37. Each county society, united society or district society established as aforesaid shall, once every two years, hold an exhibition of farm stock, agricultural produce and other objects connected with agriculture, and also of articles of domestic and other manufacture, and works of art, and also organize alternately competitions in regard to the best cultivated farms in accordance with the plans which the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food shall prescribe.
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food may, nevertheless, exempt all or any agricultural societies from holding such exhibitions or such competitions, and order such societies to do whatever it may deem best calculated to promote the interests of agriculture in connection with such exhibitions and competitions, without having power to prevent such societies from holding annual exhibitions if they so desire.
The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food may also exempt from holding such exhibitions or competitions any society which has entered into an arrangement with the county municipality wherein it is situated for applying the whole or part of the subscriptions of its members or public grants which it receives, or both, to the payment of part of the cost of acquiring or working machines, stone-crushers and rollers to improve and maintain by-roads or local or county roads.
R. S. 1964, c. 112, s. 37; 1973, c. 22, s. 22; 1979, c. 77, s. 21.