Agricultural Exhibitions and Fairs Regulations

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Agricultural Exhibitions and Fairs Regulations
made under Section 160 of the

Agriculture and Marketing Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 6

O.I.C. 2012-256 (August 7, 2012), N.S. Reg. 155/2012

Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Agricultural Exhibitions and Fairs Regulations.

Definitions

2     In these regulations,

 

“Act” means Part XV of the Agriculture and Marketing Act;

 

“allotment” means a sum of money transferred by the Department to the industryrepresentative in accordance with these regulations for distribution in the form ofgrants;

 

“exhibition or fair” means an annual exhibition of agricultural or horticulturalproduce, farm stock and articles of domestic manufacture, as described in Section155 of the Act;

 

“grant” means a sum of money given by the industry representative to anorganization in accordance with these regulations, in support of an exhibition or fairto be held by the organization;

 

“industry representative” means the Exhibition Association of Nova Scotia, the bodythat represents the exhibitions industry in the Province;

 

“Superintendent” means an employee of the Department who is appointed by theMinister as the Superintendent of Agricultural Exhibitions and Fairs to carry outduties under the Act and these regulations.

Transfer of allotment to industry representative

3     (1)    The industry representative may request an allotment by applying to the Minister in amanner acceptable to the Minister.

 

       (2)    Only the industry representative may request an allotment.

 

       (3)    The industry representative must not request an allotment more than once in eachyear.

 

       (4)    At the direction of the Minister, the Department must transfer an allotment to theindustry representative.

Maximum amount to be used for industry representative’s costs

4     The industry representative must not use more than 20% of an allotment for its ownoperation and development costs.

Industry representative’s responsibilities

5     The industry representative is responsible for all of the following:

 

                (a)    establishing qualifications to be met by an organization seeking a grant;

 

                (b)    establishing appropriate methods and timelines for distributing grants;

 

                (c)    distributing each allotment in the form of grants;

 

                (d)    promoting each exhibition and fair held by an organization that receives agrant.

Superintendent’s inspection powers

6     The Superintendent may do any of the following:

 

                (a)    require a current employee or current member of the Board of Directors of theindustry representative to provide information about financial records, accountsand any additional information necessary to administer the Act and theseregulations;

 

                (b)    at any reasonable time, enter the business premises of an organization thatreceives a grant and inspect its property and records for the purpose ofadministering the Act and these regulations.