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Farm Products Agencies Act

Version of section 3 from 2012-03-16 to 2023-01-25:

Marginal note:Council established

  •  (1) There is established a council, to be known as the National Farm Products Council, consisting of not less than three and not more than seven members to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure.

  • Marginal note:Primary producers

    (1.1) At least fifty per cent of the members of the Council, not taking into account the chairman thereof, shall be primary producers at the time of appointment.

  • Marginal note:Chairman and vice-chairman

    (2) The Governor in Council shall designate one member of the Council to be the chairman thereof and another member to be the vice-chairman thereof, one of whom shall be a primary producer.

  • Marginal note:Regional representation

    (3) In making appointments under this section, the Governor in Council shall try to ensure equal representation from the four Western provinces, the two Central provinces and the four Atlantic provinces.

  • Marginal note:Eligibility

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

  • Marginal note:Temporary substitute members

    (5) If a member of the Council, other than the chairman, is absent or unable to act, the Governor in Council may appoint a temporary substitute member on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council prescribes.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-4, s. 3
  • 1993, c. 3, s. 5
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1731
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