Consultations on a Proposal for New Regulations Under the Animal Health Act, 2009

To help boost the economic competitiveness of the agri-food industry, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has two regulatory proposals that would allow the province to respond more quickly and effectively to reduce the impact of animal disease outbreaks.

The two regulatory proposals are:

  1. The ministry is introducing a list of diseases and other hazards that animal health laboratories and veterinarians are required to report to the ministry.
  2. To ensure that farmers can participate in the animal health response system without the fear of financial loss, and to ensure timely reporting of disease, a regulation would be established that would provide the minister with discretion to provide compensation to farmers whose operations have been affected by actions ordered under the legislation.
If passed, the regulatory proposals would help protect Ontario families and strengthen Ontario's economy because they will help keep our animals safe and our agri-food industry strong.

 

Your input is important!

More information on the regulatory proposals under the Animal Health Act 2009is available for comment until April 27, 2012.

Your feedback is important to ensure that appropriate measures are considered to improve animal and public health in Ontario.

Your feedback is important to ensure that appropriate measures are considered to improve animal and public health in Ontario.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Animal Health and Welfare Branch/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 09 March 2012
Last Reviewed: 09 March 2012