Regulations establishing a marketing board for veal under the Farm Products Marketing Act (FPMA) and consequential amendments to Regulation 54 under the Beef Cattle Marketing Act (BCMA).
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Decision:
Ontario Regulation 272/14 (Veal Cattle - Plan) creates a Plan for regulating the producing and marketing of veal cattle in Ontario and establishes a new local board called the Veal Farmers of Ontario to administer the Plan.
Ontario Regulation 273/14 amends Regulation 54 under the Beef Cattle Marketing Act to exempt veal cattle from that scheme such that licence fees and levies will no longer be payable to Beef Farmers of Ontario on intraprovincial sales of veal cattle.
Ontario Regulation 58/15 (Veal Cattle - Marketing) gives Veal Farmers of Ontario its powers including the power to make regulations providing for the licensing of persons engaging in the producing of veal cattle, the requirement for persons receiving veal cattle to deduct and remit licence fees payable to the new board, and the power to require persons to provide information to the local board.
Both Ontario Regulations 272/14 and 58/15 include a requirement for the marketing board to review the plan and marketing regulation with industry stakeholders within two full years of operation.
Ontario Regulations 272/14, 273/14 and 58/15 become effective on April 1, 2015.
August 22, 2014
Summary of Proposal:
- The proposed plan regulation would set out the plan for the control and regulation of the producing and marketing of veal in Ontario including establishing a local board. The plan regulation would define veal, define veal producers and establish the governance framework for the new board.
- The proposed marketing regulation would include the granting of specific powers to the marketing board, including the power to make regulations, providing for the licensing of veal producers, the fixing and payment of licence fees, requiring persons who receive veal to deduct and remit licence fees to the board, and the power to require persons engaged in producing or marketing veal to provide information to the local board. The proposed marketing regulation would also establish an industry advisory committee.
- The marketing board would have the authority to collect data and to use its funds for research, education, promotion, stakeholder relationships and collaborations for the overall improvement of the veal industry in Ontario.
- Currently, veal calves are caught by the definition of "cattle" in the Beef Cattle Marketing Act (BCMA). Regulation 54 made under the BCMA authorizes Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) to collect a licence fee of $2.00 per head and a federal levy of $1.00 on the intraprovincial sale of cattle. Proposed consequential amendments to Regulation 54 would exempt veal calves from the regulation in order that provincial licence fees would no longer be payable to BFO and federal levies would not be payable to the national research and promotion agency. Similar changes would be made for interprovincial and export sales.
- The proposed regulations would include a requirement for the local board to review the plan regulation and marketing regulation with industry stakeholders after two full years of operation and provide a report with recommendations to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.
Ontario Farm Product Marketing Commission
1 Stone Rd. W., Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
Phone: 519 826-3397
Fax: 519 826-3400
April 1, 2015