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The Manitoba Telephone Act

R.S.M. 1987, c. T40

The Manitoba Telephone Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
EXTENSION OF SYSTEM
2 Acquirement of telephone systems.
3 Valuation in expropriation proceedings.
4 Withdrawal from purchase.
EXPROPRIATION GENERALLY
5 Right to expropriate.
6 Application of The Expropriation Act.
7 Vesting of land, title to, and sale thereof.
8 Execution of conveyance.
9 Cancellation of easements, rights-of-way, etc.
10 Exercise of expropriation powers.
THE COMMISSION
11 Continuation.
(2) Effect of use of former name.
12 Appointment of board.
(2) Designation of chairman and vice-chairman.
(3) Terms of office of other commissioners.
(4) Salaries of commissioners.
(5) Duties and powers of vice-chairman.
(6) References to chairman.
(7) Vacancies in board.
(8) Appointment of member of board.
13 Appointment of general manager.
(2) Chairman may be general manager.
(3) Duties and designation of general manager.
14 Designation of assistant general manager.
(2) Duties and powers of assistant general manager.
(3) References to general manager.
15 Authority for M.L.A. to be a member of commission.
16 Principal offices of commission.
17 Meetings of the board.
(2) Meetings on request of commissioners.
(3) Quorum.
18 Chief executive officer of the commission.
(2) Evidential value of certain documents.
(3) Proof of documents.
19 Keeping of minutes.
(2) Public nature of minutes and records.
20 No personal liability.
21 Board control of system, and power.
22 Power to establish subsidiary under Corporations Act.
(2) Investment in corporation.
23 Capacity of natural person.
24 Method of exercising powers of commission.
25 Terms and conditions of service.
(2) Current directory.
REVENUE AND BORROWING
26 Collection of revenue.
27 Authority for temporary borrowings.
(2) Guarantee.
(3) Approval of Minister of Finance.
(4) Temporary advances by government
(5) Loans by government.
28 Power of commission to borrow and mortgage.
(2) Limitation on borrowing powers.
(3) Reissue of redeemed securities.
(4) Form of securities.
(5) Form of securities.
(6) Proof that issue required for purposes of commission.
29 Guarantee by government.
(2) Signature of guarantee and liability of government.
(3) Discharge of liability.
(4) Signature of Minister of Finance.
30 Authority to raise loans in other currencies.
BANKING AND AUDIT
31 Banking.
32 Accounting records.
(2) Fiscal year.
33 Audit.
(2) Special audit.
34 Funds and expenditures.
DEPRECIATION AND OTHER RESERVES
35 Reserves and funds for amortization.
(2) Use of reserves and funds.
SINKING FUNDS
36 Establishment of sinking fund.
(2) Minimum annual amount for sinking fund.
(3) Payment to Minister of Finance.
(4) Sinking fund trust accounts.
(5) Investment by Minister of Finance.
(6) Repayments to the government.
(7) Omission of sinking fund payments in certain cases.
APPLICATION OF REVENUES
37 Application of revenues.
(2) Investment of additional moneys.
(3) Additional moneys held in trust.
TAXATION
38 Exemption from municipal taxation.
(2) Grant in lieu of municipal taxes.
RATES
39 Approval of rates by Public Utilities Board.
(2) Consideration to be observed by board.
POWER OF ENTRY
40 Entry for inspection and repair.
(2) Offence and penalty.
(3) Wearing or production of badge or identification card.
(4) Production of badge or card.
(5) Effect of failure to produce badge or card.
(6) Form of identification card.
41 Erection of lines.
(2) Restrictions on exercise of power.
(3) Limitation of liability.
(4) Dispute as to use of highway.
42 Penalty for breaking wires.
WIRE TAPPING PROHIBITED
43 Connection of terminal attachments.
(2) Meaning of "connected".
(3) Power to disconnect unauthorized terminal attachments.
(4) Prohibition of the use of listening devices.
(5) Proof of use of listening devices.
(6) Offence and penalty.
44 Authorization of interconnection of systems.
(2) Exception.
CLEARING RIGHTS-OF-WAY
45 Clearing of obstacles.
46 Compensation for damage.
(2) Limitation on liability for compensation.
47 Costs incurred by reason of street improvements.
(2) Appeal to Public Utilities Board.
(3) Lines, poles on closed highways.
GENERAL
48 Institution of legal proceedings.
49 Annual report.
50 Tabling of annual report.
(2) Report referred to Committee.
51 Contracts with members of Legislative Assembly.
52 Agency of Crown.
53 Limitation on telecommunication carrier system.
54 Ownership by commission.
(2) Limitation on ownership.
55 Regulations.
56 Agreement for connection or joint operation with municipal or other system.
57 Contracts with the commission to enure to the use of the Crown.
58 Offensive action punishable.
59 Non-application of certain enactments.