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The Union of Manitoba Municipalities Act

S.M. 1989-90, c. 86

Bill 101, 2nd Session, 34th Legislature

The Union of Manitoba Municipalities Act

(Assented to March 15, 1990)

WHEREAS the Union of Manitoba Municipalities has petitioned that it be incorporated;

AND WHEREAS it is considered expedient to grant the prayer of the petitioners,

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused this Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Incorporation

1(1)        There is hereby constituted and established a body corporate under the name "Union of Manitoba Municipalities", the membership of which shall consist of all municipalities who annually, by vote of their council, declare their intention to join the union and who pay the annual fee.

Application for membership

1(2)        Subject to subsection (1), any municipality may apply for membership in the Union of Manitoba Municipalities and, on becoming a member, may pay the annual membership dues, and spend municipal monies in paying the expenses of delegates attending district, annual and special meetings.

Incidents of incorporation

2           The corporation shall have perpetual succession and may have a common seal, and the corporation may contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, prosecute and be prosecuted, and shall have power to make such rules, orders and regulations as shall seem useful and necessary for the conduct and government of the corporation.

Union may be party to cheques

3           The Union of Manitoba Municipalities may draw, accept and endorse all cheques, bills of exchange and promissory notes necessary for its purposes under the hands of its president or vice-president and its secretary-treasurer, after authority from its executive committee so to do provided that nothing in this section authorizes the Union of Manitoba Municipalities to issue bills of exchange or notes payable to bearer or intended to be circulated as money or as notes or bills of a bank.

Note:  The original Act is found at S.M. 1909, chapter 104.