Supervises B.C.’s regulated agricultural commodity boards and commissions. Deals with appeals from BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) animal custody decisions and complaints about agriculture related odour, noise, dust or other disturbances.
The Board assists in resolving disputes between landowners and companies that require access to private land to explore for, develop, or produce Crown-owned subsurface resources such as oil, gas, coal, minerals and geothermal.
The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is an independent provincial tribunal responsible for adjudicating applications in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).
The Farm Products Council of Canada’s (FPCC) specific role is to provide oversight of the national supply management agencies for poultry and eggs, as well as to supervise national promotion and research agencies for farm products.
The Canadian Grain Commission is established under the Canadian Grain Act to create and maintain standards of quality for Canadian grain and regulate grain handling in Canada, to ensure a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets.
Created in 1997 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) delivers inspection and quarantine programs related to foods, plants and animals in 18 regions and 160 field offices across Canada. Its mandate is to safeguard Canada’s food supply and the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends.
Provides independent oversight, through the exercise of its review jurisdiction, of the use of administrative monetary penalty by federal agencies related to agriculture and agri-food
The Forest Appeals Commission is an independent tribunal that hears appeals of certain decisions made by government agencies under the Forest Act, Forest and Range Practices Act, Private Managed Forest Land Act, Range Act, and Wildfire Act.
The Forest Practices Board conducts audits and investigations, issues reports, and considers complaints related to plans for forest use, forest practices, range plans and practices, protection of resources, industry compliance, and government enforcement of the forest practices legislation.