48. The Government may, on its own initiative or at the request of the signatories of a marketing agreement, terminate the marketing agreement if it considers that it is no longer in the public interest to maintain it or that the agreement is no longer useful for the orderly marketing of the marine products designated in it.
Before a marketing agreement is terminated on the own initiative of the Government, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food shall notify the marketing board responsible for the implementation of the agreement and furnish it with a reasonable opportunity to make representations.
The Government’s decision to terminate a marketing agreement under this section shall take effect on the date of the publication of a notice thereof in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date indicated in it.
Where the Government terminates a marketing agreement under this section, the board responsible for its application continues to exist for the sole purpose of winding up its affairs.