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Farm Products Marketing Act
Loi sur la commercialisation des produits agricoles

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 430

SHEEP — PLAN

Consolidation Period:  From April 25, 1994 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 259/94.

Legislative History: 259/94.

This Regulation is made in English only.

1. The Plan in the Schedule is established for the control and regulation of the producing and marketing of sheep and wool within Ontario.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 430, s. 1.

2. The local board named in the Schedule is given the powers set out in subsection 15 (1), in paragraphs 1 to 8, 10 to 19 and 26 of subsection 15 (2) and in sections 50 and 110 of the Co-operative Corporations Act.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 430, s. 2.

3. The members of the local board shall be deemed to be the shareholders and the directors thereof in the exercise of any of the powers mentioned in section 2.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 430, s. 3.

Schedule
PLAN

Farm Products Marketing Act

1. This plan may be cited as the “Ontario Sheep Marketing Plan”.

2. In this plan,

“local board” means the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency;

“processing” means the slaughtering of sheep;

“processor” means a person who slaughters sheep or has sheep slaughtered for him, her or it;

“producer” means a person engaged in the production of sheep or wool;

“sheep” includes rams, wethers, ewes and lambs;

“wool” means the wool of any sheep.

3. This plan applies to the control and regulation in any or all respects of the producing and marketing within Ontario of sheep and wool, including the prohibition of such producing and marketing in whole or in part.

4. (1) The local board known as the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency is continued.

(2) It shall be composed of eleven members.

5. The members of the local board shall be elected or appointed in accordance with this plan and shall hold office until their successors take office.

6. The producers are divided into eleven districts as follows:

1. District 1, comprising the counties of Essex, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin.

2. District 2, comprising the counties of Grey and Bruce.

3. District 3, comprising the counties of Huron, Perth and Oxford and The Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

4. District 4, comprising the County of Brant and the regional municipalities of Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara.

5. District 5, comprising the counties of Wellington and Dufferin and the regional municipalities of Halton and Peel.

6. District 6, comprising the County of Simcoe, The District Municipality of Muskoka and the District of Parry Sound.

7. District 7, comprising The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, the regional municipalities of York and Durham and the counties of Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Haliburton.

8. District 8, comprising the counties of Lennox and Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward, Frontenac and Leeds.

9. District 9, comprising the counties of Renfrew and Lanark and the Township of West Carleton and the City of Kanata in The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton.

10. District 10, comprising the counties of Russell, Prescott, Glengarry, Stormont, Dundas and Grenville and The Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton other than the Township of West Carleton and the City of Kanata.

11. District 11, comprising The Regional Municipality of Sudbury and the territorial districts other than Parry Sound.

7. There shall be a committee of not fewer than three nor more than seven producer-members in each district to be known as the “District Sheep Committee”.

8. (1) Not fewer than thirty days prior to the annual meeting of the local board, the producers in each district shall elect from among themselves,

(a) the members of the District Sheep Committee;

(b) a member of the local board, if required under section 9; and

(c) one voting delegate for each thirty registered producers or fraction thereof in the district to the annual meeting of the local board.

(2) No person is eligible to vote or be elected unless he or she is registered as a producer with the local board.

(3) Where the registered producer is a corporation or partnership, it may designate the person eligible to vote and be elected on its behalf.

9. (1) One person shall be elected to the local board from each district for a term of three years from the first meeting of the local board after the annual meeting calculated from,

(a) 1994 for Districts 1, 4, 7 and 10;

(b) 1995 for Districts 2, 5, 8 and 11; and

(c) 1996 for Districts 3, 6 and 9.

(2) At the first meeting of the local board after the annual meeting in every year, the members of the local board shall elect a chair and a vice-chair from among themselves.

(3) The first meeting of the local board shall be held within twenty days after the annual meeting in every year.

10. (1) Where the producers in a district fail to elect a member to the local board under section 9, the members of the local board may appoint such member at their first meeting after the annual meeting.

(2) Where a member elected to the local board or appointed under this section dies, resigns, becomes unavailable to act or ceases to be a producer in the district before his or her term has expired, the District Sheep Committee may appoint a producer from the district for the unexpired portion of the term.

(3) Where the District Sheep Committee fails to appoint a person for the unexpired portion of the term of a member under subsection (2) within fourteen days of the death, resignation or date on which the member becomes unavailable to act or ceases to be a producer in the district, the local board may appoint a producer for the unexpired portion of the term.

(4) Where the local board fails to appoint a producer for the unexpired portion of the term of a member under subsection (2) within twenty-eight days of the death, resignation or date on which the member becomes unavailable to act or ceases to be a producer in the district, the Commission may appoint a producer for the unexpired portion of the term.

11. Every person elected or appointed under this plan shall be a producer resident in the district for which he or she is elected or appointed.

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 430, Sched.; O. Reg. 259/94, s. 1.