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R.S.M. 1990, c. 84
The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land Incorporation Act
WHEREAS a number of persons have been for some time members of an association at the Parish of Kildonan in Manitoba, under the name of The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land;
AND WHEREAS the persons hereinafter named, by their petition, prayed on behalf of the members that the said association should be incorporated: His Grace Archbishop Samuel P. Matheson, the Honourable Colin Inkster, John Henderson, Rev. Alexander Matheson, Rev. H.G. Gunn, B. McKenzie Gunn, R. Ross Sutherland, A.J. Bannerman, S.R. Henderson, Alexander Polson, James Black, George T. Sutherland and J.J. Scott;
AND WHEREAS their prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to incorporate "The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land", assented to March 16, 1910;
AND WHEREAS the first officers and the first executive of the said association were the following: Patron, the Right Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.; hon. president, Captain John Hope, R.N.; president, His Grace Archbishop Matheson, D.D., D.C.L.; first vice-president, Hon. Colin Inkster; second vice-president, Mr. John Henderson; chaplain, Rev. Alexander Matheson; recording secretary, Rev. H. G. Gunn, B.A.; secretary-treasurer, Mr. B. McKenzie Gunn; executive, Mr. R. Ross Sutherland, M.A.; Mr. A.J. Bannerman, Mr. James Black, Mr. S.R. Henderson, Mr. Geo. T. Sutherland, Mr. A. Polson, Mr. J. J. Scott;
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:
The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land (hereinafter referred to as the "association") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members of the association on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons as may be hereafter from time to time admitted to membership.
The association has all the powers necessary to do such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of its aims and objects, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the power to make and receive all deeds, conveyances, transfers, bequests, assignments and contracts necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, and any by-laws of the association, and to promote and carry out the aims, projects and designs of the association, and the association shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be capable in law, by its corporate name, to take, purchase and hold, sell, mortgage and dispose of all and any goods and chattels, lands, tenements and hereditaments, and any interest therein which may from time to time be necessary, convenient or desirable for the purposes of the association, but the association shall not engage in trade or deal in lands or any interest therein, but may apply any moneys derived from fees, voluntary contributions, donations or bequests from members or others towards the maintenance and the carrying out of the aims and objects of the association in such manner as the association shall from time to time by resolution or by-law direct; provided always that it shall be lawful for the association to invest any part of the funds of the association in the bonds or debentures of any municipal corporation or in any securities of the Government of Canada or Province of Manitoba, or in any real estate in the Province of Manitoba by way of first mortgage thereon.
The constitution, rules and regulations touching the admission and expulsion of members and the management and conduct generally of the officers and concerns of the association in force at the passing of this Act, shall be the constitution and by-laws of the association till such time as the association in general meeting assembled, or at a special meeting for that purpose called, shall alter, repeal or enact a new constitution and by-laws; and after such repeal, alteration or enactment the executive committee may from time to time repeal, amend or re-enact the constitution and by-laws, but every such by-law and every repeal, amendment or re-enactment shall only have force until the next annual meeting of the said association, and in default of confirmation thereof shall at and from that time only cease to have force.
The officers of the association shall consist of the patron, honorary president, president, first and second vice-presidents, chaplain, recording secretary, secretary-treasurer, and an executive of as least seven and not more than 11 other members, the number of which shall be regulated by by-law, and they shall manage the affairs, business and concerns of the association as provided for by the by-laws. All vacancies that may occur among the officers or members of the executive by reason of death or otherwise, in the interval between two annual meetings, may be filled by the executive.
No member shall be liable for any debt of the association beyond the amount of his unpaid fees or subscription, and every member of the association not so indebted to the said association will be allowed to withdraw, and will cease to be a member on giving notice to that effect, according to the form that may be prescribed by the constitution, rules and by-laws of the association, and from thenceforth shall cease to be a member of the association and free from all debts or demands due by the association.
If any member during his lifetime ceases to be a member of the association, he shall not, nor shall his representative if any, have any interest in or claim against the funds or property of the association.
The association may expel any member for misconduct, or for any violation of the by-laws or rules of the association.
An annual general meeting of the association shall be held on the last Thursday of November in each year, at the time and place and subject to such regulations as may be provided by the by-laws of the association for the election of officers and the executive committee and for the transaction of such business as may be brought before such meeting; and, in case such meeting for any cause be not then held, then a subsequent meeting for such purpose may be held under a by-law of the association. In default of such election at the time and in the manner provided, the retiring officers and executive shall continue to act until their successors shall be duly elected.
The association shall have power to raise money to purchase or acquire any land or real estate on which to erect a building for the use of the association, or for the erection of a building upon any land or real estate donated or given to the association, by the issue of shares of the value of $10. each, and may make the said shares payable by instalments. A registrar of all shares subscribed for shall be kept by the secretary-treasurer, and no share shall be transferable until fully paid up, and then only with the consent of the executive of the association. No person holding any of the said shares shall have a right to vote at any meeting of the association unless he be a duly elected member of the association in good standing. The association may invest any part of its funds in debentures, municipal, federal or Provincial, or on first mortgages on real estate in the Province of Manitoba. The officers of the association, if authorized by resolution passed at a general meeting of the association, which may be an annual general meeting, or a general meeting called specially for the purpose, may sell, transfer or convey and may mortgage all or any part of the property of the association, real or personal, for the purpose aforesaid, and shall, under the authority of a by-law approved at such a general meeting, have full power to lease any part of any building or premises erected by them and not required for the immediate use of the association.
The said association is authorized to acquire and hold real estate not exceeding $10,000. in annual rental value.
NOTE: This Act replaces S.M. 1910, c. 101.