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An Act to Amend the Forest Products Act

Legislature :
55
Session :
2
Bill No. :
41
Member :
Hon. Ashfield
First Reading :
2005-4-28
Second Reading :
2005-4-29
Committee of the Whole :
Amended :
Third Reading :
Royal Assent :
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Bill 41

Text of Bill :

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:



1                           Section 3 of the Forest Products Act, chapter F-21 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended



(a)               in subsection (1)



(i)         by repealing paragraph (d);



(ii)       in paragraph (e) by striking out "one member" and substituting "two members";



(b)               by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:



3(2)                   The members shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to hold office at pleasure as follows:



(a)               the term of office of the members representing the producers and forest industries shall be for a period of up to three years each;



(b)               the term of office of the other members shall be for a period of up to five years each.



(c)                      by repealing subsection (3).



2                           The Act is amended by adding after section 6 the following:



6.1                      Any member may participate in a meeting of the Commission by means of telephone or other communication facilities that permit all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other, and any member participating in a meeting by those means shall be deemed to be present at that meeting.



3                           Section 8 of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:



8                           The objects of the Commission are



(a)               to encourage and facilitate the achievement of expanding markets and equitable prices for both the producer and consumer of purchased primary forest products, and



(b)               to encourage and facilitate the optimum utilization of private woodlot resources.



4                           Paragraph 9(b) of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:



(b)               to facilitate meaningful dialogue between producers and consumers,



EXPLANATORY NOTES



Section 1



(a)(i)         The existing provision is as follows:



3(1)                   There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the "New Brunswick Forest Products Commission" consisting of a chairman and six members who shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council as follows:…



(d)               one member representing the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture;



(a)(ii)       The existing provision is as follows:



3(1)                   There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the "New Brunswick Forest Products Commission" consisting of a chairman and six members who shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council as follows: …



(e)                one member representing the Department of Natural Resources.



(b)               The existing provision is as follows:



3(2)                   The members shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to hold office at pleasure as follows:



(a)               the term of office of the members representing the producers and forest industries shall be for a period of three years each;



(b)               the term of office of the other members shall be for five years each.



(c)                The existing provision is as follows:



3(3)                   Notwithstanding subsection (2) the first members of the Commission shall be appointed so as to allow for the retirement of one member each year as follows:



(a)               the Chairman for a term of five years;



(b)               the member representing the Department of Natural Resources and Energy for a term of four years;



(c)                the member representing the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for a term of three years;



(d)               the members representing the producers for a term of two years;



(e)                the members representing the forest industries for a term of one year.



Section 2



New provision.



Section 3



The existing provision is as follows:



8                           The object of the Commission is to encourage and facilitate the achievement of expanding markets and equitable prices for both the producer and consumer of purchased primary forest products.



Section 4



The existing provision is as follows:



9                           The duties of the Commission are…



(b)               to conduct meaningful dialogue with producers and consumers and arrive at an equitable price for purchased primary forest products,




 

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