Amending Regulation 871: Composition and Procedure of the Board of the Ontario Food Terminal Act
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Ontario Food Terminal Act
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg 871 was filed on June 28, 2021 with the Registrar of Regulations.
This regulation amended Regulation 871 under the Ontario Food Terminal Act (OFTA). The amendment to Regulation 871 removed a requirement that the Ontario Food Terminal Board (Board) be composed of seven members. It also removed a quorum requirement. Provisions related to quorum and the composition of the Board are contained in the OFTA.
The amendment will go into effect on July 1, 2021.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There will be no additional costs to business as a result of this change.
March 12, 2021
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario Food Terminal (Terminal), located in the City of Toronto, is Canada's largest wholesale fruit and produce market. It is an agency of the Ontario government and managed by the Board and governed by the Ontario Food Terminal Act (OFTA). The Terminal is a critical infrastructure component and key economic driver of the Ontario agri-food sector utilized by farmers and other participants in the buying and selling of produce. Many jobs rely on the Terminal's continued operation, including farmers, retailers, supply chain logistic distributors, grocers, restaurants and the general public.
Amendments were made to the OFTA as part of the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020. These amendments, once proclaimed, would set the minimum number of Board Members at 5 and the maximum at 13. Increasing the number of Board Members will increase the diversity and expertise of the Board. Regulation 871 of the OFTA contains prescriptive requirements related to Board size and quorum. The Board is proposing to amend these references to remove inconsistencies with the amended provisions of the OFTA once they are proclaimed.
Branch: Economic Development Policy Branch
Address: 1 Stone Road, Guelph
July 1, 2021