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Bill C-46

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2nd Session, 39th Parliament,
56-57 Elizabeth II, 2007-2008
house of commons of canada
An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act and chapter 17 of the Statutes of Canada, 1998
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.S., c. C-24
1. Section 47 of the Canadian Wheat Board Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1):
Amendment or repeal of regulation
(1.1) For greater certainty, the Governor in Council may amend or repeal any regulation made under subsection (1).
2. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 66:
Dispute Resolution
Request for arbitration
66.1 (1) Operators of elevators in Canada who receive grain marketed by the Corporation or producers may submit a written request for arbitration to the Corporation if they cannot come to an agreement with the Corporation respecting any commercial transaction or proposed commercial transaction relating to grain.
Single or group request
(2) A request may be submitted by a single operator or producer, or by a group of operators or producers.
Consent to arbitration
66.2 (1) Within five business days after the written request is sent, the Corporation shall send written notification of its consent to arbitration or the reasons for its refusal.
Reasonable grounds
(2) The Corporation shall not unreasonably withhold its consent to arbitration. It is reasonable for the Corporation to withhold its consent when a dispute concerns a decision that it is expressly authorized to make under this Act or the regulations, including a decision made by order.
Selection of arbitrator
66.3 (1) Within 10 business days after the Corporation consents to arbitration, the parties shall jointly select an arbitrator.
Absence of agreement on arbitrator
(2) If the Corporation and the disputing party cannot agree on an arbitrator within the 10-day period, each party shall select one arbitrator and the two chosen arbitrators shall select a third arbitrator. The three-member arbitration panel shall arbitrate the dispute.
Commercial Arbitration Code
66.4 (1) Subject to this Act, the arbitration process shall be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Act — other than subsection 5(2) — including the Commercial Arbitration Code set out in the schedule to that Act.
Supplemental rules
(2) Supplemental rules may be established for the conduct of the arbitration by agreement of the parties. Failing agreement, such rules may be established by the single arbitrator or the panel.
Decision binding
66.5 The arbitral decision is binding on the parties.
Costs of arbitration
66.6 The costs of arbitration are shared equally by the Corporation and the other party.
1998, c. 17
3. Section 25 of An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts is repealed.
Order in council
4. The provisions of this Act, other than section 1, come into force on a day or days to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.
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Explanatory Notes
Canadian Wheat Board Act
Clause 1: New.
Clause 2: New.
An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Clause 3: Existing text of section 25:
25. Section 47 of the Act and the headings before it are replaced by the following:
Application of Parts III and IV
47. (1) The Governor in Council may, by regulation, on the recommendation of the Minister, extend the application of Part III or of Part IV or of both Parts III and IV to barley.
(2) Where the Governor in Council has extended the application of any Part under subsection (1), the provisions of that Part shall be deemed to be re-enacted in this Part, subject to the following:
(a) the word “barley” shall be substituted for the word “wheat”;
(b) the expression “barley products” shall be substituted for the expression “wheat products”; and
(c) subsection 40(2) is not applicable.
(3) An extension of the application of Part III shall come into force only at the beginning of a crop year.
(4) For the purposes of this section, “product”, in relation to barley, means any substance produced by processing or manufacturing barley, alone or together with any other material or substance, designated by the Governor in Council by regulation as a product of barley for the purposes of this Part.
(5) The Minister shall not make a recommendation referred to in subsection (1) unless
(a) the Minister has consulted with the board about the extension; and
(b) the producers of barley have voted in favour of the extension, the voting process having been determined by the Minister.