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Forward Regulatory Plan: 2021 to 2023
Amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (Schedule - regulated maximum amounts for bison)

Description of the objective

The proposed amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations (CDAR) would revise the maximum monetary compensation amounts for bison ordered destroyed to reflect the current market value for bulls – 1 year and older – and all other bison. The objective of the CDAR is to encourage prompt reporting in the event of a disease outbreak. The new maximum compensation amounts would be based on current and future trends of the market value of bison. The amount of compensation awarded, although based on the market value of the animal ordered destroyed, cannot exceed the maximum amount prescribed in the CDAR. These amounts were last reviewed in 2007.

Enabling act

Health of Animals Act

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

There may be some business impacts when there is a disease outbreak and animals are ordered destroyed. CFIA is currently conducting analysis on the impact of the proposed changes.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic, international)

While not part of the formal regulatory cooperation agenda, CFIA will consult with provincial and territorial partners to inform the development of this regulatory proposal.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated these proposed amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in spring 2021. A public comment period of 75 days will be available for Canadians and other interested parties to provide feedback on the regulatory proposal.

Further information

These proposed regulations were pre-published on July 10, 2021 in the Canada Gazette with a 75-day public consultation period.

Departmental contact

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the FRP

This initiative was first included in the 2019 to 2021 update.

For more information

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