British Columbia Vegetable Order (SOR/81-49)

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British Columbia Vegetable Order

SOR/81-49

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS MARKETING ACT

Registration 1981-01-09

Order Granting Authority to Regulate the Marketing of Vegetables in British Columbia

P.C. 1981-1 1981-01-08

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture, pursuant to section 2 of the Agricultural Products Marketing Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the British Columbia Coast Vegetable Order, C.R.C., c. 138 and the British Columbia Interior Vegetable Order, C.R.C., c. 141 and to make the annexed Order granting authority to regulate the marketing of vegetables in British Columbia in substitution therefor.

Short Title

 This Order may be cited as the British Columbia Vegetable Order.

Interpretation

 In this Order,

Act

Act means the Natural Products Marketing (British Columbia) Act of British Columbia; (Loi)

Commodity Board

Commodity Board means the British Columbia Vegetable Marketing Commission, established pursuant to the Act; (Office)

Plan

Plan means the British Columbia Vegetable Scheme, B.C. Reg. 96/80, as amended from time to time, and any regulations made under the Act to give effect to the Scheme; (Plan)

vegetables

vegetables means all vegetables, and includes

  • (a) strawberries intended expressly for manufacturing purposes, and

  • (b) potatoes,

grown in the Province of British Columbia. (légumes)

  • SOR/2002-309, s. 1.

Interprovincial and Export Trade

 The Commodity Board is authorized to regulate the marketing of vegetables in interprovincial and export trade and for such purposes may, by order or regulation, with respect to persons and property situated within the Province of British Columbia, exercise all or any powers like the powers exercisable by it in relation to the marketing of vegetables locally within that province under the Act and the Plan.

Levies and Charges

 The Commodity Board may, in relation to the powers granted to it by section 3,

  • (a) fix and impose, by order, and collect levies or charges from persons referred to in section 3 who are engaged in the production or marketing of whole vegetables or any part of vegetables and for that purpose may classify those persons into groups and fix, by order, the levies or charges payable by the members of the different groups in different amounts; and

  • (b) use the levies or charges for the purposes of the Commodity Board, including the creation of reserves, the payment of expenses and losses resulting from the sale or disposal of any vegetables and the equalization or adjustment among vegetable producers of moneys realized from the sale of vegetables during any period or periods of time that the Commodity Board may determine.

  • SOR/2002-309, s. 2.
 
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