Agriculture and Agri-Food

Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Mandate

The Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal (CART) is a small quasi-judicial body that gives the public the opportunity to request reviews of certain administrative decisions or penalties imposed under various agriculture and agri-food acts. In this regard, the CART plays a key role in ensuring a fair and efficient administrative monetary penalty system.

The Tribunal’s main focus of work is reviewing the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Notices of Violation under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for violations of the Health of Animals Act and the Plant Protection Act. It also reviews decisions and notices by other agencies such as the Canada Border Services Agency and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Canada Agricultural Products Act

The Tribunal consists of such members as are appointed by the Governor in Council, one of whom shall be appointed as Chairperson.

Chairperson of the Tribunal shall be appointed as a full-time member and the other members shall be appointed as either full-time members or part-time members of the Tribunal.

Each member of the Tribunal shall be appointed for a term of not more than five years and shall hold office during good behaviour, but may be removed by the GIC for cause.

Each member of the Tribunal may be re-appointed as a member in the same or another capacity.

A person is not eligible to be appointed a member of the Tribunal unless the person is knowledgeable about or has experience related to agriculture or agri-food, in addition, the Chairperson of the Tribunal and at least one other member of the Tribunal must, be a barrister or advocate of at least ten years standing at the bar of any province or a notary of at least ten years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Where the Chairperson of the Tribunal is absent or unable to act or the Chairperson's position becomes vacant, the members of the Tribunal shall designate a member of the Tribunal with the legal qualifications described above to act as Chairperson pending the appointment of a replacement.

A member of the Tribunal may not be a person employed in the public service of Canada. A member of the Tribunal shall not accept or hold any office or employment that is inconsistent with the member's duties or take part in any matter before the Tribunal in which the member has an interest.

Eligibility/Conflicts

Reviews by the Tribunal under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act shall be heard by a single member of the Tribunal.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($540 - $635)
  • Plus reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the member in the course of the member's duties under the Act.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Bélanger, Luc
Gatineau, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-07-17
2022-07-16
Member
Parent, Geneviève
Québec, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-15
2020-08-14
Robson, Marthanne
Ottawa, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-14
2020-12-13

Canadian Dairy Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.
Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Appointment Provisions

The Canadian Dairy Commission is continued as a corporation consisting of a Chairperson, a Chief Executive Officer and one other member.

Notwithstanding section 105 of the Financial Administration Act, each member of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

If any member of the Commission is absent or unable to act, the Governor in Council may appoint a temporary substitute member for such term and on such conditions as the Governor in Council prescribes.

A member is eligible for re-appointment on the expiration of this term of office.

If a director of a parent Crown corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, other than an officer-director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A member of the Commission ceases to hold office on reaching the age of seventy years.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors or the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Two Commissioners (by-laws)

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the board of directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment. If an auditor of a Crown corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of a Crown corporation pursuant to section 134 if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates.

Remuneration

Each member of the Commission shall be paid such salary or other remuneration, and may be paid such travel and living expenses incurred in connection with the performance of his duties, as are fixed by the Governor in Council.

Remuneration

Chief Executive Officer

Chairman

  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($275 - $325)
  • Annual ($7,100 - $8,400)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($275 - $325)
  • Not Specified ($3,600 - $4,200)
  • Range for part-time GIC 5 members is $400 - $470.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Executive Officer
Laforge, Jacques M.
Saint-André, New Brunswick
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2012-02-02
2018-02-01
Future Appointment: Laforge, Jacques M. (2018-02-02)
Chairperson
Johnston, Alistair
Langley, British Columbia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-08-01
2019-07-31
Member
Hayes, Jennifer
Shigawake, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2017-01-03
2020-01-02

Canadian Grain Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Appointment Provisions

Canada Grain Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/G-10/page-2.html#h-3

There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the Canadian Grain Commission consisting of three commissioners to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office, during good behaviour, for a renewable term of up to seven years.

The Governor in Council shall designate one of the commissioners to be chief commissioner and another commissioner to be assistant chief commissioner.

The chief commissioner is the chief executive officer of the Commission and, subject to section 12, has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Commission.

The assistant chief commissioner may exercise all the powers and perform all the functions of the chief commissioner in the event of the absence or incapacity of the chief commissioner or if the office of the chief commissioner is vacant.

A commissioner shall devote the whole of his time to the performance of his duties under this Act.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A person is not eligible to be appointed or, subject to section 8, to continue as a commissioner if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, that person is engaged in commercial dealings in grain or the carriage of grain or has any pecuniary or other interest in grain or the carriage of grain, other than as a producer of grain.

Any commissioner in whom any property giving rise to an interest prohibited under section 7 vests by will or succession for the commissioner’s own benefit shall, within six months after the vesting, dispose of that property.

Remuneration

Each commissioner shall be paid a salary to be fixed by the Governor in Council and is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and other expenses incurred by him while absent from his ordinary place of residence in the course of his duties under this Act.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Commissioner
Miller, Patricia
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-02-13
2023-02-12
Assistant Chief Commissioner
Chorney, Anthony Douglas
East Selkirk, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-02-13
2022-02-12
Commissioner
McKague, Lonny
Ogema, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-02-13
2021-02-12

Farm Credit Canada

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.
Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part I)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Appointment Provisions

Farm Credit Canada Act

Farm Credit Canada shall consist of a Board of Directors comprising a Chairperson, a President and not fewer than three nor more than ten other directors.

The directors, other than the Chairperson and the President, shall be appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, with the approval of the GIC, for such term not exceeding four years as ensures as far as possible, the expiration in any year of the terms of office for not more than half of the directors. A director whose term of office has expired is eligible for reappointment to the Board in the same or another capacity. The GIC may appoint one or more persons to act as a director in the event that any director is absent or unable to act.

The Chairperson of the Board and the President of the Corporation are appointed by the GIC for such terms as the GIC considers appropriate. The President is the chief executive officer and is responsible for the supervision of the business of the Corporation.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Board may authorize a director to act as Chairperson and that director has all of the duties and may exercise all of the powers of the Chairperson during the absence, inability or vacancy.

If the President is absent or unable to act or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may authorize an officer or employee of the Corporation to act as President and that officer or employee has all of the duties and may exercise all of the powers of the President during the absence, inability or vacancy. A person may not act as President for a period of more than 90 days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

If a director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, the incumbent director continues in office until that director is reappointed or until a successor is appointed.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before an officer-director of a parent Crown corporation is appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Five directors.

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($10,500 - $12,400)

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($5,300 - $6,200)
  • The directors who serve as chairpersons of committees of the Board receive an additional annual retainer within the range ($500 - $1,000).

    Plus reasonable travel and living expenses as fixed by by-laws of the Corporation.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Hoffort, Michael
Buena Vista, Saskatchewan
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-07-01
2019-06-30
Chairperson
Johnston, Dale
Ponoka, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-12-13
2019-12-12
Directors
Anaquod, Del C.
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2020-11-08
Campbell, Bertha L.
Kensington, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2021-11-08
Cloutier, Sylvie
Bromont, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-04-05
2018-04-04
Donaldson, Laura C.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2021-11-08
Halford, Jane
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-12-15
2020-12-14
Hengen, Michele
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2020-11-08
Laws, James M.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2020-11-08
Priddle, Doris Armitage
Caledon, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2012-11-26
2019-11-25
Skinner, Jason
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2009-02-12
2018-02-28
Verstralen, Govert
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-09
2021-11-08

National Farm Products Council

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Mandate

The Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), formerly known as National Farm Products Council, was established in 1972 under the Farm Products Agencies Act (the Act) as a public interest oversight body which reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (The Minister).

The FPCC; headed by a Chairperson (Deputy Head) appointed by the Governor-in Council, is composed of up to seven Members of which at least half must be primary producers at the time of their appointment.

This Act provides for the creation of National Marketing Agencies and Promotion Research Agencies. They are currently four Marketing Agencies: Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada and Turkey Farmers of Canada. There is also one Promotion Research Agency, the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency. The FPCC supervises these agencies to ensure that the Supply Management System for Poultry and Eggs as well as the check-off system for Beef Cattle work in the balanced interest of all Stakeholders, from producers to consumers.

The FPCC also provides advice to the Minister, maintains relationships with provincial governments and is an active proponent of portfolio management.

Appointment Provisions

Farm Products Agencies Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-4/page-2.html#h-3

The Council consists of not less than three and not more than seven members to be appointed by the Governor in Council, to hold office during pleasure. The Governor in Council shall designate one member of the Council to be the Chairman thereof and another member to be the Vice-Chairman thereof, one of whom shall be a primary producer. At least fifty per cent of the members of the Council, not taking into account the Chairman thereof, shall be primary producers at the time of appointment. Maximum age is 70 years.

In making appointments, the Governor in Council shall try to ensure equal representation from the four Western provinces, the two Central provinces and the four Atlantic provinces.

If a member of the Council, other than the Chairman, is absent or unable to act, the GIC may appoint a temporary substitute member on such terms and conditions as the GIC prescribes.

Remuneration

Vice-Chairman and Member

  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($350 - $400)

Member (Part-Time)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($350 - $400)
  • Plus travel and living expenses, fixed by by-law (subject to Treasury Board directives).

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman & Member
1 Vacant Position
Vice-Chairman & Member
Pickard, Michael
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2013-04-25
2019-04-24
Members
Dubé, Maryse
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
Hill, Kimberley G.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
2 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 3