Minister's Order: Agrifood Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation Demonstration Program [0009/2018]

Whereas the program known as the Agrifood Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation Demonstration Program was established on September 28, 2017 by Minister's Order Number 0006/2017 for the encouragement of agriculture in Ontario;

And whereas sections 49 and 54 of the Legislation Act, 2006 has the effect of providing the Minister with the power to amend, revoke or replace from time to time an order establishing a program under section 6.2 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act;

And whereas I, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, wish to terminate the program known as the Agrifood Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation Demonstration Program, as established on September 28, 2017 by Minister's Order Number 0006/2017;

Now therefore, and pursuant to my authority under sections 6.2 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act and sections 49 and 54 of the Legislation Act, 2006, I hereby order the following:

Part 1 – Interpretation

  1. For the purposes of this Order, the following terms will have the meanings set out below:

    "Order" means this Minister's Order number 0009/2018;

    "Program" means the Agrifood Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation Demonstration Program established by Minister's Order number 0006/2017;
  2. Any capitalized term not defined within this Order will have the meaning set out under Minister's Order Number 0006/2017.

Part 2 – Termination

  1. The Program is terminated.
  2. The Program Administrator may pay any reasonable and prudent costs incurred and paid under the Program, including reasonably prudent wind-down costs to a third-party under an agreement to deliver the Program, as of the date the Program is terminated, provided an appropriation exists to make those payments. Where no appropriation exists, the Program Administrator will not make any payments.
  3. Despite section 3, the agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc. effective December 1, 2017, is continued to permit the completion of the approved Projects that received 2017-2018 Fiscal Year funding, which must be completed by December 31, 2018.

This Order is effective as of the date of signature set out below.

Original signed by

The Honourable Ernie Hardeman
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Executed on this 12 day of September, 2018.


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