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Regulatory Stock Review Plan for Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada

Regulatory Stock Review Plan

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan is a public description of planned reviews of regulations that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is proposing within a six year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future.

Legislative reviews of the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act to Parliament in 2019 and of the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act in 2021 will assess the provisions of each Act and its regulations and the operations of their respective programs. The planned approach to reviewing the regulations will include an assessment of the effectiveness of the provisions of each regulation through consultation with stakeholders on program terms and conditions and program performance. Each review could potentially result in the requirement for amendments to these Acts and their respective regulations.

With regard to the Certificates of Age and Origin for Distilled Spirits Produced or Packaged in Canada Order and the Livestock Pedigree Associations Winding-up Regulations, the planned approach includes an assessment of the effectiveness of each regulation through discussion with stakeholders.

The stock review plan identifies Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s contact point for the planned reviews. The stock review plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

Stock Review Plan 2019–2025

Title of the Regulations Canadian Agricultural Loans Regulations
Enabling Act(s) Canadian Agricultural Loans Act
Rationale The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act includes a requirement for a review of the provisions and operations of the Act, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, every five years.
Narrative The next legislative review of the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act will be conducted in 2019-20. It is expected to follow up on the findings from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s internal evaluation of the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program which is currently underway and is expected to be completed in 2018-19. As Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s internal evaluation has not been completed at the time of writing, findings and recommendations are not yet known. Should, however, the findings and recommendations require it, there could be need for amendments to the Act, and potentially to its regulations.
Date of last review or amendment (Year) The last legislative review of the Canadian Agricultural Loans Act was tabled in Parliament in April 2016. The report found that the program continued to be relevant and was effectively managed, while participation was not as high as expected due to high commodity prices and low interest rates. The review did not result in amendments to the Act or its regulations.
Targeted start for review (Year) It is expected that the legislative review will commence in fiscal year 2019-20. Should legislative and regulatory amendments be required, the target year to start this work would be 2020-21.
Stakeholder Feedback
(once complete)
Not applicable at this time.
Outcomes (once complete)
  • Reviewed and confirmed
  • Amended
  • Removed
  • Replaced
Not applicable at this time.
For further information Not applicable at this time.
Departmental or agency contact: Scott Pellow
Director, Financial Guarantee Programs Division
613-773-2367
scott.pellow@canada.ca
Title of the Regulations Agricultural Marketing Programs Regulations (AMPA)
Enabling Act(s) Agricultural Marketing Programs Act
Rationale The Agricultural Marketing Programs Act includes a requirement for a review of the provisions and operations of the Act, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, every five years.
Narrative The next legislative review of the AMPA is due in 2021-22. It is expected to follow up on the findings from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s internal evaluation of the AMPA and its programs, including the Advance Payments Program and Price Pooling Program. The evaluation is currently underway and is expected to be completed in 2019-20. Should, the findings and recommendations of the internal review require it, there could be need for amendments to the Act, and potentially to its regulations.
Date of last review or amendment (Year) The last legislative review of the AMPA was tabled in Parliament in November 2012. The review resulted in a number of amendments to the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act and its regulations aimed at improving access and flexibility under the Advance Payments Program and reducing administrative burden under the program. The majority of the legislative amendments were implemented in 2015, with the regulatory amendments and associated legislative amendments being made 2016 (see SOR/2016-7 January 29, 2016).
Targeted start for review (Year) It is expected that the legislative review will commence in fiscal year 2020-21. Should legislative and regulatory amendments be required, the target year to start this work would be 2022-23.
Stakeholder Feedback
(once complete)
Not applicable at this time.
Outcomes (once complete)
  • Reviewed and confirmed
  • Amended
  • Removed
  • Replaced
Not applicable at this time.
For further information Not applicable at this time.
Departmental or agency contact: Scott Pellow
Director, Financial Guarantee Programs Division
613-773-2367
scott.pellow@canada.ca
Title of the Regulations Certificates of Age and Origin for Distilled Spirits Produced or Packaged in Canada Order
Enabling Act(s) Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Act
Rationale To ensure the regulation is effective in achieving objectives.
Narrative

Review of Certificates of Age and Origin for Distilled Spirits Produced or Packaged in Canada Order. This order facilitates the export of Canadian distilled spirits, which amounts to approximately $660 million annually.

This order fulfills Canada’s international trade commitments as certain trading partners require as a condition to the importation of distilled spirits from Canada that the distilled spirits be accompanied by a certificate issued by a duly authorized official of the Government of Canada attesting to the age and origin of the distilled spirits.

The planned approach to the review includes an assessment of the effectiveness of the regulation through discussion with the Canadian spirits industry.

Date of last review or amendment (Year) Not applicable
Targeted start for review (Year 2020 - 2021
Stakeholder Feedback
(once complete)
Not applicable at this time
Outcomes (once complete)
  • Reviewed and confirmed
  • Amended
  • Removed
  • Replaced
Not applicable at this time
For further information Not applicable at this time
Departmental or agency contact: Sylvie Millette LeDuc
Director, Food Industry Division
613-773-1740
sylvie.milletteleduc@canada.ca
Title of the Regulations Livestock Pedigree Associations Winding-up Regulations
Enabling Act(s) Animal Pedigree Act
Rationale To ensure the regulation is effective in achieving objectives.
Narrative

These regulations pre-date the replacement of the former Live Stock Pedigree Act in 1988 with the Animal Pedigree Act.

The Animal Pedigree Act includes provisions for termination of the corporate powers of an association and its dissolution in accordance with regulations respecting the dissolution of associations under this Act. The planned approach to the review includes an assessment of the effectiveness of the regulation through discussion with stakeholders.

Date of last review or amendment (Year) Not applicable
Targeted start for review (Year) 2021–2022
Stakeholder Feedback
(once complete)
Not applicable at this time
Outcomes (once complete)
  • Reviewed and confirmed
  • Amended
  • Removed
  • Replaced
Not applicable at this time
For further information Not applicable at this time
Departmental or agency contact: Luc Marchand
Director, Animal Industry Division
613-773-2435
luc.marchand@canada.ca

Consult Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Acts and Regulations web page for:

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

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