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R.S.M. 1990, c. 34
Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Manitoba Incorporation Act
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WHEREAS certain persons were associated together for several years as a religious congregation, under the name of Les Clercs Paroissiaux ou Catéchistes de St. Viateur, with the object of performing various charitable works and of giving instruction to youth;
AND WHEREAS the persons hereinafter named, by their petition, prayed that The Reverend Gaspard Ducharme, Romulus Bellerose, Lucien Desrosiers, Louis Gareau and Amedée Lemire might be incorporated: The Reverend Gaspard Ducharme, Romulus Bellerose, Lucien Desrosiers, Louis Gareau and Amedée Lemire;
AND WHEREAS their prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to Incorporate "Les Clercs Paroissiaux ou Catéchistes de St. Viateur", assented to February 2, 1914;
AND WHEREAS the Act was subsequently amended and its name changed to An Act to Incorporate "Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Manitoba";
AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused the 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:
Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Manitoba (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members of the said congregation on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons as shall hereafter become members.
Three directors of the corporation shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.
The directors shall have power to make by-laws, rules and regulations, not being contrary to this Act nor to the laws of this Province, as shall be useful or necessary for the interests of the corporation, for the management thereof, and for all the affairs and property of the corporation, for the admission of members into or their removal from the corporation, for their qualifications and for all other purposes having for their object the promotion of the welfare and interests of the corporation, and from time to time to amend, alter or repeal the by-laws, rules, orders and regulations, or any of them, and in such manner as the corporation may deem meet and expedient.
The corporation shall have power from time to time to invest any of its money upon mortgage security of real estate and in debentures of municipal or school corporations, Provincial or Government of Canada stock, or in all securities in which trustees are by law authorized to invest money, and for the purpose of such investments may take mortgages or other assignments thereof, and may sell, assign, transfer and discharge such mortgages, either in whole or in part, and if a loan is wanted the directors of the corporation may obtain such loan or advance of money in the name of the corporation by means of promissory notes, mortgages or otherwise.
The corporation may purchase, acquire, hold, and enjoy and have, take, and receive to and for the uses and purposes of the corporation, under any legal title whatever, and without any further authorization, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments that are, and any movable property that is, necessary for the purposes of the corporation and is situated in the province; and may sell, alienate, lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any such lands, tenements, hereditaments, or movable property and, in the stead thereof, purchase, acquire, and possess other such lands, tenements, hereditaments, and movable property necessary for the purposes of the corporation.
The signatures of the superior and the treasurer being residents of the Province of Manitoba, with the seal of the corporation attached, shall be sufficient for the business of the corporation, and upon any conveyance or transfer of land or discharge of mortgage shall bind the corporation.
The members of this corporation must be members of Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur, whose head office is in the Province of Quebec, and any member of this corporation who ceases to be a member of the corporation of Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur, of the Province of Quebec, loses membership in this corporation.
The corporation shall at all times, when called upon so to do by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, render an account in writing of its property and affairs, and nothing herein contained shall affect in any manner or way the rights of Her Majesty, her heirs or successors, or of any body politic or corporate.
NOTE: This Act replaces S.M. 1913-14, c. 138.