Regulation - Minister

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 123/04: Apples - Plan and Ontario Regulation 125/04: Apples Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 123/04
O. Reg. 125/04
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Proposal:
Following a request of the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG), the Commission is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 123/04: Apples - Plan and O. Reg. 125/04: Apples - Marketing.

•The request for O. Reg. 123/04 is for a change to:
o the definition of a producer that removes the current requirement for a producer to be a beneficial owner of property on which apple trees are growing;
o permit producers to designate individuals to vote or be elected or appointed as a board member on their behalf;
o introduce a limit to the number of years a producer could serve as a member of the board before having a break in service; and
o remove the term limits for chairs of the board.
•The request for O. Reg. 125/04 is to:
o replace the Fresh Apple Advisory Committee and the Juice Apple Advisory Committee with one Apple Advisory committee (AC) that would cover fresh, juice and processing apples;
o remove the requirement that the advisory committee meet annually; and
o include provisions for replacing a committee member unable to act in their role.
• The Commission amends regulations periodically to help regulated marketing boards and sectors respond to changes in the marketplace and to better support the entire industry value chain.
• Additional minor consequential amendments, including removing spent provisions, may be considered.
• If approved, the changes would expand the eligibility of who could be a member of the Ontario Apple Growers and in turn, potentially bring in new perspectives around the Board table on how the apple sector grows and evolves moving forward.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no anticipated direct compliance costs associated with the amendment to O. Reg. 123/04 and O. Reg. 125/04.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 27, 2024
Comments Due Date:
May 13, 2024
Contact Address:
Branch: Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission Secretariat
Address: 1 Stone Road West, 5th Floor, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2