring and taking possession of land conferred by the Expropriation Act are hereby conferred on the Minister, and all the provisions of that Act respecting the compensation to be awarded for lands acquired thereunder apply to lands acquired under this Act.
- R.S., c. E-14, s. 6.
Marginal note:Director and employees
7. (1) A director and such other officers, clerks and employees as are necessary for each farm station may be appointed in the manner authorized by law to hold office during pleasure.
(2) The salaries of the director and other officers, clerks and employees of each farm station shall be fixed according to the scale therefor provided by law.
- R.S., c. E-14, s. 7.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Marginal note:Duties of officers
8. Such officers of each farm station as are charged with the duty by the Minister shall
(a) conduct research and verify experiments designed to test the relative value, for all purposes, of different breeds of stock and their adaptability to the varying climatic or other conditions that prevail in the various provinces and in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut;
(b) study the economic questions involved in the production of butter and cheese;
(c) test the merits, hardiness and adaptability of new or untried varieties of wheat or other cereals, and of field crops, grasses and forage-plants, fruits, vegetables, plants and trees, and distribute among persons engaged in farming, gardening or fruit growing, on such conditions as are prescribed by the Minister, samples of the surplus of such products as are considered to be specially worthy of introduction;
(d) analyse fertilizers, whether natural or artificial, and conduct experiments with those fertilizers, in order to test their comparative value as applied to crops of different kinds;
(e) study the composition and digestibility of foods for domestic animals;
(f) conduct experiments in the planting of trees for timber and for shelter;
(g) study the diseases to which cultivated plants and trees are subject and the ravages of destructive insects, and ascertain and test the most useful preventives and remedies to be used in each case;
(h) study the diseases to which domestic animals are subject;
(i) ascertain the vitality and purity of agricultural seeds; and
(j) conduct any other experiments and research bearing on the agricultural industry of Canada that are approved by the Minister.
- R.S., 1985, c. E-16, s. 8;
- 1993, c. 28, s. 78.
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