Agriculture and Marketing Act (amended)
BILL NO. 105
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Agriculture and Marketing Act
The Honourable John MacDonell
Minister of Agriculture
First Reading: October 30, 2012
Second Reading: November 8, 2012
Third Reading: November 19, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Clause 1 gives the Minister general powers to supervise, direct and control matters relating to agriculture.
Clause 2 authorizes the Minister to make regulations prescribing forms and fees.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 6 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Agriculture and Marketing Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 4A the following Section:
4B The Minister may
(a) establish and administer policies, programs and guidelines pertaining to agriculture and the development and protection of agricultural resources;
(b) consult with and co-ordinate the work and efforts of other departments and agencies of the Province respecting any matter relating to agriculture;
(c) enter into agreements with the Government of Canada or the government of any other province of Canada on matters relating to agriculture;
(d) gather, compile, publish and disseminate information, including statistical data, relating to agriculture;
(e) establish and assist demonstration programs that are consistent with the intent of this Act.
2 Section 195 of Chapter 6 is repealed and the following Section substituted:
195 (1) The Minister may make regulations
(a) prescribing forms and providing for their use;
(b) prescribing fees for the purpose of this Act.
(2) The exercise by the Minister of the authority contained in subsection (1) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.
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