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Agricultural Products Marketing Council

Overview

Function

The Agricultural Products Marketing Council is responsible for hearing appeals and performing various oversight roles under the Agricultural Products Marketing Act and its regulations.

Jurisdiction

Government of the Northwest Territories

Department Responsible

Department of Industry, Tourism & Investment

Authority

Agricultural Products Marketing Act (NWT)

Board Composition

The Council consists of not fewer than three and not more than seven members.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The legislation does not provide for the appointment of alternate members on the Council.

Chairperson

The Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment shall designate a Chairperson from among the members of the Council.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

Quorum is a majority of the members appointed.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment under section 11(3) of the Agricultural Products Marketing Act.

Term Duration

A member holds office for a term not exceeding three years and may be eligible for reappointment.

Time and Travel Requirements

The Council meets on an as-required basis. Meetings are held in public, unless it considers it necessary to hold a meeting in-camera.

Remuneration

Members shall receive remuneration according to Executive Council classification and Financial Management Board Secretariat directives.

Category - Regulatory/Quasi-Judicial

Chairperson - up to $400 per day

Member - up $325 per day

Chair and members – 50% per half-day (i.e., 3.5 hours or less), for work on board business for each day of meetings.

Other Considerations

The Council may engage individuals having special or technical knowledge to assist with carrying out its mandate. 

The Chairperson may delegate his or her powers to a member of the Council.

The Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment may designate persons in the public service to assist in the administration of the Council.

Council may make bylaws regarding procedure and business conduct.

Current Membership

Position Appointee Term Start Term Expiry Number of Terms Appointed By Nominating Authority
1. Chair Brittany Scott 2018-02-28 2021-02-27 1st term Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
2. Member Nora Golubevaite 2017-09-01 2020-08-31 1st term Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
3. Member Lloyd Jones 2017-09-01 2020-08-31 1st term Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment
4. Member John Colford 2018-02-28 2021-02-27 1st term Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment

(Board details as of Aug 17, 2019)