Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Service Charge (Interprovincial and Export) Regulations

C.R.C., c. 211

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS MARKETING ACT

Regulations Respecting the Service Charges to be Paid by Producers for the Marketing in Interprovincial and Export Trade of Greenhouse Vegetables Produced in Ontario

SHORT TITLE

 These Regulations may be cited as the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Service Charge (Interprovincial and Export) Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 In these Regulations,

“appointed shipper”

“appointed shipper” means a shipper in possession of a valid and subsisting certificate of appointment issued by the Commodity Board pursuant to the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Appointed Shippers’ Procedures (Interprovincial and Export) Regulations; (expéditeur désigné)

“Commodity Board”

“Commodity Board” means The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Producers’ Marketing Board; (Office de commercialisation)

“greenhouse vegetables”

“greenhouse vegetables” means tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce produced in the Province of Ontario in a greenhouse or any other enclosure under glass, plastic or other material used for the purpose of controlling temperature and providing protection for growing plants; (légumes de serre)

“producer”

“producer” means a person engaged in the production of greenhouse vegetables; (producteur)

“product”

“product” means any quantity of greenhouse vegetables; (produit)

“shipper”

“shipper” means any person who offers for sale, sells, receives, assembles, packs, ships for sale or transports a product but does not include

  • (a) a servant employed by and driving a vehicle owned by a producer or an appointed shipper,

  • (b) a railway company, or

  • (c) a person who transports the product by motor vehicle as agent of the producer. (expéditeur)

APPLICATION

 These Regulations apply only to the marketing of a product in interprovincial and export trade and to persons and property situated in the Province of Ontario.

EXEMPTION

 A producer who sells a product directly to a consumer is, in respect of the product so sold, exempt from these Regulations.

IMPOSITION AND RATE

 Every producer shall pay to the Commodity Board, in addition to the remuneration of the appointed shippers as determined from time to time by the Commodity Board, a service charge for the marketing of the product in the amount of

  • (a) $0.005 per pound of tomatoes;

  • (b) $0.05 per dozen of long, seedless cucumbers; and

  • (c) $0.025 per dozen of cucumbers other than long, seedless cucumbers.