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CHAPTER 3

OF THE

REVISED STATUTES, 1989


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An Act to Establish an Advisory
Council on the Status of Women

Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act. 1977, c. 3, s. 1.

Interpretation

2 In this Act,

(a) "Council" means the Advisory Council on the Status of Women established pursuant to Section 3;

(b) "Executive Director" means the Executive Director appointed pursuant to Section 5;

(c) "Minister" means the member of the Executive Council who is charged by the Governor in Council with the administration of this Act. 1977, c. 3, s. 2.

Advisory Council

3 (1) There is hereby established a Council to be known as the Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Composition

(2) The Council shall be composed of such members as are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister.

President

(3) The Governor in Council shall designate one of the members of Council to be President of the Council.

Initial term of member

(4) The President and at least one half of the remaining members of the Council shall be appointed for a term not exceeding three years and the remaining members of the Council shall be appointed for a term not exceeding two years.

Re-appointment

(5) The President and each member of the Council shall be eligible for re-appointment upon expiry of the term.

Subsequent term

(6) Each member appointed to the Council subsequent to the appointments made pursuant to subsection (4) shall be appointed for terms not exceeding three years.

Remuneration

(7) Each member of the Council may be paid such remuneration for attendance at meetings of the Council as is determined by the Governor in Council.

Expenses

(8) The President and each member of the Council shall be paid such travelling and living expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties as are determined by the Governor in Council. 1977, c. 3, s. 3; 1978, c. 41, s. 2.

Duties

4 (1) The Council shall

(a) advise the Minister upon such matters relating to the status of women as are referred to the Council for consideration by the Minister;

(b) bring to the attention of the Minister matters of interest and concern to women.

Powers

(2) The Council in carrying out its duties pursuant to subsection (1) may

(a) receive and hear petitions and suggestions concerning the status of women;

(b) undertake and recommend research on matters relevant to the status of women;

(c) recommend and participate in programs concerning the status of women;

(d) propose legislation, policies and practices to promote equality of opportunity and status; and

(e) publish reports, studies and recommendations.  1977, c. 3, s. 4.

Executive Director

5 (1) The Governor in Council may appoint a person to be Executive Director of the Council.

Remuneration

(2) The Executive Director shall be paid such remuneration as is determined by the Governor in Council.

Duties

(3) The Executive Director shall perform such functions and duties as are assigned to the Executive Director by the Council, the Minister or the Governor in Council and in particular shall

(a) keep and maintain the records of the Council;

(b) provide stenographic and other services required by the Council; and

(c) supervise any research or other projects undertaken by the Council.

Staff

(4) Any staff required for the purposes of the Council may be appointed with the approval of the Minister pursuant to the provisions of the Civil Service Act and that Act shall apply to the staff of the Commission. 1977, c. 3, s. 5.

Report to Minister

6 (1) The Council shall report from time to time to the Minister and shall make an annual report to the Minister on the activities of the Council for each year.

Special report

(2) When the Council reviews, considers or inquires into any matter at the request or with the approval of the Minister, the Council shall make a report to the Minister with respect to that matter at the conclusion of the deliberations. 1977, c. 3, s. 6.

Regulations

7 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) for the management, administration and conduct of this Act;

(b) prescribing the duties of the Executive Director and any other employees engaged pursuant to this Act;

(c) respecting any matter or thing that is necessary to effectively carry out the intent and purpose of this Act.

Regulations Act

(2) Regulations made pursuant to subsection (1) shall be regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act. 1977, c. 3, s. 7.

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