Alberta Canola Producers Regulatory Review

December 12, 2017

Proposed Amendments to the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Regulation

The Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Regulation (AR 142/1998), under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, sets out the day-to-day operations of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC). The Regulation describes how the Commission will administer the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Plan and how delegated powers will be used. The Regulation describes service charges, the service charge refund process, and dealer licensing and reporting requirements.

The ACPC has completed a review of their regulations and is proposing a minor amendment to the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Regulation to extend the expiry date, as well as make amendments to the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Plan Regulation.

Section 26 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act provides regulation making authority for the amendment regulation.

This amendment regulation will come into effect upon filing.

Proposed Amendments to the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Plan Regulation

The Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Plan Regulation (AR 108/1998), under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, establishes the Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC), defines the regulated product, sets the purpose, administration, and financing of the Plan, and outlines the governance framework and election processes for the Board of Directors. The Regulation also establishes regions and identifies to whom the Plan applies (producers, dealers, and persons who market or process the regulated product in Alberta).

The ACPC has completed a review of their regulations and is proposing amendments to the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Plan Regulation (Plan Regulation), as well as the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Regulation.

Amendments to the Plan Regulation will:

  • Update the reference to the definition of auditor due to a change in legislation.
  • Clarify the definition of the regulated product to ensure it is clear the regulated product is not canola used for planting (seeds).
  • Clarify that ACPC can be a member of any organization if it advances the interests of its membership.
  • Include a provision for producers who are not currently members as per the Plan Regulation to voluntarily pay service charges to receive the benefits of membership.
  • Clarify provisions on removing directors from office, filling vacancies by appointment, and tie votes. This clarification is necessary to ensure the best practices of governance are in place and alignment with regulations of other agricultural commissions.
  • Establish new timeframe for reviewing the regulation.

Section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act provides regulation making authority for the amendment regulation. This amendment regulation will come into force upon filing.

outlining the Proposed Amendments to the Alberta Canola Producers Marketing Regulation & Marketing Plan Regulation


The propsed amendments were presented at the 12 Alberta Canola Powering Your Profits events (regional meetings) and will be presented again at Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting on January 30, 2018.

The following slides summarize the changes being made. For more information please contact Alberta Canola General Manager Ward Toma at 780-454-0844 or [email protected]

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