Welcome to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is a regulatory agency without a governing board, established under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act.
The mandate of the Commission is to:
The Commission is directly accountable to the Minister of Agriculture and Food for its performance in fulfilling its mandate and its compliance with government policies and directives. The Minister, in turn, is accountable to Cabinet and the Legislature for the Commission's fulfillment of its mandate and for reporting on the Commission's affairs.
The Commission is the central figure in Ontario's regulated marketing system and holds an important "public trust" in the exercise of its duties. Through its actions, it ensures that individual commodity systems operate in an effective and responsible manner. This is done with due regard to the impact of Commission decisions on the agri-food sector and consumers, while at the same time maintaining the public policy goals of the legislation.
Commission members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The Commission is supported by staff of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
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