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What is the Tribunal?

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Contact Information for the Appeal Tribunal
  3. Office Support


The Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal) is an independent, quasi-judicial appeal body set up to hear appeals concerning matters in the agriculture and food industry.

Members of the Tribunal are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. They represent varied geographical areas in Ontario and have diverse backgrounds and expertise in areas relating to agriculture including production, processing, marketing, labour, farm implements, an/or drainage matters. The Tribunal usually sits in panels of three.

The Statutory Powers Procedure Act governs the practices and procedures of the Tribunal. The Tribunal also has written rules of procedure accessible by clicking on this link

Contact Information for the Appeal Tribunal

The Tribunal office is located in the Ontario Government Building, 1 Stone Road West, 2nd Floor, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2.

Phone: (519) 826-3433 or 1 (888) 466-2372, Ext. (519) 826-3433. Fax: (519) 826-4232 Email: The website address is

Office Support

The Tribunal is supported by staff of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs assigned to the Tribunal.  The Tribunal operates independently of the Ministry.

Last Revised:  June 2016

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-888-466-2372 ext. 519-826-3433
Local: 519-826-3433