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This Mandate and Mission Statement is prepared in accordance with section 3 of the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act, 2009 [Act]. The Act provides that the Mandate and Mission Statement contain the following:
- (2) (a) a statement of the tribunal's legislative mandate, with reference to the Act that establishes its mandate and to any Act or Acts that add to its mandate;
(b) the tribunal's mission statement; and
(c) any other matter specified in the regulations or in a directive of the Management Board of Cabinet (MBC).
The mandate of the Normal Farm Practices Protection Board (Board) is established by the Farming and Food Production Protection Act, 1998, S.O.1998, c.1. Section 3 establishes the Board and provides for the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to appoint the Chair, Vice-Chair and members. Subsection 4(2) states that the Board has the power to:
- inquire into and to resolve disputes respecting agricultural operations and to determine what constitutes a normal farm practice;
- make necessary inquiries and orders to ensure compliance with its decisions.
The Board's mission statement is to provide a fair hearing and decision process to all parties involved in disputes regarding normal farm practices.
The operation of the Board is subject to the Statutory Powers Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.22, the Judicial Review Procedure Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. J.1, the MBC Agency Establishment and Accountability Directive and Government Appointees Directive, and other applicable Directives of Management Board of Cabinet and Treasury Board of Cabinet.