Farm Debt Mediation Act (S.C. 1997, c. 21)

Act current to 2016-06-06 and last amended on 2015-02-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Offence

 Any person who contravenes a provision of this Act or the regulations is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both.

Marginal note:Review of Act
  •  (1) Every five years after the coming into force of this subsection, the Minister shall undertake a review of the operation of this Act and may for that purpose consult with representatives of any organizations that the Minister considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Review by Minister

    (2) In conducting the review under subsection (1), the Minister shall review the operation of any program or service that is created after this section comes into force for the purpose of undertaking a detailed review of the financial affairs of a farmer in financial difficulty, at the farmer’s request.

  • Marginal note:Report to Parliament

    (3) As soon as possible after completing the review referred to in subsection (1), the Minister shall cause a report of the results of the review to be laid before each House of Parliament.

  • 1997, c. 21, s. 28;
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 152.

Related Amendments

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Repeal

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Transitional Provisions

Marginal note:Definitions

 In sections 33 to 35,

Marginal note:Applications made under Farm Debt Review Act

 For the purposes of section 44 of the Interpretation Act,

  • (a) an application made under section 16 of the old Act shall be dealt with as if it had been made under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the new Act, regardless of whether the farmer in question would be eligible to apply under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the new Act, but section 8 of the new Act does not apply unless the farmer in fact meets the requirement of section 6 of the new Act; and

  • (b) an application made under section 20 of the old Act shall be dealt with as if it had been made under paragraph 5(1)(a) of the new Act, regardless of whether the farmer in question would be eligible to apply under paragraph 5(1)(a) of the new Act.

Marginal note:Two year rule
  •  (1) Subsection 20(1) of the new Act applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of farmers whose previous application was under section 20 of the old Act.

  • Marginal note:Two year rule

    (2) Subsection 20(2) of the new Act does not apply in respect of farmers whose previous application was under section 16 of the old Act.

Marginal note:Members of Farm Debt Review Boards

 Chairmen and other members of the Farm Debt Review Boards who hold office under section 4 of the old Act cease to hold office on the coming into force of the new Act.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Coming into force

 This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

 
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