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Agriculture and Marketing Act (amended)

BILL NO. 105

(as introduced)

4th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
61 Elizabeth II, 2012

Government Bill

Agriculture and Marketing Act

The Honourable John MacDonell
Minister of Agriculture

First Reading: October 30, 2012

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: November 8, 2012

Third Reading: November 19, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Notes

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.

An Act to Amend Chapter 6
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Agriculture and Marketing Act

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2 Section 195 of Chapter 6 is repealed and the following Section substituted: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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