Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal)

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Rule 32 - Crop Insurance Appeals

Method of commencement

32.01 Unless otherwise provided in these rules or in a statute an appeal shall be commenced by notice addressed to the secretary of the Tribunal at 1 Stone Road West, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4Y2, within one year from the date of filing of the proof of loss documents..

32.02 A notice of appeal shall contain a statement of the matter being appealed and the name, mailing address, including postal code, and telephone number of each appellant.

Copy of Notice to Respondent

32.03 The appellant shall send a copy of its notice of appeal to the respondent.

Action by the secretary to the Tribunal

32.04 Upon receipt of a request for an appeal, the secretary to the Tribunal shall, in consultation with the parties, set a date for the hearing and issue a notice of hearing.


32.05 An appeal to the Tribunal operates as a stay in the matter under appeal subject to the right of the Tribunal to limit or define the scope of the stay.


32.06 The insured or insureds under a policy of crop insurance and the insurer are the parties to an appeal.


32.07 The Tribunal shall send notice of its decision and reasons, if any, to all parties to the appeal within twenty calendar days after the hearing is completed.

Effect of Decision

32.08 A decision of the Tribunal in an appeal is final.

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