Minister's Order: On-Farm GHG Reductions Program [0008/2018]

Whereas the program known as the On-farm GHG Reductions Program was established on March 27, 2018 by Minister's Order Number 0006/2018 issued pursuant to section 6.2(1) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act for the encouragement of agriculture in Ontario;

And whereas sections 49 and 54 of the Legislation Act, 2006 has the effect of providing the Minister with the power to amend, revoke or replace from time to time an order establishing a program under section 6.2(1) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act;

And whereas I, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, wish to terminate the program known as the On-farm GHG Reductions Program, as established on March 27, 2018 by Minister's Order Number 0006/2018;

Now therefore, and pursuant to my authority under sections 6.2 of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act and sections 49 and 54 of the Legislation Act, 2006, I hereby order the following:

Part 1 – Interpretation

  1. For the purposes of this Order, the following terms will have the meanings set out below:

    "Order" means this Minister's Order number 0008/2018;

    "Program" means the On-farm GHG Reductions Program established by Minister's Order number 0006/2018;

    "Program Administrator" means the Director of the Environmental Management Branch at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, except where the applicable Ministry's Financial Delegation of Authority, the applicable Ontario Public Service Directives or applicable laws require a different signing authority in which case that signing authority will be the Program Administrator for those purposes.

Part 2 – Termination

  1. The Program is terminated.
  2. The Program Administrator may pay any reasonable and prudent costs incurred and paid under the Program, including reasonably prudent wind-down costs to a third-party under an agreement to deliver the Program, as of the date the Program is terminated, provided an appropriation exists to make those payments. Where no appropriation exists, the Program Administrator will not make any payments.

This Order is effective as of October 19, 2018.

Original signed by

The Honourable Ernie Hardeman
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Executed on this 13 day of September, 2018.


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