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C.C.S.M. c. A30

The Agricultural Societies Act

PART 1
INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
DEFINITIONS
1 Definitions
SUPERINTENDENT
2 (1) Appointment of superintendent
(2) Superintendent's authority and responsibilities
PART 2
SOCIETIES
OBJECTS OF A SOCIETY
3 Objects of a society
CONTINUATION OF EXISTING SOCIETIES
4 (1) Meaning of "former Act"
(2) Former agricultural societies continued
(3) Certain corporations recognized as societies
ORGANIZING A SOCIETY
5 (1) Organizing a society
(2) Application for permission to organize
(3) Proposed constitution must be acceptable
(4) Minister's permission required
(5) Minister may consult MAAS
(6) Certificate of organization
(7) Society's name
(8) Minister may change a society's name
6 Powers of provisional directors
7 (1) Where a society may be organized
(2) Minister's approval for headquarters within 50 km
8 (1) Organizational meeting
(2) Provisional directors must conduct meeting
(3) Provisional directors cease once new board elected
(4) Report to superintendent
MEMBERS
9 (1) Membership
(2) Becoming a member
(3) Corporate members
STATUS AND GOVERNANCE OF SOCIETIES
10 (1) Societies are bodies corporate
(2) Effective date of corporate status
11 (1) Officers
(2) Certain officers are also directors
(3) Directors and officers must be adult Manitobans and members
(4) Appointment of secretary and treasurer
(5) Secretary-treasurer not automatically a director
(6) Term of office of elected officers and directors
(7) Term of office of the secretary-treasurer
(8) Filling vacated elected offices
12 (1) Duties and powers of secretary
(2) Duties and powers of treasurer
13 (1) Financial statements
(2) Appointment of auditor
(3) Special resolution not to appoint an auditor
(4) Special resolution to appoint qualified person
(5) Superintendent may require auditor to be appointed
(6) Society must comply with requirement
14 (1) Constitution must not be inconsistent with Act
(2) Constitution may increase members' minimum age
(3) Secretary to send by-laws to superintendent
(4) Approval required for certain by-law changes
(5) Resolution not effective until approved
(6) Certified copy of amended or new constitution
15 (1) Use of funds and assets
(2) Deposit or investment of funds
(3) Deposit or investment in society's name
16 (1) Annual report to superintendent
(2) Effect of failing to send annual report
(3) Associations must submit annual report
PART 3
GRANTS TO SOCIETIES, ASSOCIATIONS AND RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS
17 Definitions
18 Grants to societies and associations
19 (1) Minister may recognize organizations
(2) Grants to recognized organizations
(3) Minister may impose conditions on grants
(4) Failure to comply with conditions
20 Factors in deciding grant amounts and entitlement
21 Requirements for obtaining grant
22 No grant if Act not complied with
23 No grants for similar activities in same year
PART 4
SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATES, INACTIVE SOCIETIES AND DISSOLUTION OF A SOCIETY
24 (1) Suspension of certificate of organization
(2) No grants while certificate suspended
(3) Reinstatement of certificate
25 Superintendent's authority re inactive society
26 (1) Dissolution of society by minister's order
(2) Order is to be published in The Manitoba Gazette
(3) Effect of dissolution
(4) Cancellation of certificate of organization
27 (1) Appointment of liquidator
(2) Liquidator to observe reversionary interests
(3) Payment of costs of liquidation and creditors
(4) Payment of creditors in the case of a deficiency
(5) Powers of liquidator
(6) Liquidator's reports
28 (1) Primary disposition of surplus
(2) Alternative disposition
29 (1) Cancellation of certificate of an association
(2) Surrender of certificate of organization
(3) Former association must not call itself an agricultural society
PART 5
GENERAL PROVISIONS
30 (1) Unauthorized use of title "agricultural society"
(2) MAAS excepted
31 Consultation with MAAS
32 Examination of books by Auditor General
33 (1) Regulations
(2) Regulations re pari-mutuel levy exemptions
34 Repeal
35 C.C.S.M. reference
36 Coming into force

 

 
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