Act

Proposed legislative amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act, included in Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022.

Regulation Number(s):
n/a
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act
Summary of Decision:
Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 received Royal Assent on April 14, 2022. The proposed legislative amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act were approved.

Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The proposed amendments are enabling only. The proposal is not anticipated to result in costs or additional burdens to government or Ontarians at this time.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
22-OMAFRA005
Posting Date:
March 30, 2022
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry is proposing amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act (MAFRAA) that would, if passed:

•Specify that the functions of the Minister include responsibilities surrounding a safe and stable food supply; and
•Add a new section that establishes a duty for the Minister to provide regular reports on the safety and stability of Ontario's food supply.
Contact Address:
Branch: COVID Policy and Programs Branch
Address: 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario
Effective Date:
April 14, 2022
Decision:
Approved