Farm Debt Mediation Act
Marginal note:Appointment of mediator
(a) in accordance with the regulations, appoint as a mediator any person who is unbiased and free from any conflict of interest relative to the application in question;
(i) the farmer and all the creditors listed in the application, in the case of an application made under paragraph 5(1)(a), or
(ii) in the case of an application made under paragraph 5(1)(b), the farmer, all the secured creditors listed in the application, and any creditors mentioned in a recommendation under paragraph 9(2)(b),
as the case may be, of the appointment of the mediator; and
(c) provide a copy of the report mentioned in subsection 9(4) to the mediator and to the persons who will be participating in the mediation.
Marginal note:Duties of mediator
(2) In accordance with the regulations, the mediator shall examine the report mentioned in subsection 9(4) and meet with the persons referred to in subparagraph (1)(b)(i) or (ii), as the case may be, for the purpose of assisting them to reach a mutually acceptable arrangement, but shall not provide advice to the farmer or a creditor.
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