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Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council sous-fonds
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- Alberta. Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
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14.00 m of textual records
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Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:;The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council was established in an Act to Amend the Marketing of Agricultural was established in an Act to Amend the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (S.A. Chapter 51, 1965). Functional Responsibility:;The purpose and intent of the enabling legislation is to provide for the promotion, control and regulation in any or all aspects of the marketing of agricultural products within the Province (R.S.A. Chapter 192, 1955). The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council provides assistance, advice and support to marketing boards and commissions. It delegates powers under the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (S.A. Chapter M-5.1, 1987). In 1965 the function of the Council included such activities as: advising the Minister of Agriculture on all matters relating to the establishment, operation and control of producer boards and marketing commissions; providing supervision, assistance and support to producers boards and marketing commissions; enforcing regulations in relation to the Act. These activities would later evolve to include arbitrating disputes. In 1985 a new Marketing and Agricultural Products Act was proclaimed. Despite changes in the new legislation, the role of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council remained fundamentally the same. The Council continued to facilitate the establishment of producer marketing boards and commissions and to provide for their continuing supervision. The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council was no longer responsible for arbitrating disputes within the industry, instead an Appeals Tribunal was established under the new Act. The Council provided the operational support for the Tribunal. The Appeals Tribunal functions as a final means of arbitration for the industry. A decision made pursuant to a review by board or commission under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council may be appealed to the Appeals Tribunal. The Appeals Tribunal's decision may be confirmed, varied or rescinded by the Court. Administrative Relationships:;In the 1965 legislation the Lieutenant Governor in Council appointed the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council, this procedure was continue in the 1987 legislation. The Minister of Agriculture was charged with the administration of the Act and delegated this function to the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council. Prior to 1988 the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council's annual report was part of the annual report for the Department of Agriculture. Under the 1987 legislation, the Council assumed responsibility for preparing a report summarizing its activities of the previous year. This report was submitted to the Minister of Agriculture and the Legislative Assembly. Administrative Structure:;The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council is incorporated under the 1965 legislation. The 1987 legislation continues the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council. The Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council supervises a number of marketing boards, commissions and refundable marketing commissions. In 1965, the Council consisted of a maximum of seven members, on designated the chairman, by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. In the 1987 legislation, the number of members on the Council consisted of no less that three members. The Minister charged with the administration of the act, appoints a maximum of five members to the Tribunal designating one as chairman. Members of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council are not eligible to be members of the Appeal Tribunal. A member of the Tribunal can not serve for more than six consecutive years. Names of the Corporate bodies:;The Alberta Agricultural Marketing Products Council is also referred to as Agricultural Marketing Products Council and the Marketing Council in annual reports for the Department of Agriculture. The name that appears in statutes and annual reports that refers to the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council arbitrating body is the Appeals Tribunal. Names of Chief Officers;D. H. McCallum, 1966 to 1970, C. H. Ferries, 1971 to 1980, Harvey Buckley, 1984 to 1996, Frank Fallwell, 1996 to [2000?]
Scope and content
Consists of several series. The series include: Council Annual Reports from 1965 to 1991; Ministerial Correspondence from 1958 to 1986; Council Minutes from 1955 to 1989; Reporting Organizations Records from 1965 to 1990; Federal-Provincial Agreements from 1965 to 1991; Policy and Procedures from 1965 to 1991; Appeals and Hearings from 1967 to 1987 and the Appeals Tribunal Records from 1987 to 1991.
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Records are transferred from the Council as per Government Records Schedules.
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- The material is in English.
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Subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Subject to the Copyright Act.
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