This is an unofficial archived version of Le Collège de Saint-Boniface Incorporation Act
as enacted by SM 1990-91, c. 1 on November 14, 1990.

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R.S.M. 1990, c. 36

Le Collège de Saint-Boniface Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS in the Parish of St. Boniface, in the Province of Manitoba, there existed a College in which were the different branches of a complete classical course of studies;

AND WHEREAS the members of the College hereinafter named, by their petition, prayed that the College be incorporated: the Right Reverend Alexandre Taché, Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Boniface, the Reverend Father Lavoie, the Reverend M.G. Dugast, and the Reverend Father J. McCarthy;

AND WHEREAS their prayer was granted and resulted in the enactment of An Act to Incorporate the St. Boniface College, assented to May 3, 1871;

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:



Le Collège de Saint-Boniface is continued as a corporation and is hereinafter referred to as "the corporation".



The corporation may from time to time, and at all times, hold, acquire, possess and enjoy, under any legal title whatsoever, all land, tenements, heritages, rents usufruct, and property moveable and immoveable whatsoever, provided always, that such real estate, besides that already so held by the College on May 3, 1871, shall not exceed 2, 500 acres in extent, in the Province of Manitoba, and the corporation shall have full power to sell, alienate, exchange, mortgage, lease, or otherwise dispose of any of its properly aforesaid.

Powers of corporation


The members of the corporation shall have full power and authority to make and establish from time to time such rules, orders, and regulations, as they shall deem useful and necessary, concerning the system of education in, and for the management of the property of the corporation; and shall have power to amend, change, or repeal such orders, rules, and regulations as they shall deem convenient; provided, that nothing contained in such orders, rules and regulations, shall be contrary to the laws of this country, nor to this Act.

May hold property in trust or otherwise


It shall be lawful for the corporation to accept and receive the transfer of all property moveable or immoveable, in trust or otherwise, for the object of education, and hold and possess the same under the terms and stipulations made in such deed of conveyance.

Use of property held by corporation


All property belonging to the corporation shall at all times be exclusively applied and appropriated to the advancement of education.

Power to grant degrees


The corporation shall have power to grant degrees, including honorary degrees, diplomas and certificates of standing in theology and divinity.

Returns to be made to Lieutenant Governor


The corporation shall, when called upon to do so by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, render an account in writing of its property, in which shall be set forth, in particular, the income derived from property held under this Act, the source from which the same has been derived, the number of members of the corporation, the number of teachers employed in the various branches of instruction, and the course of instruction pursued.

Public Act


This Act shall be deemed a Public Act.

Note: This Act replaces S.M. 1871, c. 40.