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     Alberta Regulation 154/95

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PORK PRODUCERS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
     PRODUCER PLEBISCITE REGULATION

     Filed:  July 10, 1995

Made by the Albera Agricultural Products Marketing Council pursuant to
section 25(2) of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Plebiscite     2
Who may vote   3
Conduct of plebiscite    4
Returning officer   5
Duties of returning officer, etc.  6
Non-receipt of ballot, etc.   7
Requirement to observe the rules   8
Information meetings     9
Receipt of ballots by returning officer 10
Ballot count   11
Report of results   12
Recount   13
Destruction of ballots   14
Direction of returning officer     15
Implementation of plebiscite results    16
Substantial compliance   17

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "ballot" means a ballot referred to in Form 3 of the Schedule;

     (b)  "ballot envelope" means a ballot envelope referred to in Form 4
of the Schedule;

     (c)  "Board" means the Alberta Pork Producers Development
Corporation;

     (d)  "Council" means the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing
Council;

     (e)  "eligible extra-levy producer" means a pork producer who

               (i)  has paid a service charge during the period
commencing on January 6, 1981 and concluding on November 25, 1985, and

               (ii) is eligible to receive shares in Fletcher's Fine
Foods Ltd. by way of the patronage dividends declared on December 31, 1992
and December 31, 1993 by virtue of having marketed a hog through the Board
in 1992 or 1993, or in both years;

     (f)  "eligible producer" means a person who is eligible to vote in
the plebiscite;

     (g)  "eligible 1994 producer" means a hog producer who

               (i)  marketed 3 or more hogs through the Board in 1994,
or

               (ii) paid a service charge before July 31, 1995 in
respect of 3 or more hogs marketed in 1994 other than through the Board;

     (h)  "identification envelope" means a certificate and registration
envelope referred to in Form 6 of the Schedule;

     (i)  "information meeting" means an information meeting referred to
in section 9;

     (j)  "Plan" means the Alberta Pork Producers' Marketing Plan, 1968
(Alta. Reg. 195/68);

     (k)  "plebiscite" means a plebiscite that is conducted pursuant to
this Regulation;

     (l)  "registered producer" means a registered producer as defined in
the Plan;

     (m)  "service charge" means a service charge that is paid to the
Board.


Plebiscite
2(1)  The Council shall conduct a plebiscite for the purpose of determining
whether the 2 923 977 shares in Fletchers Fine Foods Ltd. should be
allocated to

     (a)  eligible 1994 producers, or

     (b)  eligible extra-levy producers.

(2)  The matter being voted on in the plebiscite shall be decided by a
majority of the eligible producers who have voted in the plebiscite in
accordance with this Regulation.


Who may vote
3(1)  A registered producer who

     (a)  has marketed hogs within the most recent 18-month period, and

     (b)  has been assigned by the Board a farm unit registration number

is eligible to vote in the plebiscite.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), the 18-month period is deemed
to have commenced on January 1, 1994.

(3)  An eligible producer may vote only once in the plebiscite.

(4)  Subject to subsection (5), only an individual may vote in the
plebiscite.

(5)  For the purposes of the plebiscite, only one individual may vote as
the representative of a partnership, corporation or other recognized
business unit.


Conduct of plebiscite
4(1)  When the returning officer has received by mail an identification
envelope that

     (a)  contains a ballot envelope, and

     (b)  is appropriately identified and signed by an eligible producer,

that eligible producer is considered to have registered with the Council
for the purposes of the plebiscite.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an eligible producer is not registered
pursuant to subsection (1) if that eligible producer's identification
envelope is rejected under this Regulation.


Returning officer
5   The returning officer shall be

     (a)  Cliff Downey, or

     (b)  such other person as may be appointed by the Council.


Duties of returning officer, etc.
6   The duties of the returning officer are the following:

     (a)  to supervise and approve all notices and advertisements for the
plebiscite;

     (b)  to arrange for the printing of ballots, ballot envelopes and
identification envelopes;

     (c)  to obtain from the Board a complete list of names, addresses
and producer numbers of persons who were registered producers during the
period commencing on January 1, 1994 and concluding on June 30, 1995;

     (d)  when satisfied as to the accuracy and completeness of the list
obtained under clause (b), to adopt the list as the voters list;

     (e)  to cause the following to be mailed by registered mail on or
before July 12, 1995 to every person on the voters list:

               (i)  the letter of explanation as set out in Form 1 of
the Schedule;

               (ii) the voting procedure as set out in Form 2 of the
Schedule;

               (iii)     the ballot;

               (iv) the ballot envelope and the identification
envelope;

     (f)  to strike from the voters list the name of any person who the
returning officer considers, after reasonable investigation, is not
eligible to vote, and to so notify that person.


Non-receipt of ballot, etc.
7(1)  Where a registered producer

     (a)  is on the voters list but has not received a ballot from the
returning officer or has lost the ballot, and

     (b)  desires to exercise the right to vote,

that person may apply to the returning officer before 4:30 p.m. on July 20,
1995 for a ballot.

(2)  Where a person makes an application under subsection (1), the
returning officer may supply a ballot to that person if the returning
officer is satisfied that the person

     (a)  does not have a ballot but is entitled to vote in the
plebiscite, and

     (b)  has not previously voted in the plebiscite.


Requirement to observe the rules
8   A person shall not vote unless that person complies with the
requirements of this Regulation and observes the voting procedures set out
in the Schedule.


Information meetings
9(1)  The returning officer shall conduct an information meeting

     (a)  in Calgary on July 18, 1995, and,

     (b)  in Edmonton on July 20, 1995,

for the purpose only of informing eligible producers with respect to the
voting process.

(2)  Subject to this section, the information meetings may be conducted in
a manner as determined by the Council.


Receipt of ballots by returning officer
10   On receiving an identification envelope, the returning officer shall

     (a)  reject the identification envelope if

               (i)  the identification envelope

                         (A)  has not been signed by the eligible
producer, or

                         (B)  does not include the appropriate
producer identification,

               or

               (ii) the identification envelope and label have been
tampered with,

     and

     (b)  if the identification envelope is not rejected under clause
(a), remove the ballot envelope from the identification envelope and insert
the ballot envelope into the voting box without putting any identification
mark on the ballot envelope.


Ballot count
11(1)  After all ballot envelopes have been placed in the voting box, the
returning officer shall, after 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 1995, open the voting
box and count the ballots contained in the box in the presence of at least
2 other persons, one of whom represents the Council and one of whom
represents the Board.

(2)  The returning officer shall reject any ballot

     (a)  that is received after 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 1995,

     (b)  that has not been supplied by the returning officer, or

     (c)  that, in the opinion of the returning officer, does not clearly
indicate the voter's choice.

(3)  An individual or a representative of any group or association that is
interested in being present while the ballots are being counted may, with
the prior approval of the returning officer, be present at the count.


Report of results
12   On completing the count of the ballots, the returning officer shall

     (a)  post the results of the vote in the returning officer's office,
and

     (b)  report the results of the vote to the Minister of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Development, the Council and the Board.


Recount
13(1)  Any eligible producer who is on the voter's list may apply in
writing to the returning officer for a recount if the vote in the
plebiscite indicates a difference in the results of the plebiscite of less
than 1%.

(2)  An application for a recount must be made to the returning officer
within 7 days from the date that the returning officer posts the results of
the plebiscite.

(3)  Where a recount is to be conducted,

     (a)  the recount shall be conducted by the returning officer on or
before August 11, 1995, and

     (b)  the eligible producer who requested the recount may be present
at the recount.


Destruction of ballots
14   The returning officer shall destroy all ballots on or after August 31,
1995, unless otherwise directed by a court or the Council.


Direction of returning officer
15   The returning officer may, at any time, and from time to time, issue
any further directions and take other actions as may be necessary for the
proper conduct of the plebiscite.


Implementa-tion of plebiscite results
16(1)  After it has determined the result of the plebiscite, the Council
shall make a direction to the Board under section 11 of the Act, with the
approval of the Minister, as to the allocation of the 2 923 977 shares in
Fletcher's Fine Foods Ltd.

(2)  The direction made by the Council under subsection (1) shall

     (a)  be in accordance with the results of the plebiscite, and

     (b)  set out the following:

               (i)  that a plebiscite has been held under section 25(2)
of the Act;

               (ii) the results of the plebiscite and, specifically,
whether the eligible 1994 producers or the eligible extra-levy producers
are to be allocated the 2 923 977 shares in Fletcher's Fine Foods Ltd.;

               (iii)     the directions of the Council under section 11 of
the Act.


Substantial compliance
17   A proceeding that is in substantial compliance with this Regulation is
not open to objection on the ground that it is not in strict compliance
with this Regulation.


     SCHEDULE

     FORM 1
     LETTER OF EXPLANATION

To:  Pork Producers

Subject:  Plebiscite on the issue of which pork producers should receive
the 2 923 977 shares in Fletcher's Fine Foods Ltd.

In accordance with the provisions of the Marketing of Agricultural Products
Act, the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council is conducting a
plebiscite on the issue of which pork producers should receive the 1994
patronage dividend shares in Fletcher's Fine Foods Ltd.

A vote in favour of the eligible 1994 producers means that the 2 923 977
shares in Fletcher's would go to those hog producers who marketed 3 or more
hogs through the APPDC in 1994, or paid the APPDC's service charge before
July 31, 1995 in respect of 3 or more hogs marketed in 1994 other than
through the APPDC.

A vote in favour of the eligible extra-levy producers means the 2 923 977
shares in Fletcher's would go to those pork producers who paid the APPDC's
service charge between January 6, 1981 and November 25, 1985 and who are
eligible to receive shares by way of the patronage dividends declared
December 31, 1992 and December 31, 1993.  To be eligible to receive
patronage dividends a producer must have marketed a hog through the APPDC
in 1992 or 1993, or both years.

In order to be entitled to vote in this plebiscite, you must be an eligible
producer.  An "eligible producer" is a producer who

     (a)  has marketed hogs within the most recent 18-month period, and

     (b)  has been assigned by the Board a farm unit registration number.

For the purpose of voting on the plebiscite, enclosed are the following:

1.   Outline of Voting Procedure

2.   Self-addressed Identification Envelope

3.   Ballot Envelope

4.   Ballot

Also enclosed is a Meeting Notice, together with an information sheet which
briefly summarizes this matter.

Please read the enclosed material very carefully.  If you have any
questions regarding the procedure to be followed, contact the Returning
Officer, Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council (telephone
427-2164, Edmonton).

Please note that ballots must be received by the Returning Officer no later
than 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 1995.  To ensure that your ballot is received
prior to the deadline, please return it as soon as possible.
                             
     Returning Officer


     FORM 2
     OUTLINE OF VOTING PROCEDURE
     FOR THE PLEBISCITE

1.   Every voter shall mark an "X" in the appropriate space to indicate
the voter's preference.

     (a)  If you are in favour of the *eligible 1994 producers receiving
the shares in Fletcher's, indicate with an "X" in the box immediately to
the right of "Eligible 1994 Producers".

example

    
     Ballot
     (Mark "X" in one box only to show your preference)


The 2 923 977 shares in Fletcher's should be allocated to:

     Eligible 1994 Producers                      

     Eligible Extra-Levy Producers           


     (b)  If you are in favour of the **eligible extra-levy producers
receiving the shares in Fletcher's, indicate with an "X" in the box
immediately to the right of "Eligible Extra-Levy Producers".

example

     Ballot
     (Mark "X" in one box only to show your preference)


The 2 923 977 shares in Fletcher's should be allocated to:

     Eligible 1994 Producers                      

     Eligible Extra-Levy Producers           




*"eligible 1994 producer" means a hog producer who

     (a)  marketed 3 or more hogs through the Board in 1994, or

     (b)  paid a service charge before July 31, 1995 in respect of 3 or
more hogs marketed in 1994 other than through the Board.

**"eligible extra-levy producer" means a pork producer who

     (a)  has paid a service charge during the period commencing on
January 6, 1981 and concluding on November 25, 1985, and

     (b)  is eligible to receive shares in Fletcher's Fine Foods Ltd. by
way of the patronage dividends declared on December 31, 1992 and December
31, 1993 by virtue of having marketed a hog through the Board in 1992 or
1993, or in both years.

2.   Every marked ballot shall be placed in the envelope marked "Ballot
Envelope" and then the Ballot Envelope must be sealed.  Do not write
anything whatsoever on the Ballot Envelope.

3.   Every sealed "Ballot Envelope" must be inserted in the Identification
Envelope. The Identification Envelope must be addressed to the returning
officer, be marked with the voter's name, address, producer number, be
signed by the eligible producer and be posted immediately.

Only ballots received by the returning officer no later than 4:30 p.m. on
July 31, 1995 will be accepted.


     FORM 3
     INFORMATION SHEET

1.   Fletcher's, Fletcher's management, Vencap and the APPDC concluded an
agreement in June of 1995 for Vencap and Fletcher's management to invest in
Fletcher's Fine Foods Ltd.  As a result of this agreement:

         the APPDC has distributed approximately 7 million shares in
Fletcher's to eligible extra-levy producers;

         the APPDC received a further 2 923 977 shares in Fletcher's.

2.   The Board determined in March of 1995 that the 2 923 977 shares in
Fletcher's should be allocated to current 1994 producers.  Two producers
appealed this decision to the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act Appeal
Tribunal.  The Tribunal rescinded the Board's decision with a
recommendation that a process be developed to determine which producers are
to be allocated these shares.

3.   Following this decision of the Tribunal, the Lieutenant Governor in
Council directed that Marketing Council conduct a plebiscite of Alberta
pork producers to determine which producers are to receive the 2 923 977
shares in Fletcher's.

4.   The shares will be distributed either to eligible 1994 producers or
eligible extra-levy producers depending on how registered producers vote in
the mail-in ballot.

5.   Eligible extra-levy producers are hog producers who paid the Board's
service charge between January 6, 1981 and November 25, 1985 and who are
eligible to receive shares by way of the patronage dividends declared
December 31, 1992 and December 31, 1993.  To be eligible to receive
patronage dividends a producer must have marketed a hog through the APPDC
in 1992 or 1993, or both. 

6.   Eligible 1994 producers are producers who marketed 3 or more hogs
through the APPDC in 1994, or paid the APPDC's service charge before July
31, 1995 in respect of 3 or more hogs marketed in 1994 other than through
the APPDC.

7.   Therefore, registered producers will choose one of two options:

         allocate the shares to the eligible extra-levy producers, or
         allocate the shares to the eligible 1994 producers.

8.   If the registered producers choose to give the shares to eligible
extra-levy producers, each eligible extra-levy producer will receive
approximately .4* shares per hog marketed in the period between January 6,
1981 and November 25, 1985.  Please note that this will be in addition to
the shares already issued to the extra-levy producers.

9.   If the producers choose the 1994 producers to receive these shares,
each producer will receive approximately 1.4* shares per hog marketed in
the year 1994.

10.  Pursuant to the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act and the
Alberta Pork Producers Marketing Plan, 1968, only registered producers can
vote.  A registered producer is a producer who has a registration number
from the Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation and has marketed at
least one hog through the APPDC or has paid a service charge on at least
one hog to the APPDC in the 18 months before June 30, 1995.  Therefore, you
are a registered producer and are entitled to vote if you have marketed
through the APPDC or paid a service charge to the APPDC for a hog marketed
in 1994 at any time between January 1, 1994 and June 30, 1995.

     *Please note that these numbers are approximate and cannot be finally
determined until the conclusion of the vote.  However, it is not
anticipated that they will change significantly.


     FORM 4
     BALLOT



    
     Ballot
     (Mark "X" in one box only to show your preference)


The 2 923 977 shares in Fletcher's should be allocated to:

     Eligible 1994 Producers                      

     Eligible Extra-Levy Producers           



     FORM 5
     BALLOT ENVELOPE


     Ballot
     Envelope



     FORM 6
     IDENTIFICATION ENVELOPE

Name:               
Address:            
                         
Producer #:         
Signature:               


Identification Envelope



                         Returning Officer
                         Agricultural Products Marketing Council
                         7000 - 113 Street
                         Edmonton, Alberta
                         T6H 9Z9



     Alberta Regulation 155/95

     Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

     PESTICIDE (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 10, 1995

Made by the Minister of Environmental Protection (M.O. 38/95) pursuant to
sections 81 and 158 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.


1   The Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation (Alta. Reg. 127/93) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (h):

     (i)  "wildlife official" means a wildlife guardian or wildlife
officer appointed by the Minister under the Wildlife Act.


3   Section 3(2) is amended

     (a)  in clause (c) by striking out "Regulation, or" and substituting
"Regulation";

     (b)  in clause (d)

               (i)  by striking out "or for the purposes of the
Wildlife Act";

               (ii) by adding ", or" at the end of the clause;

     (c)  by adding the following after clause (d):

               (e)  a wildlife official using or applying pesticides as
part of a program of the Department.


4   Section 9(2) is amended by striking out "or" at the end of clause (a),
by adding ", or" at the end of clause (b) and by adding the following after
clause (b):

     (c)  the pesticide is a vertebrate toxicant and is used or applied
by a wildlife official in accordance with the latest edition of the
Procedures for Using Vertebrate Toxicants in Alberta published by the
Department.


5   Section 11 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by adding "or on" after "in";

     (b)  by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

          (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to

                         (a)  a person who holds a service approval
under which such a use or application is authorized, or

                         (b)  a wildlife official using or applying a
vertebrate toxicant in accordance with the latest edition of Procedures for
Using Vertebrate Toxicants in Alberta published by the Department.


6   Schedule 3 is amended by repealing item 3.


7   Schedule 4 is amended by adding the following after item 1:

     2   Any pesticide that is required to be registered under the Pest
Control Products Act (Canada) and contains the following active
ingredients:

               CAS  CAPSAICIN





     Alberta Regulation 156/95

     Oil and Gas Conservation Act

     OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 10, 1995

Made by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board pursuant to section 10 of
the Oil and Gas Conservation Act.


     Alberta Regulation 157/95

     Students Finance Act

     STUDENTS FINANCE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 493/95) pursuant to
section 11 of the Students Finance Act.


1   The Students Finance Regulation (Alta. Reg. 106/92) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (e);

     (b)  in clause (h) 

               (i)  by adding the following after subclause (v):

                         (v.1)     has been employed or actively looking
for employment, or both, for 2 periods of at least 12 consecutive months
each,

               (ii) in subclause (vi) by striking out "3" and
substituting "4".


3   Section 2(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Requirements to qualify for assistance
     2(1)  If money is available for the type of assistance being applied
for, the Board may grant assistance to a student in accordance with this
Regulation.


4   Section 4 is amended by striking out "from the Students Loan Fund or
loans made under any other" and substituting "made under any".


5   Section 5 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2): 

     (3)  With respect to programs referred to in section 8(2.1), the
committee may not recommend that a student receive more than the cost of
tuition fees, books and supplies.


6   Section 6(1) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "$8600" and substituting "$8900";

     (b)  by striking out "$4300" and substituting "$4450".


7   Section 7 is amended

     (a)  by adding the following before subsection (1):

Remissions
          7(0.5)  In this section, "consolidation of loans agreement"
means an agreement between a borrower and a credit institution
consolidating loans of the borrower with the credit institution and
prescribing terms of repayment of principal and interest.

     (b)  in subsection (1) by adding ", in accordance with this
section," after "may";

     (c)  in subsection (5)

               (i)  in clause (c)

                         (A)  by adding "but prior to May 1, 1990"
after "1975";

                         (B)  by striking out "the consolidation" and
substituting "a consolidation";

               (ii) by adding the following after clause (c): 

                         (d)  made under the Student Loan Act on or
after May 1, 1990, the Board may pay a portion of the principal amount
shown on a consolidation of loans agreement when the total indebtedness of
the debtor under the Student Loan Act and the Canada Student Loan Act
(Canada) exceeds the debt limit established by the Board.


8   Section 8 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by striking out "or at an institution offering
basic foundation skills programs as defined in section 22.1";

               (ii) in clause (a) by striking out "and" at the end of
subclause (i), by adding "and" at the end of subclause (ii) and by adding
the following after subclause (ii):

                                   (iii)     in the case of a basic
foundations skills program as defined in section 22.1, the program is
provided in a cost-effective manner,

     (b)  by adding the following after subsection (1):

     (1.1)  In determining whether a program under subsection (1) should
be approved, the Board may consider whether the potential for employment
for graduates of the program is satisfactory.

     (c)  by repealing subsection (2) and substituting the following:

     (2)  A loan or grant under subsection (1) shall be based on the
financial need of the student as determined by the Board, including whether
there are other sources of funds available to the student.

     (2.1)  With respect to those programs identified by the Board, the
Board may authorize a loan or grant in an amount sufficient to cover the
whole or part of the student's tuition fees, books and supplies only.


9   Section 22.1 is amended by repealing subsection (5) and substituting
the following:

     (5)  Notwithstanding section 6, unless otherwise determined by the
Board, the maximum assistance under this section available for

               (a)  an academic year is $14 900, or

               (b)  a 12-month period of study is $22 350.


10   In the following provisions "Students Loan Guarantee Act" is struck
out and "Student Loan Act" is substituted:

     section 1(i);
     section 6(1) and (2);
     section 7(5)(a) and (c) and (8).


11   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of section 6
of the Students Finance Amendment Act, 1995.



     Alberta Regulation 158/95

     Government Organization Act

     ENERGY GRANT AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 496/95) pursuant to
section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Energy Grant Regulation (Alta. Reg. 309/86) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(2) and (3) are repealed.


3   Schedules 2 and 3 are repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 159/95

     Regulations Act

     REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 500/95) pursuant to
section 10 of the Regulations Act.


1   The following regulations are repealed:

     (a)  Development Drilling Incentive Regulation, 1983 (Alta. Reg.
179/83);

     (b)  Exploratory Drilling Incentive Regulations (Alta. Reg. 378/72);

     (c)  Exploratory Drilling Incentive Regulations, 1974 (Alta. Reg.
18/74);

     (d)  Exploratory Drilling Incentive Regulation, 1978 (Alta. Reg.
27/78);

     (e)  Exploratory Drilling Incentive Regulation, 1981 (Alta. Reg.
212/81);

     (f)  Geophysical Assistance Regulation (Alta. Reg. 246/86);

     (g)  Geophysical Incentive Program Regulations (Alta. Reg. 35/75);

     (h)  Geophysical Incentive Program Regulation, 1978 (Alta. Reg.
171/78);

     (i)  Geophysical Incentive Program Regulation, 1980 (Alta. Reg.
148/80);

     (j)  Geophysical Incentive Regulation, 1981 (Alta. Reg. 213/81);

     (k)  Geophysical Incentive Regulation, 1984 (Alta. Reg. 138/84);

     (l)  Lloydminster Upgrader Bi-Provincial Project Royalty Adjustment
Regulation (Alta. Reg. 157/86);

     (m)  Natural Gas Price Administration Regulation (Alta. Reg.
307/80);

     (n)  Natural Gas Pricing Agreement Regulations (Alta. Reg. 127/77);

     (o)  Oil and Gas Servicing Incentive Program Regulation (Alta. Reg.
178/83);

     (p)  Oil Royalty Exemption Regulation (Alta. Reg. 139/84);

     (q)  Petroleum Marketing Regulation, 1985 (Alta. Reg. 153/85);

     (r)  Take-or-pay Costs Sharing Regulation (Alta. Reg. 366/86);

     (s)  Well Servicing Assistance Regulation (Alta. Reg. 247/86).




     Alberta Regulation 160/95

     Surveys Act

     SURVEY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 507/95) pursuant to
section 43 of the Surveys Act.


1   The Survey Regulation (Alta. Reg. 150/88) is amended by this
Regulation. 


2   Section 7 is amended by striking out "shall be submitted to the
Director or to a person with written authorization from the Director for
approval". 


3   Section 8 is repealed. 


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     Alberta Regulation 161/95

     Hospitals Act

     APPLICATION IN RESPECT OF REGIONAL
     HEALTH AUTHORITIES REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 508/95) pursuant to
section 1.1 of the Hospitals Act.


     Table of Contents

Purpose   1
Powers unaffected   2

     Part 1
     Application of Act

Hospitals Act applies    3

     Part 2
     Application of Regulations

Regulations under Hospitals Act    4
Alta. Reg. 243/90   5
Alta. Reg. 244/90   6
Alta. Reg. 319/84   7
Alta. Reg. 247/90   8


Purpose
1   This Regulation is made for the purposes of section 1.1 of the
Hospitals Act.


Powers unaffected
2   Nothing in this Regulation detracts from the power and authority given
a regional health authority under the Regional Health Authorities Act.


     PART 1

     APPLICATION OF ACT

Hospitals Act applies
3(1)  Except to the extent that it is made inapplicable or its application
is varied by this Regulation, the Hospitals Act applies in respect of
health regions and regional health authorities, and for that purpose

     (a)  a reference in the Act (except section 1.1) to "hospital
district" or "district" shall be interpreted as if it were a reference to
"health region";

     (b)  a reference in the Act (except section 1.1) to "board" when
used with respect to a hospital district or with respect to an approved
hospital that is owned or operated by a district board, and a reference to
"district board" shall be interpreted as if they were references to
"regional health authority";

     (c)  a reference in the Act to "non-district hospital" shall be
interpreted as if it were a reference to a hospital other than a hospital
owned or operated by a regional health authority.

(2)  In addition to the interpretation changes made by subsection (1), the
following applies:

     (a)  section 8(2)(d) shall be deemed to read as follows:

               (d)  construct, operate, maintain, manage and control
one or more hospitals or nursing homes in the health region,

     (b)  section 8(2.1) shall be deemed to read as follows:

     (2.1)  In addition to the powers referred to in subsection (2), a
regional health authority has the powers referred to in the Nursing Homes
Act in relation to the nursing homes in the health region.

     (c)  section 14(a), (b), (c), (d) and (f) shall be interpreted as if
"district boards and" were deleted;

     (d)  section 14(g) shall be deemed to read as follows:

               (g)  prescribe procedures with respect to the submission
of requisitions by regional health authorities to municipalities and the
powers and duties of municipalities and regional health authorities in
connection therewith;

     (e)  section 18(1), (2) and (3) shall be interpreted as if "budget"
read "requisition";

     (f)  section 32(2) shall be interpreted as if "the appropriate
officer of the medical staff and of" were deleted.

(3)  The following provisions of the Act do not apply:

     sections 2 to 7;
     section 8(1), (2)(a) and (b), (2.2), (4) and (5);
     section 9(2);
     section 10;
     section 14(a.1);
     section 18(1.1);
     section 23;
     section 25;
     section 29;
     section 30;
     section 32(3)(e);
     section 39(1) and (2);
     section 41;
     section 44(1)(e);
     section 51;
     section 62(k.1), (k.2) and (k.3);
     sections 68 to 79.


     PART 2

     APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS

Regulations under Hospitals Act
4   Except to the extent that they are made inapplicable or their
application is varied by this Regulation, the regulations under the
Hospitals Act apply in respect of health regions and regional health
authorities.


Alta. Reg. 243/90
5(1)  The Hospital Districts Regulation (Alta. Reg. 243/90) applies, and
for that purpose

     (a)  section 1(b) shall be interpreted as if the references to
"district board" were references to "regional health authority", and

     (b)  section 19 shall be interpreted as if the references to
"non-district hospital" were references to a hospital other than a hospital
owned or operated by a regional health authority.

(2)  Sections 2 to 18 of that Regulation do not apply.


Alta. Reg. 244/90
6(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Hospitalization Benefits Regulation
(Alta. Reg. 244/90) applies, and for that purpose section 23 shall be
interpreted as if the references to "non-district hospital" were references
to a hospital other than a hospital owned or operated by a regional health
authority.

(2)  Sections 1.1, 17 and 18 of that regulation do not apply.


Alta. Reg. 319/84
7   The Hospital Foundations Regulation (Alta. Reg. 319/84) does not apply.


Alta. Reg. 247/90
8(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Operation of Approved Hospitals
Regulation (Alta. Reg. 247/90) applies, and for that purpose a reference to
"board" when used with respect to an approved hospital shall be deemed to
be a reference to the regional health authority that owns or operates the
hospital.

(2)  Sections 2.1, 3, 4(8), 5, 8, 12(1), 28 and 30 of that regulation do
not apply.



     Alberta Regulation 162/95

     Hospitals Act

     HOSPITALIZATION BENEFITS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 509/95) pursuant to
section 62 of the Hospitals Act.


1   The Hospitalization Benefits Regulation (Alta. Reg. 244/90) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1)(m)(vi) is amended by striking out "sections 21(4) and
22(10)(c)" and substituting "section 21(4)".


3   Sections 7, 8, 10, 11, 22 and 25(2) are repealed.


4   Section 12(1) and (2) are repealed and the following is substituted:

Grants
     12(1)  The Minister may make grants in respect of the operation of
approved hospitals.


5   Section 20(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out ""capital project costs" or
"capital costs" means, in whole or in part," and substituting ""capital
costs" includes the following capital projects costs, in whole or in
part:";

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "project".


6   Section 25(1) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "section 18 of the Act from the municipalities
included in a hospital district owning a hospital, or in a district served
by a non-district hospital," and substituting "the Act";

     (b)  in clause (a) by striking out "site costs" and substituting
"site acquisition and related costs".


7   Section 25.1 is amended by striking out "11(1),".


     Alberta Regulation 163/95

     Hospitals Act

     OPERATION OF APPROVED HOSPITALS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 510/95) pursuant to
section 62 of the Hospitals Act.


1   The Operation of Approved Hospitals Regulation (Alta. Reg. 247/90) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(1)(b) is repealed.


3   Section 5.1 is repealed.


4   Section 22(1) is amended by striking out "be a graduate nurse with
special training" and substituting "have training".


5   Section 27(4) is repealed.


6   Section 29(1)(b) and (2) are amended by adding "and Career Development"
after "Education".


7   Section 35.1 is amended by striking out ", 5.1".


     Alberta Regulation 164/95

     Public Health Act

     APPLICATION IN RESPECT OF REGIONAL
     HEALTH AUTHORITIES REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 511/95) pursuant to
section 1.1 of the Public Health Act.


Purpose
1   This Regulation is made for the purposes of section 1.1 of the Public
Health Act.


Powers unaffected
2   Nothing in this Regulation detracts from the power and authority given
a regional health authority under the Regional Health Authorities Act.


     PART 1
     APPLICATION OF ACT

Public Health Act applies
3(1)  Except to the extent that it is made inapplicable or its application
is varied by this Regulation, the Public Health Act applies in respect of
health regions and regional health authorities, and for that purpose

     (a)  a reference in that Act (except section 1.1) to "health unit"
shall be interpreted as if it were a reference to "health region";

     (b)  a reference in that Act (except section 1.1) to "local board"
or "board" shall be interpreted as if it were a reference to "regional
health authority".

(2)  In addition to the interpretation changes made by subsection (1),

     (a)  section 1(o) of the Act shall be interpreted as if "health
unit" read "regional health authority";

     (b)  section 26 of the Act shall be interpreted as if it read as
follows:

     26   The Minister may pay grants to a regional health authority in
respect of its activities under this Act.

(3)  The following provisions of the Act do not apply:

     section 7;
     section 8;
     section 9;
     section 10;
     section 11;
     section 12;
     section 13;
     section 14;
     section 15;
     section 16;
     section 17(1)(a), (b), (c), (f) and (g);
     section 18;
     sections 22.1 to 22.9;
     section 24;
     section 27;
     section 28;
     section 29;
     section   75(1)(j.2), (k.1), (l), (l.1), (m), (m.1), (n), (n.1),
(o), (o.1), (o.2) and (r.1).


     PART 2

     APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS

Regulations apply
4   Except to the extent that they are made inapplicable or their
application is varied by this Regulation, the regulations under the Public
Health Act apply in respect of health regions and regional health
authorities, and for that purpose, references in the regulations to "local
board" shall be read as references to "regional health authority" and
references to "health unit" shall be read as references to "health region".


Alta. Reg. 238/85
5   For the purposes of the application of the Communicable Diseases
Regulation (Alta. Reg. 238/85) section 1(o.1) of that Regulation shall be
interpreted as if "health unit" read "regional health authority".




     Alberta Regulation 165/95

     Public Health Act

     FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 512/95) pursuant to
section 75 of the Public Health Act.


1   The Financial Administration Regulation (Alta Reg. 102/86) is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 166/95

     Public Health Act

     PUBLIC NOMINATION REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 513/95) pursuant to
section 75 of the Public Health Act.


1   The Public Nomination Regulation (Alta. Reg. 243/85) is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 167/95

     Regional Health Authorities Act

     REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 13, 1995

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 514/95) pursuant to
section 21 of the Regional Health Authorities Act.


1   The Regional Health Authorities Regulation (Alta. Reg. 15/95) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Sections 1 and 2 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Definition
     1   In this Regulation,

               (a)  "directive" means a written policy, rule, direction
or guideline issued by the Minister;

               (b)  "joint venture agreement" means an agreement for a
specific business purpose where the parties to the agreement jointly
control and contribute to the accomplishment of the business purpose.

Fiscal year
     1.1   The fiscal year of a regional health authority is from April 1
to March 31.

By-laws
     2(1)  A regional health authority may make by-laws respecting the
conduct of the business and affairs of the regional health authority
including, without limitation, by-laws respecting the following:

               (a)  the calling of meetings of the members and the
conduct of business at those meetings;

               (b)  the functions, powers and duties of the officers of
the regional health authority;

               (c)  the appointment, removal, functions, powers,
duties, remuneration and benefits of employees of the regional health
authority;

               (d)  the establishment, membership, duties and functions
of special, standing and other committees.

     (2)  A regional health authority shall, on or before September 30,
1995 make by-laws respecting debt, guarantees, indemnities and capital
leasing by the regional health authority, and those by-laws must contain at
least the following:

               (a)  the maximum total amount of outstanding debt
obligations, guarantee obligations, indemnity obligations and capital lease
obligations that the regional health authority is permitted to incur, with
separate totals shown for

                         (i)  with respect to capital asset purposes,

                                   (A)  the maximum permitted debt
obligations, and

                                   (B)  the maximum permitted
capital leasing obligations,

                         (ii) with respect to working capital
purposes,

                                   (A)  the maximum permitted debt
obligations, and

                                   (B)  the maximum permitted debt
available through lines of credit,

                         and

                         (iii)     the maximum potential liability that
may be incurred through guarantees and indemnities;

               (b)  terms and conditions respecting debt transactions,
guarantee transactions, indemnity transactions and capital leasing
transactions between the regional health authority and persons and entities
in respect of which it is not dealing at arm's length;

               (c)  the disclosure requirements in respect of
transactions referred to in clause (b);

               (d)  the means by which and the time within which the
regional health authority will bring itself into compliance with the
requirements of the by-laws and this Regulation respecting debt,
guarantees, indemnities and capital leasing, where the regional health
authority is not in compliance with those requirements on the effective
date of those by-laws;

               (e)  any other information specified by the Minister by
notice in writing to the regional health authority.

     (3)  Money borrowed for the purposes of requisitions shall not be
included in the calculation of the debt limit in by-laws under subsection
(2).

     (4)  A regional health authority shall, on or before September 30,
1995, make by-laws respecting the investment powers of the regional health
authority, and those by-laws must contain at least the following:

               (a)  a list of the types of investments that the
regional health authority is authorized to invest in;

               (b)  limits on the amounts that may be invested in
particular types of investments;

               (c)  terms and conditions respecting investment
transactions with persons and entities in respect of which the regional
health authority is not dealing at arm's length;

               (d)  disclosure requirements in respect of transactions
referred to in clause (c);

               (e)  the means by which and the time within which the
regional health authority will bring itself into compliance with the
requirements of the by-laws and this Regulation respecting investments,
where the regional health authority is not in compliance with those
requirements on the effective date of those by-laws;

               (f)  any other information specified by the Minister by
notice in writing to the regional health authority.

     (5)  No by-laws under this section, and no amendment to or
replacement of them, are effective until they have been approved by the
Minister.

     (6)  Where the Minister receives by-laws for approval, the Minister
may

               (a)  approve the by-laws as submitted, or

               (b)  refer the by-laws back to the regional health
authority with directions to make changes.

     (7)  The Minister may by directive order a regional health authority
to amend or repeal its by-laws in accordance with the order.

     (8)  If there is a conflict between the by-laws and the Act, a
regulation under the Act or an enactment that is made applicable by a
regulation under the Act, then the Act, regulation or enactment prevails.

     (9)  A regional health authority shall comply with its by-laws under
this section.

Resolution re borrowing and capital leasing
     2.1(1)  Except for borrowing transactions made on a line of credit,
each transaction of a regional health authority relating to debt,
guarantees, indemnities or capital leasing must be approved by resolution
in advance of the transaction and recorded in the minutes of the meeting at
which the resolution was approved.

     (2)  The minutes must contain the following:

               (a)  in the case of a debt obligation, the maximum
amount of money to be borrowed and the purposes for which the money is to
be borrowed;

               (b)  in the case of an indemnity or guarantee,

                         (i)  the maximum amount of the potential
liability of the regional health authority under the indemnity or
guarantee,

                         (ii) the purpose for which the indemnity or
guarantee is given, and

                         (iii)     the terms and conditions of the
indemnity or guarantee;

               (c)  in the case of a capital leasing transaction, the
purpose for entering into the capital leasing transaction and the value of
the assets that will be leased;

               (d)  the terms and conditions of repayment of the debt
obligation or the payment under the capital leasing obligation;

               (e)  the source of the money from which the debt
obligation or the payments under the capital leasing obligation will be
paid;

               (f)  the source of the money from which potential
liability on indemnities and guarantees will be paid;

               (g)  the nature of the involvement in the transaction of
any person or entity in respect of which the regional health authority is
not dealing at arm's length.

Borrowing powers and restrictions
     2.2(1)  No regional health authority shall borrow for the purpose of
financing the purchase of securities within the meaning of the Securities
Act.

     (2)  A regional health authority may borrow all or part of the amount
of a requisition if the Minister has approved the requisition and the
borrowing.

     (3)  Where a regional health authority borrows for the purposes of
acquiring or constructing a capital asset, the repayment term of the loan
must not exceed the estimated useful life of the capital asset.

     (4)  Subsection (3) does not apply to the acquisition of land without
improvements.

     (5)  No regional health authority shall borrow for the purpose of
financing an ancillary operation as defined in section 2.8 unless the
following conditions are met:

               (a)  the estimated net revenue to be generated by the
ancillary operation must be at least equal to the amount to be repaid under
the borrowing;

               (b)  no property other than property wholly used or to
be used in the ancillary operation may be given as security for the
repayment of the loan.

     (6)  Where a regional  health authority borrows in a foreign
currency, it shall ensure that the risk of exchange rate fluctuations for
the payment of the principal and interest amounts are offset or reduced in
accordance with section 2.4(6), (7) and (8).

     (7)  Where a regional health authority enters into a transaction
referred to in section 2.1(1) or establishes or amends a line of credit it
shall disclose to all parties to the transaction that the Crown is not
obligated to pay any debt obligations of the regional health authority
except where the Crown has specifically assumed such an obligation.

Resolution re investment
     2.3(1)  Each investment decision of a regional health authority must
be approved or ratified by resolution and recorded in the minutes of the
meeting at which it was approved or ratified.

     (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an investment referred to in
section 2.4(11).

     (3)  The minutes must contain the following:

               (a)  a description of the investment;

               (b)  the amount of money invested or to be invested and
the purpose for which the money is or is to be invested;

               (c)  the terms and conditions of the investment;

               (d)  the nature of the involvement in the investment
transaction of any person or entity in respect of which the regional health
authority is not dealing at arm's length.

Investment powers and restrictions
     2.4(1)  A regional health authority shall adhere to prudent
investment standards in making investment decisions.

     (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1) prudent investment standards
are those that, in the overall context of an investment portfolio, a
reasonable and prudent person would apply to investments made on behalf of
another person with whom there exists a fiduciary relationship to make such
investments without undue risk of loss or impairment and with a reasonable
expectation of fair return or appreciation.

     (3)  A regional health authority may, with the approval of the
Provincial Treasurer, be a depositor in the Consolidated Cash Investment
Trust Fund.

     (4)  A regional health authority may invest in securities within the
meaning of the Securities Act.

     (5)  Where a regional health authority invests in securities within
the meaning of the Securities Act, it may not hold beneficially, directly
or indirectly, more than 5% of the aggregate of the equity and debt of the
entity in which the investment is made.

     (6)  A regional health authority may

               (a)  enter into swap or forward contracts, and

               (b)  purchase financial futures or options

     only where the purpose of the transaction is to offset or reduce the
risk of exchange rate fluctuations associated with the liabilities in
respect of specific assets or groups of assets to be acquired or that are
owned or operated by the regional health authority.

     (7)  A transaction under subsection (6) must be approved by
resolution in advance of the transaction and recorded in the minutes of the
meeting at which the resolution was approved.

     (8)  A regional health authority shall not enter into transactions
referred to in subsection (6) unless the person or entity with whom it
conducts the transaction has a debt rating that is at least equivalent to
the debt rating given to the Province of Alberta by an agency specified by
the Minister for the purpose.

     (9)  A regional health authority that enters into transactions
referred to in subsection (6) shall establish policies and procedures to
measure and monitor the risks associated with such transactions.

     (10)  No regional health authority shall engage in short selling of
securities.

     (11)  A regional health authority shall not invest funds that are
required to meet liabilities and operating requirements during the next 365
days in any investment vehicle other than one or more of the following:

               (a)  interest-bearing accounts managed by a
deposit-taking institution in Canada;

               (b)  securities that are issued or guaranteed by the
Government of Canada or any province;

               (c)  securities that are issued by a deposit-taking
institution in Canada;

               (d)  money market mutual fund units where the investment
policy of the fund ensures that at least 90% of the assets of the fund
consist of securities that are issued or guaranteed by the Government of
Canada or any province.

     (12)  The term of an investment vehicle under subsection (11)(b), (c)
or (d) shall not exceed one year.

Other limitations
     2.5(1)  Subject to this section, no regional health authority shall
give an indemnity or guarantee with respect to the obligations of another
person.

     (2)  A regional health authority may give an indemnity or guarantee
with respect to the obligations of a subsidiary health corporation of the
regional health authority.

     (3)  A regional health authority shall ensure that its potential
liability under an indemnity or guarantee under subsection (2) does not
exceed the lesser of

               (a)  the value of the regional health authority's equity
investment in the subsidiary, and

               (b)  an amount determined by multiplying the regional
health authority's percentage ownership of the subsidiary times the total
debt obligations of the subsidiary.

     (4)  Section 119 of the Business Corporations Act applies in respect
of a regional health authority.

     (5)  A regional health authority may indemnify its employees and
former employees, and for that purpose section 119 of the Business
Corporations Act applies and shall be interpreted as if references to
directors and officers of the corporation were references to employees of
the regional health authority.

     (6)  No regional health authority shall give an indemnity or
guarantee with respect to the obligations of a foundation.

Joint venture agreement
     2.51   A regional health authority that enters into a joint venture
agreement shall ensure that the regional health authority's financial
commitment in the agreement is clearly specified in the agreement or can be
determined from the terms and conditions of the agreement.

Acquisition and disposal of land
     2.6   No regional health authority shall

               (a)  enter into an agreement for the purchase or lease
of an interest in land, or

               (b)  dispose of an interest in land

     without the prior written consent of the Minister.

Demolition of buildings
     2.61   No regional health authority shall without the written consent
of the Minister demolish

               (a)  a health care facility, or 

               (b)  another structure used for health care purposes

     that has a value in excess of an amount specified by the Minister in
a directive.

Capitalized assets and equipment
     2.62   Where a regional health authority acquires or disposes of

               (a)  a capitalized asset, other than an interest in
land, or

               (b)  equipment,

     it shall do so in accordance with written policies and rules issued
by the Minister for the purpose and given to the regional health authority.

Capital development project
     2.7(1)  No regional health authority shall without the written
consent of the Minister enter into a capital development project that has a
value in excess of an amount specified by the Minister in a directive.

     (2)  A regional health authority that enters into a capital
development project referred to in subsection (1) shall comply with written
policies and rules issued by the Minister for the purpose and given to the
regional health authority.

Transfer of property
     2.71(1)  Subject to this section, no regional health authority shall
confer a benefit on or transfer property, including money, to any person
unless the regional health authority receives fair value in exchange for
the benefit or transfer.

     (2)  Subject to any applicable directives issued by the Minister, a
regional health authority may make repayable advances to assist a
foundation that is established or continued under the Regional Health
Authorities Foundations Regulation (Alta. Reg. 16/95).

     (3)  A regional health authority may, subject to the regional health
authority's ensuring that existing trust conditions, if any, are complied
with, transfer any property received by means of a bequest, donation or
other gift to a foundation established or continued under the Regional
Health Authorities Foundations Regulation (Alta. Reg. 16/95) or exempted by
the Minister under section 77(2) of the Hospitals Act.

     (4)  A regional health authority shall not subsidize the operations
of a foundation.

     (5)  All costs incurred by a regional health authority on behalf of a
foundation must be charged to the foundation.

Ancillary operations
     2.8(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "ancillary operation" means the sale of goods and
services that are unrelated to the direct provision of health services for
which a regional health authority is responsible;

               (b)  "health system participants" means

                         (i)  persons in direct receipt of health
services provided by the regional health authority;

                         (ii) subsidiary health corporations, persons
or entities with whom the regional health authority has a joint venture
agreement and community health councils;

                         (iii)     health service providers;

                         (iv) other persons or entities as determined
by the Minister.

     (2)  The Minister shall notify regional health authorities in writing
of any persons or entities the Minister determines to be health system
participants under subsection (1)(b)(iv).

     (3)  A regional health authority may engage in an ancillary operation
itself or through a subsidiary health corporation or joint venture
agreement, and a reference in this section to an ancillary operation
includes an ancillary operation engaged in by any of those means.

     (4)  No regional health authority shall engage in an ancillary
operation without the prior written approval of the Minister.

     (5)  Subsection (4) does not apply in respect of an ancillary
operation that was being engaged in by an existing health authority on the
date the affairs of the existing health authority were taken over by the
regional health authority.

     (6)  A regional health authority may market ancillary operations to
other regional health authorities and to provincial health boards.

     (7)  A regional health authority shall ensure that the majority of
the business activity related to an ancillary operation takes place within
the health region.

     (8)  A regional health authority shall ensure that the majority of
the business activity related to an ancillary operation is marketed to
health system participants.

     (9)  Where a regional health authority charges fees in connection
with an ancillary operation, it shall do so in accordance with any
directives issued by the Minister.

     (10)  Where a regional health authority engages in an ancillary
operation and markets the ancillary operation to non-health system
participants, the regional health authority shall ensure that the fees
charged in connection with the ancillary operation include a margin which
estimates equivalent market rates for amortization of capital assets,
taxes, costs of capital and other direct or indirect costs related to the
ancillary operation.

     (11)  Subsections (7), (8) and (10) do not apply in respect of
ancillary operations that are marketed to other regional health authorities
or to provincial health boards.

     (12)  The Minister may, on the request of a regional health
authority, exempt a regional health authority from the requirements of
subsection (7) or (8) or both.

     (13)  No regional health authority shall use

               (a)  general grants provided by the Crown, or

               (b)  health service fees or charges that the regional
health authority is authorized to collect

     to subsidize an ancillary operation unless the money comes from
accumulated surplus as defined in section 2.9(1)(b) or the Minister
approves the use of the money for that purpose.

     (14)  All costs incurred by a regional health authority in engaging
in an ancillary operation must be charged to the ancillary operation.

     (15)  The Minister may by directive order a regional health authority

               (a)  to cease engaging in an ancillary operation, or

               (b)  to comply with terms and conditions specified by
the Minister in respect of an ancillary operation that the regional health
authority is engaging in.

Surplus and deficit
     2.9(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "accumulated deficit" means a negative amount when
summing the following amounts in the statement of financial position, as
shown in the audited financial statements:

                         (i)  the accumulated deficit;

                         (ii) the internally restricted or authority
designated net assets;

               (b)  "accumulated surplus" means the sum of the
following amounts in the statement of financial position, as shown in the
audited financial statements:

                         (i)  the unrestricted or available net
assets;

                         (ii) the internally restricted or authority
designated net assets.

     (2)  A regional health authority may use an accumulated surplus for
any purpose related to

               (a)  the provision of health services or health related
services to benefit the residents of Alberta, or

               (b)  an ancillary operation.

     (3)  The funding of an accumulated deficit is the responsibility of
the regional health authority.

Charitable annuities
     2.91(1)  Where a regional health authority receives a donation of
money that is subject to a condition requiring the payment of interest on
the money or an annuity to any person, the regional health authority shall
comply with the following:

               (a)  the regional health authority shall establish a
trust fund and hold the money in the trust fund;

               (b)  where the condition requires the payment of an
annuity, the regional health authority may

                         (i)  purchase an annuity for the annuitant,
or

                         (ii) make the annuity payments out of the
trust fund;

               (c)  where the condition requires the payment of
interest, the regional health authority shall make those payments out of
the trust fund;

               (d)  where the regional health authority acts under
clause (b)(ii) or (c),

                         (i)  the regional health authority shall not
use any of the money for its own purposes until its obligation to make
those payments has ended, and

                         (ii) the regional health authority shall
invest the principal amount in one or more investment vehicles referred to
in section 2.4(11).

     (2)  Only the donation and the income earned on the donation may be
used to make the payments under subsection (1).


3   The following is added after section 6:

Auditor
     7(1)  Where the Minister intends to appoint the Auditor General as
the auditor for a regional health authority, the Minister shall give at
least 90 days' written notice of the appointment to the regional health
authority.

     (2)  Where the Minister appoints the Auditor General as the auditor
of a regional health authority, the appointment of an auditor appointed by
the regional health authority ceases on the earlier of

               (a)  the expiry of the auditor's term,

               (b)  the effective date of the cancellation of the
auditor's appointment by the regional health authority, and

               (c)  the effective date of the appointment of the
Auditor General as auditor.

     (3)  Where the Minister has appointed the Auditor General as the
auditor of a regional health authority and that appointment is subsisting,
the regional health authority may not appoint an auditor under section
12(3) of the Act.

     (4)  The Minister may cancel the appointment of the Auditor General
as auditor of a regional health authority on 90 days' written notice to the
regional health authority.

     (5)  Where the Minister cancels an appointment under subsection (4),
the regional health authority shall appoint an auditor before the end of
the fiscal year.

Terms and conditions
     8   The Minister may give any consent or approval that the Minister
is authorized to give under this Regulation subject to any terms and
conditions the Minister considers appropriate.

Compliance with directives
     9   A regional health authority shall comply with all directives.


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     Alberta Regulation 168/95

     Alberta Housing Act

     MANAGEMENT BODY OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 17, 1995

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. H:122/95) pursuant to
section 34 of the Alberta Housing Act.


1   The Management Body Operation and Administration Regulation (Alta. Reg.
243/94) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1(2) is repealed.


3   Sections 5 and 6 are repealed and the following is substituted:

Definitions
     5   In sections 5.1 to 5.92,

               (a)  "corporation", "director", "distributing
corporation",  "officer", "shareholder", "voting rights" and "voting
shares" have the meanings given to them in the Business Corporations Act;

               (b)  "member" means a member of a board;

               (c)  "member's family" means the member's spouse, the
member's children, the parents of the member and the parents of the
member's spouse;

               (d)  "spouse"

                         (i)  includes a party to a relationship
between a man and a woman who are living together on a bona fide domestic
basis, and

                         (ii) does not include a spouse who is living
apart from the other spouse if the spouses have separated pursuant to a
written separation agreement or if their support obligations and family
property have been dealt with by a court order.

No quorum
     5.1(1)  The Minister may make an order described in subsection (2) in
the following situations:

               (a)  where vacancies on a board through resignations or
disqualifications have reduced the number of members to less than a quorum;

               (b)  where the number of members able to attend a board
meeting is less than a quorum;

               (c)  where members are required to abstain from voting
on a matter or are permitted to abstain from voting on a matter and have
decided to abstain and the number of remaining members able to vote is less
than a quorum.

     (2)  If subsection (1) applies, the Minister may order that the
remaining members constitute a quorum.

     (3)  In a situation described in subsection (1)(c), the Minister may,
as an alternative to the option in subsection (2), order that all members
may vote on the matter if otherwise eligible.

     (4)  A member is not disqualified for having voted on a matter in
accordance with the Minister's order under subsection (3).

Pecuniary interest
     5.2(1)  Subject to subsection (3), a member has a pecuniary interest
in a matter if

               (a)  the matter could monetarily affect the member or an
employer of the member, or

               (b)  the member knows or should know that the matter
could monetarily affect the member's family.

     (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is monetarily
affected by a matter, if the matter monetarily affects

               (a)  the person directly,

               (b)  a corporation, other than a distributing
corporation, in which the person is a shareholder, director or officer,

               (c)  a distributing corporation in which the person
beneficially owns voting shares carrying at least 10% of the voting rights
attached to the voting shares of the corporation or of which the person is
a director or officer, or

               (d)  a partnership or firm of which the person is a
member.

     (3)  A member does not have a pecuniary interest by reason only of
any interest

               (a)  that the member, an employer of the member or a
member of the member's family may have as a tenant of the housing
accommodation that is operated and administered by the management body,

               (b)  that the member or a member of the member's family
may have by reason of being appointed by the board as a director of a
company incorporated for the purpose of carrying on business for and on
behalf of the management body or by reason of being appointed as the
representative of the board on another body,

               (c)  that the member or a member of the member's family
may have with respect to any allowance, honorarium, remuneration or benefit
to which the member or member of the member's family may be entitled by
being appointed by the board to a position described in clause (b),

               (d)  that the member may have with respect to any
allowance, honorarium, remuneration or benefit to which the member may be
entitled by being a member,

               (e)  that the member or a member of the member's family
may have by being employed by the Government of Canada, the Government of
Alberta or a federal or provincial Crown corporation or agency, except with
respect to a matter directly affecting the department, corporation or
agency of which the member or member of the member's family is an employee,

               (f)  that a member of the member's family may have by
having an employer, other than the management body, that is monetarily
affected by a decision of the management body,

               (g)  that the member or a member of the member's family
may have by being a member or director of a credit union, a co-operative
association or a non-profit organization formed under an enactment or a
service club,

               (h)  of the member, an employer of the member or a
member of the member's family that is held in common with the majority of
the tenants of the housing accommodation that is operated and administered
by the management body,

               (i)  that is so remote or insignificant that it cannot
reasonably be regarded as likely to influence the member, or

               (j)  that a member may have by discussing or voting on a
matter that applies to businesses or business activities when the member,
an employer of the member or a member of the member's family has an
interest in a business, unless the only business affected by the matter is
the business of the member, employer of the member or the member's family.

     (4)  Subsection (3)(g) does not apply to a member who is  an employee
of a credit union, co-operative association or organization referred to in
that clause.

Statement of disclosure
     5.3   A board may by resolution

               (a)  require that each member file with the chief
administrative officer a statement of the name or names of

                         (i)  the members of the member's family,

                         (ii) the employers of the member,

                         (iii)     each corporation, other than a
distributing corporation, in which the member is a shareholder, director or
officer,

                         (iv) each distributing corporation in which
the member beneficially owns voting shares carrying at least 10% of the
voting rights attached to the voting shares of the corporation or of which
the member is a director or officer, and

                         (v)  each partnership or firm of which the
member is a member,

               and

               (b)  require the chief administrative officer to compile
a list of all the names reported on the statements filed with the chief
administrative officer and give a copy of the list to the employees of the
management body indicated in the bylaw.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest
     5.4(1)  When a member has a pecuniary interest in a matter before the
board, a board committee or any other body to which the member is appointed
as a representative of the board, the member must, if present,

               (a)  disclose the general nature of the pecuniary
interest prior to any discussion of the matter,

               (b)  abstain from voting on any question relating to the
matter,

               (c)  subject to subsection (3), abstain from any
discussion of the matter, and

               (d)  subject to subsections (2) and (3), leave the room
in which the meeting is being held until discussion and voting on the
matter are concluded.

     (2)  If the matter with respect to which the member has a pecuniary
interest is the payment of an account for which funds have previously been
committed, it is not necessary for the member to leave the room.

     (3)  If the matter with respect to which the member has a pecuniary
interest is a question on which the member as a tenant in the housing
accommodation that is operated and administered by the management body has
a right to be heard by the board,

               (a)  it is not necessary for the member to leave the
room, and

               (b)  the member may exercise a right to be heard in the
same manner as a person who is not a member.

     (4)  If a member is temporarily absent from a meeting when a matter
in which the member has a pecuniary interest arises, the member must
immediately on returning to the meeting, or as soon as the member becomes
aware that the matter has been considered, disclose the general nature of
the member's interest in the matter.

     (5)  The abstention of a member under subsection (1) and the
disclosure of a member's interest under subsection (1) or (4) must be
recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

     (6)  If a member has disclosed a pecuniary interest at a board
committee meeting and the board considers a report of the committee in
respect of which the member disclosed a pecuniary interest, the member must
disclose the pecuniary interest at the board meeting and subsection (1)
applies to the member.

Effect of pecuniary interest in agreements
     5.5   No agreement with a management body under which a member of the
management body has a pecuniary interest is binding on the management body
unless

               (a)  the agreement is for work in an emergency,

               (b)  the agreement is for the sale of goods or the
provision of services to the management body or to persons contracting with
the management body at competitive prices by a dealer in those goods or
services and the agreement is incidental to or in the ordinary course of
the dealer's business,

               (c)  the proposed agreement is approved by the board
before the agreement is signed by the management body, or

               (d)  the agreement was entered into before the term of
the member started.

Disqualifica-tion of board members
     5.6(1)  A board member is disqualified from the board if

               (a)  the member becomes a judge of a court or a member
of the Senate or House of Commons of Canada or of the Legislative Assembly
of Alberta,

               (b)  the member is absent from 2 consecutive regular
board meetings, unless subsection (2) applies,

               (c)  the member is convicted of an offence punishable by
imprisonment for 5 or more years,

               (d)  the member does not vote on a matter at a board
meeting at which the member is present, unless the member is required or is
permitted to abstain from voting under this or any other enactment,

               (e)  the member discloses information the member is
required to keep in confidence under this or any other enactment,

               (f)  the member contravenes section 5.4,

               (g)  the member has a pecuniary interest in an agreement
that is not binding on the management body by reason of the operation of
section 5.5,

               (h)  the member uses information obtained through being
on the board to gain a pecuniary benefit in respect of any matter,

               (i)  the member becomes an employee of the management
body, unless subsection (3) applies,

               (j)  the member becomes liable to the management body
under section 21(2), or

               (k)  the member acts contrary to an order or direction
of the Minister under the Act or any other enactment.

     (2)  A board member is not disqualified by being absent from regular
board meetings under subsection (1)(b) if the absence is authorized by the
board any time before the end of the next regular meeting of the board
immediately following the second meeting missed.

     (3)  A board member is not disqualified by reason of the operation of
subsection (1)(i) if the board authorizes the member's continued membership
any time before the end of the next regular board meeting occurring after
the member became an employee of the management body.

Resignation on disquali-fication
     5.7(1)  A member who is disqualified must resign immediately.

     (2)  If a member does not resign immediately,

               (a)  the board may apply by originating notice to a
judge of the Court of Queen's Bench for

                         (i)  an order determining whether the person
was never qualified to be or has ceased to be qualified to remain a member,
or

                         (ii) an order declaring the person to be
disqualified from the board,

               or

               (b)  a tenant of housing accommodation operated and
administered by a management body who

                         (i)  files an affidavit showing reasonable
grounds for believing that a person never was or has ceased to be qualified
as a member of the board of the management body, and

                         (ii) pays into court the sum of $500 as
security for costs,

                    may apply by originating notice to a judge of the
Court of Queen's Bench for an order declaring the person to be disqualified
from the board.

     (3)  An application under this section may only be made within 3
years of the date the disqualification is alleged to have occurred.

     (4)  An application under this section may be started or continued
whether or not an election has been held or a reappointment has been made
between the time the disqualification is alleged to have occurred and the
time the application is or was commenced and whether or not the person in
respect of whom the application is being brought

               (a)  was re-elected in the election or was reappointed,

               (b)  was not re-elected or did not run in the election
or was not reappointed, or

               (c)  has completed a term of office.

Decision on disquali-fication application
     5.8(1)  After hearing an application under section 5.7 and any
evidence, either oral or by affidavit, that is required, the judge may

               (a)  declare the person to be disqualified and a
position on the board to be vacant,

               (b)  declare the person able to remain a member, or

               (c)  dismiss the application.

     (2)  If a judge declares a person disqualified because information
obtained through being on the board was used to gain a pecuniary benefit,
the judge may order the person to pay to the management body a sum of
damages determined by the court.

Inadvertence or genuine error
     5.9   A judge who hears an application under section 5.7 and finds
that the person is disqualified under section 5.6(1)(d), (g) or (h) may
still dismiss the application if the judge is of the opinion that the
disqualification arose inadvertently or by reason of a genuine error in
judgment.

Appeal
     5.91(1)  The decision of a judge under section 5.8 may be appealed to
the Court of Appeal.

     (2)  A person who is declared disqualified under section 5.8 and
appeals that declaration remains disqualified until the appeal is finally
determined.

     (3)  If, on the final determination of the appeal, the
disqualification is set aside,

               (a)  the Court must reinstate the person as a member for
any unexpired portion of the term of office for which the person was
elected or appointed and require any person who has been elected or
appointed to fill the balance of that term to vacate the office, and

               (b)  the Court may order that any money paid to the
management body under section 5.8(2) be repaid.

     (4)  If on the final disposition of the appeal the disqualification
is set aside but the term of office for which the person was elected or
appointed has expired, the person must not be reinstated but is eligible to
be elected at the next election or reappointed, as the case may be, if
otherwise qualified.

Reimburse-ment of costs and expenses
     5.92   The board may reimburse the person in respect of whom an
application under section 5.7 was made for any costs and expenses that the
board considers reasonable, other than costs that have already been awarded
to the person by the judge, if

               (a)  the application is dismissed, or

               (b)  an order is issued declaring the person able to
remain a member.


4   Section 34 is amended

     (a)  by repealing subsection (7) and substituting the following:

     (7)  A management body shall obtain crime insurance, including a
fidelity bond, in an amount covering the management body's exposure for
loss resulting from theft, fraud and other similar offences, whether
committed by its employees or by other persons.

     (b)  in subsection (8) by striking out "insurance and surety".


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     Alberta Regulation 169/95

     Regional Health Authorities Act

     REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES (MINISTERIAL)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  July 17, 1995

Made by the Minister of Health (M.O. 203/95) pursuant to section 22 of the
Regional Health Authorities Act.


1   The Regional Health Authorities (Ministerial) Regulation (Alta. Reg.
17/95) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 1:

Annual report
     2(1)  The annual report required under section 13 of the Act consists
of

               (a)  the audited financial statements of the regional
health authority,

               (b)  the information referred to in section 3, and

               (c)  any other information specified by the Minister by
notice in writing directed to the regional health authority.

     (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a regional health authority shall
provide its annual report to the Minister

               (a)  in the case of the 1994-95 fiscal year, not later
than September 30, 1995, and

               (b)  in the case of subsequent fiscal years, not later
than the July 31 immediately following each fiscal year.

     (3)  A regional health authority shall provide its audited financial
statements and the information referred to in section 3 to the Minister

               (a)  in the case of the 1994-95 fiscal year, not later
than July 31, 1995, and

               (b)  in the case of subsequent fiscal years, not later
than the June 30 immediately following each fiscal year.

     (4)  The Minister may issue to regional health authorities written
directives as to the form and content of any of the information required to
be provided as part of the annual report.

Remuneration and benefits
     3(1)  In this section, "management personnel" includes medical
officers who exercise management functions.

     (2)  For the purposes of section 13(2)(b)(ii) of the Act, information
on remuneration and benefits paid to members, officers and senior employees
must be disclosed in accordance with subsections (3) to (9).

     (3)  Commencing with the 1995-96 fiscal year remuneration and
benefits must be disclosed for

               (a)  all members of the regional health authority;

               (b)  the chief executive officer;

               (c)  all management personnel who report directly to one
or more members of the regional health authority;

               (d)  all management personnel who report directly to the
chief executive officer;

               (e)  all remaining management personnel who report to
management personnel referred to in clause (d);

               (f)  all persons who are engaged on a fee for service
basis in a management capacity referred to in any of clauses (b) to (e).

     (4)  Remuneration and benefits must be disclosed

               (a)  on an individual basis by name in the case of the
persons referred to in subsection (3)(a),

               (b)  on an individual basis by reference to position
titles in the case of the persons referred to in subsection (3)(b), (c) and
(d) and the persons referred to in subsection (3)(f) who are engaged in a
capacity referred to in subsection (3)(b), (c) or (d), and

               (c)  on a group basis in the case of the persons
referred to in subsection (3)(e) and the persons referred to in subsection
(3)(f) who are engaged in a capacity referred to in subsection (3)(e).

     (5)  For the 1994-95 fiscal year

               (a)  remuneration and benefits in respect of personnel
of a regional health authority must be disclosed for

                         (i)  all members of the regional health
authority,

                         (ii) the chief executive officer,

                         (iii)     all management personnel who report
directly to the chief executive officer or to one or more members of the
regional health authority, and

                         (iv) all persons who are engaged on a fee
for service basis in a management capacity referred to in subclause (iii);

               (b)  remuneration and benefits in respect of the
personnel of an existing provincial health authority whose affairs were
assumed by a regional health authority must be disclosed in the same manner
as they were disclosed for the 1993-94 fiscal year of the existing
provincial health authority.

     (6)  Remuneration and benefits must be disclosed

               (a)  on an individual basis by name in the case of the
persons referred to in subsection (5)(a)(i), and

               (b)  on an individual basis by reference to position
titles in the case of the persons referred to in subsection (5)(a)(ii),
(iii) and (iv).

     (7)  Remuneration and benefits must be disclosed under subsection
(5)(a) regardless of whether the remuneration and benefits were paid by the
regional health authority or the existing health authority whose affairs
were assumed by the regional health authority.

     (8)  The information that is required to be reported under this
section must be reported as a note or schedule to the financial statements
referred to in section 13(2)(b)(i) of the Act.

     (9)  Where the Minister in writing directs a regional health
authority to do so, the regional health authority shall include as part of
a disclosure required under this section the value of a severance package
that is provided on termination of employment, disclosed on the same basis
as other remuneration and benefits.

Financial records
     4(1)  A regional health authority shall, with respect to the keeping
and preparation of its financial records, apply generally accepted
accounting principles as set out in the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants Handbook published by that Institute and as amended from time
to time.

     (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may by notice in
writing prescribe policies or rules that are to apply with respect to the
keeping and preparation of the financial records, and a regional health
authority shall apply those policies or rules accordingly.

     (3)  A regional health authority shall keep a financial record for
the longer of

               (a)  3 years after it was created, and

               (b)  any period required under an enactment of Alberta
or Canada.

Auditor eligibility
     5   No person is eligible to be appointed by a regional health
authority as its auditor or to remain as its auditor unless that person is
entitled to engage in exclusive accounting practice under the Chartered
Accountants Act, the Certified General Accountants Act or the Certified
Management Accountants Act.