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R.S.M. 1990, c. 187

The Sœurs du Sauveur Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS Les Chanoinesses Regulieres des Cinq Plaies was incorporated by chapter 50 of the Statutes of Manitoba, 1903;

AND WHEREAS Les Chanoinesses Regulieres des Cinq Plaies by its petition prayed that it be continued under the name "Sœurs du Sauveur";

AND WHEREAS its prayer was granted and resulted in the enactment of An Act to Amend An Act to incorporate "Les Chanoinesses Regulieres des Cinq Plaies", assented to May 25, 1968;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused that 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:



Sœurs du Sauveur (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation.

Alternate name


The corporation may also be known and described as Sisters of the Saviour.



The general council may, for and on behalf of the corporation, make by-laws for

(a) the administration, management and control of the property, undertakings, business and other temporal affairs of the corporation;

(b) the appointment, term of office, functions, duties and remuneration of all members, officers, agents and servants of the corporation and their successors;

(c) the admission of members to and their dismissal from the corporation; and

(d) generally for the carrying out of the objects and purposes of the corporation.

Powers respecting real and personal property


The corporation may

(a) purchase, take, have, hold, receive, possess, retain and enjoy any property, real or personal, corporeal or incorporeal whatsoever, and for any and every estate or interest therein whatsoever given, granted, devised or bequeathed to it, or appropriated, purchased, or acquired by it in any manner or way whatsoever, to, for or in favour of the uses and purposes of the corporation, or to, for or in favour of any religious, educational, eleemosynary, or other institution established or intended to be established by, under the management of, or in connection with the uses or purposes of the corporation;

(b) sell, convey, exchange, alienate, mortgage, lease or demise any real or personal property held by it, whether by way of investment for the uses and purposes of the corporation or not; and

(c) invest all or any of its funds or moneys and all or any funds or moneys invested in or acquired by it for the uses and purposes aforesaid, in upon any security by way of mortgage, hypothec, or charge upon real or personal property; and for the purposes of such investment may take, receive and accept mortgages or assignments thereof, whether made or executed directly to the corporation, or to any corporation, body, company or person in trust for it, and may sell, grant, assign or transfer such mortgages or assignments either wholly or in part.

Execution of documents


Any deed, transfer, mortgage, charge or other instrument relating to or dealing with real estate or any interest therein of the corporation shall be deemed to be and shall be duly executed and shall be sufficient for the purposes for which it is intended if there is affixed thereto the seal of the corporation and the signature of

(a) the superior general; or

(b) the assistant superior general;

and the treasurer of the corporation.



The corporation may for its purposes

(a) borrow money upon the credit of the corporation;

(b) limit or increase the amount to be borrowed;

(c) make, draw, accept, endorse, or become party to promissory notes and bills of exchange; and every such note or bill made, drawn, accepted or endorsed by the party thereto authorized by the by-laws of the corporation and countersigned by the proper party thereto authorized by the said by-laws, shall be binding upon the corporation and shall be presumed to have been made, drawn, accepted or endorsed with the proper authority until the contrary is shown, and it shall not be necessary in any case to have to seal affixed to any bill or note; and

(d) mortgage, hypothecate, or pledge the real or personal property of the corporation, or both, to secure any money borrowed for the purposes of the corporation.

Powers generally


The corporation may

(a) subject to The Hospitals Act, The Public Health Act, and any other Act of the Legislature and the regulations made thereunder, acquire, establish, erect, equip, maintain and conduct hospitals, homes for the care of elderly and infirm persons, boarding houses, recreational centres and other institutions devoted to the maintenance and welfare of homeless persons, orphans and neglected youth;

(b) establish and conduct institutions for educational purposes;

(c) carry on such exercises and works of piety, mercy and charity as may be determined by the council of the corporation;

(d) establish and maintain in any place within the province convents, novitiates, branches or establishments of the corporation and nominate and appoint managers thereof;

(e) appoint officers, administrators and attorneys and define their powers, and nominate attorneys who are not members of the corporation;

(f) erect, in connection with or adjacent to its convents, chapels to which the general public may be admitted;

(g) subject to The Cemeteries Act, The Public Health Act, and any other Act of the Legislature and the regulations made thereunder, and subject to any municipal by-laws, establish vaults or cemeteries on the property of the corporation for the purpose of depositing therein the remains of its deceased members; and

(h) generally, to exercise all such powers as are necessary for the carrying out of the objects and purposes of the corporation.



The corporation shall, whenever required by the Lieutenant Governor in Council so to do, render an account in writing of its property and affairs to the member of the Executive Council charged with the administration of The Corporations Act.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1968, c. 100.