Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
R.R.O 1990, Regulation 418
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Decision:
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan), under the Farm Products Marketing Act. These amendments include the realignment of greenhouse vegetable growing districts, the designation of non-individual producers who are eligible to vote or hold office, and the restriction of individuals from being elected to the board who have been convicted of offences under specified legislation or have received a penalty from the local board for non-compliance with the Act or regulations.
The Regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations and is now in effect.
May 3, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
In support of a request made by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan).
The amendments were requested by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) and include:
1) Expanding the board's geographical area of District 2 through the realignment of District 1 and 2, which would result in more growers in District 2:
- District 1 - 146 growers with 2,492 acres of production
- District 2 - 61 growers with 554 acres of production
2) Putting restrictions on who can be designated to vote or hold office on behalf of non-individual producers (i.e. corporations, partnerships) to the following individuals:
- In the case of a corporation, an officer, shareholder or director of the corporation;
- In the case of a partnership, a partner; and
- In the case of a joint venture, a member of the joint venture.
3) Prohibiting individuals and corporate producers from being elected to the board if the producer or designated producer:
- Has been convicted of a Canadian Food Inspection Agency offence within the last five years; or
- Has failed to comply with the Farm Products Marketing Act or a regulation made under the Act and has, after a hearing, been issued a penalty by OGVG within the past three years.
OGVG consulted with its grower members on the proposed amendments at district meetings in 2018.
The Commission has authority to make regulations amending plans under the Farm Products Marketing Act, subject to approval by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Farm Products Marketing Commission
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August 26, 2019