Consultations begin on Canadian Grain Commission’s fees
WINNIPEG, Nov. 1, 2012 /CNW/ – The Canadian Grain Commission has
launched a 30-day consultation on proposed changes to its user fees.
The proposed fee changes, outlined in the User fees consultation and pre-proposal notification, reflect streamlined services that were included in amendments proposed
recently to the Canada Grain Act. The amendments are part of Bill C-45, the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012.
The Canadian Grain Commission’s user fees have not been changed for the
last 20 years, and as a result, it has relied on appropriations from
government to fund operations. The user fee consultation will help
develop a cost recovery structure that will maintain the Canadian Grain
Commission’s role in grain quality, quantity and safety assurance,
producer protection and the integrity of grain transactions. The
Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to implement a new fee schedule
for August 1, 2013, the start of the new crop year.
Farmers, farm groups, licensees and industry associations are invited to
give their views on the proposed fee schedule; services, service
standards and performance measures; and the potential impact on their
“The proposed fees are reflective of the proposed legislation before
Parliament, which will ensure the Canadian Grain Commission’s services
reflect the needs of the industry. Your input will help us develop
fair and consistent user fees, service standards and performance
measures. This process will allow us to continue to deliver our
services in the future,” said Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner.
The deadline for comments is November 30, 2012. Comments can be sent by
email, fax or mail.
About the Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency for establishing and
maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in
shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for
quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates
the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the
integrity of grain transactions.
-- User fees consultation and pre-proposal notification -- Division 19 of Part 4 of the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 -- Streamlining Canadian Grain Commission operations
SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission