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as enacted by SM 1990-91, c. 1 on November 14, 1990.

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R.S.M. 1990, c. 185

Les Sœurs Adoratrices du Precieux Sang de St. Boniface Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS, since May 31, 1918, there has existed in the City of St. Boniface, in the Province of Manitoba, an order or association of women known under the name of Les Sœurs Adoratrices du Precieux Sang de St. Boniface, whose objects are the practice of works of piety, mercy and charity;

AND WHEREAS the person hereinafter named, by their petition, prayed that Les Sœurs Adoratrices du Precieux Sang de St. Boniface should be incorporated:  The Reverend Sister Anna M. Keroack, superior of the said order; Sister Josephine Benoit, assistant; Corinne Biron, bursar; Blanche Keroack, capitular; Pauline Muller, Eleanore Provencher;

AND WHEREAS their prayer was granted, and resulted in the enactment of An Act to incorporate "Les Sœurs Adoratrices du Precieux Sang de St. Boniface", assented to March 27, 1920;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused this 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:



Les Sœurs Adoratrices du Precieux Sang de St. Boniface (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons who may become members of such order or association.

The council


Three members of the said corporation, namely the superior, the assistant and the bursar, shall form the council of the corporation, and the said council may for and on behalf of the corporation, if deemed expedient from time to time, make by by-laws not contrary to law for

(a) the administration, management and control of the property, business and other temporal affairs of the corporation;

(b) the appointment, term of office, functions, duties and remuneration of all members, officers, agents and servants of the corporation and their successors;

(c) the admission of members to and their dismissal from the corporation;

(d) generally for the carrying out of the objects and purposes of the corporation.

Corporate capacity


The corporation from time to time and at all times may purchase, take, have, hold, receive, possess, retain and enjoy the property, real or personal, corporeal or incorporeal whatsoever, and for any and every estate or interest therein whatsoever given, granted, devised or bequeathed to it, or appropriated, purchased or acquired by it in any manner or way whatsoever, to, for or in favor of the uses and purposes of the corporation, or to, for or in favor of any religious, educational, eleemosynary, or other institution established or intended to be established by, under the management of, or in connection with the uses or purposes of the corporation.

Real and personal property


The corporation may also sell, convey, exchange, alienate, mortgage, lease or demise any real or personal property held by it, whether by way of investment for the uses and purposes of the corporation or not, and may also from time to time invest all or any of its funds or moneys and all or any funds or moneys invested in or acquired by it for the uses and purposes aforesaid, in and upon any security by way of mortgage, hypothec, or charge upon real or personal property; and for the purposes of such investment may take, receive and accept mortgages or assignments thereof, whether made or executed directly to the corporation, or to any corporation, body, company or person in trust for it, and may sell, grant, assign and transfer such mortgages or assignments either wholly or in part.

Documents how executed


Any deed, transfer, mortgage, charge or other instrument relating to or dealing with real estate or any interest therein in the corporation, shall be deemed to be and shall be duly executed and shall be sufficient for the purposes for which same is intended, if there are affixed thereto the seal of the corporation and the signatures of the three members of the council of corporation.

Powers to borrow money


The corporation may from time to time for its purposes:

(a) borrow money upon the credit of the corporation;

(b) limit or increase the amount to be borrowed;

(c) make, draw, accept, endorse, or become party to promissory notes and bills of exchange; every such note or bill made, drawn, accepted or endorsed by the party thereto authorized by the by-laws of the corporation and countersigned by the proper party thereto authorized by the said by-laws, shall be binding upon the corporation and shall be presumed to have been made, drawn, accepted or endorsed with proper authority until the contrary is shown; and it shall not be necessary in any case to have the seal of the corporation affixed to any such bill or note;

(d) mortgage, hypothecate or pledge the real or personal property of the corporation, or both, to secure any money borrowed for the purposes of the corporation.

Real property, limitation on


The annual rental value of the real estate held by or in trust for the corporation, excepting such property as is necessary for the actual carrying on of the work of the corporation, shall not exceed $15,000.

General powers


The corporation shall have full power and authority, in any manner not contrary to law:

(a) to carry on such exercises and works of piety, mercy and charity as may be determined by the council of the corporation;

(b) to establish in any place within the Province of Manitoba convents, novitiates, branches or establishments of the order and to nominate and appoint managers of the same;

(c) to appoint officers, administrators and attorneys and to define their powers and to nominate an attorney or attorneys not being members of the said corporation;

(d) to erect in connection with or adjacent to its monastery or monasteries, chapels to which the general public may be admitted;

(e) to establish a vault or cemetery on the property of any of its monasteries for the purpose of deposing therein the remains of its deceased members, provided such burial places are established and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the by-laws of any municipality in which they may be situate and in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the burial of the dead in this province;

(f) generally to exercise all such powers as are necessary for the carrying out of the objects and purposes of the corporation.

Returns to minister


The corporation shall at all times, whenever required by the Lieutenant Governor in Council so to do, render an account in writing of its property and affairs to the member of the Executive Council charged with the administration of The Corporations Act.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1920, c. 167.