|This is an unofficial archived version of The Cattle Producers Association Act|
as enacted by SM 1987-88, c. 9 on July 17, 1987.
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R.S.M. 1987, c. C25
The Cattle Producers Association Act
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HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
In this Act
"association" means The Manitoba Cattle Producers Association; ("Association")
"cattle" includes bulls, cows, heifers, steers and calves; ("bétail" )
"producer" means any person who raises or keeps cattle in Manitoba and includes the employer of any such person, a person who under any lease or agreement is entitled to a share of the cattle or beef raised by a producer thereof, and a person who takes possession of any cattle or beef from the producer thereof under any form of security for a debt; ("éleveur")
"registered producer" means a producer who is duly registered with the association in accordance with the administration by-law. ("éleveur inscrit")
The purpose and intent of this Act is to provide for the establishment and financing of a voluntary organization to initiate, support, or conduct programs for stimulating, increasing and improving the economic well-being of the cattle and beef industry in Manitoba by developing improved marketing methods, grading standards, quality standards, research and educational programs.
The Manitoba Cattle Producers Association is hereby continued as a body corporate.
The affairs of the association shall be managed by a board of directors comprised of not less than 12 or more than 15 registered producers.
A majority of the members of the board constitute a quorum of the board.
A decision of a majority of the members of the board present and voting at a duly constituted meeting of the board is a decision of the board.
Subject to the provisions of this Act and the provisions of any by-law of the association, the board may make rules governing its procedure.
The association has the capacity and the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person.
The board may make by-laws respecting the following
(a) the registration of producers as members of the association;
(b) the imposition of annual membership or other fees payable to the association by a registered producer of the association:
(c) the collection of the fees imposed under clause (b) from the registered producers in such manner as the by-law may provide;
(d) the election of the members of the board of directors and fixing their term of office;
(e) filling vacancies on the board of directors;
(f) the appointment of officers and committees;
(g) the method of calling and holding meetings of the association;
(h) the establishment of a head office;
(i) the fixing of a fiscal year-end;
(j) the appointment of auditors;
(k) establishing rules to determine those producers who are eligible to vote for the purpose of electing the board of directors and at meetings of the registered producers of the association;
(l) establishing districts and sub-districts in the province; and
(m) such other matters related to the conduct of meetings by the board of directors and for the proper discharge of the duties of the board.
A by-law made under subsection (1) may be repealed, amended or re-enacted by the affirmative vote of 60% of the registered producers voting at any annual general meeting or special general meeting of the association on a resolution, notice of which has been mailed to each registered producer not less than 30 days before the date of the meeting, setting forth, in the case of an amendment, the effect of the proposed amendment; but where the required notice of the proposed amendment is not given within the time specified, the unanimous vote of the registered producers present at the meeting is required to approve the amendment.
The Corporations Act does not apply to the association.