Regulation - LGIC

Designation of Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. under section 12 of the Farm Products Marketing Act

Regulation Number(s):
n/a
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Proposal:
The new regulation would provide for the following:
- Designation of Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. as the representative association of producers of greenhouse floriculture plants.
- Defining greenhouse floriculture plants to mean plants or propagative materials that satisfy the following criteria:
1) The plant or propagative material is grown in whole or in part in a greenhouse or other enclosure under glass, plastic or other transparent or translucent material used for the purposes of controlling temperature and providing protection for the growing plant or propagative material.
2) The plant or propagative material is grown for the purpose of being used for cut flowers, potted plants or annual bedding plants.
3) The plant or propagative material is not grown for the purpose of being used for food or medicinal purposes, or for the production of food, medicines or nursery stock.
- Defining propagative material to mean seeds or plant parts, including stems, bulbs, tuberous roots, rhizomes, corms and roots.
- Requiring every producer who grows 20,000 sq.ft. or more of greenhouse floriculture plants in Ontario in a year to pay the association an annual licence fee for the following year of 2 cents/sq.ft. of greenhouse floriculture plants grown, to a maximum of $13,000 per year.
- Requiring the licence fees to be remitted to the association on or before July 1 in each year.
- Defining a year to mean the period beginning on July 1 of one year and ending on June 30 of the following year.
- In 2008, requiring the licence fees to be remitted to the association on or before September 1, 2008.
- Providing that the association use the licence fees for the purposes of defraying its expenses in carrying out its objects.
- Providing that nothing in the regulation applies to perennial or biennial plants or propagative materials grown for planting in the ground outdoors and that is grown in whole or in part in a greenhouse or other enclosure under glass, plastic or other transparent or translucent material used for the purposes of controlling temperature and providing protection for the growing plant or propagative material.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
08-OMAFRA001
Posting Date:
July 3, 2008
Comments Due Date:
July 31, 2008
Contact Address:
Gloria Marco Borys
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
1 Stone Road West, 5th Floor
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 4Y2
Fax: (519) 826-3400