Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency Proclamation

Version of the schedule from 2009-05-05 to 2015-07-21:


SCHEDULE

Interpretation

  • 1 The following definitions apply in this schedule.

    Act

    Act means the Farm Products Agencies Act. (Loi)

    Agency

    Agency means the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency established by this Proclamation. (Office)

    beef

    beef means flesh of beef cattle. (boeuf)

    beef cattle

    beef cattle means live domesticated bulls, cows, steers, heifers and calves of the bovine species that are marketed for the production of beef or beef products. The expression includes beef breeding stock, veal calves, cull cows and dairy cattle marketed for slaughter, and excludes dairy breeding stock and other cattle marketed for dairy purposes. (bovins de boucherie)

    beef products

    beef products means edible products produced in whole or in part from beef. (produits du boeuf)

    marketing

    marketing, in relation to beef cattle, beef and beef products, means selling and offering for sale and buying, pricing, assembling, packing, processing, transporting, storing and any other act necessary to prepare the farm product in a form or to make it available at a place and time for purchase for consumption or use. (commercialisation)

    Plan

    Plan means the promotion and research plan the terms of which are set out in Part 2. (Plan)

    province

    province means a province referred to in the definition provincial cattle association. (province)

    provincial cattle association

    provincial cattle association means, in respect of the Province of

    • (a) Ontario, the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association;

    • (b) Quebec, the Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec;

    • (c) Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers;

    • (d) New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Cattle Producers;

    • (e) Manitoba, The Manitoba Cattle Producers Association;

    • (f) British Columbia, the Cattle Industry Development Council;

    • (g) Prince Edward Island, the Prince Edward Island Cattlemen’s Association Inc.;

    • (h) Saskatchewan, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization or such other member of the Executive Council of Saskatchewan to whom the administration of The Cattle Marketing Deductions Act, 1998, S.S. 1998, c. C-3.1, is assigned;

    • (i) Alberta, the Alberta Beef Producers; and

    • (j) Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland and Labrador Cattlemen’s Association. (association provinciale de producteurs de bovins)

PART 1Agency

    • 2 (1) The 16 members of the Agency are appointed as follows:

      • (a) the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association shall appoint 14 members to the Agency to represent primary producers in Canada and of those 14 at least one active primary producer in Canada must be appointed from each province from a list of nominees submitted by each provincial cattle association; and

      • (b) the Canadian Meat Council and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc. shall each appoint one member to the Agency to represent importers.

    • (2) The members of the Agency must be appointed before its first meeting and, after that, before the first meeting after each annual meeting of the Agency.

    • (3) Despite subsection (2), if a member dies or resigns, the association or council that appointed the member shall appoint a new member, and if the member who died or resigned was a primary producer in Canada appointed from a list of nominees from a provincial cattle association, the new member must be an active primary producer in Canada appointed from a list of nominees from that association.

  • 3 The term of a member of the Agency expires at the end of the annual meeting of the Agency following the member’s appointment.

  • 4 If a member is absent or unable to act, the association or council that appointed the member may appoint a temporary substitute member to act during the period that the member is absent or unable to act, and if the member who is absent or unable to act is a primary producer in Canada appointed from a list of nominees from a provincial cattle association, the temporary substitute member must be an active primary producer in Canada appointed from a list of nominees from that association.

  • 5 [Repealed, SOR/2009-134, s. 1]

    • 6 (1) The members of the Agency shall, at their first meeting and, after that, at the first meeting after each annual meeting of the Agency, elect from among themselves a chairman and a vice-chairman.

    • (2) If the chairman and vice-chairman resign their office or cease to be members of the Agency, or if one resigns and the other ceases to be a member, the members of the Agency shall, at their next meeting, elect from among themselves a new chairman and vice-chairman.

    • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2009-134, s. 2]

  • 7 The head office of the Agency is to be situated in the City of Calgary, in the Province of Alberta.

PART 2Terms of the Plan

Promotion and Research

  • 8 The Agency is authorized to

    • (a) promote the marketing and production of beef cattle, beef and beef products for the purposes of interprovincial, export and import trade; and

    • (b) conduct and promote research activities related to those farm products.

Annual Business Program

  • 9 The Agency shall annually submit to the Council a business program that sets out a detailed description of all the proposed business and activities of the Agency for a 12 month period, including all relevant information to enable the Council to determine if

    • (a) the proposed business and activities of the Agency are consistent with section 8 and the object of the Agency described in section 41 of the Act; and

    • (b) any existing or proposed orders or regulations referred to in subsection 10(1) are necessary for the implementation or administration of the Plan.

Levies and Charges

    • 10 (1) The Agency may, for the purpose of implementation or administration of the Plan,

      • (a) by order or regulation, impose levies or charges on persons engaged in the marketing of beef cattle in interprovincial or export trade; and

      • (b) by order or regulation, impose levies or charges on persons engaged in the importation of beef cattle, beef or beef products into Canada.

    • (2) An order or regulation may classify persons into groups, specify the levies or charges, if any, payable by members of each such group and provide for the manner of collection of the levies or charges.

    • (3) The Agency shall retain moneys received from the levies or charges on persons engaged in the importation of beef cattle, beef or beef products into Canada in a separate account.

    • (4) Levies or charges imposed by orders or regulations of the Agency that are unpaid 30 days after they were due become a debt payable to the Agency.

    • (5) The Agency may, with the concurrence of a provincial cattle association, appoint that association or any other person to collect on the Agency’s behalf the levies or charges imposed by any order or regulation.

Expenditures by the Agency

    • 11 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Agency may expend moneys received from the levies or charges for the purposes of section 8 and the object of the Agency described in section 41 of the Act and in accordance with its annual business program.

    • (2) Expenditures from the separate account referred to in subsection 10(3) may only be made with the approval of

      • (a) the members of the Agency appointed by the Canadian Meat Council and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc.; or

      • (b) if the members referred to in paragraph (a) are unable to agree, one of those members and a majority of all the members of the Agency.

Cooperation

  • 12 The Agency shall take all reasonable steps to promote a high degree of cooperation among itself, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, each provincial cattle association, the Canadian Meat Council, the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc., and importers of beef cattle, beef and beef products into Canada.

Review of the Plan

    • 13 (1) The Agency shall hold a meeting within five years after the coming into force of this Proclamation, and every five years after that, for the purpose of reviewing the terms and effectiveness of the Plan and determining whether or not any modifications are required to facilitate the carrying out by the Agency of its object described in section 41 of the Act.

    • (2) Within three months after the date of the meeting referred to in subsection (1), the Agency shall file a written report of its review and any recommendations for modifications with the Council, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, the provincial cattle associations, the Canadian Meat Council and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters Inc.

Section 42 Powers

  • 14 Nothing in this Part affects the vesting of powers set out in section 42 of the Act in the Agency.

  • SOR/2005-102, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/2009-134, ss. 1, 2
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