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Amendments to R.R.O 1990, Regulation 415 (Grapes For Processing – Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act regarding governance of the Grape Growers of Ontario.

Regulation Number(s):
R.R.O 1990, Regulation 415 (Grapes For Processing – Plan)
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Decision:
The Farm Products Marketing Commission gave its final approval to the regulatory amendments to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 415 (Grapes for Processing – Marketing) as requested by the Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO) on March 10, 2010. The amendment was subsequently approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on March 23, 2010.

The main elements of the amendments include:

- An increase in size of the GGO Board from eight to ten members;
- Prince Edward County and Southwestern Ontario became separate districts with designated Board members; and,
- The terms for board members have been changed to staggered three year terms from the previous one year term. A three year transition period has been allowed for implementation of this change.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
10-AFRA026
Posting Date:
December 21, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
The Grape Growers of Ontario (GGO) requested amendments to R.R.O 1990, Regulation 415 (Grapes For Processing – Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act. GGO members were consulted on this matter, and agreed to the amendments. The main elements of the requested amendments include:

-An increase in size of the GGO Board from eight to 10 members;
- Prince Edward County (PEC) and Southwestern Ontario (SWO) became separate districts with designated Board members. Previous to this amendment they were part of the Grimsby district; and
- The terms for board members have been changed to staggered three year from the previous one year term. A three year transition period has been allowed for implementation of this change.

The GGO met with the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (the “Commission”) in September 2009 to request these changes to its governance structure. At that time, the Commission gave its support in principle for the changes, pending endorsement by the membership of GGO. After consulting with growers, GGO altered the details of its proposal to reflect grower input. Prior to the revision, PEC and SWO had been combined as one district. The Commission gave its final approval to the regulatory amendments on March 10, 2010.
Contact Address:
Rob Gamble
Marketing Analyst
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
1 Stone Road W, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
Effective Date:
March 23, 2010
Decision:
Approved