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MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2017

Bill 34

MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES
AMENDMENT ACT, 2017

Chapter 22

(Assented to December 15, 2017)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Agrology Profession Act

Amends SA 2005 cA‑13.5

1(1)  The Agrology Profession Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 91(b) is amended by striking out “Alberta College of Pharmacists” and substituting “Alberta College of Pharmacy”.

(3)  This section comes into force on July 1, 2018.

Alberta Corporate Tax Act

Amends RSA 2000 cA-15

2(1)  The Alberta Corporate Tax Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 12.1(2)(a) is amended by striking out “taypayer” and substituting “taxpayer”.


(3)  Section 93(1) is amended

                            (a)    by repealing clause (a.1) and substituting the following:

                              (a.1)    “ATB Financial” means the corporation established as ATB Financial by the ATB Financial Act;

                           (b)    by repealing clause (e.1)(i) and substituting the following:

                                  (i)    ATB Financial,

                            (c)    in clause (f.1) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”;

                           (d)    in clause (m) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

Alberta Health Care Insurance Act

Amends RSA 2000 cA‑20

3(1)  The Alberta Health Care Insurance Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 22(21) is amended by striking out “Alberta College of Pharmacists” wherever it occurs and substituting “Alberta College of Pharmacy”.

(3)  This section comes into force on July 1, 2018.

Alberta Research and
Innovation Act

Amends SA 2009 cA‑31.7

4   The Alberta Research and Innovation Act is amended in section 1(e) by adding “6.1(3) or” after “section”.

Alberta School Boards
Association Act

Amends RSA 2000 cA‑32

5   The Alberta School Boards Association Act is amended in section 6(3) by striking out “Minister of Learning” and substituting “Minister of Education”.

Alberta Treasury Branches Act

Amends RSA 2000 cA‑37

6(1)  The Alberta Treasury Branches Act is amended by this section.

(2)  The title and chapter number of the Act are repealed and the following is substituted:

ATB FINANCIAL ACT
Chapter A-45.2

(3)  Section 2 is amended

                            (a)    by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following:

ATB Financial

2(1)  The corporation known as Alberta Treasury Branches is continued as a corporation under the name ATB Financial.

(1.1)  ATB Financial consists of the board of directors appointed under section 3.

                           (b)    in subsections (2) to (4) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” wherever it occurs and substituting “ATB Financial”.

(4)  Section 10 is amended by striking out “treasury branches” and substituting “branches”.

(5)  The following provisions are amended by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” wherever it occurs and substituting “ATB Financial”:

section 1;
section 3;
section 4;
section 6;
sections 7 to 25;
sections 28 to 34.

(6)  The following provisions are amended by striking out “treasury branch” wherever it occurs and substituting “branch”:

section 1;
section 4;
section 13;
section 25;
section 31;
section 32.

Auditor General Act

Amends RSA 2000 cA-46

7   The Auditor General Act is amended in section 1(1)(d) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

Body Armour Control Act

Amends SA 2010 cB‑4.8

8   The Body Armour Control Act is amended in section 14(a) by adding “with” after “charged”.

Child Protection and
Accountability Act

Amends SA 2017 c8

9   The Child Protection and Accountability Act is amended in section 1(15) by striking out “9.1(3)” in the new section 22(b.23) and substituting “9.1(4)”.

Child, Youth and Family
Enhancement Act

Amends RSA 2000 cC‑12

10(1)  The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Sections 44(6)(d) and 49(6)(d) are amended by striking outDependent Adults Actand substitutingAdult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act”.

(3)  Section 119(3) is amended by striking out Administrative Procedures Actand substitutingAdministrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act”.

Children First Act

Amends SA 2013 cC‑12.5

11   The Children First Act is amended in section 5(2) by striking out “the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research” and substituting “PolicyWise for Children & Families”.

Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act

Amends RSA 2000 cC‑26

12   The Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act is amended in sections 13(7) and 14(2) by striking outAdministrative Procedures Actand substitutingAdministrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act”.

Cooperatives Act

Amends SA 2001 cC‑28.1

13   The Cooperatives Act is amended in section 431(a) by striking out “59 of the former Act” and substituting “66 of the former Act”.

Court of Appeal Act

Amends RSA 2000 cC‑30

14   The Court of Appeal Act is amended in section 3(1)(b) by striking out “13” and substituting “14”.

Court of Queen’s Bench Act

Amends RSA 2000 cC‑31

15(1)  The Court of Queen’s Bench Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 1(b.2) is amended by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”.

(3)  Section 3(1)(c) is amended by striking out “65” and substituting “74”.

(4)  Section 8.2 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1) by striking out “be reappointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (2) by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (3)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Minister reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                           (d)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    by striking out “request the reappointment of a person” and substituting “approve a person to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a) by striking out “the reappointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request is made” and substituting “approval is given”;

                            (e)    by repealing subsections (5) and (5.1);

                            (f)    in subsection (6)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointment of a master in chambers under this section may be made only” and substituting “master in chambers may only be approved to continue in office under this section”;

                                 (ii)    by repealing clause (a);

                                (iii)    by repealing clause (b) and substituting the following:

                                       (b)    the master in chambers has consented to continue in office,

                           (g)    in subsection (7)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointed” wherever it occurs and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “subsection (5.1)” and substituting “subsection (3)”;

                           (h)    in subsection (8) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                             (i)    by adding the following after subsection (8):

(9)  If a master in chambers is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Justice shall notify the person designated by the Minister no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

(10)  A master in chambers who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been reappointed under subsection (2) or (3), as they read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(5)  Section 8.21 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (2)

                                  (i)    in clause (b) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “the appointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (3) `

                                  (i)    in clause (b) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                           (d)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    in clause (a) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (b) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                            (e)    in subsection (5)

                                  (i)    in clause (a) by striking out “and the appointment” and substituting “whose term”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (b) by striking out “be reappointed” and substituting “continue”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “request that the Minister reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                            (f)    in subsection (6)

                                  (i)    by striking out “A request under subsection (3), (4) or (5) may be made” and substituting “The Chief Justice may approve a person to continue in office under subsection (3), (4) or (5)”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a)

                                       (A)    by striking out “the appointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “or (4) or the reappointment under subsection” and substituting “, (4) or”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request is made” and substituting “approval is given”;

                           (g)    by repealing subsections (7) and (7.1);

                           (h)    in subsection (8)

                                  (i)    by striking out “An appointment or reappointment of a master in chambers as a half‑time master in chambers shall be made only” and substituting “A master in chambers shall only be approved to continue in office as a half‑time master in chambers”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a) by striking out “the appointment or reappointment” and substituting “continue in office as a half‑time master in chambers”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “appointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                             (i)    in subsection (9)

                                  (i)    by striking out “appointed or reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a)

                                       (A)    by striking out “request for appointment is made” and substituting “master in chambers is approved to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “appointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request for appointment is made” and substituting “master in chambers is approved to continue in office”;

                                (iv)    in clause (c)

                                       (A)    by striking out “request for appointment is made” and substituting “master in chambers is approved to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “appointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (v)    in clause (d)

                                       (A)    by striking out “request for reappointment is made” and substituting “master in chambers is approved to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “appointment” and substituting “term”;

                             (j)    in subsection (12) by striking out “of appointment”;

                            (k)    by adding the following after subsection (12):

(12.1)  If a master in chambers is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Justice shall notify the person designated by the Minister no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

                             (l)    in subsection (13) by striking out “appointed or reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                          (m)    by adding the following after subsection (13):

(14)  A master in chambers who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been appointed or reappointed under subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5), as they read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(6)  Section 8.3 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1)(b) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (3) by striking out “Lieutenant Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice, may appoint a person” and substituting “Chief Justice may approve a person to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    by striking out “appointment as”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “Minister shall renew the appointment” and substituting “Chief Justice may approve the ad hoc master to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “on the recommendation of the Chief Justice”;

                           (d)    by adding the following after subsection (5):

(6)  If a master in chambers is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Justice shall notify the person designated by the Minister no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

(7)  A master in chambers who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been appointed under subsection (3), as it read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(7)  This section comes into force on February 1, 2018.

Emergency Health Services Act

Amends SA 2008 cE‑6.6

16   The Emergency Health Services Act is amended in section 34(2) by striking out Administrative Procedures Actand substitutingAdministrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act”.

Environmental Protection and
Enhancement Act

Amends RSA 2000 cE‑12

17(1)  The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 146(p) is amended by striking out “25(3)(c)” and substituting “25(3)”.

(3)  Section 220(b) is repealed and the following is substituted:

                           (b)    a person who is designated as an inspector or investigator under section 25,

(4)  Section 11 of the Schedule of Activities is amended by striking out “37(a)” and substituting “37(1)(a)”.

Fair Trading Act

Amends RSA 2000 cF-2

18   The Fair Trading Act is amended in section 60(2) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

Family Support for Children
with Disabilities Act

Amends SA 2003 cF‑5.3

19   The Family Support for Children with Disabilities Act is amended in section 9(1) by striking outAdministrative Procedures Actand substitutingAdministrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act”.

Financial Administration Act

Amends RSA 2000 cF-12

20(1)  The Financial Administration Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 1(1)(t) is amended by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

(3)  Section 70 is amended by striking outAlberta Treasury Branches Actand substitutingATB Financial Act”.

Financial Consumers Act

Amends RSA 2000 cF‑13

21(1)  The Financial Consumers Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 2(e) is amended by adding “under section 46.1” after “appointed”.

(3)  The following is added after the heading Administrative Matters and before section 47:

Appointment of Director

46.1   The Minister may appoint a person to act as the Director for the purposes of this Act and the regulations.

Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act

Amends RSA 2000 cF‑25

22   The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is amended in section 4(1)(b) by striking outAdministrative Procedures Actand substitutingAdministrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act”.

Government Organization Act

Amends RSA 2000 cG‑10

23   The Government Organization Act is amended in Schedule 6

                            (a)    by repealing section 2.2 and substituting the following:

Appointment of officials

2.2   The Minister may appoint a person to any position that may be necessary or advisable for the purposes of a domestic trade agreement, unless otherwise provided by the agreement.

                           (b)    by repealing section 3.

Health Professions Act

Amends RSA 2000 cH‑7

24(1)  The Health Professions Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 54 is amended in subsections (3) and (4) by striking out “subsection (1)(b)” and substituting “subsection (1)”.

(3)  Schedule 19 is amended

                            (a)    by repealing section 1 and substituting the following:

Continuation of corporation

1   The corporation known as the Alberta College of Pharmacists is continued as a corporation under the name Alberta College of Pharmacy.

                           (b)    in sections 2 to 5 by striking out “Alberta College of Pharmacists” and substituting “Alberta College of Pharmacy”;

                            (c)    by adding the following after section 7:

Transitional

7.1   On the coming into force of this section,

                                 (a)    the members of the council of the Alberta College of Pharmacists continue as members of the council of the Alberta College of Pharmacy for the same terms of office unless their terms are terminated earlier under this Act;

                                 (b)    the registrar of the Alberta College of Pharmacists continues as the registrar of the Alberta College of Pharmacy for the same term of office unless the term is terminated earlier under this Act;

                                 (c)    the president of the Alberta College of Pharmacists continues as the president of the Alberta College of Pharmacy for the same term of office unless the term is terminated earlier under this Act;

                                 (d)    the members of the competence committee of the Alberta College of Pharmacists continue as members of the competence committee of the Alberta College of Pharmacy for the same terms of office unless their terms are terminated earlier under this Act;

                                 (e)    the members of the registration committee of the Alberta College of Pharmacists continue as members of the registration committee of the Alberta College of Pharmacy for the same terms of office unless their terms are terminated earlier under this Act.

                           (d)    by adding the following after section 8:

Transitional

8.1   On the coming into force of this section, clinical pharmacists, provisional pharmacists, courtesy pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, provisional pharmacy technicians and courtesy pharmacy technicians registered as regulated members of the Alberta College of Pharmacists are deemed to be registered as regulated members of the Alberta College of Pharmacy and to be issued the applicable practice permit by the registrar of the Alberta College of Pharmacy until it expires or is cancelled under this Act.

                            (e)    by repealing sections 9 and 10;

                            (f)    by repealing section 11(2) to (6);

                           (g)    by repealing section 12.

(4)  Subsection (3) comes into force on July 1, 2018.

Hospitals Act

Amends RSA 2000 cH‑12

25(1)  The Hospitals Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 9(b) is amended

                            (a)    by striking out “Alberta Association and College of Registered Nurses” and substituting “College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta”;

                           (b)    by striking out “Alberta College of Pharmacists” and substituting “Alberta College of Pharmacy”.

(3)  Section 18(1)(d) is amended by striking out “Alberta Association and College of Registered Nurses” and substituting “College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta”.

(4)  Subsection (2)(b) comes into force on July 1, 2018.

Insurance Act

Amends RSA 2000 cI‑3

26   The Insurance Act is amended in section 1

                            (a)    in clause (n)(i) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”;

                           (b)    in clause (u)(ii) by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

International Conventions
Implementation Act

Amends RSA 2000 cI‑6

27   The International Conventions Implementation Act is amended in Schedule 3 by striking out the heading PART II COPE OF THE CONVENTION and substituting the following:

PART II
SCOPE OF THE CONVENTION

Interpretation Act

Amends RSA 2000 cI-8

28   The Interpretation Act is amended by repealing section 28(1)(ddd) and substituting the following:

                            (ddd)    “treasury branch” means a branch referred to in section 10 of the ATB Financial Act;

Investing in a Diversified Alberta
Economy Act

Amends SA 2016 cI‑10.5

29   The Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act is amended in section 51(3) by striking out “as soon as is reasonably practicable” and substituting “within 30 days”.

Judicature Act

Amends RSA 2000 cJ‑2

30   The Judicature Act is amended in section 19.1(8)(a) by adding “of” after “more”.

Justice of the Peace Act

Amends RSA 2000 cJ‑4

31(1)  The Justice of the Peace Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 1(b.1) is amended by adding “or approved to continue in office” after “appointed”.

(3)  Section 7(2) is amended by striking out “or extended” and substituting “, extended or continued”.

(4)  Section 7.1 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (2) by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council reappoint the justice of the peace” and substituting “approve the justice of the peace to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (3)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                           (d)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    by striking out “request the reappointment of a justice of the peace” and substituting “approve a justice of the peace to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a) by striking out “the reappointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request is made” and substituting “approval is given”;

                            (e)    by repealing subsection (5);

                            (f)    in subsection (6) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                           (g)    in subsection (7)

                                  (i)    by striking out “be reappointed under this section only if” and substituting “only be approved to continue in office under this section if”;

                                 (ii)    by repealing clause (a);

                                (iii)    in clause (b)

                                       (A)    by striking out “in respect of whom the request has been made”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “the reappointment” and substituting “continue in office”;

                           (h)    in subsection (8)

                                  (i)    by striking out “been reappointed” and substituting “been approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “be reappointed” and substituting “be approved to continue in office”;

                             (i)    in subsection (9)

                                  (i)    by striking out “a term of reappointment” and substituting “the term”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                             (j)    by adding the following after subsection (9):

(9.1)  If a justice of the peace is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Judge shall notify the person designated by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

                            (k)    in subsection (10) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                             (l)    by adding the following after subsection (10):

(11)  A justice of the peace who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been reappointed under subsection (2) or (3), as they read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(5)  Section 7.2 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “be approved to continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (2) by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint the justice of the peace” and substituting “approve the justice of the peace to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (3)

                                  (i)    by striking out “appointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                           (d)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    by striking out “request the appointment or the reappointment of an ad hoc justice of the peace” and substituting “approve a person to continue in office as an ad hoc justice of the peace”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a) by striking out “the appointment or reappointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office as an ad hoc justice of the peace”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request is made” and substituting “approval is given”;

                            (e)    by repealing subsection (5);

                            (f)    in subsection (6)

                                  (i)    by striking out “be appointed or reappointed under this section only if” and substituting “only be approved to continue in office under this section if”;

                                 (ii)    by repealing clause (a);

                                (iii)    in clause (b)

                                       (A)    by striking out “in respect of whom the request has been made”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “the appointment or reappointment” and substituting “continue in office as an ad hoc justice of the peace”;

                           (g)    in subsection (7) by striking out “appointed or reappointed under subsection (5)” and substituting “approved to continue in office under subsection (3)”;

                           (h)    in subsection (8)

                                  (i)    by striking out “appointment or reappointment of”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “appointed or reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                             (i)    by adding the following after subsection (8):

(8.1)  If a justice of the peace is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Judge shall notify the person designated by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

                             (j)    in subsection (9) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                            (k)    by adding the following after subsection (9):

(10)  A justice of the peace who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been appointed under subsection (2) or (3), as they read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(6)  This section comes into force on February 1, 2018.

Land Titles Act

Amends RSA 2000 cL‑4

32   The Land Titles Act is amended in section 61(2)(d) by striking out “and”.

Limitations Act

Amends RSA 2000 cL‑12

33   The Limitations Act is amended by repealing section 5.1(13) and substituting the following:

(13)  Subsections (3) to (12) do not apply where the potential defendant is a guardian of the minor.

Maintenance Enforcement Act

Amends RSA 2000 cM-1

34(1)  The Maintenance Enforcement Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 13(1)(a)(i) is amended by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

(3)  Section 13.1 is amended by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” wherever it occurs and substituting “ATB Financial”.

Marketing of Agricultural
Products Act

Amends RSA 2000 cM‑4

35   The Marketing of Agricultural Products Act is amended in section 1(e) by striking out “18” and substituting “17(1)(b)”.

Members of the Legislative
Assembly Pension Plan Act

Amends RSA 2000 cM‑12

36   The Members of the Legislative Assembly Pension Plan Act is amended in section 33(5)(b) by striking outAdministrative Procedures Actand substitutingAdministrative Procedures and Jurisdiction Act”.

Modernized Municipal
Government Act

Amends SA 2016 c24

37   The Modernized Municipal Government Act is amended in section 62

                            (a)    by striking out “improvement area tax” in the new section 460.1(1)(b) and substituting “improvement tax”;

                           (b)    by adding the following after the new section 460.1(2):

(3)  In this section, a reference to “improvement tax” includes a business improvement area tax in Part 10, Division 4 and a local improvement tax in Part 10, Division 7.

Municipal Government Act

Amends RSA 2000 cM‑26

38   The Municipal Government Act is amended in section 1(1)(s) by striking out “described in subclauses (i) to (iii)” and substituting “described in subclauses (i) to (iv)”.

Personal Directives Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑6

39   The Personal Directives Act is amended in section 1(m.1) by striking outDependent Adults Actand substitutingAdult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act”.

Pharmacy and Drug Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑13

40(1)  The Pharmacy and Drug Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 1(1)(a) is amended by striking out “Alberta College of Pharmacists” and substituting “Alberta College of Pharmacy”.

(3)  This section comes into force on July 1, 2018.

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act

Amends SA 2013 cP‑18.5

41   The Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act is amended in section 86(1)(c)(i) by striking out “in subclause (i)”.

Provincial Court Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑31

42(1)  The Provincial Court Act is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 1(b) is amended by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”.

(3)  Section 9.23 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1) by striking out “be reappointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsections (2) and (3) by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clauses (a) and (b) by striking out “request that the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                           (d)    in subsection (5)

                                  (i)    by striking out “request of the Chief Judge or the Judicial Council for the reappointment of a person as a judge under this section may be made” and substituting “Chief Judge or the Judicial Council may approve a person to continue in office as a judge under this section”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a) by striking out “the reappointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request is made” and substituting “approval is given”;

                            (e)    by repealing subsections (6) and (6.1);

                            (f)    in subsection (7)

                                  (i)    by striking out “reappointment of a judge under this section shall be made only” and substituting “judge shall only be approved to continue in office under this section”;

                                 (ii)    by repealing clause (a);

                                (iii)    by repealing clause (b) and substituting the following:

                                       (b)    the judge has consented to continue in office,

                           (g)    in subsection (8)

                                  (i)    by striking out “subsection (6.1)” and substituting “subsection (4)”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “reappointed” wherever it occurs and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                           (h)    in subsection (9) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                             (i)    by adding the following after subsection (9):

(9.1)  If a judge is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Judge or the Judicial Council, as the case may be, shall notify the person designated by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

                             (j)    in subsection (10) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                            (k)    by adding the following after subsection (10):

(11)  A judge who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been reappointed under subsection (2), (3) or (4), as they read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(4)  Section 9.24 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (2)

                                  (i)    in clause (c) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “the appointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                            (c)    in subsection (3)

                                  (i)    in clause (b) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                           (d)    in subsection (3.1)

                                  (i)    in clause (a) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (b) by striking out “be appointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “request that the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoint that judge” and substituting “approve that judge to continue in office”;

                            (e)    in subsection (4)

                                  (i)    in clause (a) by striking out “the appointment” and substituting “the judge’s term”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (b) by striking out “be reappointed” and substituting “continue in office”;

                                (iii)    by striking out “request that the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General reappoint that person” and substituting “approve that person to continue in office”;

                            (f)    in subsection (5)

                                  (i)    by striking out “A request under subsection (3), (3.1) or (4) may be made” and substituting “The Chief Judge may approve a person to continue in office as a judge under subsection (3), (3.1) or (4)”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a)

                                       (A)    by striking out “the appointment” and substituting “approving that person to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “or (3.1) or reappointment under subsection” and substituting “, (3.1) or”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request is made” and substituting “approval is given”;

                           (g)    by repealing subsections (6) and (6.1);

                           (h)    in subsection (7)

                                  (i)    by striking out “An appointment or reappointment of a judge as a part‑time judge shall be made only” and substituting “A judge shall only be approved to continue in office as a part‑time judge”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a) by striking out “the appointment or reappointment” and substituting “continue in office as a part‑time judge”;

                             (i)    in subsection (8)

                                  (i)    by striking out “appointed or reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (a)

                                       (A)    by striking out “request for appointment is made” and substituting “judge is approved to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “appointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                (iii)    in clause (b) by striking out “request for appointment is made” and substituting “judge is approved to continue in office”;

                                (iv)    in clause (b.1)

                                       (A)    by striking out “request for appointment is made” and substituting “judge is approved to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “appointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (v)    in clause (c)

                                       (A)    by striking out “request for reappointment is made” and substituting “judge is approved to continue in office”;

                                       (B)    by striking out “appointment” and substituting “term”;

                             (j)    in subsection (11) by striking out “appointment of”;

                            (k)    by adding the following after subsection (11):

(11.1)  If a judge is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Judge shall notify the person designated by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

                             (l)    in subsection (12) by striking out “appointed or reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                          (m)    by adding the following after subsection (12):

(13)  A judge who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been appointed or reappointed under subsection (2), (3), (3.1) or (4), as they read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(5)  Section 9.3 is amended

                            (a)    in subsection (1)

                                  (i)    in clause (b) by striking out “reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                                 (ii)    in clause (c) by striking out “appointed or reappointed” and substituting “approved to continue in office”;

                           (b)    in subsection (3) by striking out “Lieutenant Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Chief Judge, may appoint a person” and substituting “Chief Judge may approve a person to continue in office”;

                            (c)    by repealing subsection (4) and substituting the following:

(4)  The term for which a judge may be approved to continue in office as a supernumerary judge is 2 years, but the Chief Judge may renew the appointment for further periods of 2 years.

                           (d)    by adding the following after subsection (5):

(5.1)  If a judge is approved to continue in office under this section, the Chief Judge shall notify the person designated by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General no later than 20 days before the effective date of the approval in the form approved by the Minister.

                            (e)    in subsection (6) by striking out “supernumerary judge appointed” and substituting “judge approved to continue as a supernumerary judge”;

                            (f)    by adding the following after subsection (6):

(7)  A judge who, on the coming into force of this subsection, is serving a term of office after having been appointed under subsection (3), as it read at any time before the coming into force of this subsection, is deemed, on the coming into force of this subsection, to have been approved to continue in office for the same term.

(6)  This section comes into force on February 1, 2018.

Provincial Parks Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑35

43   The Provincial Parks Act is amended by renumbering the 2nd section 18(1) as section 18.1(1).

Public Health Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑37

44   The Public Health Act is amended in section 66(1)(j) by striking out “practice” and substituting “practise”.

Public Sector Pension Plans Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑41

45   The Public Sector Pension Plans Act is amended in Schedule 5

                            (a)    in section 2(1) by striking out “continued” and substituting “continue”;

                           (b)    in section 12(1.1) by striking out “(1)(k)” and substituting “(1)(j)”.

Public Utilities Act

Amends RSA 2000 cP‑45

46   The Public Utilities Act is amended in section 91(1) by renumbering it as section 91.

Reform of Agencies, Boards and
Commissions Compensation Act

Amends SA 2016 cR-8.5

47   The Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act is amended in the Schedule by striking out “Alberta Treasury Branches” and substituting “ATB Financial”.

Residential Tenancies Act

Amends SA 2004 cR‑17.1

48   The Residential Tenancies Act is amended in the following sections by striking out “Part 3 or 4” wherever it occurs and substituting “Part 3, Part 4 or Part 4.1”:

section 54.2(3);
section 54.3(3);
section 54.4(1) and (3).

Traffic Safety Act

Amends RSA 2000 cT‑6

49   The Traffic Safety Act is amended in section 168(1)(a)(ii) by striking out “pretenses” and substituting “pretences”.

Water Act

Amends RSA 2000 cW‑3

50   The Water Act is amended in section 96(4) by striking out “1(1)(ff)” and substituting “1(1)(ee)”.

Weed Control Act

Amends SA 2008 cW‑5.1

51   The Weed Control Act is amended by repealing section 21(6).