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The Canadian National Exhibition Association is a provincially incorporated agricultural society that oversees the annual Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto, Ontario. Operating since 1879, the CNE is Canada’s largest community event and the fifth largest fair in North America. The CNEA is composed of up to 159 member-associations and individuals representing four Sections: Municipal; Manufacturers & Industry; Agriculture; and General & Liberal Arts.

The CNEA and its volunteer Board of Directors are governed under two Acts of the Province of Ontario: the Canadian National Exhibition Association Act, 2000; and the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter A.9. A corporation without share capital, the CNEA became independent from the City of Toronto and the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place on April 1, 2013.

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