Farm Products Agencies Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-4)

Act current to 2019-07-29 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

PART INational Farm Products Council (continued)

Public Hearings (continued)

Marginal note:Public notice

 The Council shall give notice of any public hearing under section 8 and of the matters to be considered thereat in the Canada Gazette and in one or more newspapers and farm journals in general circulation throughout all of Canada and in particular in those areas of Canada where, in the opinion of the Council, there are persons who are likely to be interested in the matters to be considered thereat.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 9

Marginal note:Rules of procedure

 The Council may make rules respecting the conduct of public hearings under section 8 and generally respecting the conduct of business of the Council in relation thereto.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 10

Organization

Marginal note:Head office

 The head office of the Council shall be in the National Capital Region described in the schedule to the National Capital Act or at such other place in Canada as may be designated by the Governor in Council.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 11

Marginal note:By-laws

 The Council may make by-laws

  • (a) respecting the calling of meetings of the Council;

  • (b) respecting the conduct of business at meetings of the Council and the establishment of committees thereof, the delegation of duties to those committees and the fixing of quorums for meetings of the Council and any committee thereof;

  • (c) subject to the approval of the Treasury Board, fixing the travel and living expenses to be paid to the members of the Council; and

  • (d) generally for the conduct and management of the affairs of the Council.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 12

Marginal note:Staff

 Officers and employees necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the Council shall be appointed in the manner authorized by the Public Service Employment Act.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 13
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 16

Marginal note:Superannuation

 Any member of the Council who, under the terms of their appointment, is required to devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties as a member is deemed to be employed in the public service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act and to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and any regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-4, s. 14
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 166(E)
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 84(E)

Annual Report

Marginal note:Report to Parliament

 The Council shall, within three months after the end of each fiscal year, submit to the Minister a report in such form as the Minister may direct on its activities for that fiscal year and the Minister shall cause the report to be laid before Parliament within fifteen days after the receipt thereof, or, if Parliament is not then sitting, on any of the first fifteen days next thereafter that either House of Parliament is sitting.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 16

PART IIFarm Products Marketing Agencies

Establishment

Marginal note:Establishment of agencies

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, by proclamation, establish an agency with powers relating to any farm product or farm products the marketing of which in interprovincial and export trade is not regulated under the Canadian Dairy Commission Act if the Governor in Council is satisfied that a majority of the producers of the farm product or of each of the farm products in Canada is in favour of the establishment of an agency.

  • Marginal note:Plebiscites

    (2) The Governor in Council, in order to determine whether a majority of producers of a farm product are in favour of establishing an agency, may request that each province carry out a plebiscite of those producers.

  • Marginal note:Agencies to be bodies corporate

    (3) Every agency established pursuant to this Act is a body corporate.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-4, s. 16
  • 1993, c. 3, s. 13(F)
  • 2011, c. 25, s. 35
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 85

Marginal note:Contents of proclamation

  •  (1) A proclamation establishing an agency shall

    • (a) designate the farm product or farm products in relation to which the agency may exercise its powers and indicate whether those powers may be exercised in relation to

      • (i) any such product or products to the extent that it is or they are grown or produced anywhere in Canada, or

      • (ii) any such product or products to the extent that it is or they are grown or produced in any region of Canada designated in the proclamation, or in any such region and anywhere in Canada outside that region for shipment into that region in interprovincial trade and not for export;

    • (b) designate any of the powers set out in section 22 that are not vested in the agency;

    • (c) set out the terms of any marketing plan that the agency is empowered to implement;

    • (d) state the corporate name of the agency and the place within Canada where the head office of the agency is situated; and

    • (e) fix the number of members of the agency, which shall be not less than three and not more than sixteen at least a majority of whom shall be primary producers, and provide for the manner of appointment of members and temporary substitute members and the term of their appointment if the manner and term are to be other than as provided in subsection 18(1).

  • Marginal note:Alteration

    (2) The Governor in Council may, by proclamation,

    • (a) designate any farm product or farm products, in respect of which the Governor in Council is authorized under subsection 16(1) to establish an agency, as an additional product or products in relation to which an agency previously established under that subsection may exercise its powers and indicate whether those powers may be exercised in relation to

      • (i) any such product or products to the extent that it is or they are grown or produced anywhere in Canada, or

      • (ii) any such product or products to the extent that it is or they are grown or produced in any region of Canada designated in the proclamation, or in any such region and anywhere in Canada outside that region for shipment into that region in interprovincial trade and not for export;

    • (b) vest in an agency any powers set out in section 22 that were withheld from it at the time it was established, and where the proclamation vests in the agency the power to implement a marketing plan, the terms thereof shall be set out in the proclamation;

    • (c) amend the terms of a marketing plan that an agency is empowered to implement or withdraw any of the powers set out in section 22 that were previously vested in the agency;

    • (d) change the name of an agency or the place within Canada where the head office of the agency is situated;

    • (e) increase or decrease the number of members of an agency but not so as to increase the number above sixteen or decrease it below three; or

    • (f) provide for the manner of appointment of members and temporary substitute members of an agency and a term of appointment of those members that varies from the manner and term provided in subsection 18(1) or from the manner and term provided in the proclamation establishing the agency.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (3) A proclamation referred to in subsection (1) or (2) that designates a farm product other than tobacco, eggs or poultry or any part of tobacco, eggs or poultry shall not set out as a term of the marketing plan that an agency is empowered to implement any term that would enable the agency to fix and determine the quantity in which any regulated product could be marketed in interprovincial or export trade by persons engaged in the marketing thereof.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-4, s. 17
  • 1993, c. 3, ss. 9, 13(F)
  • 2015, c. 3, s. 86(E)

Membership of Agencies

Marginal note:Appointment

  •  (1) The members of an agency shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure, or in such other manner including election by producers, and for such term as is provided in the proclamation establishing the agency or in a proclamation issued under subsection 17(2) in respect of the agency.

  • Marginal note:Chairman and vice-chairman

    (2) The Governor in Council shall designate one member of an agency to be the chairman thereof and another member to be the vice-chairman thereof, or may provide for the manner of such designation in the proclamation establishing the agency.

  • Marginal note:Eligibility

    (3) A person who has reached the age of seventy years is not eligible to be appointed a member of an agency and a member thereof ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years.

  • Marginal note:Temporary substitute members

    (4) If a member of an agency, other than the chairman, is absent or unable to act, the Governor in Council may, unless otherwise provided in the proclamation establishing the agency, appoint a temporary substitute member on such conditions as the Governor in Council prescribes.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 65, s. 19
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 47, s. 16
 
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