Chapter V : Powers of the Government and the Minister


57. The Minister may make regulations

  1. to determine criteria and requirements for the recognition of reserved designations;
  2. to prescribe the documents and information that must be submitted with an application for the recognition of a reserved designation;
  3. to determine the standards and criteria that an accreditation manual prepared by the Board must set out and that certification bodies must meet in order to obtain accreditation, which standards and criteria may vary according to the class of reserved designations, according to whether the accreditation manual applies to certification bodies for products that contain alcohol or according to the group of authorized added-value claims the Minister determines;
  4. to determine the indications, logos, symbols or other markings that may be used to identify recognized reserved designations or authorized addedvalue claims and regulate their use; and
  5. to determine the content and means of dissemination of a notice that the Board is to hold a consultation and any other conditions related to the consultation.

2006, c. 4, s. 57.

58. The Government may, by regulation, make any provision necessary for the carrying out of this Act.

2006, c. 4, s. 58.

59. The Minister must, in a regulation authorizing an added-value claim,

  1. identify the added-value claim and the products or the class of products that may qualify for that claim; and
  2. define the standards with which such products or products of such a class must comply in order to qualify for that claim.

2006, c. 4, s. 59.


60. The Minister, on the recommendation of the Board, may approve a certification body accredited by an accreditation body coming under another administrative authority. The Minister gives notice of such approval in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

From the publication of the notice, a product bearing a reserved designation or added-value claim certified by the body named in the notice is deemed to qualify for the designation or claim under this Act.

The Minister, on the Minister’s own initiative or on the recommendation of the Board, may withdraw the approval of such a certification body. The Minister informs the body concerned and the Board of the withdrawal, and gives notice of it in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The Board must see to it that the identification of the products concerned is made compliant with this Act and the regulations.

2006, c. 4, s. 60.

61. After seeking an advisory opinion from the Board, the Minister may cancel the recognition of a reserved designation, particularly when there no longer is an accredited certification body that meets the standards and criteria set out in the applicable accreditation manual. The Board must, in its advisory opinion, set out any corrective action that could be taken to avoid cancellation of the recognition.

In all cases, the Minister must first inform the interested parties of the grounds for cancellation of the recognition and, if applicable, of the corrective action the Minister considers must be taken in order to avoid it.

2006, c. 4, s. 61.

62. The Minister gives notice of the cancellation of the recognition of a reserved designation in the Gazette officielle du Québec. The cancellation takes effect on the date of publication of the notice.

Despite the first paragraph, the Minister may delay the effective date of a cancellation to give the interested parties the opportunity to comply with this Act.

2006, c. 4, s. 62.

Chapter V : Powers of the Government and the Minister