How to make views known on proposed new CGC user fees

Citizens have until Nov. 30 to submit, in writing, their views on the Canadian Grain Commission’s proposed new user fees.

The CGC’s User Fees Consultation and Pre-proposal Notification document is available at — https://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/consultations/2012/fees-frais/ufcpn-eng.htm.

(See page 39, Annex 2, Table 6, for a list of the CGC’s current fees and proposed new fees.)

Email submissions to: consul [email protected]

Mail submissions to: User Fees Comments, Canadian Grain Commission, 600-303 Main Street, Winnipeg, Man. R3C 3G8. (Include a return address.

Those dissatisfied with the CGC’s response to submissions can take their case before an independent advisory panel. The CGC and the complainant each select a panellist. Those two panellists then select a third independent panellist.

The deadline for requesting a panel is Dec. 30, 2012.

If the panel deems the complaint to be inappropriate the complainant covers all the costs.

Before the CGC’s new user fees are implemented they must be tabled in the House of Commons and Senate.

After cabinet approves the new fees they will appear in the Canada Gazette, Part II. Citizens can then comment on them again. After any necessary adjustments, the news fees will be implemented, according to the CGC’s background document.

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Allan Dawson

Allan Dawson is a reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator based near Miami, Man. Covering agriculture since 1980, Dawson has spent most of his career with the Co-operator except for several years with Farmers’ Independent Weekly and before that a Morden-Winkler area radio station.

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