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The Supply Chain Management Professionals Act
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C.C.S.M. c. S233

The Supply Chain Management Professionals Act

(Assented to December 20, 1988)

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

Definitions

1           In this Act,

"court" means the Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba; (« tribunal »)

"Institute" means Supply Chain Management Association Manitoba Inc.; (« Institut »)

"reserved abbreviations" means the following abbreviations:

(a) SCMP,

(b) p.g.c.a.,

(c) C.P.P.,

(d) a.p.a.; (« abréviation réservée »)

"reserved designations" means the following designations:

(a) "Supply Chain Management Professional",

(b) "professionnel en gestion de la chaîne d'approvisionnement",

(c) "Certified Professional Purchaser",

(d) "approvisionneur professionnel agréé"; (« titre réservé »)

"supply chain management" means the planning and management of activities involved in the sourcing and procurement of goods or services, including transportation and logistics management relating to those goods or services; (« gestion de la chaîne d'approvisionnement »)

"supply chain management professional" means a person who

(a) is engaged for hire, gain or hope of reward, either directly or indirectly, in supply chain management, and

(b) is a member of the Institute and holds a class of membership under the Institute's by-laws that permits the person to use

(i) one or more of the reserved designations, and

(ii) one or more of the reserved abbreviations after his or her name. (« professionnel en gestion de la chaîne d'approvisionnement »)

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 3; S.M. 2014, c. 32, s. 24.

Corporate status and powers

2           The Manitoba Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada Inc. as constituted before the coming into force of this Act, is hereby continued a body corporate under the name Supply Chain Management Association Manitoba Inc. and, subject to the provisions of this Act and The Corporations Act, has the capacity, rights, powers and privileges of a natural person.

S.M. 2014, c. 32, s. 24.

Board of directors

3(1)        The affairs and business of the Institute shall be managed by a board of directors consisting of not more than nine members a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum.

Constitution of board of directors

3(2)        The Institute shall, subject to subsection (1), by by-law provide for the number of members of the board of directors, the method of election or appointment of members and officers of the board of directors and the conduct in all other particulars of the affairs of the Institute.

Continuation of officers and directors

3(3)        The members of the board of directors and the officers of the Institute in office on the coming into force of this Act shall continue in office until their successors are elected or appointed as the case may be.

By-laws

4(1)        In addition to its powers under this Act and The Corporations Act, the Institute may make by-laws not inconsistent with this or any other Act of the Legislature

(a) prescribing the qualifications for and conditions of registration for applicants for membership in the Institute;

(b) prescribing classes of membership and the rights, duties and responsibilities of those classes of membership;

(c) prescribing a curriculum and courses of study to be pursued by applicants for membership and the subjects upon which the applicants shall be examined and providing for the granting of certificates of membership to applicants who have successfully passed the examinations;

(d) regulating and governing the conduct of members of the Institute in the practise of their business or profession by prescribing a code of ethics, rules of professional conduct and standards of practice; and

(e) providing for reprimand, censure, suspension or cancellation of registration of members for professional misconduct, incapacity or incompetence.

Continuation of by-law

4(2)        By-laws of The Manitoba Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada Inc. in existence on the coming into force of this Act remain in full force and effect until repealed or amended.

Inspection of by-laws

4(3)        The by-laws of the Institute shall be open to examination by the public at the head office of the Institute during normal office hours.

Membership

5(1)        The Institute must grant membership in the Institute to an individual who applies in accordance with the by-laws and has paid the fees prescribed by the by-laws, if

(a) the individual

(i) has complied with the academic and experience requirements specified in the by-laws for the granting of membership of the class applied for,

(ii) has passed any examinations, and met any other qualifications, that the board of directors has prescribed in accordance with the by-laws, and

(iii) is of good character; or

(b) the individual is entitled to be granted membership by virtue of The Labour Mobility Act.

Continuation of membership

5(2)        Every person appearing or entitled to appear as a certified member of The Manitoba Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada Inc. on the list of certified members thereof on the coming into force of this Act is a certified member of the Institute.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 4.

Register

6(1)        The Institute shall cause to be kept at the head office of the Institute a register in which shall be entered the names of all members of the Institute in good standing and their class of membership; and only those persons so registered are entitled to the privileges of membership in the Institute.

Inspection of register

6(2)        The register shall be open to examination by the public at the head office of the Institute during normal office hours.

Head office

7           The head office of the Institute shall be at such place in Manitoba as may be determined by the board of directors.

Review by board of directors

8(1)         Where a person applies to be registered under this Act as a member of the Institute and application is refused, the applicant may, within 15 days after receiving written notice of the refusal, file at the head office of the Institute a written request for a hearing by the board of directors to review the refusal and the board of directors shall, within 30 days after receipt of the request by the Institute, cause a hearing to be held into the matter and may confirm the decision or cause the applicant to be registered.

Application of subsections 9(2) to (6)

8(2)        Subsections 9(2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) apply with such modifications as the circumstances require to a hearing conducted under subsection (1).

Complaint of misconduct

9(1)        Subject to subsection (2), where a written complaint is made to the board of directors at the head office of the Institute that a member has

(a) been guilty of professional misconduct; or

(b) contravened a provision of this Act or the by-laws of the Institute;

the board of directors may hold a hearing into the complaint.

Notice of hearing

9(2)        Before holding a hearing under subsection (1), the board of directors shall, at least 15 days before the date of the hearing, cause to be served upon the member against whom the complaint is made, by personal service, or by registered or certified mail postage prepaid, addressed to the address of the member as recorded in the records of the Institute, a statement of the particulars of the complaint and a notice of the date, time and place of the hearing; and a statement and notice sent by registered or certified mail shall be deemed to have been served on the day after the day on which it was mailed.

Rights of member

9(3)        Where the board of directors holds a hearing into a complaint against a member, the member is entitled to be present and to be represented by counsel or an agent and to cross-examine witnesses and adduce evidence at the hearing.

Hearing in absence of person

9(4)        Where service of notice of the hearing on the member against whom the complaint is made is proved by affidavit or viva voce evidence, and the member against whom the complaint has been made does not attend or give good and sufficient reason to the board of directors for failing to attend, the board of directors may proceed with the hearing in the absence of and without further notice to the member and take such action as is authorized under this Act.

Evidence and witnesses

9(5)         In conducting a hearing under this section, the board of directors has the same powers of taking evidence, of compelling the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers and documents, as a commissioner appointed to hold a public inquiry under Part V of The Manitoba Evidence Act has under that Act.

Evidence to be sworn

9(6)        All evidence received at a hearing under this section shall be given under oath and taken down in writing or otherwise recorded by a reporter duly sworn.

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Decision of board of directors

9(7)        Where, after completing a hearing into a complaint against a member, the board of directors finds that the member

(a) is guilty of professional misconduct; or

(b) has contravened a provision of this Act or the by-laws of the Institute;

it may, subject to the by-laws, reprimand, censure, suspend the registration of, or cancel the registration of, the member against whom the complaint was made, and it may order the member to pay all or any part of the costs and expenses incurred by the Institute in and for the investigation of the complaint and the conduct of the hearing.

Committee of three to hold hearing

9(8)        Notwithstanding subsection 3(1), any hearing held pursuant to section 8 or this section shall be heard by a committee consisting of three members of the board of directors of the Institute.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 5.

Appeal from order of board of directors

10(1)       Any person aggrieved by an order or decision of the board of directors relating to

(a) a refusal of registration; or

(b) a suspension or cancellation of registration; or

(c) a reprimand or censure;

may appeal from the order or decision to a judge of the court at any time within two months from the date of the order or decision.

Order of judge

10(2)       The judge may, upon hearing of the appeal, make such order or decision relating thereto and as to costs, as the court considers just.

Method of commencing appeal

10(3)        An appeal under subsection (1) shall be made by originating notice of motion returnable before a judge of the court and shall be founded upon the record of proceedings and reports relating thereto and the order or decision of the board of directors in the matter, certified by the person responsible for maintaining the register.

Institute shall furnish copy

10(4)       The Institute shall, upon the request of a person desiring to appeal, furnish that person at the expense of the person a certified copy of all proceedings, reports, orders and papers upon which the board of directors acted in making the order or decision in respect of which the appeal is taken.

Failure to file transcript of evidence

10(5)       If a transcript of evidence of a hearing is obtainable and the appellant has not filed two copies thereof with the court within 30 days of the date of receipt by the appellant of the transcript, the appeal shall be deemed to be abandoned unless the court has extended the time for filing of the transcript.

No practice pending appeal

10(6)       Except as provided in section 11, a member whose registration has been suspended or cancelled under this section shall not use a reserved designation, or a reserved abbreviation after his or her name, within the province.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 6.

Effect of suspension and cancellation

11          Where the registration of a member is suspended or cancelled under section 9 and the suspension or cancellation is not set aside under section 10, the member shall not use a reserved designation or a reserved abbreviation within the province until the suspension expires or the registration, where cancelled, is renewed.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 7.

No action to lie

12          No action lies against the board of directors, any committee of the board of directors, any member, or any officer or employee of the Institute, for any act or proceedings taken or enforced or attempted under this Act or a by-law of the Institute, if the act or proceeding was taken, enforced or attempted in good faith and without malice.

Reserved designations and abbreviations

13          A supply chain management professional may — in accordance with the Institute's by-laws relating to the use of reserved designations and reserved abbreviations for the person's class of membershipuse a reserved designation, or a reserved abbreviation after his or her name.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 8.

Prohibition on use of designations and abbreviations

13.1(1)      Subject to section 14, no person other than a supply chain management professional shall

(a) use a reserved designation or a reserved abbreviation, alone or in combination with any other word, name, title or description; or

(b) imply, suggest or hold out that he or she is a supply chain management professional.

Offence and penalty

13.1(2)     A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction

(a) for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $500; and

(b) for a second or subsequent offence, to a fine of not more than $1,000.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 8.

Rights of persons other than supply chain management professionals

14          Nothing in this Act or the Institute's by-laws affects or interferes with the right of any person who is not a supply chain management professional

(a) to practise in supply chain management; or

(b) to use a reserved abbreviation so long as the person is not practising in supply chain management.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 9.

Conflict with The Corporations Act

15          Where a provision of this Act is inconsistent with or repugnant to any provision of The Corporations Act, the provision of this Act prevails.

Reference in Continuing Consolidation

16          This Act may be referred to as chapter S233 in the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

S.M. 2014, c. 10, s. 10.

Commencement of Act

17          This Act comes into force on the day it receives the royal assent.