Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie Incorporation Act
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R.S.M. 1990, c. 57

Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie Incorporation Act

WHEREAS an association of nuns existed in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface under the name of "Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie," having for its object charitable works;

AND WHEREAS Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie, through the officers and members hereinafter named, by its petition prayed that the said association should be incorporated:  The Reverend Sisters Eugenie Maertens, in religion Sr. Marie Alphonse de Liguori; Marie Martineau, in religion Sr. Marie Anselma du Sacré Cœur; Florentine Dorval, in religion Sr. Marie Archangela du Sacré Cœur; Georgianna Gaudrault, in religion Sr. Marie Bérédina de la Croix; Olivine Vaillancourt, in religion Sr. Marie Renee du Precieux Sang; Lucie Cantin, in religion Sr. Marie Florine de la Croix;

AND WHEREAS the prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to incorporate "Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie", assented to March 29, 1901;

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:



Les Franciscaines Missionnaires de Marie (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons, being natural born or naturalized subjects of Her Majesty, as may become members of the corporation.

Corporate powers


The corporation has the capacity, rights and powers of a natural person for carrying out its objects and purposes.



A council consisting of the directors appointed in accordance with the by-laws shall govern the affairs of the corporation.



The council may make by-laws respecting

(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, directors, officers, agents and servants of the corporation and their successors;

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

(d) any other matter the council considers necessary or advisable for managing and administering the temporal affairs of the corporation or carrying out its objects and purposes.

Borrowing powers


Without limiting subsection (2), 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 or bills of exchange; and

(d) mortgage or pledge the property of the corporation to secure any debt of the corporation.

S.M. 2013, c. 20, s. 2.



S.M. 2013, c. 20, s. 3.

Further powers


The corporation shall have the power and authority by all lawful ways and means to continue, enlarge and perpetuate the corporation and the object and purpose of its incorporation, and to this end shall have power and authority to make and establish such rules, orders and regulations, not contrary to law or its own statutes, as to it shall seem expedient, as well in respect of the course and system of training and instruction as the government of the said institution and the members, children and boarders thereof.

Branches and managers


The corporation may establish in any place in the Province any novitiates or branches of their Order and may nominate attorneys and managers of the same at any place wherever they may establish a branch.



The said corporation shall have power to appoint, if it thinks fit, one or more attorneys for the purpose of conducting its affairs.

Returns to Lieutenant Governor in Council


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.

Members not individually liable


No member of the said corporation shall be individually liable or accountable for the debts, contracts or securities of the corporation.

Maintenance of industries


The corporation may exercise any industry that may help it to maintain its institution, and may bargain and sell the produce of same within the laws of the Province.

Burial grounds


The corporation may have a burial vault or ground on each property of its monasteries where it may bury the mortal remains of each of its members, within the law of the Province.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1901, c. 59.