Proposed Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 430: Sheep - Plan and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 429: Sheep - Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Proposal:
Following a request of the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA), the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing an amendment to Regulation 430: Sheep - Plan under the Farm Products Marketing Act which would introduce member term limits. Under Reg. 430, producer members are elected to the board for a term of three years with no limit on the number of consecutive terms a producer member can serve. The proposed regulatory amendment would allow a producer in a district to be elected as a member of the board for three consecutive three-year terms (i.e. nine years) after which the producer must take a mandatory break in service equivalent to one term (i.e. three years) before being eligible again for election.
OSMA has also requested a change in the board's name from OSMA to "Ontario Sheep Farmers" (OSF). OSMA registered OSF under the Business Names Act on March 1, 2017. OSMA carries on business and is commonly known as OSF but is required to use both names in certain circumstances such as on all contracts and invoices. Therefore, it is preferable to change the name of the board within the regulation for clarity and consistency. A consequential change to the name of the board in Regulation 429: Sheep - Marketing is also required.
The Commission has the authority to make amendments to Reg. 430, subject to approval by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Reg. 429 is a Commission-made regulation, which the Commission has the authority to amend.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The intent of the proposed regulatory amendment is to introduce board member term limits and to legally change the local board's name.
There are no anticipated direct compliance costs associated with the amendment to Regulation 430 and Regulation 429.
March 7, 2023
Comments Due Date:
April 21, 2023
Branch: Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission Secretariat
Address: Ontario government Bldg. 5th floor; 1 Stone Road West; Guelph ON N1G 4Y2