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as enacted by SM 1987-88, c. 9 on July 17, 1987.
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R.S.M. 1987, c. E113
The Manitoba Energy Council 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,
"committee" means the technical advisory committee appointed under section 8; ("comité")
"council" means the Manitoba Energy Council continued under section 2; ("Conseil")
"energy" means, as the context may require,
(a) energy in any form and howsoever produced, generated or collected, but not including energy in the form of animal or human muscular power, or
(b) the sources, fuels or processes, or any of them, that are or may be used to produce, generate or collect energy as defined in clause (a), or
(c) both energy as defined in clause (a) and the sources, fuels or processes, or any of them, as defined in clause (b). ("énergie")
"minister" means the member of the Executive Council charged by the Lieutenant Governor in Council with the administration of this Act. ("ministre")
The Manitoba Energy Council, to consist of the persons appointed as the members thereof under section 4, is hereby continued.
The council shall, on the direction of the minister, and may from time to time, on its own initiative, develop and propose to the minister specific recommendations for, and advise the minister generally with respect to,
(a) programs and measures relating to the use, conservation, allocation or supply of energy;
(b) the dissemination to the public of information relating to the use, conservation, allocation or supply of energy ;
(c) the co-ordination of any existing programs or measures relating to the use, conservation, allocation or supply of energy;
(d) the implementation of any programs or measures recommended under clause (a);
(e) any other matter relating to the use, conservation, allocation or supply of energy that the council deems necessary.
Any recommendations made or advice given by the council to the minister under subsection (1) shall be based upon consultations to be held by the council with persons and groups having a special interest in matters relating to energy, and the consultations shall be designed to obtain the views of those persons and groups.
The council shall consist of not less than five persons appointed from time to time by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall designate one member of the council as chairman.
Unless he sooner dies, resigns or is removed from office, each member of the council shall hold office for such term as may be specified in the order appointing him and thereafter until his successor is appointed.
The council may make rules for its own procedure.
The minister may appoint five or more persons, all or any of whom may be members of the council, as a technical advisory committee.
The committee shall investigate, consider and advise the council on such technical matters relating to energy, including the use, conservation, allocation or supply thereof, as may be referred to it by the council.