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     Alberta Regulation 286/96

     Insurance Act

     DEFINITION OF CAPITAL REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 582/96) pursuant to
section 22 of the Insurance Act.


Capital
1(1)  For the purposes of sections 34, 43, 94.07, 184, 541 and 545 of the
Act, capital means

     (a)  shares that are non-cumulative, non-retractable, non-redeemable
and, if convertible, are only convertible into common shares, and that have
been issued and paid for,

     (b)  contributed surplus, and

     (c)  retained earnings.

(2)  The definition of capital does not apply to references to "capital
stock" in the provisions referred to in subsection (1).


Expiry
2   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 287/96

     Insurance Act

     EXEMPTION REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 583/96) pursuant to
sections 1.1 and 24 of the Insurance Act.


     Table of Contents

Warranties on household appliances 1
Mutual aid plan     2
Licensing exemptions     3
Repeal    4
Expiry    5


Warranties on household appliances
1(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "household appliance" includes home entertainment equipment and
personal computers, but does not include

               (i)  furnaces,

               (ii) air conditioners,

               (iii)     hot water tanks, or

               (iv) swimming pool heating units;

     (b)  "household appliance insurance" means a contract of insurance
that indemnifies a person who has an interest in a household appliance
against the appliance's malfunction, failure or breakdown.

(2)  The Insurance Act does not apply to household appliance insurance if
the total consideration payable for the insurance is $200 or less.


Mutual aid plan
2   The Insurance Act does not apply to the mutual aid plan operated by the
Mennonite Aid Union if

     (a)  the constitution and by-laws of the Mennonite Aid Union and any
amendments to the constitution or by-laws are filed with the Superintendent
of Insurance within a time period acceptable to the Superintendent,

     (b)  the constitution and by-laws of the Mennonite Aid Union remain
in force and the plan is operated in accordance with the constitution and
by-laws, and

     (c)  each member who is a resident of Alberta is notified within 15
days of the member's making, varying or renewing a property valuation that 

               (i)  the plan is exempt from the Act, and

               (ii) the plan is not covered by the Property and
Casualty Insurance Compensation Association.


Licensing exemptions
3   Pursuant to section 24(2) of the Insurance Act, the following need not
be licensed as an insurer:

     (a)  Asbestos Workers' Insurance Benefit Trust Fund of Alberta;

     (b)  Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Insurance Benefit Trust Fund
of Alberta;

     (c)  CHQR Sick Benefit Society;

     (d)  Ironworkers Health and Welfare Trust Fund of Canada;

     (e)  Labourers' Health and Welfare Trust Fund of Western Canada.


Repeal
4   The Regulations Exempting Organizations From Licensing (Alta. Reg.
303/70) are repealed.


Expiry
5   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 288/96

     Insurance Act

     INSURANCE COUNCILS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 584/96) pursuant to
section 22 of the Insurance Act.


1   The Insurance Councils Regulation (Alta. Reg. 323/88) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 1(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by adding the following after clause (a):

                         (a.1)     "Appeal Board" means the Insurance
Councils Appeal Board established under section 14;

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

                         (f)  "panel" means a panel of the Appeal
Board.

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

     (2)  In this Regulation, a reference to a certificate or licence in
relation to an eligibility requirement or condition to be a member of a
council or the Appeal Board or to be a voter in an election is a reference
to a certificate or licence that is not suspended.


3   Sections 2 to 8 are repealed and the following is substituted:

     Insurance Councils

Composition  of Alberta Insurance Council
     2   The Alberta Insurance Council consists of the following 5
members:

               (a)  2 individuals appointed by the Lieutenant Governor
in Council who are resident in Alberta and are neither licensed nor
employed by a licensed insurer or person;

               (b)  one individual appointed by the Life Insurance
Council who is licensed or employed by a licensed insurer or person and is
a member of the Life Insurance Council;

               (c)  one individual appointed by the General Insurance
Council who is licensed or employed by a licensed insurer or person and is
a member of the General Insurance Council;

               (d)  one individual appointed by the Insurance
Adjusters' Council who is licensed or employed by a licensed insurer or
person and is a member of the Insurance Adjusters' Council.

Composition  of Life Insurance Council
          3   The Life Insurance Council consists of the following 6
members:

               (a)  2 individuals appointed by the Lieutenant Governor
in Council who are resident in Alberta and are neither licensed nor
employed by a licensed insurer or person;

               (b)  2 individuals appointed by the Canadian Life and
Health Insurance Association Inc. who are resident in Alberta, engaged in
the life insurance business and employed by an insurer licensed to
undertake life insurance;

               (c)  2 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are not employed by an insurer
licensed to undertake life insurance, are engaged in the life insurance
business and

                         (i)  hold certificates to act as life
insurance agents or are designated to act as life insurance agents in
certificates under section 508(3) of the Act, and

                         (ii) have held the certificates or been
designated in the certificates for the 5 years before the election.

Composition of General Insurance Council
     4   The General Insurance Council consists of the following 8
members:

               (a)  2 individuals appointed by the Lieutenant Governor
in Council who are resident in Alberta and are neither licensed nor
employed by a licensed insurer or person;

               (b)  one individual appointed by the Insurance Bureau of
Canada who is resident in Alberta, is engaged in the general insurance
business and is employed by a licensed insurer that does not restrict its
agents from acting as general insurance agents for other insurers;

               (c)  3 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are not employed by a licensed
insurer, are engaged in the general insurance business, are not restricted
by contract or otherwise from acting as agents for more than one insurer
and

                         (i)  hold certificates to act as general
insurance agents or are designated to act as general insurance agents in
certificates under section 508(3) of the Act, and

                         (ii) have held the certificates or been
designated in the certificates for the 5 years before the election;

               (d)  2 individuals appointed by the Insurance Bureau of
Canada who are resident in Alberta, engaged in the general insurance
business and employed by a licensed insurer that restricts its agents from
acting as general insurance agents for any other insurer for the same class
of insurance.

Composition of Insurance Adjusters' Council
     5   The Insurance Adjusters' Council consists of the following 4
members:

               (a)  one individual appointed by the Lieutenant Governor
in Council who is resident in Alberta and is neither licensed nor employed
by a licensed insurer or person;

               (b)  2 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are engaged in the general
insurance business, hold adjusters' certificates and have held the
certificates for the 5 years before the election and are not employed by a
licensed insurer;

               (c)  one individual appointed by the Insurance Bureau of
Canada who is resident in Alberta, is engaged in the general insurance
business and is employed by an insurer licensed to undertake general
insurance.

Chair of councils
     6(1)  The members of the Alberta Insurance Council shall appoint one
of the members referred to in section 2(b), (c) or (d) as chair.

     (2)  The members of the Life Insurance Council shall appoint one of
the members referred to in section 3(b) or (c) as chair.

     (3)  The members of the General Insurance Council shall appoint one
of the members referred to in section 4(b), (c) or (d) as chair.

     (4)  The members of the Insurance Adjusters' Council shall appoint
one of the members referred to in section 5(b) or (c) as chair.

Becoming ineligible
     7   If an individual who is a member of a council no longer meets the
conditions or eligibility requirements for that individual to be a member,
the individual is no longer a member of the council.

Term
     8(1)  The term of office of an appointed member of a council is not
to exceed 3 years.

     (2)  The term of office of an elected member of a council is 3 years.

     (3)  An individual may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms as a
member of a council.

     (4)  An individual who serves 2 consecutive terms must wait 3 years
before the individual is eligible to be a member of a council.


4   Section 13 is repealed.


5   The following is added at the end of the Regulation:

     Appeals

Appeal Board
     14(1)  The Insurance Councils Appeal Board is established.

     (2)  The Appeal Board consists of the following 15 members:

               (a)  3 individuals appointed by the Minister who are
resident in Alberta and are neither licensed as agents or adjusters nor
employed by a licensed insurer or person;

               (b)  3 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are engaged in the general
insurance business, hold certificates to act as general insurance agents or
are designated to act as general insurance agents in certificates under
section 508(3) of the Act and are employed by a licensed insurer that
restricts its agents from acting as general insurance agents for other
insurers;

               (c)  3 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are not employed by a licensed
insurer, are engaged in the general insurance business, hold certificates
to act as general insurance agents or are designated to act as general
insurance agents in certificates under section 508(3) of the Act and are
not restricted by contract or otherwise from acting as agents for more than
one insurer;

               (d)  3 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are not employed by a licensed
insurer, are engaged in the life insurance business and hold certificates
to act as life insurance agents or are designated to act as life insurance
agents in certificates under section 508(3) of the Act;

               (e)  3 individuals elected in accordance with this
Regulation who are resident in Alberta, are not employed by a licensed
insurer, are engaged in the general insurance business and hold adjusters'
certificates.

     (3)  The Superintendent shall maintain a list of members of the
Appeal Board.

Becoming ineligible
     15   If an individual who is a member of the Appeal Board no longer
meets the conditions or eligibility requirements for that individual to be
a member, the individual is no longer a member of the Appeal Board.

Term
     16(1)  The term of office of an appointed member of the Appeal Board
is not to exceed 3 years.

     (2)  The term of office of an elected member of the Appeal Board is 3
years.

     (3)  An individual may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms in
office as a member of the Appeal Board.

     (4)  An individual who serves 2 consecutive terms must wait 3 years
before the individual is eligible to be a member of the Appeal Board.

Notice of appeal
     17(1)  A person who is adversely affected by a decision of a council
may appeal the decision by submitting a notice of appeal to the
Superintendent within 30 days after the council has mailed the written
notice of the decision to the person.

     (2)  The notice of appeal must contain the following:

               (a)  a copy of the written notice of the decision being
appealed;

               (b)  a description of the relief requested by the
appellant;

               (c)  the signature of the appellant or the appellant's
lawyer;

               (d)  an address for service in Alberta for the
appellant;

               (e)  an appeal fee of $100 payable to the Provincial
Treasurer.

     (3)  The Superintendent shall notify the Minister and the council
whose decision is being appealed when a notice of appeal has been
submitted.

     (4)  If the appeal involves a suspension or revocation of a
certificate or a levy of a penalty, the council's decision is suspended
until after the disposition of the appeal by a panel of the Appeal Board.

Panels

     18(1)  The Minister shall, within 30 days of the Superintendent's
receiving a notice of appeal, select members of the Appeal Board to form a
panel that will decide the appeal.

     (2)  A panel consists of one individual selected from the appointed
members of the Appeal Board and 2 individuals selected from the elected
members of the Appeal Board.

     (3)  The individual selected from the appointed members is the chair
of the panel.

     (4)  No member of the Appeal Board who has an interest in the
subject-matter raised in a notice of appeal, whether directly or because of
the member's position, affiliation or involvement in or with an
organization, firm or business, may participate in the panel that will
decide the appeal.

Remuneration, fees and expenses
     19(1)  The remuneration, fees and expenses payable to panel members
shall be in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A of the Committee
Remuneration Order made by O.C. 769/93.

     (2)  The Alberta Insurance Council shall pay to panel members the
remuneration, fees and expenses referred to in subsection (1).

Hearing and notice of hearing
     20(1)  The panel shall fix a date for a hearing of the appeal, which
date must be not more than 30 days after the last member of the panel is
selected. 

     (2)  The time period for the date of the hearing may be extended

               (a)  by the Minister on the request of the panel, or

               (b)  by the panel on the request of the appellant or the
council whose decision is being appealed.

     (3)  The panel shall give written notice of the date of the hearing
to the appellant and to the council whose decision is being appealed.

     (4)  The written notice must contain 

               (a)  the date, time and place of the hearing, and

               (b)  the mailing address of the panel.

Evidence - council's decision
     21   The council whose decision is being appealed must file with the
panel and serve on the appellant

               (a)  the evidence submitted to the council or that the
council obtained for the purposes of making its decision,

               (b)  all other papers and documents in the possession of
the council relating to the decision, and

               (c)  a certificate of the council certifying that all
the material referred to in clauses (a) and (b) is being filed.

Written submissions

     22(1)  If a written submission is made to the panel by the appellant
or the council whose decision is being appealed, the submission must be
filed with the panel and served on the other party at least 7 days before
the date of the hearing.

     (2)  A written submission must contain the following:

               (a)  a summary of the facts and evidence to be relied on
by the party;

               (b)  a list of any witnesses to be called by the party;

               (c)  the name, address and telephone number of any
lawyer acting on behalf of the party.

     (3)  The written submission must be signed by the party or the lawyer
of the party.

     (4)  A panel may allow a party to introduce evidence or call
witnesses at a hearing even though the party did not comply with this
section and, if the panel allows the introduction of evidence or the
calling of witnesses, the panel shall provide the other party with an
opportunity to review and to respond to the evidence, including the
evidence of the witnesses.

Procedural fairness
     23(1)  Every panel is subject to the principles of procedural
fairness.

     (2)  A panel is not bound by the rules of evidence applicable to
courts of civil or criminal jurisdiction.

     (3)  A panel is confined in making its decision to the submissions
and evidence submitted to it. 

Panel orders
     24   A panel may by order 

               (a)  confirm the refusal to issue a certificate, confirm
the suspension or cancellation of a certificate or confirm the levy of a
penalty,

               (b)  direct that a certificate be issued,

               (c)  cancel the revocation of a certificate or
substitute a period of suspension,

               (d)  cancel or vary the suspension of a certificate, or

               (e)  cancel the levy of a penalty or vary the time for
its payment.

Disposition of appeal fee
     25(1)  If the panel makes an order under section 24(a), the amount of
the appeal fee must be paid to the Alberta Insurance Council.

     (2)  If the panel makes an order under section 24(b) or (c) or
cancels the suspension of a certificate under section 24(d), the amount of
the appeal fee must be refunded to the appellant.

     (3)  If the panel varies the suspension of a certificate under
section 24(d) or makes an order under section 24(e), the panel shall
determine whether the amount of the appeal fee is to be paid to the Alberta
Insurance Council or refunded to the appellant.

Requirements for order
     26(1)  The order of the panel must be in writing, be signed by the
chair and contain the following:

               (a)  a summary of the evidence;

               (b)  a statement of the issues to be decided;

               (c)  the reasons for the decision, including any
dissent.

     (2)  The panel shall mail copies of its order to the appellant, to
the council whose decision was appealed and to the Superintendent.

Appeal to Court
     27(1)  The person whose appeal was heard by the panel or the council
whose decision was appealed to the panel may appeal the order of the panel
to the Court by filing in the Court an originating notice within 30 days
after the panel has mailed the order to the person and the council.

     (2)  The appeal may only be based on a question of law or
jurisdiction.

     (3)  The originating notice must be served on the other party to the
appeal, the panel and the Superintendent.

     (4)  The panel's order remains in effect during an appeal to the
Court, unless the Court orders otherwise.

     (5)  Except for an appeal under this section, no order of a panel may
be questioned, reviewed, restrained or removed by prohibition, injunction,
certiorari or any other process or proceeding in a court.

Evidence
     28(1)  The panel whose order is being appealed must file with the
Court

               (a)  the evidence submitted to the panel for the
purposes of making its order,

               (b)  all other papers and documents in the possession of
the panel relating to the order, and

               (c)  a certificate of the panel certifying that all the
material referred to in clauses (a) and (b) is being filed.

     (2)  The panel must serve the certificate on the parties to the
appeal, but the panel is not required to serve the material referred to in
subsection (1)(a) and (b) on the parties.

     (3)  The Court is confined in making its order to the evidence
submitted to the panel, unless the Court allows new evidence to be
admitted.

Court orders
     29   The Court may

               (a)  make any order that the panel may make or refer the
matter back to the panel, and

               (b)  make any order that it considers appropriate
respecting the appeal fee referred to in section 25.

     General Provisions and Elections

Eligibility for candidates
     30   An individual is not eligible to be a member of a council or the
Appeal Board if

               (a)  the individual has ever been convicted of an
offence under the Insurance Act, 

               (b)  the individual's certificate has ever been
suspended or revoked,

               (c)  a penalty under section 517 or 533 of the Act has
ever been levied against the individual,

               (d)  the individual is a dependent adult as defined in
the Dependent Adults Act or is the subject of a certificate of incapacity
under that Act,

               (e)  the individual is a formal patient as defined in
the Mental Health Act,

               (f)  the individual has been found to be a person of
unsound mind by a court elsewhere than in Alberta, or

               (g)  the individual does not meet an eligibility
criterion that has been established by the Alberta Insurance Council and
approved by the Minister.

Nominations
     31(1)  An individual is nominated as a candidate in an election if
the individual is nominated by at least 5 people who are eligible to vote
in the election of the candidate.

     (2)  No individual may be nominated to be a candidate for membership
on more than one council at the same time or to be a candidate for
membership on a council and the Appeal Board at the same time.

     (3)  No individual may be nominated to be a candidate for membership
on a council if the individual is a member of another council or the Appeal
Board.

     (4)  No individual may be nominated to be a candidate for membership
on the Appeal Board if the individual is a member of a council.

Voter eligibility - council elections
     32(1)  An individual is eligible to vote in an election for members
to the Life Insurance Council if the individual, when the ballot is mailed
to the individual,

               (a)  is engaged in the life insurance business, and 

               (b)  holds a certificate to act as a life insurance
agent or is designated to act as a life insurance agent in a certificate
under section 508(3) of the Act.

     (2)  An individual is eligible to vote in an election for members to
the General Insurance Council if the individual, when the ballot is mailed
to the individual,

               (a)  is not employed by a licensed insurer, 

               (b)  is engaged in the general insurance business, 

               (c)  is not restricted by contract or otherwise from
acting as agent for more than one insurer, and

               (d)  holds a certificate to act as a general insurance
agent or is designated to act as a general insurance agent in a certificate
under section 508(3) of the Act.

     (3)  An individual is eligible to vote in an election for members to
the Insurance Adjusters' Council if the individual, when the ballot is
mailed to the individual,

               (a)  is not employed by a licensed insurer, 

               (b)  is engaged in the general insurance business, and

               (c)  holds an adjusters' certificate. 

Voter eligibility - Appeal Board elections
     33(1)  An individual is eligible to vote in an election for a member
of the Appeal Board if the individual meets the requirements under section
14(2) to be a candidate for that election when the ballot is mailed to the
individual.

     (2)  Despite subsection (1), an individual who is not a resident of
Alberta is eligible if the individual meets all of the other requirements
under section 14(2).

Election process
     34(1)  The Alberta Insurance Council is responsible for conducting an
election under this Regulation.

     (2)  An election and request for nominations must be advertised.

     (3)  Nominations must be received by the Council by a date specified
by the Council and that date must be at least 30 days after the
advertisement is published.

     (4)  Elections are to be by a mail vote and ballots must be returned
by voters by a date that the Council specifies.

     (5)  The Council must

               (a)  declare the winners of the election within 5 days,
excluding Saturdays and holidays, after the date that all ballots are to be
returned by voters, and

               (b)  notify the Superintendent of each declaration.

     (6)  An elected member's term commences when the Council declares the
member to be elected.

     (7)  The Council may make rules respecting elections under this
Regulation.

     (8)  The rules and any amendments to them do not come into force
unless they have been approved by the Minister.

Alternate elected members
     35(1)  In this section,

               (a)  "former member" means an elected member of a
council or the Appeal Board who ceases to be a member for a reason other
than the expiration of the member's term;

               (b)  "runner up" means a candidate in an election who
did not receive enough votes to be declared elected;

               (c)  "vacancy" means a vacancy in a council or the
Appeal Board created by a former member.

     (2)  When a vacancy occurs in a council or the Appeal Board, the
Alberta Insurance Council shall declare elected  the runner up having the
highest number of votes in the most recent election held for the category
of the former member who created the vacancy if the runner up

               (a)  wishes to fill the vacancy, and 

               (b)  still meets the eligibility requirements to be a
candidate.

     (3)  When a vacancy occurs in a council or the Appeal Board and the
runner up referred to in subsection (2)  does not wish to fill the vacancy
or no longer meets the eligibility requirements to be a candidate or when a
vacancy occurs and there are no runners up in the most recent election held
for the category of the former member who created the vacancy, the Alberta
Insurance Council may

               (a)  conduct an election to fill the vacancy,

               (b)  declare, from any remaining runners up in the most
recent election held for the category of the former member, the runner up
with the highest number of votes who wishes to fill the vacancy and still
meets the eligibility requirements to be a candidate to be elected, or

               (c)  if there is still a quorum in the council or Appeal
Board, choose not to fill the vacancy.

     (4)  If the Alberta Insurance Council declares a runner up to be
elected under this section to fill a vacancy, the term of the runner up is
the remainder of the former member's term.

     (5)  If, as a result of conducting an election under this section to
fill a vacancy, the Alberta Insurance Council declares an individual to be
elected and the declaration occurs with more than 187 days remaining in the
term of the former member, the term of the individual is the remainder of
the former member's term.

     (6)  If, as a result of conducting an election under this section to
fill a vacancy, the Alberta Insurance Council declares an individual
elected and the declaration occurs with 187 days or less remaining in the
term of the former member, the term of the individual is the remainder of
the former member's term plus 3 years.

     (7)  The term of the runner up or individual referred to in
subsection (4), (5) or (6) is deemed to be one full term for the purposes
of sections 8 and 16.

     (8)  Despite anything in this section, the Alberta Insurance Council
is not required to fill a vacancy in a council or the Appeal Board if there
are 60 days or less remaining in the term of the former member when the
vacancy occurs.

     Transitional

Membership of Councils continued
     36(1)  A person who is a member of the Alberta Insurance Council, the
Life Insurance Council,  the General Insurance Council or the Insurance
Adjusters' Council on December 8, 1996 continues to be a member of the
Council.

     (2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may rescind the appointment
of a member referred to in subsection (1).

Jurisdiction of Appeal Board
     37   No appeal to the Appeal Board may be dealt with under this
Regulation until section 1(12) of the Financial Institutions Statutes
Amendment Act, 1996 comes into force.


6   This Regulation comes into force on December 9, 1996.

     Alberta Regulation 289/96

     Insurance Act

     PROVINCIAL COMPANIES REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 585/96) pursuant to
sections 22, 94.14 and 99 of the Insurance Act.


     Table of Contents

     Division 1
     Protection and Maintenance of Assets

Definitions    1
Safeguarding of assets   2
Record of securities     3
Safeguarding of securities    4
Accounts  5
Registration of securities    6
Bonds and insurance 7

     Division 2
     Investments

Interpretation 8
Method of valuation 9
International agencies   10
Connected 11
Financial institutions   12
Meaning of investment    13
Substantial interest     14
Exceptions to prohibited investments    15
Leasing and related agreements     16
Limitation on shareholding    17
Real property interests  18, 19
Exception to section 94.06    20
Prescribed subsidiaries  21
Limits on equity acquisitions 22

     Division 3
     Repeal, Commencement and Expiry

Repeal    23
Coming into force   24
Expiry    25


     Division 1
     Protection and Maintenance of Assets

Definitions
1   In this Division,

     (a)  "bond" means a contract of insurance by which one party agrees
to indemnify another party for loss arising out of the act of a third
party;

     (b)  "security" means a security within the meaning of that term in
the Securities Act.


Safeguarding of assets
2   The board of directors of a provincial company shall ensure that there
are written procedures in place to safeguard assets owned or held by the
company and that the procedures are followed by the company.


Record of securities
3   A provincial company shall maintain an up-to-date record that
identifies securities owned or held by the company.


Safeguarding of securities
4(1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a provincial company shall ensure
that securities owned or held by the company

     (a)  are kept securely, and in a manner that prevents unauthorized
access to them, and

     (b)  are in the custody of

               (i)  the company, or

               (ii) an entity that is authorized to act as a custodian
or as a depositary or clearing agency for securities by a law of the
jurisdiction in which the entity is carrying on business.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a security that is

     (a)  under the control of the government of a jurisdiction in which
the company is carrying on business,

     (b)  pledged as collateral for the indebtedness or potential
indebtedness of the company, or

     (c)  in transit.

(3)  A provincial company shall not place a security in the custody of an
entity referred to in subsection (l)(b) unless the company has entered into
a written custodial agreement with that entity.


Accounts
5   A provincial company shall, on a daily basis, hold any net amount
received by the company as a result of any security transaction in an
account in Canada kept by the company

     (a)  in the company,

     (b)  with a bank or treasury branch,

     (c)  with any of the following that are incorporated, constituted or
continued by or under an Act of Canada or a province:

               (i)  a loan or trust corporation,

               (ii) a credit union,

               (iii)     an entity that is primarily engaged in dealing in
securities, including portfolio management and investment counselling,

     (d)  with a trust corporation that is incorporated, constituted or
continued by or under an Act of Canada or a province and that is authorized
to hold money in trust by a law of that jurisdiction,

     (e)  with the government of the province in which the company is
carrying on business, or with an agency of the government, that is
authorized to act as a custodian, or

     (f)  with The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.


Registration of securities
6(1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a provincial company shall ensure
that every security it owns or holds is registered in the company's name in
the register of the entity that issued the security.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a security that

     (a)  cannot be registered in the company's name for any reason that
is beyond the control of that company,

     (b)  is under the control of the government of a jurisdiction in
which the company is carrying on business,

     (c)  is held by the company as collateral or for safekeeping,

     (d)  is registered in the name of a nominee of the company or of an
entity referred to in section 4(1)(b)(ii), 

     (e)  is held under a book entry system or a certificateless or
immobilization system, or

     (f)  is held temporarily by an agent of the company, a liquidator, a
trustee or the issuer of the security for purposes of reorganization,
amalgamation, liquidation or voting.

(3)  Where a security owned or held by a provincial company is otherwise
protected against loss, fraud, theft and destruction, the company may hold
the security

     (a)  in bearer form, or

     (b)  in registered form in a name other than the company's name.


Bonds and insurance
7(1)  A provincial company shall acquire and at all times maintain one or
more bonds issued by an entity that is licensed under this Act to indemnify
the company for any loss in respect of assets owned or held by that company
arising out of a dishonest or criminal act of an officer or employee of
that company.

(2)  A provincial company shall, in respect of assets owned or held by the
company, acquire and at all times maintain one or more insurance policies
to indemnify that company for

     (a)  loss arising out of damage to, or the destruction or mysterious
disappearance of, those assets, or

     (b)  loss arising out of any other usual contingency.

(3)  A bond or an insurance policy referred to in subsection (1) or (2)
must provide that the bond or insurance policy may not be cancelled or
terminated by the insurer or the insured until at least 30 days after the
receipt by the Superintendent of a written notice from the insurer or the
insured, as the case may be, of its intention to cancel or terminate the
bond or insurance policy.

(4)  A bond or an insurance policy referred to in subsection (1) or (2) may
be in an amount that is established by the directors of the provincial
company, having regard to 

     (a)  the nature and value of the assets owned or held by the
company,

     (b)  the arrangements and procedures applicable to the handling and
safeguarding of the assets owned or held by the company, and

     (c)  any other factors that might affect the extent of any loss that
the company might sustain.


     Division 2
     Investments

Interpretation
8(1)  In this Division,

     (a)  "generally accepted accounting principles" means the generally
accepted accounting principles of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants set out in the Handbook published by that Institute, as amended
from time to time;

     (b)  "real property corporation" means a real property corporation
described in section 17(i);

     (c)  "real property holding vehicle" means a real property holding
vehicle described in section 17(j);

     (d)  "securities dealer" means a body corporate that is registered
as a dealer under the Securities Act or in a similar capacity under
comparable legislation in another jurisdiction in Canada.

(2)  In addition to the definitions in section 1 of the Act, the
definitions in section 93.1 of the Act, other than section 93.1(a) and (e),
apply to this Division.

(3)  For the purposes of this Division,

     (a)  a person is affiliated with another person if one of them is
controlled by the other or both of them are controlled by the same person,
and

     (b)  the affiliates of a person are deemed to be affiliated with all
other persons with which the person is affiliated.

(4)  For the purposes of this Division,

     (a)  a person controls a body corporate if securities of the body
corporate to which are attached more than 50% of the votes that may be cast
to elect directors of the body corporate are held or beneficially owned by
the person and the votes attached to those securities are sufficient, if
exercised, to elect a majority of the directors of the body corporate;

     (b)  a person controls a trust, partnership, fund or other
unincorporated entity if more than 50% of the beneficial interest, however
designated, into which the entity is divided is held or beneficially owned
by that person and the person is able to direct the affairs of the entity;

     (c)  notwithstanding clauses (a) and (b), a person controls an
entity if the person has, in relation to the entity, any direct or indirect
influence that, if exercised, would result in control in fact of the
entity.


Method of valuation
9(1)  For the purposes of the Act, the method of valuation of a provincial
company's investments is governed by the generally accepted accounting
principles.

(2)  Without restricting the generality of subsection (1), the method of
valuation of a provincial company's securities is, for the purposes of the
annual statement referred to in section 99 of the Act, governed by the
generally accepted accounting principles.


International agencies
10   For the purposes of sections 93.1(c)(i)(B) and 93.1(c)(ii)(B) of the
Act, the following are prescribed as international agencies:

     (a)  Asian Development Bank;

     (b)  Inter-American Bank;

     (c)  International Bank for Reconstruction and Development;

     (d)  International Finance Corporation;

     (e)  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


Connected
11(1)  For the purposes of section 93.1(d) of the Act, a person is
"connected" to another person if

     (a)  one person is an affiliate of the other person, or 

     (b)  in respect of a loan to or other investment in those persons,

               (i)  the loan or investment is for the same purpose,

               (ii) the expected source of repayment on the loan or
investment is the same, or

               (iii)     the security for the loan or investment is the
same.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), persons that are financially
independent of each other to a material extent are not connected for the
purposes of section 93.1(d) of the Act.


Financial institutions
12  For the purposes of section 93.1(g) of the Act, the following are
prescribed to be financial institutions:

     (a)  a treasury branch;

     (b)  a foreign financial institution, being a body corporate that 

               (i)  is engaged in the business of banking, the trust or
insurance business, the business of a credit union or the business of
dealing in securities, and 

               (ii) is incorporated, constituted or continued otherwise
than by or under an Act of Canada or a province;

     (c)  a securities dealer.


Meaning of investment
13(1)   For the purposes of section 93.1(h)(i) of the Act, interests in
real property that, under the generally accepted accounting principles, are
required to be shown as interests in real property in financial statements
are prescribed as investments.

(2)  In addition to the interests in real property described in subsection
(1), "investments" in section 94.06 of the Act includes interests in real
property described in section 18 of this Regulation.


Substantial interest
14(1)  For the purposes of section 93.1(o) of the Act, this section defines
"substantial interest".

(2)  A person has a substantial interest in a body corporate where

     (a)  the voting rights attached to the aggregate of any voting
shares of the body corporate beneficially owned by the person and by any
entities controlled by the person exceed 10% of the voting rights attached
to all of the outstanding voting shares of the body corporate, or

     (b)  the aggregate of any shares of the body corporate beneficially
owned by the person and by any entities controlled by the person represents
ownership of greater than 25% of the shareholders' equity of the body
corporate.

(3)  A person has a substantial interest in an unincorporated entity where
the aggregate of any ownership interests, however designated, into which
the entity is divided, beneficially owned by the person and by any entities
controlled by the person exceeds 25% of all of the ownership interests into
which the entity is divided.


Exceptions to prohibited investments
15   The following are prescribed investments for the purpose of section
94.02(2)(d) of the Act:

     (a)  any deposit, debt obligation or acceptance, that has a residual
maturity of less than one year, with or of a bank or treasury branch, or
any of the following that are incorporated, constituted or continued by or
under an Act of Canada or a province:

               (i)  a loan or trust corporation;

               (ii) a credit union;

     (b)  any deposit with any of the following that control the
provincial company:

               (i)  a bank;

               (ii) a loan or trust corporation incorporated,
constituted or continued by or under an Act of Canada or a province;

     (c)  foreign exchange, interest rate, equity or commodity contracts,
that have a residual maturity of less than one year, with a bank or
treasury branch, or any of the following that are incorporated, constituted
or continued by or under an Act of Canada or a province:

               (i)  a loan or trust corporation;

               (ii) a credit union;

     (d)  foreign exchange, interest rate, equity or commodity contracts,
in the normal course of business, with a financial institution that
controls the provincial company or is affiliated with the provincial
company;

     (e)  direct obligations of and that portion of obligations fully and
unconditionally guaranteed by

               (i)  a municipality or Metis settlement,

               (ii) a government that is a member of the Organization
of Economic Development and Cooperation, 

               (iii)     an agency of a government referred to in subclause
(i) or (ii), or

               (iv) an international agency referred to in section 10.


Leasing and related agreements
16(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "agreement" means a security agreement within the meaning of
the Personal Property Security Act or a financial lease agreement, being an
agreement for a lease of personal property in which credit is extended by
the lessor to the lessee for the purpose of enabling the lessee to meet the
lessee's obligations under the lease;

     (b)  "property" means the personal property to which an agreement
relates.

(2)  A provincial company shall not beneficially own shares in a financial
leasing corporation as permitted under section 94.04(4) of the Act unless

     (a)  the aggregate of 

               (i)  the book value of all of the property that is
subject to agreements held by the financial leasing corporation, and 

               (ii) all amounts owing as receivables in respect of such
agreements 

          is equal to at least 80% of the assets of the subsidiary, and

     (b)  the financial leasing corporation meets the requirements of the
agreements. 

(3)  A provincial company may enter into or acquire agreements only if the
following requirements are met: 

     (a)  the company must not direct its customers or potential
customers to particular dealers in the property; 

     (b)  at no time may the aggregate of the estimated residual values
of all the property of the company, excluding motor vehicles, leased under
the financial lease agreements exceed 10% of the aggregate of the costs of
acquisition of that leased property to the company; 

     (c)  the estimated residual value of property leased under a
financial lease agreement must not exceed,

               (i)  in the case of motor vehicles, 50% of their cost of
acquisition, and

               (ii) in the case of any other property, 20% of its cost
of acquisition

          to the company;

     (d)  the agreement must be entered into or acquired for the purpose
of extending credit to the lessee or purchaser; 

     (e)  the property that is the subject of the agreement must be
selected by the lessee or buyer and 

               (i)  must be acquired by the company at the request of
the lessee or buyer, or 

               (ii) must have been acquired by the company through the
operation of an earlier agreement; 

     (f)  the agreement must yield a return that 

               (i)  will compensate the company for not less than its
full investment in the property, 

               (ii) is reasonable, taking into account 

                         (A)  the term of the agreement and the other
terms and conditions of it, 

                         (B)  the technological obsolescence of the
property, and

                         (C)  the rate of return sought by other
lessors in respect of similar agreements in respect of similar property and
under the same terms and conditions, 

               and

               (iii)     is calculated by taking into account

                         (A)  rental charges paid by the lessee or
purchaser, 

                         (B)  estimated tax benefits of the agreement
to the company, including tax credits and capital cost allowance claims,
and 

                         (C)  the amount of, 

                                   (I)  where the lessee or
purchaser or a third party who is dealing at arm's length with the company
has, on or before the commencement of the agreement, contracted to purchase
the property or unconditionally guaranteed the resale value of the property
at the date of expiry of the agreement, the purchase price or the resale
value so guaranteed, or 

                                   (II) in any other case, but
subject to clause (c), the estimated residual value of the property; 

     (g)  the agreement must contain a provision

               (i)  assigning and conveying to the lessee or purchaser
the benefit of all warranties, guarantees or other undertakings made by a
manufacturer or supplier relating to the property, or 

               (ii) setting out the responsibilities of the company
with regard to the warranties, guarantees or other undertakings referred to
in subclause (i); 

     (h)  the agreement must substantially transfer to the lessee or
purchaser the benefits and risks incidental to the operation of the
property and must not place responsibility on the part of the company to
install, promote, service, clean, maintain or repair the property;

     (i)  where the lessee or purchaser defaults in the manner set out in
the agreement and the default is not waived or the agreement, including any
renewals or extensions of it, expires, the company must 

               (i)  liquidate its interest in the property, or 

               (ii) enter into a new agreement in respect of that
property within 2 years of that default or expiry or, where proceedings in
respect of that property have prevented the company from complying with
that requirement within that period, within 2 years of the completion of
those proceedings; 

     (j)  an agreement may be renewed on its expiry and may be extended
during its term.


Limitation on shareholding
17   The following are prescribed as bodies corporate for the purpose of
section 94.04(4)(e) of the Act:

     (a)  a factoring corporation,  being a body corporate whose
activities are limited to acting as a factor in relation to accounts
receivable, including the lending of money and the raising of money for the
purpose of financing those activities;

     (b)  a financial leasing corporation, being a body corporate that
enters into or acquires agreements as defined in section 16(1)(a) of this
Regulation;

     (c)  an information management corporation, being a body corporate
that carries on the business of

               (i)  the collection, manipulation and transmission of
information that is primarily financial or economic in nature, or

               (ii) the sale of related software;

     (d)  an investment counselling corporation,  being a body corporate
that is registered as an investment counsel under the Securities Act or in
a similar capacity under comparable legislation in another jurisdiction in
Canada;

     (e)  a mutual fund corporation, being a body corporate the
activities of which are limited to the investing of the funds of the body
corporate and includes a body corporate that is an issuer of securities
that entitle the holder to receive, on demand or within a specified period
after demand, an amount computed by reference to the value of a
proportionate interest in the whole or in a part of the net assets,
including a separate fund or trust account, of the issuer of those
securities;

     (f)  a mutual fund distribution corporation, being a body corporate
that is registered as a mutual fund dealer under the Securities Act or in a
similar capacity under comparable legislation in another jurisdiction in
Canada;

     (g)  a portfolio management corporation, being a body corporate that
is registered as a portfolio manager under the Securities Act or in a
similar capacity under comparable legislation in another jurisdiction in
Canada;

     (h)  a real property brokerage corporation, being a body corporate
whose activities are limited to acting as an agent for vendors or
purchasers of real estate;

     (i)  a real property corporation, being a body corporate that is
primarily engaged in holding, managing or otherwise dealing with

               (i)  real property, or

               (ii) shares of a body corporate or ownership interests
in an unincorporated entity that is primarily engaged in holding, managing
or otherwise dealing with real property, including another real property
corporation or a real property holding vehicle;

     (j)  a real property holding vehicle, being a limited partnership or
a trust that is primarily engaged in holding, managing or otherwise dealing
with

               (i)  real property, or

               (ii) shares of a body corporate or ownership interests
in an unincorporated entity that is primarily engaged in holding, managing
or otherwise dealing with real property, including a real property
corporation or another real property holding vehicle;

     (k)  a securities dealer;

     (l)  a service corporation, being a body corporate whose activities
are limited to the provision of management services to

               (i)  a provincial company,

               (ii) a financial institution that is affiliated with a
provincial company, or

               (iii)     a body corporate in which a provincial company or
financial institution that is affiliated with a provincial company holds or
beneficially owns, separately or in the aggregate, more than 50% of the
issued and outstanding voting shares;

     (m)  a specialized financing corporation, being a body corporate
that is primarily engaged in providing specialized business management in
making investments or providing financing or advisory services.


Real property
interests
18(1)  For the purposes of sections 94.09 and 94.11 of the Act, an interest
in real property owned by

     (a)  a financial institution, or

     (b)  an entity controlled by the financial institution,

where the financial institution is controlled by the provincial company, is
not an interest in real property.

(2)  For the purposes of sections 94.09 and 94.11 of the Act, the following
are interests in real property: 

     (a)  real property that, under the generally accepted accounting
principles, would be shown as real property owned by the provincial company
in its financial statements;

     (b)  ownership interests, including shares, in a real property
corporation or a real property holding vehicle that is not a joint venture
and in which the provincial company or a subsidiary of the company that is
not a financial institution has a substantial interest;

     (c)  debt obligations issued by a real property corporation or a
real property holding vehicle that is not a joint venture and in which the
provincial company or a subsidiary of the company that is not a financial
institution has a substantial interest, and beneficially owned by the
company or a subsidiary of the company that is not a financial institution;

     (d)  loans to a real property corporation or a real property holding
vehicle that is not a joint venture and in which the provincial company or
a subsidiary of the company that is not a financial institution has a
substantial interest, where the loan is made by the company or a subsidiary
of the company that is not a financial institution;

     (e)  loans to

               (i)  a real property corporation or a real property
holding vehicle in which a financial institution controlled by the
provincial company has a substantial interest, where the loan is made by
the company or a subsidiary of the company that is not a financial
institution, and

               (ii) a real property corporation or a real property
holding vehicle that is controlled by a real property corporation or a real
property holding vehicle described in subclause (i) where the loan is made
by the provincial company or a subsidiary of the company that is not a
financial institution;

     (f)  debt obligations issued by a real property corporation or a
real property holding vehicle described in clause (e) and beneficially
owned by the provincial company or a subsidiary of the company that is not
a financial institution;

     (g)  debt obligations issued by a real property corporation or a
real property holding vehicle that is not a joint venture and in which the
provincial company or a subsidiary of the company that is not a financial
institution has a substantial interest, and are beneficially owned by a
third party and guaranteed by the company or a subsidiary of the company
that is not a financial institution;

     (h)  a loan made by a third party to a real property corporation or
a real property holding vehicle and guaranteed by the provincial company or
a subsidiary of the company that is not a financial institution.


Real property
interests
19(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "designated entity" means an entity other than

               (i)  a joint venture,

               (ii) a financial institution, or

               (iii)     an entity that is controlled by a financial
institution;

     (b)  "related real property entity", in respect of a provincial
company, means

               (i)  a real property corporation or a real property
holding vehicle, other than a designated entity controlled by the company,
in which the company or a designated entity controlled by the company
beneficially owns sufficient shares or ownership interests to cause the
company or designated entity to have a substantial interest in the real
property corporation or real property holding vehicle, or

               (ii) a real property corporation or a real property
holding vehicle that is controlled by a real property corporation or a real
property holding vehicle described in subclause (i).

(2)  For the purposes of sections 94.09 and 94.11 of the Act, where a
provincial company or a designated entity controlled by a company makes a
loan to, or beneficially owns or guarantees the debt obligation of, a third
party, the loan or debt obligation is an interest of the company in real
property if it is secured by

     (a)  real property beneficially owned by a third party in
conjunction with

               (i)  the company,

               (ii) the designated entity, 

               (iii)     a related real property entity of the company,

               (iv) a financial institution controlled by the company,

               (v)  an entity controlled by a financial institution
referred to in subclause (iv), or

               (vi) a real property entity described in section
18(2)(e),

     or 

     (b)  shares or ownership interests beneficially owned by a third
party in

               (i)  an entity that beneficially owns real property in
conjunction with the company, a related real property entity of the company
or a designated entity that is controlled by the company, or

               (ii) a related real property entity of the company.


Exception to section 94.06
20   Section 94.06(1) of the Act does not apply to interests in real
property described in section 19 of this Regulation that are acquired by a
provincial company or any of its subsidiaries as a result of a realization
of a security interest.


Prescribed subsidiaries
21    For the purposes of sections 94.08, 94.09, 94.1 and 94.11 of the Act,
every subsidiary of a provincial company is a prescribed subsidiary, other
than

     (a)  a subsidiary that is a financial institution, or

     (b)  a subsidiary of a financial institution.


Limits on equity acquisitions
22    For the purposes of section 94.1 of the Act, the prescribed
percentage of the total assets of the provincial company is 20%.


     Division 3
     Repeal, Commencement and Expiry

Repeal
23   The Reciprocal Deposit Regulation (Alta. Reg. 441/83) and the
Securities Valuation Regulations (Alta. Reg. 118/76) are repealed.


Coming into force
24   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


Expiry
25   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 2001.


     Alberta Regulation 290/96

     Insurance Act

     REPLACEMENT OF LIFE INSURANCE CONTRACTS
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 586/96) pursuant to
section 22 of the Insurance Act.


1   The Replacement of Life Insurance Contracts Regulation (Alta. Reg.
63/90) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 5(1)(a) is amended by striking out "the form set out in the
Schedule" and substituting "a form approved by the Minister".


3   The Schedule is repealed.


4   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


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     Alberta Regulation 291/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 587/96) pursuant to
Schedule 1, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (Alta. Reg. 366/93) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 2(1)(w.2)(ii) is amended by adding "or the entity that operates
a charter school within the meaning of the School Act" after "Alberta".


3   Section 2(1)(rr) is amended by striking out "other than death" and
substituting the following:

     other than 

               (i)  death, or

               (ii) where the person becomes an employee again without
experiencing any break whatsoever in his pensionable service resulting from
the cessation


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     Alberta Regulation 292/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 588/96) pursuant to
Schedule 2, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Service Pension Plan (Alta. Reg. 368/93) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 2(1)(p) is amended by adding "or a person to whom the 
Management Employees Pension Plan applied by virtue of section 118 of that
Plan and who ceased to be a participant of the Management Employees Pension
Plan at the end of 1996 on the expiry of that provision" after "Legislative
Assembly".


3   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


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     Alberta Regulation 293/96

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE
     PROVISIONS) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 589/96) pursuant to
Schedule 3, sections 12, 14 and 15 of the Public Sector Pension Plans Act.


1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation
(Alta. Reg. 365/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 8.1 is amended by adding the following subsection:

     (6)  To the extent that the payment of damages or legal and other
expenses incurred in defending any claim against the Universities Academic
Pension Board, or its members, is covered by the indemnity given by section
20 or 34 of Schedule 3 to this Regulation, an indemnification by this
section only applies

               (a)  if all remedies reasonably available for the
enforcement of that first-mentioned indemnity have been exhausted, and

               (b)  to the extent of any shortfall not recoverable
under those reasonably available remedies.


3   Schedule 3 is amended

     (a)  by adding the following before section 1:

     PART 1

     GENERAL PROVISIONS

     (b)  by adding the following after section 8:

     PART 2

     EMPLOYER WITHDRAWALS

Application
     9   This Part establishes, in addition to section 14 of the Act
Schedule, the general bases for the apportionment of the Plan's liabilities
and assets on the withdrawal of employers from the Plan and for the
transfer of those apportioned liabilities and assets from the Plan under
that section, and related matters.


General definitions
     10   In this Part,

               (a)  "actuarial valuation methods and assumptions" means
the actuarial cost methods and assumptions used by the Plan's actuary in
the actuarial valuation report for funding purposes, but with assets being
valued at market value, that is coincident with or that most recently
precedes the time of withdrawal;

               (b)  "additional contributions" means additional
contributions paid or payable to the other plan under the order made under
section 14(8)(b) of the Act Schedule;

               (c)  "market value" means the amount that the Provincial
Treasurer, using generally accepted accounting principles, including the
accounting recommendations of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants set out in the Handbook published by that Institute, as amended
from time to time, determines to represent the value of the assets or
investments that would be agreed on in an arm's length transaction between
knowledgeable and willing parties who are under no compulsion to act;

               (d)  "other plan" means one of the other pension plans
within the meaning of section 14(1)(a) of the Act Schedule;

               (e)  "post-1991 assets" means the Plan's assets in
respect of the post-1991 liability;

               (f)  "post-1991 liability" means the Plan's liabilities
in respect of all service recognized as pensionable service and all
benefits in place, less the pre-1992 liability;

               (g)  "pre-1992 assets" means the Plan's assets in
respect of the pre-1992 liability;

               (h)  "pre-1992 liability" means the Plan's liabilities
in respect of all service that was recognized as pensionable service, and
all the benefits that were in place, as at December 31, 1991;

               (i)  "time of withdrawal" means the effective time of a
withdrawal specified in the notice referred to in section 14(1) or, if
applicable, agreed under section 13(1);

               (j)  "withdrawal" has the meaning assigned to it in
section 14(1)(b) of the Act Schedule;

               (k)  "withdrawing employer" means an employer who has
given notice under section 14(6)(b) of the Act Schedule;

               (l)  "withdrawing participant" means a person who is a
participant and an employee of the withdrawing employer immediately before
the time of withdrawal and who does not terminate or become a participant 
of the related plan with effect as at, or die at, the time of withdrawal;

               (m)  "withdrawing person" means a person falling within
section 12(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d).


Required characteristics of other plan
     11(1)  The other plan must, in addition to meeting the requirements
of section 14(1)(a) of the Act Schedule,

               (a)  provide for the benefits and entitlements provided
for by Part 5 of the plan rules to withdrawing participants or for benefits
and entitlements that are not less favourable for those persons in respect
of

                         (i)  service performed before the time of
withdrawal and

                                   (A)  that was acquired as
pensionable service before then, or

                                   (B)  which, immediately before
the time of withdrawal, was in the course of being purchased over time
under the plan rules, on payment for the service,

                         and

                         (ii) pensionable salaries earned during
participation in the Plan and in the other plan,

               (b)  provide in effect that all service of or with
respect to withdrawing persons that counts as combined pensionable service
for the purposes of determining eligibility for benefits under the Plan is
to count for the same purposes in effect under the other plan,

               (c)  in the case of withdrawing persons who made
arrangements to acquire service as pensionable service before the time of
withdrawal and have not fully paid for the service being acquired, the
arrangements made by them with the Plan are to continue to have full effect
with the other plan as if they had been originally entered into with the
other plan, under the same terms and conditions, and

               (d)  put into effect section 14(7)(c) and (d) of the Act
Schedule.

     (2)  The other plan must also provide in effect that

               (a)  the other plan's trustee is to hold all the assets
transferred from the Plan to the other plan, all additional contributions
paid and all investment income and capital appreciation derived from those
assets and contributions in trust, and to use them, for the sole purposes
of providing benefits and entitlements under the other plan and to meet the
other plan's administration costs, and

               (b)  those assets, additional contributions, investment
income and capital appreciation belong beneficially to the persons entitled
to benefits under the other plan.
     
     (3)  To avoid any doubt, benefits and entitlements are not less
favourable, for the purposes of subsection (1)(a), by reason only of their
being provided by means of defined contribution provisions within the
meaning of the Employment Pension Plans Act if 

               (a)  the arrangements under those defined contribution
provisions are agreed to in writing by each withdrawing participant who
elects to participate in the other plan under those defined contribution
arrangements, and

               (b)  the benefits and entitlements provided to each such
withdrawing participant are of equivalent value to those benefits and
entitlements to which the participant would be entitled if he did not agree
to those arrangements.   


Employees, etc. withdrawn
     12(1)  Subject to this section, on a withdrawal, the withdrawing
employer withdraws from the Plan only in relation to 

               (a)  persons who were employees of that employer
immediately before the time of withdrawal,

               (b)  persons who, immediately before the time of
withdrawal, were former participants with remaining entitlements to
benefits under the Plan and who had been employees of the withdrawing
employer immediately before their most recent termination,

               (c)  persons who, immediately before the time of
withdrawal, were entitled to benefits which had arisen on the death of, or
from an assignment under a matrimonial property order relating to, a person
who had been an employee of the withdrawing employer immediately before
death or his most recent termination, as the case may be, and

               (d)  persons currently, prospectively or potentially
entitled to benefits under the Plan accrued to the time of withdrawal
through persons referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c).

     (2)  A person who

               (a)  falls within subsection (1)(a), and

               (b)  was, immediately before the time of withdrawal,
also accruing pensionable service with another employer who is not a
withdrawing employer,

     remains a participant of the Plan as well as becoming a member of the
other plan.

     (3)  A former employee

               (a)  who falls within subsection (1)(b) or through whom
a person falls within subsection (1)(c) or (d), and

               (b)  who was, immediately before the most recent
termination or death, as the case may be, referred to in that clause, also
accruing pensionable service with another employer who is not a withdrawing
employer,

          is to be treated as having accrued pensionable service with the
withdrawing employer and the employer remaining in the Plan to the
respective extents decided by the Board.

     (4)  A person referred to in subsection (2)

               (a)  withdraws from the Plan in relation to service
performed or treated by the Board as performed before the time of
withdrawal with the withdrawing employer, and

               (b)  remains in the Plan in relation to service
performed or treated by the Board as performed before the time of
withdrawal with the employer remaining in the Plan.

     (5)  Where there are 2 or more withdrawing employers involved
withdrawing to 2 or more other plans, a person who was an employee of 2 or
more of those employers immediately before the time of withdrawal becomes a
member of, and that person or a former employee, as regards any such
employer, referred to in subsection (3) is to be treated as having accrued
pensionable service that counts for the purposes of, both or all of the
other plans to the respective extents decided by the Board.

     (6)  The Board shall make any decisions required by subsection (3),
(4) or (5) on the basis which, in its opinion, most closely reflects the
overall intent of this Part.


Timing
     13(1)  The time of withdrawal must occur as at the end of a calendar
year unless the Board and the withdrawing employer agree in writing that it
is to occur as at the end of another day specified in the agreement.

     (2)  Subject to section 12, withdrawing participants cease to be
participants immediately before the time of withdrawal and become members
of the other plan immediately after that time, and other withdrawing
persons cease to have their current, prospective or potential entitlements
under this Plan and assume their respective entitlements under the other
plan at those respective times.


Information and disclosure
     14(1)  A withdrawing employer must, in the notice required by section
14(6)(b) of the Act Schedule, specify when the withdrawal is intended to
become effective.

     (2)   At least 9 months before the time of withdrawal, the Board must
report in writing to all employers the Board's estimation, as at the time
of withdrawal, of the apportionments between the withdrawing employer and
the other employers of

               (a)  the pre-1992 and post-1991 assets that will be
determined on the basis set out in section 17, and

               (b)  the pre-1992 and post-1991 liabilities.

     (3)  At least 3 months before the time of withdrawal, the withdrawing
employer must submit to the Board and the Minister, in writing,

               (a)  confirmation by the employer of the decision to
withdraw,

               (b)  certification by the other plan's actuary that the
other plan meets the requirements of section 11,

               (c)  a copy of the indemnity for the Crown given by that
employer under section 14(6)(d) of the Act Schedule, and

               (d)  copies of the written consent of the academic staff
association, if any, required by section 14(6)(a) of the Act Schedule.

     (4)  At the earliest practicable time, the Board must

               (a)  report in writing to the withdrawing employer and
to the other employers the final apportionment of the pre-1992 and
post-1991 assets under section 17 and of the pre-1992 and post-1991
liabilities, and

               (b)  provide to them copies of the actuarial valuation
referred to in section 16(1),

          and, as soon as practicable thereafter, the withdrawing
employer must provide to the Minister and the Board a certificate agreeing
to that apportionment.

     (5)  If the withdrawing employer so requests, the Board must
forthwith provide to that employer the data and working papers used for
calculating the apportionments of assets and liabilities referred to in
subsections (2) and (4).

     (6)   For the purposes of subsections (2) and (4), the pre-1992 and
the post-1991 liabilities following the provisional and final
apportionments are to be taken as the amounts "B" and "D", as defined in
section 16(1)(b) and (d), respectively.

     (7)  At the earliest practicable time, but before the final transfer
of assets,

               (a)  the withdrawing employer must submit to the Board
and the Minister a copy of the indemnity for the Crown given by the legal
owner of the pension fund of the other plan, and the acceptances given by
the employer and that fund owner, under section 14(6)(d) and (e)
respectively of the Act Schedule, and

               (b)  the Board must send the Minister a copy of its
acceptance given under that section 14(6)(e).


Withdrawal costs
     15(1)  The Provincial Treasurer may charge the plan fund for all
reasonable costs, excluding any plan costs, incurred by the Minister, the
Board and the Provincial Treasurer before the completion or withdrawal of
the withdrawal, with respect to the withdrawal or proposed withdrawal.

     (2)  The withdrawing employer is liable to the plan fund for any
costs charged to the plan fund under subsection (1).

     (3)  The costs for which the withdrawing employer is liable under
subsection (2) are to be deducted from the assets apportioned to the
withdrawing employer under section 17 in accordance with section 17(4) and
(5).

     (4)  If the withdrawal is withdrawn, instead of the employer having
sole liability under subsection (2), the withdrawing employer and the
corresponding academic staff association, if any, become liable, on a joint
and several basis, to reimburse the plan fund for any costs incurred with
respect to the examination of the proposed withdrawal for which the
employer is made liable by subsection (2), in which case the withdrawing
employer and that association must pay those costs on and within 30 days of
being charged for them or for a portion of them by the Provincial
Treasurer.

     (5)  Transactions under this section involving the plan fund must be
applied to its post-1991 assets.


Definitions for calculation purposes
     16(1)  The following letters designate the amounts used in the
calculations under section 17 as determined in a written actuarial
valuation that is prepared for the purposes of the withdrawal as at the
time of withdrawal on the basis of the actuarial valuation methods and
assumptions and that is approved by the Board: 

               (a)  "A" means the pre-1992 liability;

               (b)  "B" means the pre-1992 liability, so far as it
relates to the withdrawing persons;

               (c)  "C" means the post-1991 liability;

               (d)  "D" means the post-1991 liability, so far as it
relates to the withdrawing persons;

               (e)  "E" means the market value of the pre-1992 assets;

               (f)  "F" means the market value of the post-1991 assets;

               (g)  "G" means the decimalized fraction (rounded to 5
decimal places) representing the ratio, determined immediately before the
time of withdrawal,  of the aggregate annualized salaries of the
withdrawing participants to those of all withdrawing participants and other
participants who do not terminate or become participants of and under the
related plan with effect as at, or die at, the time of withdrawal.

     (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1),

               (a)  a pre-1992 liability includes the amount, if any,
by which liabilities in respect of service for which a written application
to purchase it was made before 1992 and that is in the course of being
purchased over time and that, at the time of withdrawal, has not yet been
paid for exceed the present value of the outstanding contributions in
respect of that service, and

               (b)  a post-1991 liability includes the amount, if any,
by which liabilities in respect of other service that is in the course of
being purchased over time and that, at the time of withdrawal, has not yet
been paid for exceed the present value of the outstanding contributions in
respect of that service.

     (3)  Section 9(8) of the Act Schedule applies to the extent that the
actuarial valuation referred to in subsection (1) applies with respect to
the Plan's unfunded liability referred to in section 9(1) of the Act
Schedule.


Formulas for apportionment of assets
     17(1)  The assets to be apportioned to the withdrawing employer as at
the time of withdrawal are equal to the sum of the results of the
apportionments under this section.

     (2)  If A exceeds E, the pre-1992 assets to be apportioned to the
withdrawing employer as at the time of withdrawal are
     or, if A is less than or equal to E, they are
     (3)  If C exceeds F, the post-1991 assets to be apportioned to the
withdrawing employer as at the time of withdrawal are
     or, if C is less than or equal to F, they are
     (4)  The post-1991 assets to be apportioned to the withdrawing
employer under subsection (3) are to be reduced by an amount equal to the
costs referred to in section 15(2).

     (5)  If the costs referred to in subsection (4), when finalized,
exceed the post-1991 assets to be apportioned to the withdrawing employer
under subsection (3), no post-1991 assets are to be apportioned to the
withdrawing employer, and the withdrawing employer must pay an amount equal
to the excess to the plan fund within 30 days of being charged for them by
the Provincial Treasurer.


Apportionment and transfer
     18(1)  Before the time of withdrawal, the Board shall estimate the
assets to be apportioned to the withdrawing employer as at the time of
withdrawal on the basis set out in section 17.

     (2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall order an initial
transfer to the pension fund of the other plan, as at the time of
withdrawal, of an amount equal to 90% of the estimated apportionment.

     (3)  At the earliest practicable time after the finalization of data,
the Board shall determine the final apportionment of assets to the
withdrawing employer, as at the time of withdrawal, on the basis set out in
section 17 and, once the withdrawing employer has provided the certificate
under section 14(4), the order under subsection (4) or the return of excess
under subsection (5) shall be made forthwith.

     (4)  If the amount determined under subsection (3) exceeds the amount
transferred under subsection (2), the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall
order the transfer of the remainder of the apportionment, with interest
from the time of withdrawal to the date of payment, from the plan fund to
the pension fund of the other plan.

     (5)  If the amount determined under subsection (3) is less than the
amount transferred under subsection (2), the legal owner of the other
plan's pension fund shall return the excess, with interest from the time of
withdrawal to the date of payment, from the pension fund of the other plan
to the plan fund in the form of cash or, with the consent of the Provincial
Treasurer, specific assets equal in market value to the amount required, or
a combination of both.

     (6)  Interest under subsection (4) or (5) is payable on the basis of
the market rate of return earned by the plan fund, net of those investment
costs that are specified by the Provincial Treasurer for that purpose, from
the time of withdrawal until the latest date up to which that rate is
available, and on the basis of the rate of return earned by the
Consolidated Cash Investment Trust Fund for the remainder of the period to
the date of payment.

     (7)  The transfers from the plan fund under subsections (2) and (4)
are to consist of such specific assets and to be in such of the following
forms as is decided by the Provincial Treasurer after consulting with the
Board, namely

               (a)  in cash,

               (b)  on the basis of a prorated interest in the
investments of the plan fund valued at  market value, or

               (c)  as a combination of the forms set out in clauses
(a) and (b),

     and where the transfer would require a significant liquidation of the
assets in a pooled fund, the transfer may include securities held by the
pooled fund.

     (8)  Where any assets transferred under subsection (2) or (4) are
interests in a pooled fund, the other plan must redeem those interests in
accordance with the guidelines established for the pooled fund within one
year of the date of the transaction under subsection (4) or (5) or within
such longer period as is agreed in writing between the withdrawing employer
and the Provincial Treasurer.

     (9)  The guidelines referred to in subsection (8) are exempt from the
Regulations Act.

     (10)  The assets and liabilities attributable to the withdrawing
employer become final when, and may not change after, the transaction
described in subsection (4) or (5) is completed.


Application to withdrawing persons accruing multiple service
     19   Where

               (a)  subsections (2) and (4) or subsection (3) or (5) of
section 12 apply, or

               (b)  any other similar circumstances that give rise to
doubt as to a person's pension coverage or potential coverage under this
Part arise,

     any apportionment or other separation or division that needs to be
done under this Part as between the Plan and the other plan or plans or
between the other plans must be done on a basis that is approved by the
Board and that most closely reflects the overall intent of this Part.


Indemnifica-tion
     20(1)  The withdrawing employer and the legal owner of the pension
fund of the other plan indemnify

               (a)  the Board and the members of the Board for any
damages or legal and other expenses incurred in defending any claim against
the Board, or any Board member that arises directly or indirectly from the
withdrawal, and

               (b)  the Plan fund and the Plan's administrator and
trustee for any claim made after completion of the withdrawal.

     (2)  Subject to subsection (1), an indemnification by subsection
(1)(a) covers anything done by the Board or Board member, as the case may
be, in good faith in the exercise of powers, duties and functions under
section 14 of the Act Schedule or this Part.


Agreement to alter time limits
     21   Notwithstanding anything in this Part, where a provision of this
Part requires anything to be done within a certain period or by a specified
time prior to the time of withdrawal, the Minister, the Board and the
withdrawing employer may enter into a written agreement altering the time
before which that thing must be done.


Transitional -predecessor plan benefits
     22   For the purposes of section 16(1), pre-1992 liabilities must be
reduced to reflect benefit reductions described in section 113.1(1) and (2)
of the plan rules.


     PART 3

     TERMINATION OF THE WHOLE PLAN


Application
     23   This Part establishes, in addition to section 15 of the Act
Schedule, the general bases for the apportionment of the Plan's liabilities
and assets on the termination of the whole Plan and for the transfer of
those apportioned liabilities and assets from the Plan under that section,
and related matters.


General definitions
     24   In this Part,

               (a)  "actuarial valuation methods and assumptions" means
the actuarial cost methods and assumptions used by the Plan's actuary in
the actuarial valuation report for funding purposes, but with assets being
valued at market value, that is coincident with or that most recently
precedes the time of wind-up;

               (b)  "additional contributions" means additional
contributions paid or payable to the other plan under the order made under
section 15(7)(c) of the Act Schedule;

               (c)  "market value" means the amount that the Provincial
Treasurer, using generally accepted accounting principles, including the
accounting recommendations of the Canadian Institute of Chartered
Accountants set out in the Handbook published by that Institute, as amended
from time to time, determines to represent the value of the assets or
investments that would be agreed on in an arm's length transaction between
knowledgeable and willing parties who are under no compulsion to act;

               (d)  "employers" means the employers, within the meaning
of the plan rules, participating in the Plan as such immediately before the
time of wind-up;

               (e)  "other pension plans" has the meaning assigned to
it in section 15(1)(a) of the Act Schedule, and "other plan" means any one
of the other pension plans;

               (f)  "other plan's member" means, with reference to the
other plan or plans referred to in section 26, a person falling within
section 26(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d);

               (g)  "post-1991 assets" means the Plan's assets in
respect of the post-1991 liability;

               (h)  "post-1991 liability" means the Plan's liabilities
in respect of all service recognized as pensionable service and all
benefits in place, less the pre-1992 liability;

               (i)  "pre-1992 assets" means the Plan's assets in
respect of the pre-1992 liability;

               (j)  "pre-1992 liability" means the Plan's liabilities
in respect of all service that was recognized as pensionable service, and
all the benefits that were in place, as at December 31, 1991;

               (k)  "time of wind-up" means the effective time of the
wind-up, being the effective time of the declaration under section 15(7)(d)
of the Act Schedule;

               (l)  "transferring participant" means a person who was a
participant and an employee of an employer immediately before the time of
wind-up and who did not terminate or become a participant of and under the
related plan with effect as at, or die at, the time of wind-up;

               (m)  "wind-up" means termination as defined in section
15(1)(b) of the Act Schedule.


Required characteristics of other pension plans
     25(1)  Each of the other pension plans must, in addition to meeting
the requirements of section 15(1)(a) of the Act Schedule,

               (a)  provide for the benefits and entitlements provided
for by Part 5 of the plan rules to transferring participants who are to be
members of the other plan or for benefits and entitlements that are not
less favourable for those persons in respect of

                         (i)  service performed before the time of
wind-up and

                                   (A)  that was acquired as
pensionable service before then, or

                                   (B)  which, immediately before
the time of wind-up, was in the course of being purchased over time under
the plan rules, on payment for the service,

                         and

                         (ii) pensionable salaries earned during
participation in the Plan and in that other plan,

               (b)  provide in effect that all service of or with
respect to any other plan's member that counts as combined pensionable
service for the purposes of determining eligibility for benefits under the
Plan is to count for the same purposes in effect  under the other plan in
which that person will participate or have coverage or potential coverage,

               (c)  in the case of any other plan's member who made
arrangements to acquire service as pensionable service before the time of
wind-up and has not fully paid for the service being acquired, the
arrangements so made with the Plan are to continue to have full effect with
the other plan in which that person will participate or have coverage or
potential coverage as if they had been originally entered into with that
other plan, under the same terms and conditions, and   

               (d)  put into effect section 15(6), as it incorporates
section 14(7)(c) and (d), of the Act Schedule.


     (2)  The other plan must also provide in effect that

               (a)  that other plan's trustee is to hold all the assets
transferred from the Plan to the other plan, all additional contributions
paid and all investment income and capital appreciation derived from those
assets and contributions in trust, and to use them, for the sole purposes
of providing benefits and entitlements under the other plan and to meet the
other plan's administration costs, and

               (b)  those assets, additional contributions, investment
income and capital appreciation belong beneficially to the persons entitled
to benefits under the other  plan.

     (3)  To avoid any doubt, benefits and entitlements are not less
favourable, for the purposes of subsection (1)(a), by reason only of their
being provided by means of defined contribution provisions within the
meaning of the Employment Pension Plans Act if 

               (a)  the arrangements under those defined contribution
provisions are agreed to in writing by each withdrawing participant who
elects to participate in the other plan under those defined contribution
arrangements, and

               (b)  the benefits and entitlements provided to each such
withdrawing participant are of equivalent value to those benefits and
entitlements to which the participant would be entitled if he did not agree
to those arrangements.   


Effect on employees, etc.
     26(1)  Subject to this section, on a wind-up an employer commences
participation as such in, and the following persons commence participation
in, or coverage or potential coverage by, the other plan into which that
employer is  transferring:

               (a)  persons who were employees of that employer
immediately before the time of wind-up;

               (b)  persons who, immediately before the time of
wind-up, were former participants with remaining entitlements to benefits
under the Plan and who had been employees of that employer immediately
before their most recent termination;

               (c)  persons who, immediately before the time of
wind-up, were entitled to benefits which had arisen on the death of, or
from an assignment under a matrimonial property order relating to, a person
who had been an employee of that employer immediately before death or his
most recent termination, as the case may be;

               (d)  persons currently, prospectively or potentially
entitled to benefits under the Plan accrued to the time of wind-up through
persons referred to in clause (a), (b) or (c).

     (2)  Where, in respect of any other plan's member, there are 2 or
more employers involved transferring to 2 or more other plans,

               (a)  a person referred to in subsection (1)(a) becomes a
member of, and

               (b)  that person or a former employee who falls within
subsection (1)(b) or through whom a person falls within subsection (1)(c)
or (d) is to be treated as having accrued pensionable service that counts
for the purposes of,

     both or all of the other plans to the respective extents decided by
the Board.

     (3)  The Board shall make any decision required by subsection (2) on
the basis which, in its opinion, most closely reflects the overall intent
of this Part.


Timing
     27   Transferring participants become members of the other plan, and
the other plan's members who are not transferring participants assume their
respective entitlements under the other plan, immediately after the time of
wind-up.


Information and disclosure
     28(1)  The Minister must, in the notice required by section 15(5)(a)
of the Act Schedule, specify when the wind-up is intended to become
effective.

     (2)   At least 9 months before the projected time of wind-up, the
Board must report in writing to the employers the Board's estimation, as at
the projected time of wind-up, of the apportionments between the employers
of

               (a)  the pre-1992 and post-1991 assets that will be
determined on the basis set out in section 31, and

               (b)  the pre-1992 and post-1991 liabilities.

     (3)  At least 3 months before the projected time of wind-up, each
employer must submit to the Board and the Minister, in writing,

               (a)  certification by the other plan's actuary that the
other plan meets the requirements of section 25, and

               (b)  a copy of the indemnity for the Crown given by that
employer under section 15(5)(c), as it incorporates section 14(6)(d), of
the Act Schedule.

     (4)  At the earliest practicable time, the Board must

               (a)  report in writing to the employers the final
apportionment of the pre-1992 and post-1991 assets under section 31 and of
the pre-1992 and post-1991 liabilities, and

               (b)  provide to them copies of the actuarial valuation
referred to in section 30(1),

     and, as soon as practicable thereafter, the employers must provide to
the Minister and the Board certificates agreeing to that apportionment.

     (5)  If an employer so requests, the Board must forthwith provide to
that employer the data and working papers used for calculating the
apportionments of assets and liabilities referred to in subsections (2) and
(4).

     (6)   For the purposes of subsections (2) and (4), the pre-1992 and
the post-1991 liabilities following the provisional and final
apportionments are to be taken as the amounts "B" and "D", as defined in
section 30(1)(b) and (d), respectively.

     (7)  At the earliest practicable time, but before the final transfer
of assets,

               (a)  each employer must submit to the Board and the
Minister a copy of the indemnity for the Crown given by the legal owner of
the pension fund of the other plan, and the acceptances given by the
employer and that fund owner, under section 15(5)(c), as it incorporates
section 14(6)(d) and (e) respectively, of the Act Schedule, and

               (b)  the Board must send the Minister a copy of its
acceptance given on the wind-up with reference to that section 14(6)(e).


Wind-up costs
     29(1)   The Provincial Treasurer may charge the plan fund for all
reasonable costs, excluding any plan costs, incurred by the Minister, the
Board and the Provincial Treasurer with respect to the wind-up or proposed
wind-up.

     (2)  Transactions under this section involving the plan fund must be
applied to its post-1991 assets.


Definitions for calculation purposes
     30(1)  The following letters designate the amounts used in the
calculations under section 31 as determined in a written actuarial
valuation that is prepared for the purposes of the wind-up as at the time
of wind-up on the basis of the actuarial valuation methods and assumptions
and that is approved by the Board:

               (a)  "A" means the pre-1992 liability;

               (b)  "B" means the pre-1992 liability, so far as it
relates to the other plan's members relative to each employer;

               (c)  "C" means the post-1991 liability;

               (d)  "D" means the post-1991 liability, so far as it
relates to the other plan's members relative to each employer;

               (e)  "E" means the market value of the pre-1992 assets;

               (f)  "F" means the market value of the post-1991 assets,
reduced by costs to be charged under section 29;

               (g)  "G" means the decimalized fraction (rounded to 5
decimal places) representing the ratio, determined immediately before the
time of wind-up, of the aggregate annualized salaries of the transferring
participants relative to each employer to those of all  transferring
participants relative to all employers.

     (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1),

               (a)  a pre-1992 liability includes the amount, if any,
by which liabilities in respect of service for which a written application
to purchase it was made before 1992, that is in the course of being
purchased over time and that, at the time of wind-up, has not yet been paid
for exceed the present value of the outstanding contributions in respect of
that service, and

               (b)  a post-1991 liability includes the amount, if any,
by which liabilities in respect of other service that is in the course of
being purchased over time and that, at the time of wind-up, has not yet
been paid for exceed the present value of the outstanding contributions in
respect of that service.

     (3)  Section 9(8) of the Act Schedule applies to the extent that the
actuarial valuation referred to in subsection (1) applies with respect to
the Plan's unfunded liability referred to in section 9(1) of the Act
Schedule.


Formulas for apportionment of assets
     31(1)  The assets to be apportioned to each employer as at the time
of wind-up are equal to the sum of the results of the apportionments under
this section.

     (2)  If A exceeds E, the pre-1992 assets to be apportioned to each
employer as at the time of wind-up are
     or, if A is less than or equal to E, they are
     (3)  If C exceeds F, the post-1991 assets to be apportioned to each
employer as at the time of wind-up are
     or, if C is less than or equal to F, they are

Apportionment and transfer
     32(1)  Before the time of wind-up, the Board shall estimate the
assets to be apportioned to each employer and to each of the other pension
plans, if more than one, as at the time of wind-up, on the basis set out in
section 31.

     (2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall, pursuant to section
15(7) of the Act Schedule, order the initial transfer to the pension fund
of each of the other pension plans, as at the time of wind-up, of an amount
equal to at least 90% of the estimated apportionment applicable to that
other plan.

     (3)  At the earliest practicable time after the finalization of data,
the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall determine the final apportionment
of assets to each employer, as at the time of wind-up, on the basis set out
in section 31 and, once all the employers have provided the certificates
under section 28(4), the order under subsection (4) or the return of excess
under subsection (5) shall be made forthwith.

     (4)  If the sum of the amounts determined under subsection (3) that
are transferable to any of the other pension plans exceeds the amount
transferred to that plan under subsection (2), the Lieutenant Governor in
Council shall, pursuant to section 15(7) of the Act Schedule, order the
transfer of the remainder of the apportionment, with interest from the time
of wind-up to the date of payment, from the plan fund to the pension fund
of that other plan.

     (5)  If the sum of the amounts determined under subsection (3) that
are transferable to any of the other pension plans is less than the amount
transferred to that plan under subsection (2), the legal owner of that
other plan's pension fund shall return the excess, with interest from the
time of wind-up to the date of payment, from the pension fund of the other
plan to the plan fund in the form of cash or, with the consent of the
Provincial Treasurer, specific assets equal in market value to the amount
required, or a combination of both.

     (6)  Interest under subsection (4) or (5) is payable on the basis of
the market rate of return earned by the plan fund, net of those investment
costs that are specified by the Provincial Treasurer for that purpose, from
the time of wind-up to the date of payment.

     (7)  The transfers from the plan fund under subsections (2) and (4)
are to consist of such specific assets and to be in such of the following
forms as is decided by the Provincial Treasurer after consulting with the
Board, namely

               (a)  in cash,

               (b)  on the basis of a prorated interest in the
investments of the plan fund valued at  market value, or

               (c)  as a combination of the forms set out in clauses
(a) and (b),

     and where the transfer would require a significant liquidation of the
assets in a pooled fund, the transfer may include securities held by the
pooled fund.

     (8)  Where any assets transferred under subsection (2) or (4) are
interests in a pooled fund, the other plan must redeem those interests in
accordance with the guidelines established for the pooled fund within one
year of the date of the transaction under subsection (4) or (5) or within
such longer period as is agreed in writing between the employers and the
Provincial Treasurer.

     (9)  The guidelines referred to in subsection (8) are exempt from the
Regulations Act.

     (10)  The assets and liabilities attributable to each employer become
final when, and may not change after, the transactions described in
subsection (4) or (5) are completed.


Application to other plan's members accruing multiple service
     33   Where

               (a)  section 26(2) applies, or

               (b)  any other similar circumstances that give rise to
doubt as to a person's pension coverage or potential coverage under this
Part arise,

     any apportionment or other separation or division that needs to be
done under this Part as between 2 or more of the other pension plans must
be done on a basis that is approved by the Board and that most closely
reflects the overall intent of this Part.

Indemnifica-
tion
     34(1)  The employers and the legal owners of the pension funds of the
other plans indemnify

               (a)  the Board and the members of the Board for any
damages or legal and other expenses incurred in defending any claim against
the Board or any Board member that arises directly or indirectly from the
plan termination, and

               (b)  the Plan fund and the Plan's administrator and
trustee for any claim made after the wind-up.

     (2)  Subject to subsection (1), an indemnification by  subsection
(1)(a) covers anything done by the Board or Board member, as the case may
be, in good faith in the exercise of powers, duties and functions under
section 15 of the Act Schedule or this Part.


Agreement to alter time limits
     35   Notwithstanding anything in this Part, where a provision of this
Part requires anything to be done within a certain period or by a specified
time prior to the time of wind-up, the Minister, the Board and the
employers may enter into a written agreement altering the time before which
that thing must be done.


Transitional -predecessor plan benefits
     36   For the purposes of section 30(1), pre-1992 liabilities must be
reduced to reflect benefit reductions described in section 113.1(1) and (2)
of the plan rules.


     Alberta Regulation 294/96

     Optometry Profession Act

     OPTOMETRY PROFESSION GENERAL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 604/96) pursuant to
section 9 of the Optometry Profession Act.


1   The Optometry Profession General Regulation (Alta. Reg. 388/85) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   The heading preceding section 12.1 is repealed and the following is
substituted:

     PART 2.1

     DESIGNATION


3   Section 12.2(3)(b) is amended by adding "topical" before "therapeutic".


4   Section 12.2(4)(b) is amended by adding ", including topical
therapeutic medications," before "in an academic setting".


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     Alberta Regulation 295/96

     Optometry Profession Act

     OPTOMETRY PROFESSION STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 605/96) pursuant to
section 9 of the Optometry Profession Act.


1   The Optometry Profession Standards of Practice Regulation (Alta. Reg.
389/85) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 33.2(a) is amended by adding "topical" before "therapeutic
medications".


3   Section 33.2(a)(v) is amended by adding a comma after "non-steroidal".


4   Section 33.3(2) is amended by adding "topical" before "anti-glaucoma
medications".


5   Section 33.4(1)(a) is amended by adding "topical
 before "therapeutic medications".


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     Alberta Regulation 296/96

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 606/96) pursuant to
section 16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (Alta. Reg.
398/94) is amended by this Regulation.


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

     (3)  The Minister of Labour is designated as the Minister responsible
for the Employment Standards Code, SA 1996 cE-10.3.


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     Alberta Regulation 297/96

     Regulations Act

     DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE GUARANTEED LOAN REGULATION
     REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 609/96) pursuant to
section 10 of the Regulations Act.


1   The Department of Culture Guaranteed Loan Regulation (Alta. Reg. 14/81)
is repealed.


     Alberta Regulation 298/96

     Animal Protection Act

     ANIMAL PROTECTION REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 612/96) pursuant to
section 15 of the Animal Protection Act.


     Table of Contents

Definition     1
Application    2
Approval  3
Suspension and revocation     4
Notice of seizure   5
Repeal    6
Expiry    7
Coming into force   8

Schedule


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Animal Protection Act. 


Application
2(1)  An organization incorporated under the laws of Alberta may apply in
writing to the Minister for approval as a humane society for the purposes
of the Act.

(2)  An application under this section must contain the following
information:

     (a)  evidence that the organization has been incorporated under the
laws of Alberta including a copy of its constitutional documents;

     (b)  the names of its directors and officers;

     (c)  the addresses of its principal headquarters and its registered
office in Alberta;

     (d)  the general geographical area within which its activities are
carried on; 

     (e)  a copy of its most recent financial statements;

     (f)  its sources of revenue;

     (g)  information relating to any organization affiliated with or
sponsored by it;

     (h)  a description of the facilities, if any, in which animals may
be kept;

     (i)  further information as required by the Minister.


Approval
3(1)  If the Minister is satisfied as to the suitability of an applicant
under section 2, the Minister may approve it as a humane society.

(2)  Within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year, a humane society
must file with the Minister an annual return containing the following
information:

     (a)  a summary of its activities during the previous fiscal year;

     (b)  a copy of its financial statements for the previous fiscal
year;

     (c)  changes to the information provided under section 2 or in a
previous annual return;

     (d)  any other information required by the Minister.


Suspension and revocation
4(1)  The Minister may suspend or revoke an approval if the humane society

     (a)  fails to file an annual return in accordance with section 3,

     (b)  is no longer incorporated under the laws of Alberta, or

     (c)  fails to comply with a provision of the Act. 

(2)  If the Minister suspends or revokes the approval of an organization as
a humane society, the Minister must provide the humane society with at
least 10 days' written notice of the suspension or revocation setting out
the reasons for the suspension or revocation.

(3)  If the humane society, within the time referred to in subsection (2),
desires that the Minister review the suspension or revocation,  the
Minister must give the applicant an opportunity to give reasons why the
suspension or revocation should not be effected.

(4)  Until the Minister makes a decision after a review under subsection
(3), the decision of the Minister under subsection (2) is stayed.


Notice of seizure
5(1)  If a peace officer takes custody of an animal under section 3 of the
Act, the peace officer must give to the owner or person in charge of the
animal a notice in the form set out in the Schedule.

(2)  If the owner or person in charge of the animal cannot be found, the
peace officer must post the notice in a prominent place where the animal
was found.


Repeal
6   The Animal Protection Regulation (Alta. Reg. 206/89) is repealed.


Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 1999.


Coming into force
8   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


     SCHEDULE

     Form 

     NOTICE OF SEIZURE OF ANIMAL

Take notice that on       under the Animal Protection Act
  (date)   the following animal(s) was (were) taken into custody:

     (describe animal(s))
     
     

by (Insert name of peace officer, the name of the service that employs the
peace officer and the service's address and telephone number) and pursuant
to section 3(2) of the Act the animal(s) was (were) delivered to

          a humane society, or

          a caretaker.

If the animal is not claimed or the payment of expenses is not made, the
animal may be sold, given away or, in accordance with section 8 of the
Animal Protection Act, destroyed.

          
          Signature of peace officer

     Alberta Regulation 299/96

     Fur Farms Act

     FUR FARMS REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 613/96) pursuant to
section 16 of the Fur Farms Act.



Fur-bearing animals
1   For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, the following animals
are prescribed as fur-bearing animals:

     (a)  arctic fox     Alopex lagopus;

     (b)  badger    Taxidea taxus;

     (c)  beaver    Castor canadensis;

     (d)  bobcat    Felis rufus;

     (e)  coyote    Canis latrans;

     (f)  ermine    Mustela erminea;

     (g)  fisher    Martes pennanti;

     (h)  lynx Felis lynx;

     (i)  marten    Martes americana;

     (j)  mink Mustela vison;

     (k)  muskrat   Ondatra zibethicus;

     (l)  raccoon   Procyon lotor;

     (m)  red fox   Vulpes vulpes;

     (n)  river otter    Lutra canadensis;

     (o)  skunk     Mephitis mephitis;

     (p)  wolf (grey wolf)    Canis lupus;

     (q)  wolverine Gulo gulo.


Forms
2   The forms for the purposes of the Act are

     (a)  an application for a licence in the form set out in Form 1 of
the Schedule,

     (b)  a fur farmer's annual report under section 6(2) of the Act in
the form set out in Form 2 of the Schedule, and

     (c)  a fur farm export permit in the form set out in Form 3 of the
Schedule.


Repeal
3   The Fur Farm Regulation (Alta. Reg. 12/88) is repealed.


Expiry
4   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 1999.



     SCHEDULE

     FORM 1

     APPLICATION FOR FUR FARM LICENCE

I/we                      (full name)   
of                          (address)   
make application for a licence to operate a fur farm under the Fur Farms
Act.  The application is for a new licence   */
renewal of an existing licence                         *.

The fur farm is described as:

Name of farm:  
Address:  
Postal Code: _________________ Telephone # ________________
Quarter: _____ Sec _____ Township ____ Range ____ W of _____

I intend to keep the following number and species of fur-bearing animals at
the fur farm:

     
     
     

There is accommodation for    (number)    fur-bearing animals at the fur
farm.

     I HAVE READ THE FUR FARMS ACT AND REGULATIONS

Signature: ____________________________ Date ______________

* Tick whichever is appropriate.


     FORM 2

     FUR FARMER'S ANNUAL REPORT
     



Name of fur farm



Name of owner



Mailing address



Town or city    Postal code     Telephone number



Legal land
location
Qtr
Sec
Twp
Rge
W of











Return this information
in August.
Mink
Red Fox
Arctic Fox
Lynx
Other fur-bearing
animals (specify)


     How many animals were on your farm on August 1 last year?







+    How many animals were born between August 1 last year and July 31
this year?







+    How many animals did you buy between August 1 last year and July 31
this year?







-    How many animals did you pelt between August 1 last year and July 31
this year?








-    How many animals did you sell alive between August 1 last year and
July 31 this year?







-    How  many animals died (unpelted) or escaped between August 1 last
year and July 31 this year?







=    Total animals on farm on August 1 this year







How many animals do you expect to pelt this season?








Signature



Date



     FORM 3

     FUR FARM EXPORT PERMIT

      Number of permit _______________


                  (Name)                   of             (Address)         
  ,
Fur Farm Licence Number                     , is authorized to export the
pelts of the following fur-bearing animals:


     Fur-bearing Animals Number of Pelts

     Red Fox   ______________

     Arctic Fox     ______________

     Mink ______________

     Lynx ______________

                         ______________
     Other (specify)


                                                                 
(Signature of Fur Farm Supervisor) (Date)     


     This permit expires 30 days after the date of issue.

     Alberta Regulation 300/96

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA SHEEP AND WOOL COMMISSION PLAN REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 614/96) pursuant to
section 54.1 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Designation of agricultural products    2

     Part 1
     General Operation of Plan

     Division 1
     Plan

Plan continued 3
Termination of Plan 4
Application of Plan 5
Purpose of Plan     6
Zones     7

     Division 2
     Administration of Plan by Commission

Commission continued     8
Functions of Commission  9
Regulations to operate Plan   10
Financing of the Plan    11
Service charges not refundable     12
Collection of service charges 13
Indemnification fund     14
Licensing of dealers     15
Honorary memberships     16
Auditor   17

     Part 2
     Governance of Plan

     Division 1
     Commission

Composition of Commission     18
Chairperson    19
Term of office 20
Removal from office 21
Meetings of directors    22
Quorum re meetings of directors    23
     Division 2
     General Meetings of Producers

Annual zone meetings     24
Annual Commission meeting     25
Special zone meetings    26
Calling of meetings 27
Quorum re zone meetings  28

     Division 3
     Eligibility, Voting and Elections

Eligible producers  29
Producers who are individuals 30
Producers who are not individuals  31
Eligibility to vote 32
Eligibility to be a director  33
Election of directors    34
Returning officer   35
Controverted election    36

     Part 3
     Transitional, Review and Repeal

Transitional   37
Review    38
Repeal    39

Schedule


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act;

     (b)  "annual Commission meeting" means an annual Commission meeting
provided for under section 25;

     (c)  "annual zone meeting" means an annual general meeting of the
eligible producers of a zone;

     (d)  "Canada Act" means

               (i)  the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act (Canada);

               (ii) the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (Canada);

     (e)  "Commission" means the Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission;

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

     (g)  "dealer" means a person who is in the business of buying and
selling the regulated product and includes

               (i)  a livestock dealer under the Licensing and Bonding 
of Livestock Dealers and Livestock Dealers Agents  Regulation (Alta. Reg.
450/83) or any successor to that Regulation;

               (ii) a person who acts as an agent in the buying or
selling of the regulated product and in respect of buying makes direct
payment to the producer;

               (iii)     a person who is a feedlot operator or agent of a
feedlot operator, including a person who is in the business of

                         (A)  buying sheep;

                         (B)  feeding sheep for the purposes of
adding value;

                         (C)  marketing sheep;

     (h)  "director" means a director of the Commission;

     (i)  "eligible producer" means a producer who qualifies as an
eligible producer under section 29;

     (j)  "marketing"

               (i)  means buying or selling the regulated product, and

               (ii) includes any other function or activity designated
as marketing by the Lieutenant Governor in Council;

     (k)  "person" means a person as defined in the Interpretation Act
and includes

               (i)  a partnership as defined in the Partnership Act;

               (ii) an unincorporated organization that is not a
partnership referred to in subclause (i);

               (iii)     any group of individuals who are carrying on an
activity for a common purpose and are neither a partnership referred to in
subclause (i) nor an unincorporated organization referred to in subclause
(ii);

     (l)  "Plan" means the Plan referred to in section 3;

     (m)  "processing" means changing the nature or form of the regulated
product;

     (n)  "processor" means a person who is in the business of

               (i)  buying sheep for the purpose of slaughtering or
otherwise processing the regulated product, or

               (ii) buying wool for the purpose of processing;

     (o)  "producer" means a person who

               (i)  breeds, raises, feeds or owns sheep, or

               (ii) sells wool that is sheared from sheep owned by that
person

          and markets the regulated product;

     (p)  "regulated product" means

               (i)  live sheep;

               (ii) the whole or any part of a sheep carcass;

               (iii)     wool;

     (q)  "sale" means any contract, bargain, arrangement, consignment or
agreement under which the beneficial title to or beneficial ownership of
the regulated product transfers from a seller to a buyer, whether with or
without the involvement of agents for either the seller or buyer;

     (r)  "sheep" means domestic rams, wethers, ewes and lambs of genus
Ovis;

     (s)  "special zone meeting" means a special general meeting of the
eligible producers of a zone;

     (t)  "wool" means shorn grease wool that comes from sheep;

     (u)  "zone" means those areas designated in the Schedule as zones.


Designation of agricultural products
2   Sheep and wool are designated as agricultural products for the purposes
of the Act.


     PART 1

     GENERAL OPERATION OF PLAN

     Division 1
     Plan

Plan continued
3   The Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission Plan, 1972 established under
Alberta Regulation 23/72 is hereby revised and continued under this
Regulation with the name "Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission Plan".


Termination of Plan
4   This Plan does not terminate at the conclusion of a specific period of
time and shall remain in force unless otherwise terminated pursuant to the
Act.


Application of Plan
5(1)  This Plan applies

     (a)  to all of Alberta,

     (b)  to producers who produce or market the regulated product  other
than those producers who are exempted under this Plan, and

     (c)  to dealers for the purpose of sections 10(a), (b), (c), (d),
(e), and (f), 11 and 13.

(2)  Where a person carries out the functions of a producer, dealer and
processor or carries out any one or more of those functions, this Plan
applies to that person in respect of each of those functions that the
person carries out.

(3)  A person or any class of persons or any class of the regulated product
may be exempt from this Plan or any portion of this Plan where permitted by
a majority vote of the eligible producers conducted at an annual Commission
meeting.


Purpose of Plan
6(1)  The purposes of this Plan are to do the following:

     (a)  to provide for the initiation, support or conduct of programs
for stimulating, increasing and improving the economic well-being of the
sheep and wool industry in Alberta;

     (b)  to provide for the initiation, support or conduct of studies
and research in connection with

               (i)  production of the regulated product,

               (ii) processing and marketing of the regulated product,
and

               (iii)     consumer needs and demands with respect to the
regulated product;

     (c)  to provide assistance in the education of producers and dealers
of the regulated product in respect of the proper methods of production,
marketing and processing of the regulated product;

     (d)  to provide for the initiation, support or conduct of
promotional activities in respect of the production, marketing and
processing of the regulated product;

     (e)  to provide funds to any organization for programs that have
objectives similar to those of the Commission.

(2)  Under this Plan neither the production nor the marketing of the
regulated product shall be controlled or regulated.


Zones
7(1)  For the purpose of this Plan, Alberta is divided into 7 zones.

(2)  The area included in each zone is as set out in the Schedule.

(3)  With the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the
Commission may

     (a)  alter the area that is included within a zone, or

     (b)  increase or decrease the number of zones by one or more zones,

for the purposes of providing equitable representation to the eligible
producers.


     Division 2
     Administration of Plan by Commission

Commission continued
8   The Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission is hereby continued.


Functions of Commission
9(1)  The Commission

     (a)  shall be responsible for the operation, regulation, supervision
and enforcement of this Plan;

     (b)  shall

               (i)  open one or more accounts in a bank, trust company,
treasury branch, credit union or other depository, and

               (ii) designate those officers, employees and other
persons as are necessary to sign cheques and transact the Commission's
business with its bank, trust company, treasury branch, credit union or
other depository;

     (c)  may

               (i)  enter into an operating line of credit or other
loan agreement with its bank, trust company, treasury branch, credit union
or other lending institution, and

               (ii) designate those officers, employees and other
persons as are necessary to transact the Commission's business;

     (d)  shall cause books and records, including financial records, to
be maintained

               (i)  from time to time as may be required under the Act,
the regulations or by order of the Council, or

               (ii) as may be determined by the Commission;

     (e)  shall maintain an office, the location of which shall at all
times be made known to each eligible producer;

     (f)  may appoint officers, employees and agents, prescribe their
duties and fix their remuneration;

     (g)  subject to the Act, the regulations and any orders of the
Council, may issue general orders governing its internal operation as it
may from time to time determine;

     (h)  may become a member of any agricultural organization or any
organization that promotes the interest of Alberta sheep and wool
producers;

     (i)  may contribute funds to any agricultural organization or any
organization that promotes the interest of Alberta sheep and wool
producers;

     (j)  may, in accordance with section 50 of the Act, be authorized to
perform any function or duty and exercise any power imposed or conferred on
the Commission by or under the Canada Act.

(2)  The books and records referred to in subsection (1)(d) shall be open
for inspection at the office of the Commission at all reasonable times.


Regulations to operate Plan
10   For the purposes of enabling the Commission to operate this Plan, the
Commission may be empowered by the Council, pursuant to section 26 of the
Act, to make regulations

     (a)  requiring any person who produces, markets or processes the
regulated product to furnish to the Commission any information or record
relating to the marketing or processing of the regulated product that the
Commission considers necessary;

     (b)  requiring persons, other than an eligible producer, to be
licensed under this Plan before they become engaged in the marketing or
processing of the regulated product;

     (c)  prohibiting persons, other than an eligible producer, from
engaging in the marketing and processing, as the case may be, of a
regulated product except under the authority of a licence issued under this
Plan;

     (d)  governing the issuance, suspension or cancellation of a licence
issued under this Plan;

     (e)  providing for

               (i)  the assessment, charging and collection of service
charges from producers from time to time as required for the purpose of
this Plan, and

               (ii) the taking of legal action to enforce payment of
the service charges and licence fees as the case may be;

     (f)  requiring any person who receives the regulated product from a
producer

               (i)  to deduct from the money payable to the producer
any service charges payable by the producer to the Commission, and

               (ii) to forward the amount deducted to the Commission;

     (g)  providing for the use of any class of service charges, licence
fees or other money payable to or received by the Commission for the
purpose of paying its expenses and administering this Plan and the
regulations made by the Commission;

     (h)  providing for the payment to a Canada Board of money that is
payable under a Canada Act.


Financing of the Plan
11   In accordance with the regulations,

     (a)  this Plan shall be financed by the charging and collection of
licence fees from dealers and service charges from producers and any other
money payable to or received by the Commission;

     (b)  every producer shall pay a service charge

               (i)  on each sheep, whole sheep carcass or any part of a
sheep carcass sold by the producer, and

               (ii) on each kilogram or pound of wool sold by the
producer;

     (c)  the Commission may, from time to time, change the amount of the
service charge, but the change shall not be effective until it has been
approved by a majority vote of the eligible producers at an annual
Commission meeting.


Service charges not refundable
12   Service charges are not refundable under this Plan.


Collection of service charges
13   In accordance with the regulations,

     (a)  all dealers who

               (i)  buy regulated product from a producer,

               (ii) acquire regulated product from a producer for sale
on the producer's behalf, or

               (iii)     act as an agent for a buyer of the regulated
product from a producer

          shall deduct from any proceeds payable to or on behalf of the
producer the amount of the service charge;

     (b)  all persons required under this Plan to collect and pay to the
Commission the service charge payable by a producer shall

               (i)  pay the service charge to the Commission, and

               (ii) provide to the Commission, for each producer, a
summary detailing

                         (A)  the amount of regulated product
obtained from the producer,

                         (B)  the amount of service charge being paid
on behalf of the producer, and

                         (C)  the name and address of the producer;

     (c)  where the Commission does not receive payment of the service
charge from a dealer in respect of regulated product sold by or on behalf
of a producer, it is the obligation of that producer to ensure that the
payment of the appropriate service charge is made to the Commission unless
the producer establishes to the satisfaction of the Commission that the
service charge was deducted by the dealer.


Indemnifica-tion fund
14   The Commission shall not establish and operate a fund under section 34
or 35 of the Act.


Licensing of dealers
15   For the purposes of this Plan,

     (a)  a dealer or other person, other than an eligible producer, that
engages in the marketing of a regulated product must register his or her
name and address with the Commission;

     (b)  a dealer or other person that registers with the Commission in
accordance with clause (a) is deemed to be licensed under this Plan;

     (c)  the Commission shall maintain a list of dealers and other
persons licensed under this Plan.


Honorary memberships
16   The Commission may, if there is not any cost incurred by the
Commission in so doing, establish non-voting associate, patron, industry,
affiliate or honorary memberships under this Plan to provide interested
individuals or organizations the opportunity to contribute to the
activities and goals of the Commission.


Auditor
17   The auditor for the Commission shall be appointed from time to time by
the Commission.


     PART 2

     GOVERNANCE OF PLAN

     Division 1
     Commission

Composition of Commission
18(1)  The Commission shall consist of the same number of directors as
there are zones.

(2)  One director shall be elected from each zone to represent the zone
from which the director is elected.


Chairperson
19(1)  Following the annual Commission meetings in each year, the
Commission shall elect from among the directors

     (a)  a chairperson of the Commission, and

     (b)  a vice-chairperson of the Commission.

(2)  During their term of office, the chairperson and vice-chairperson of
the Commission serve at the pleasure of the directors.

(3)  The remuneration to be paid to the chairperson, vice-chairperson and
other directors of the Commission may be fixed from time to time by the
directors.
 
(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), if, in any year pursuant to a vote
conducted at each annual zone meeting held for that year, a majority of the
total number of all of the registered producers attending those meetings
vote to establish the amount of the remuneration to be paid to the
chairperson, vice-chairperson and other directors of the commission, that
amount shall be the remuneration payable to those people for not less than
one year from the time that the vote was concluded.


Term of office
20(1)  The directors shall hold office for 3 years.

(2)  The term of office of a director

     (a)  commences on the conclusion of the annual zone meeting during
which the director was elected, and

     (b)  expires on the conclusion of the annual zone meeting that takes
place in the year that his or her term of office is to expire.


Removal from office
21(1)  Where a director ceases to be an eligible producer or a
representative of an eligible producer during that person's term of office,
that person, unless that person sooner resigns as a director, ceases to be
a director from the day the person ceases to be an eligible producer.

(2)  Where a director is absent from 2 consecutive meetings of the
Commission without reasons that the Commission considers adequate, that
person's position on the Commission as a director is deemed to be vacant at
the conclusion of the 2nd consecutive meeting from which that person is
absent.

(3)  Where a vacancy occurs on the Commission under this section, the
Commission may appoint, with the approval of Council, an individual to fill
the position from among the eligible producers who are eligible to be
elected to that position.

(4)  Where a person is appointed as a director under subsection (3), that
person shall serve until the next annual Commission meeting.


Meetings of directors
22   The Commission may, at the call of the chairperson or of not  fewer
than 3 directors, conduct meetings of the directors.


Quorum re meetings of directors
23   The quorum necessary for the conduct of business at a meeting of the
directors is a majority of the directors.


     Division 2
     General Meetings of Producers

Annual zone meetings
24(1)  In each year an annual zone meeting shall be held in each zone.

(2)  The purpose of an annual zone meeting shall be

     (a)  to receive a report from the director representing the zone
concerning the Commission's operations and activities;

     (b)  to receive a certified copy of the auditor's report concerning
the Commission's activities for the preceding year;

     (c)  to consider such other matters as the Commission or the
eligible producers attending the annual zone meeting may consider
advisable;

     (d)  when required, to elect a director to represent the zone.

(3)  An annual zone meeting must be commenced within 90 days from the day
of the conclusion of the Commission's fiscal year end.


Annual Commission meeting
25(1)  The annual Commission meeting for a year shall be comprised of all
of the annual zone meetings held for that year.

(2)  The annual Commission meeting

     (a)  commences on the commencement of the first of the annual zone
meetings conducted after the conclusion of the immediate by preceding
annual Commission meeting, and

     (b)  concludes on the conclusion of the last of the annual zone
meetings conducted before the commencement of the next annual Commission
meeting.


Special zone meetings
26   The Commission may, in respect of a zone, direct that a special zone
meeting be held

     (a)  when requested in writing to do so by the Council,

     (b)  when requested in writing to do so by not fewer than 10% of the
eligible producers of the zone, or

     (c)  when the Commission determines that a special zone meeting
should be held.


Calling of meetings
27(1)  The Commission shall set the time, place and date of any annual zone
meeting and special zone meeting.

(2)  The Commission may publish a notice of a meeting and

     (a)  send it out to those entitled to the notice by means of prepaid
mail, or

     (b)  publicize the notice of the meeting in any manner that the
Commission determines.

(3)  Any notice of a meeting shall set forth the time, place, date and
purpose of the meeting.

(4)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, a meeting shall not be
commenced unless notice of the meeting has been given under subsection (2)
at least 14 days prior to the day on which the meeting is to be held.

Quorum re zone meetings
28   The quorum necessary for the conduct of business is,

     (a)  in the case of an annual zone meeting, 10 eligible producers
who reside within the zone;

     (b)  in the case of a special zone meeting, 10 eligible producers
who reside within the zone.


     Division 3
     Eligibility, Voting and Elections

Eligible producers
29   For the purpose of this Plan,

     (a)  any producer who has paid a service charge under this Plan in
the current or immediately preceding 18 months is an eligible producer;

     (b)  the Commission shall maintain a list of eligible producers;

     (c)  all producers who can be identified by the Commission as having
paid a service charge under this Plan shall be included on the list of
eligible producers for that current year;

     (d)  any producer who is not listed on the Commission's list of
eligible producers shall be added to the list where the producer can
provide proof to the Commission that the producer has paid a service charge
under this Plan in the current year for which the application is made;

     (e)  once a producer is listed with the Commission as an eligible
producer, the producer shall continue to be recognized as an eligible
producer from year to year, unless the eligible producer ceases to pay a
service charge under this Plan for 18 months, in which case the producer
shall cease to be an eligible producer;

     (f)  where a producer ceases to be an eligible producer under clause
(e), the producer is entitled to again become an eligible producer for any
year in which the producer pays a service charge under this Plan.


Producers who are individuals
30(1)  A producer who is an individual may, subject to this Plan,

     (a)  make representations on any matter pertaining to this Plan,

     (b)  attend meetings held under this Plan,

     (c)  vote on any matter under this Plan,

     (d)  vote at an election under this Plan, and

     (e)  hold office under this Plan.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), an individual who is a producer shall not
cast a vote under this Plan unless that person's name appears on the
current list of eligible producers.

(3)  If an individual is not on the list of eligible producers, that
individual shall not cast a vote in an election unless the individual

     (a)  has signed a declaration stating that the individual

               (i)  is or qualifies as an eligible producer under this
Plan, and

               (ii) resides within the zone in respect of which the
election is to be held,

     and

     (b)  files the declaration signed under clause (a) with the
returning or deputy returning officer at the meeting at which the election
is to be held but prior to the casting of the ballots.


Producers who are not individuals
31(1)  This section only applies in respect of a producer that is not an
individual.

(2)  If a producer is not an individual and

     (a)  makes representations on any matter pertaining to this Plan,

     (b)  attends meetings held under this Plan,

     (c)  votes on any matter under this Plan,

     (d)  votes at an election under this Plan, or

     (e)  holds office under this Plan,

it shall do so in accordance with this section.

(3)  A producer to which this section applies shall appoint an individual
to be the representative of the producer.

(4)  A representative appointed by a producer under this section shall

     (a)  represent that producer in any matter pertaining to this Plan,

     (b)  attend meetings on behalf of the producer, and

     (c)  vote and hold office, as the case may be, on behalf of the
producer.

(5)  If a producer is

     (a)  a corporation, it shall appoint an individual who is a
director, shareholder, member, officer or employee of the corporation as
its representative,

     (b)  a partnership, it shall appoint an individual who is a partner
or employee of the partnership as its representative, or

     (c)  an organization, other than a corporation or a partnership, it
shall appoint an individual who is a member, officer or employee of the
organization as its representative.

(6)  An appointment of a representative under this section shall be

     (a)  in writing, and

     (b)  in the case where a vote is to be taken at a meeting, filed
with the returning officer prior to the calling to order of the meeting at
which a vote is to take place.

(7)  A representative of a producer shall not cast a vote under this Plan
unless

     (a)  the individual who is the representative presents a document
signed by the producer indicating the name of the individual who may vote
for the producer, or

     (b)  the individual who is the representative makes a statutory
declaration stating that

               (i)  the individual is a representative of the producer,
and

               (ii) the individual has not previously voted in the
election or on the matter in respect of which the individual wishes to cast
a vote.

(8)  A statutory declaration made under subsection (7)(b) shall be made in
writing before the returning officer prior to the votes being cast.

(9)  An individual cannot be a representative under this section for more
than one producer.

(10)  A representative shall not vote or hold office before that
representative's appointment is filed in accordance with subsection (6).


Eligibility to vote
32(1)  A person is eligible to vote

     (a)  on any question put to a vote at an annual zone meeting or
special zone meeting, or

     (b)  in an election for a director,

if the person

     (c)  is an eligible producer, and

     (d)  resides in the zone in respect of which the vote is being held.

(2)  A producer is not eligible to vote on a question or in an election in
more than one zone.

(3)  A producer may vote once on each matter notwithstanding that the
producer may manage or operate or own, lease or hold equity in 2 or more
operations.


Eligibility to be a director
33(1)  To be eligible for election as a director to represent a zone, a
person must be an eligible producer who resides in the zone for which that
person is nominated.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), an eligible producer is eligible to be
re-elected as a director.

(3)  Where a director serves for 2 consecutive terms, that person is not
eligible for re-election as a director unless at least 2 years have elapsed
from the expiration of that director's 2nd consecutive term.


Election of directors
34(1)  Subject to this Plan, the eligible producers who reside within a
zone shall elect a director to represent the zone.

(2)  Nominations for candidates to be elected as a director to represent a
zone shall be made at the annual zone meeting.

(3)  A nomination for a candidate to represent a zone as a director shall

     (a)  only be made by an eligible producer who resides within the
zone in respect of which the nomination is being made,

     (b)  be in writing or on a form that is provided by or is
satisfactory to the Commission, and

     (c)  be accompanied by or have endorsed on the written nomination
the consent of the person being nominated.

(4)  The election for a director to represent a zone shall

     (a)  be held at the annual zone meeting, and

     (b)  be conducted by means of a secret ballot.

(5)  The candidate receiving the largest number of votes in the election is
the person who is elected to the position for which the election is held.

(6)  If only one person is nominated for the position that is to be filled,
that person is deemed to have been elected to the position.


Returning officer
35(1)  The Commission shall appoint a returning officer for the purpose of
and in connection with any election or vote taken under this Plan.

(2)  The returning officer may appoint individuals as deputy returning
officers to assist in the conduct of elections and votes under this Plan.

(3)  The returning officer shall

     (a)  compile and maintain a voters list of persons who are entitled
to vote under this Plan,

     (b)  ensure that a person does not cast a vote, except in accordance
with this Plan, and

     (c)  permit scrutiny of that person's actions and those of that
person's deputy returning officers by a scrutineer in respect of the
conduct of a vote taken under this Plan.

(4)  Unless otherwise directed by the Council, no person shall destroy any
records or ballots in respect of a vote or election held under this Plan
until 90 days has elapsed from the day on which the vote was taken.


Controverted election
36(1)  If an eligible producer

     (a)  questions

               (i)  the eligibility of a candidate,

               (ii) the eligibility of a voter,

               (iii)     any matter relating to a ballot or the tabulation
of ballots, or

               (iv) any irregularity with respect to the conduct of an
election,

     and

     (b)  seeks to have the election declared invalid and the position
declared vacant,

that person must, not later than 15 days after the day on which the
election was held, apply in writing to the Council to have the election
declared invalid and the position declared vacant.

(2)  If, within the 15-day period referred to in subsection (1), the
Council has not received an application under subsection (1), a person
elected at that election is deemed to be duly elected.

(3)  On receipt of an application under subsection (1), the Council shall
consider the matter and may

     (a)  declare the election to be proper and the position filled if,
in the opinion of the Council, there is no basis for the application,

     (b)  declare the election to be proper and the position filled,
notwithstanding that there is a basis for the application if, in the
opinion of the Council,

               (i)  the basis for application did not materially affect
the result of the election, and

               (ii) the election was conducted substantially in
accordance with this Plan and the Act,

     or

     (c)  declare the election to be void and the position vacant if, in
the opinion of the Council, there is a basis for the application and the
basis is sufficient to, or did, affect the result of the election.

(4)  Notwithstanding that an election is declared void and a position is
declared vacant under subsection (3)(c), the term of office of the position
declared vacant is nevertheless deemed to have commenced on the day that
the term of office would have commenced if the election had not been
voided.

(5)  If the Council declares an election to be void and the position
vacant, the Council may

     (a)  order that, within the time that the Council considers proper,
a special zone meeting be held and an election be conducted to fill the
vacant position, or

     (b)  appoint, from among the persons who are eligible to be elected
to the position, a person to fill the vacant position.

(6)  Where a person fills a position under subsection (5), that person
shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term.


     PART 3

     TRANSITIONAL, REVIEW AND REPEAL

Transitional
37   Where a person is a member of the Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission
representing a zone immediately before the coming into force of this
Regulation, that person shall continue to be a director of the Commission
under this Regulation.


Review
38   In compliance with the on-going regulatory review initiative, this
Regulation must be reviewed on or before December 31, 2001.


Repeal
39   Alberta Regulation 23/72 is repealed.


     SCHEDULE

1   For the purposes of section 2(a)(v), (b)(vi), (c)(xv), (d)(xii),
(e)(xii), (f)(xvii) and (g)(xiv) of this Schedule,

     (a)  "municipal district" includes a county, specialized
municipality, improvement district and special area;

     (b)  "urban area" means a city, town, village or summer village and
includes any urban area located within a specialized municipality.

2   For the purposes of this Plan, the 7 zones are as follows:

     (a)  Zone 1 includes the land included in

               (i)  Municipal District of Cardston No. 6;

               (ii) Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9;

               (iii)     Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26;

               (iv) Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;

               (v)  any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or
any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in subclauses
(i) to (iv);
     (b)  Zone 2 includes the land included in

               (i)  Municipal District of Cypress No. 1;

               (ii) Municipal District of Taber No. 14;

               (iii)     County of Warner No. 5;

               (iv) County of Forty Mile No. 8;

               (v)  County of Lethbridge No. 26;

               (vi) any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or
any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in subclauses
(i) to (v);

     (c)  Zone 3 includes the land included in

               (i)  Improvement District No. 5 (Kananaskis);

               (ii) Improvement District No. 9 (Banff);

               (iii)     Municipal District of Big Horn No. 8;

               (iv) Municipal District of Foothills No. 31;

               (v)  Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;

               (vi) Municipal District of Rockyview No. 44;

               (vii)     Municipal District of Starland No. 47;

               (viii)    Municipal District of Kneehill No. 48;

               (ix) Special Area No. 2;

               (x)  Special Area No. 3;

               (xi) County of Vulcan No. 2;

               (xii)     County of Newell No. 4;

               (xiii)    County of Wheatland No. 16;

               (xiv)     County of Mountain View No. 17;

               (xv) any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or
any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in subclauses
(i) to (xiv);

     (d)  Zone 4 includes the land included in

               (i)  Municipal District of Provost No. 52;

               (ii) Municipal District of Clearwater No. 99;

               (iii)     Special Area No. 4;

               (iv) County of Ponoka No. 3;

               (v)  County of Stettler No. 6;

               (vi) County of Wetaskiwin No. 10;

               (vii)     County of Lacombe No. 14;

               (viii)    County of Paintearth No. 18;

               (ix) County of Camrose No. 22;

               (x)  County of Red Deer No. 23;

               (xi) County of Flagstaff No. 29;

               (xii)     any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or
any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in subclauses
(i) to (xi);

     (e)  Zone 5 includes the land included in

               (i)  Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);

               (ii) Municipality of Wood Buffalo;

               (iii)     Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61;

               (iv) Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87;

               (v)  County of Beaver No. 9;

               (vi) County of Smoky Lake No. 13;

               (vii)     County of St. Paul No. 19;

               (viii)    County of Two Hills No. 21;

               (ix) County of Vermilion River No. 24;

               (x)  County of Minburn No. 27;

               (xi) County of Lamont No. 30;

               (xii)     any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or
any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in subclauses
(i) to (xi);

     (f)  Zone 6 includes the land included in

               (i)  Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper);

               (ii) Improvement District No. 25;

               (iii)     Municipal District of Woodlands No. 15;

               (iv) Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17;

               (v)  Municipal District of Brazeau No. 77;

               (vi) Municipal District of Sturgeon No. 90;

               (vii)     Municipal District of Westlock No. 92;

               (viii)    Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94;

               (ix) Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124;

               (x)  County of Thorhild No. 7;

               (xi) County of Barrhead No. 11;

               (xii)     County of Athabasca No. 12;

               (xiii)    County of Strathcona No. 20;

               (xiv)     County of Leduc No. 25;

               (xv) County of Lac Ste. Anne No. 28;

               (xvi)     County of Parkland No. 31;

               (xvii)    any urban area that is totally surrounded by
one or any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in
subclauses (i) to (xvi);

     (g)  Zone 7 includes the land included in

               (i)  Municipal District of Greenview No. 16;

               (ii) Municipal District of Birch Hills No. 19;

               (iii)     Municipal District of Saddle Hills No. 20;

               (iv) Municipal District of Clear Hills No. 21;

               (v)  Municipal District of Northern Lights No. 22;

               (vi) Municipal District of Mackenzie No. 23;

               (vii)     Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130;

               (viii)    Municipal District of East Peace No. 131;

               (ix) Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133;

               (x)  Municipal District of Peace No. 135;

               (xi) Municipal District of Fairview No. 136;

               (xii)     Municipal District of Big Lakes No. 125;

               (xiii)    County of Grande Prairie No. 1;

               (xiv)     any urban area that is totally surrounded by one or
any combination of 2 or more municipal districts referred to in subclauses
(i) to (xiii).


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     Alberta Regulation 301/96

     Stray Animals Act

     STRAY ANIMALS REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 615/96) pursuant to
section 23 of the Stray Animals Act.


     Table of Contents

Definition     1
Livestock 2
Expenses that may be charged  3
Insufficient funds  4
Forms     5
Repeal    6
Expiry    7


Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Stray Animals Act.


Livestock
2   In addition to the animals set out in section 1(d) of the Act, the
following animals are specified as livestock to which the Act and this
Regulation apply:

     (a)  plains bison;

     (b)  alpaca;

     (c)  Bactrian camel;

     (d)  llama;

     (e)  wild boars.


Expenses that may be charged
3(1)  If work is done or a service is provided under the Act and the
expenses for carrying out the work or service have been approved by an
inspector, the person doing the work or providing the service may charge
the following expenses to the owner or the last person in possession of the
livestock in respect of which the work or service is carried out:

     (a)  for providing care and feed for livestock captured or confined,

               (i)  the actual cost of care and feed, or

               (ii) $5 for one head of livestock and $2 for each
additional head of livestock for each 24-hour period or part thereof,

          whichever is less;

     (b)  for transporting livestock from the point of departure to the
point of delivery and return to the point of departure,

               (i)  $50 for a trip of 50 kilometres or less, or

               (ii) $1 for each kilometre for a trip of more than 50
kilometres;

     (c)  for the use of a horse to carry out the work or service,

               (i)  the actual cost, or

               (ii) $50 for each 24-hour period or part thereof,

          whichever is less;

     (d)  for transporting a horse referred to in clause (c),

               (i)  $50 for each trip, or

               (ii) $.50 for each kilometre from point of departure to
point of return and, if applicable, the actual rental cost of a horse
trailer or other mode of transportation, supported by a receipt,

          whichever is greater;

     (e)  for special equipment used to carry out the work or service,
the actual rental cost of the special equipment, supported by a receipt;

     (f)  for hiring a person to carry out the work or service, $7.50 for
each hour or part thereof to a maximum of $60 for each 24-hour period.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person doing work or providing a
service in Edmonton or Calgary may charge the actual cost of doing the work
or providing the service.


Insufficient funds
4   A person who carries out work or provides a service may apply to the
Minister on the prescribed form for the payment of expenses under section 3
if the proceeds of sale of the livestock in respect of which the work or
service was carried out are insufficient to pay the expenses.


Forms
5   The Minister may prescribe the forms required by the Act and this
Regulation.


Repeal
6   The Stray Animals Regulation (Alta. Reg. 340/84) is repealed.


Expiry
7   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on January 1, 2002.


     Alberta Regulation 302/96

     Dental Disciplines Act

     DENTAL HYGIENISTS REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 616/96) pursuant to
section 75 of the Dental Disciplines Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Practice of dental hygiene    2
Registers 3
Registration as a dental hygienist 4
Annual certificate  5
Courtesy register   6
Costs     7
Continuing education     8
Standards of conduct and competence     9
Expiry    10


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "approved dental hygiene module" means those courses, programs
or modules approved by the Council as approved dental hygiene modules;

     (b)  "approved dental program" means a dental hygiene program
designated as an approved dental program under section 14(1)(a) of the Act;

     (c)  "Association" means the Alberta Dental Hygienists' Association;

     (d)  "continuing education" means a continuing education program
established and operated by the Council;

     (e)  "Council" means the Council of the Alberta Dental Hygienists'
Association.


Practice of dental hygiene
2(1)  The practice of dental hygiene means the application of professional
dental hygiene knowledge for the purpose of  providing therapeutic,
preventive and maintenance services and programs for the promotion of
optimal oral health,  including detection and assessment for dental hygiene
treatment, the dental hygiene planning of interventions to prevent oral
disease and the evaluation of oral health practices and behaviours as
taught or included in the curriculum of an approved dental program or an
approved dental hygiene module.

(2)  As part of the practice of dental hygiene a dental hygienist may
collaborate with other disciplines for the provision of oral health
services, health education and health promotion in order to integrate
preventive oral health care into general preventive care.

(3)  As part of the practice of dental hygiene a dental hygienist may act
as a researcher, clinician, consultant, administrator, manager, educator or
health promoter.


Registers
3   The courtesy register and the register of members of the Association
must contain the following information with respect to a person whose name
is entered in the register:

     (a)  the person's name;

     (b)  the dental hygiene education programs the person has completed
and the name in which the diploma and degrees were awarded;

     (c)  the person's registration date;

     (d)  the date of issue and duration of a courtesy registration, if
any, held by the person and the conditions applicable to the courtesy
registration;

     (e)  the person's registration number.


Registration as a dental hygienist
4   A person may apply for a certificate of registration as a dental
hygienist by completing an application on the form prescribed by the
by-laws and providing the Registrar with

     (a)  the information required under section 3;

     (b)  evidence of having met the requirements of section 16(1) of the
Act;

     (c)  evidence of the applicant's practical experience, if any;

     (d)  evidence of having completed continuing education, if any;

     (e)  evidence, if any, that the applicant is licensed, registered or
certified to practise dental hygiene in a jurisdiction outside Alberta.


Annual certificate
5(1)  A dental hygienist may apply to the Registrar in the form prescribed
by the by-laws for an annual certificate.

(2)  The Registrar must issue an annual certificate to a registered dental
hygienist who meets the requirements of section 18(2) of the Act and who
has provided the Registrar with 

     (a)  evidence of having professional liability insurance in an
amount of at least $1 000 000, and

     (b)  evidence of having complied with the continuing education
requirements established by the Council.

(3)  It is a condition of practice that a dental hygienist who is issued an
annual certificate must display that annual certificate for public
inspection in the work place where the dental hygienist carries out the
practice of dental hygiene.

(4)  An annual certificate expires on October 31 next following its
issuance.


Courtesy register
6(1)  The Council may establish and maintain a register to be known as the
courtesy register.

(2)  The Registrar may register in the courtesy register any person who

     (a)  is a graduate of a dental hygiene program,

     (b)  is entitled to practise as a dental hygienist in a jurisdiction
outside Alberta,

     (c)  desires registration solely for the purpose

               (i)  of presenting a hygiene training course, or
conducting or engaging in a hygiene clinical presentation, or conducting or
engaging in a hygiene research program, or

               (ii) of providing hygiene services available free of
charge to a charitable, benevolent or service organization,

     and

     (d)  has provided the Registrar with evidence of having professional
liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the Registrar.

(3)  A person may be registered in the courtesy register only for the time
necessary to complete the purpose for which registration is granted but the
person may not be registered in the courtesy register for an aggregate of
more than 6 months within a 12-month period of time starting on November 1
and ending on the following October 31.

(4)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), the Registrar shall cancel the
registration of a person in the courtesy register when directed to do so by
the Council.


Costs
7   The Discipline Committee, with respect to a hearing before it and with
respect to an appeal before the Council, may order the investigated person
to pay all or a part of the costs of the hearing or appeal or both and,
without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

     (a)  the fee payable to the lawyer advising the Discipline Committee
at the hearing and the fee payable to the lawyer acting for the Association
at the hearing or appeal;

     (b)  the cost of recording the evidence and preparing transcripts;

     (c)  the expenses and remuneration, relating to the hearing or
appeal,  of the members of the Discipline Committee and of the members of
the Council, as determined by the Association;

     (d)  any other expenses incurred by the Association that are
incidental to the hearing or appeal.


Continuing education
8   The Council must establish and operate a compulsory continuing
education program for members of the Association.


Standards of conduct and competence
9   Members of the Association must

     (a)  execute their duties in a competent manner, being guided at all
times by the welfare and best interests of their patients;

     (b)  work within their scope of practice and capability and within
any applicable conditions or restrictions imposed pursuant to Part 6 of the
Act;

     (c)  conduct their professional affairs so as not to bring discredit
to the discipline of dental hygiene;

     (d)  maintain currency in knowledge and skill in dental hygiene and
upgrade that knowledge and skill with the development of new procedures and
equipment;

     (e)  work in co-operation with colleagues and other health care
personnel;

     (f)  refer any incompetent, illegal or unethical conduct by
colleagues or other health care personnel to the appropriate authorities;

     (g)  keep within the appropriate channels all privileged or personal
information about patients, colleagues and other health care personnel.


Expiry
10   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 1, 2001.


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     Alberta Regulation 303/96

     Debtors' Assistance Act

     DEBTORS' ASSISTANCE FEE REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 617/96) pursuant to
section 7 of the Debtors' Assistance Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Fee for services    2
Fees based on amount of payments   3
Fee re repayment plan    4
Waiver    5
Expiry    6
Repeal    7


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Debtors' Assistance Act;

     (b)  "Board" means the Debtors' Assistance Board.


Fees for services
2   The fee for services provided by the Board or another person under the
Act is $100.


Fees based on amount of payments
3   Notwithstanding section 2, if a debtor, using the services of the
Board,

     (a)  makes a proposal to the debtor's creditors for the pooling or
settlement of claims under which payments are made to the debtor's
creditors in respect of those claims, or

     (b)  makes fixed payments to the Board to be disbursed from time to
time by the Board to the debtor's creditors on a pro rata basis or
otherwise,

a fee in the amount of 15% of the total amount of the debt may be charged
by the Board to the debtor.


Fee re repayment plan
4   Notwithstanding section 2, the Board may deduct a fee in the amount of
25% from each payment that is made by the Board on behalf of a debtor to
each registered creditor under a consumer debt repayment program in respect
of a claim of that registered creditor.


Waiver
5    Where the Board considers that the circumstances warrant such, the
Board may waive all or any portion of a fee referred to in this Regulation.


Expiry
6   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 2001.


Repeal
7   The Fee Regulation (Alta. Reg. 440/83) is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 304/96

     Government Organization Act

     MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS GRANTS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 622/96) pursuant to
section 13 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Municipal Affairs Grants Regulation (Alta. Reg. 82/78) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering section 1 as section 1(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1)(h) by striking out "or" at the end of
subclause (iii), adding "or" at the end of subclause (iv) and adding the
following after subclause (iv):

               (v)  grants in place of taxes for seniors' accommodation 
units;

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

          (2)  A grant is payable under subsection (1)(h)(v) in respect
of taxes imposed in 1996 and 1997 only.

          (3)  For the purpose of subsection (1)(h)(v),

               (a)  "non-profit organization" means

                         (i)  a society incorporated under the
Societies Act, or

                         (ii) a corporation incorporated in any
jurisdiction, or any other entity established under a law of Canada or
Alberta, that is prohibited from distributing income or property to its
shareholders or members during its existence or on its dissolution;

               (b)  "seniors' accommodation unit" means a housing
facility

                         (i)  that is occupied by a senior citizen,

                         (ii) that may provide housekeeping, meals or
other services to the senior citizen,

                         (iii)     that is operated and held by a
non-profit organization, and

                         (iv) that is not exempt from taxation under
section 362(n)(iv) of the Municipal Government Act or under a regulation
made pursuant to section 370(c) of that Act.


3   Schedule 4 is repealed.


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     Alberta Regulation 305/96

     Land Titles Act

     TARIFF OF FEES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 623/96) pursuant to
section 154 of the Land Titles Act.


1   The Tariff of Fees Regulation (Alta. Reg. 140/87) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 14 is amended

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


     (2)  A copy of a document
$5


     but if provided through a registry agent
$3


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



     (7)  A search sent via a telecommunications
      device,
the  pre-scribed fee for the item 
searched plus $1 for each item.



3   This Regulation comes into force on January 6, 1997.


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     Alberta Regulation 306/96

     Mines and Minerals Act

     PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS (PETROLEUM ROYALTY)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  December 5, 1996

Made by the Deputy Minister of Energy (M.O. 36/96) pursuant to section 1.1
of the Petroleum Royalty Regulation (Alta. Reg. 248/90).


1   The Prescribed Amounts (Petroleum Royalty) Regulation (Alta. Reg.
47/93) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 50 is amended by adding the following after clause (d):

     (d.1)     the new oil par price is $194.48 per cubic metre;


3   The following is added after section 50:

     51   The following are prescribed for the month of January, 1997:

               (a)  the old non-heavy oil par price is $187.04 per
cubic metre;

               (b)  the old heavy oil par price is $152.60 per cubic
metre;

               (c)  the new non-heavy oil par price is $187.04 per
cubic metre;

               (d)  the new heavy oil par price is $152.60 per cubic
metre;

               (e)  the third tier non-heavy oil par price is $187.04
per cubic metre;

               (f)  the third tier heavy oil par price is $152.60 per
cubic metre;

               (g)  the old non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.101619;

               (h)  the old heavy oil royalty factor is 3.197814;

               (i)  the new non-heavy oil royalty factor is 3.226307;

               (j)  the new heavy oil royalty factor is 2.827019;

               (k)  the third tier non-heavy oil royalty factor is
3.273214;

               (l)  the third tier heavy oil royalty factor is
3.364782;

               (m)  the old non-heavy oil select price is $26.36 per
cubic metre;

               (n)  the old heavy oil select price is $26.36 per cubic
metre;

               (o)  the new non-heavy oil select price is $83.99 per
cubic metre;

               (p)  the new heavy oil select price is $56.65 per cubic
metre;

               (q)  the third tier non-heavy oil select price is
$120.55 per cubic metre;

               (r)  the third tier heavy oil select price is $120.55
per cubic metre;

               (s)  the adjustment factor for old non-heavy oil is
1.047000;

               (t)  the adjustment factor for old heavy oil is
1.041550.



     Alberta Regulation 307/96

     Animal Protection Act

     TARIFF OF EXPENSES REGULATION

     Filed:  December 6, 1996

Made by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development pursuant to
section 15.1 of the Animal Protection Act.


Tariff of expenses
1(1)  The following is a tariff of expenses that may be charged in respect
of an animal that has been taken into custody under the Animal Protection
Act:

     (a)  for the reasonably necessary transportation of livestock from
the point of departure of the transporting vehicle to the point of delivery
and return to the point of departure,

               (i)  $50 for a trip of 50 kilometres or less, or

               (ii) $1 for each kilometre for a trip of more than 50
kilometres;

     (b)  for the reasonably necessary transportation of dogs, cats and
other small animals, a maximum of $30 per trip;

     (c)  for food, water, care and shelter for an animal,

               (i)  a maximum of $10 per day for an animal weighing 20
kg or less,

               (ii) a maximum of $20 per day for an animal weighing
more than 20 kg but less than 200 kg, and

               (iii)     a maximum of $30 per day for an animal weighing 200
kg or more;

     (d)  for necessary veterinary treatment of an animal, including
drugs and medicines, the actual cost of the treatment;

     (e)  for the costs of destroying an animal under section 8 of the
Act.

(2)  If in the opinion of the Director of the Animal Industry Division
special circumstances exist, the Director may 

     (a)  approve a higher tariff of expenses than the tariff under
subsection (1) if the higher tariff is related to the actual cost of the
transportation, food, water, care and shelter of animals; 
     (b)  approve the actual cost of necessary expenses, approved by the
Director, other than those expenses referred to in clause (a).


Repeal
2   The Tariff of Expenses Regulation (Alta. Reg. 207/89) is repealed.


Expiry
3   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re-passed
in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation
expires on December 31, 1999.


Coming into force
4   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 1997.


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     Alberta Regulation 308/96

     Alberta Foundation for the Arts Act

     ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS REPEAL REGULATION

     Filed:  December 9, 1996

Made by the Minister of Community Development pursuant to section 15 of the
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Act.


1   The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Regulation (Alta. Reg. 326/92) is
repealed.