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     Alberta Regulation 94/2002

     Alberta Housing Act

     MISCELLANEOUS HOUSING AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 22, 2002

Made by the Minister of Seniors (M.O. H:011/2002) on May 21, 2002 pursuant
to section 34 of the Alberta Housing Act.


1(1)  The Housing Accommodation Tenancies Regulation (AR 242/94) is amended
by this section.

(2)  The following is added after section 9:

Expiry
     10   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2007.


2(1)  The Lodge Assistance Program Regulation (AR 406/94) is amended by
this section.

(2)  The following is added after section 4:

Expiry
     5   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2007.


3(1)  The Management Body Operation and Administration Regulation (AR
243/94) is amended by this section.

(2)  The following is added after section 37:

Expiry
     38   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2007.


1(1)  The Rent Supplement Regulation (AR 75/95) is amended by this section.

(2)  The following is added after section 11:

Expiry
     12   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2007.


5(1)  The Social Housing Accommodation Regulation (AR 244/94) is amended by
this section.

(2)  The following is added after section 18:

Expiry
     19   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for
ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in
its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires
on October 31, 2007.


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     Alberta Regulation 95/2002

     Occupational Health and Safety Act

     MINES SAFETY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 237/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to section 40 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


1   The Mines Safety Regulation (AR 292/95) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 260 is amended by striking out "June 30, 2002" and substituting
"March 31, 2003".


     Alberta Regulation 96/2002

     Justice of the Peace Act

     JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 242/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to section 7 of the Justice of the Peace Act (RSA 1980 cJ-3).


1   The Justice of the Peace Regulation (AR 309/91) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Schedule 2 is amended

     (a)  in section 3 by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the
following:

     3(1)  The annual salary of a salaried non-sitting justice

               (a)  from April 1, 2000 is $46 584,

               (b)  from April 1, 2001 is $48 912, and

               (c)  from April 1, 2002 is $50 868.

     (b)  in section 10 by striking out "75 cents" and substituting
"$1.75".


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     Alberta Regulation 97/2002

     Provincial Court Act
     Court of Queen's Bench Act

     PROVINCIAL JUDGES AND MASTERS IN CHAMBERS PENSION
     PLANS (PENSION PARTNER) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 243/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to section 9.52 of the Provincial Court Act and section 16 of the
Court of Queen's Bench Act.


1   The Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers Registered and
Unregistered Pension Plans (AR 196/2001) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule 1 is amended by sections 3 to 6.


3   The following provisions are amended

     (a)  by striking out "spouse" and "spousal" wherever they occur in
those provisions and substituting "pension partner";

     (b)  by striking out "SPOUSE" and "SPOUSAL" and substituting
"PENSION PARTNER";

     (c)  by striking out "Spouse" and substituting "pension partner":

               section 19(2)                           section
39
               section 20                                        section 49
               section 27(3)                           section
51(2)
               section 28                                        section 58
               section 36                                        section 65(1)(a)
               section 38                                        Form 1 of the Subschedule


4   Section 1 is amended

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

          (r.1)     "pension partner" means

                         (i)  a person who, at the relevant time, was
married to a participant or former participant and

                                   (A)  was not judicially or
otherwise separated from him or her, or

                                   (B)  if so separated, was wholly
or substantially dependent on him or her,

                         (ii) if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) applies, a person who, as at and up to the relevant time, had lived
with the participant or former participant in a conjugal relationship

                                   (A)  for a continuous period of
at least 3 years, or

                                   (B)  of some permanence, if
there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption,

                              and was, during that period or that
relationship, as the case may be, held out by the participant or former
participant in the community in which they lived as being in that conjugal
relationship, or

                         (iii)     if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) or (ii) applies, a person who was married to but separated from the
participant or former participant and not wholly or substantially dependent
on him or her at the relevant time;

     (b)  by repealing clause (y).


5   Form 1 of the Subschedule is amended in item 2

     (a)  by striking out "I am of the opposite sex to that of the
pensioner and that";

     (b)  by repealing clause (c)(i) and (ii) and substituting the
following:

               (i)  I have lived continuously with the pensioner for
the 3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal
relationship, and throughout that 3-year period I have been represented by
the pensioner in our community as being in a conjugal relationship with the
pensioner, or

               (ii) I have lived with the pensioner in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption, and throughout that period I
have been represented by the pensioner in our community as being in a
conjugal relationship with the pensioner;


6   Form 2 of the Subschedule is amended by repealing clauses (a) and (b)
and substituting the following:

     (a)  there is no person with whom I have lived continuously for the
3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal relationship
and who I have represented throughout that 3-year period in my community as
being in a conjugal relationship with me, and

     (b)  there is no person with whom I have lived in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption and who I have represented
throughout that period in my community as being in a conjugal relationship
with me, and


7  Schedule 2 is amended by sections 8 and 9.


8   The following provisions of Schedule 2 are amended by striking out
"spouse" and "spousal" wherever they occur in those provisions and
substituting "pension partner":

               section 27(3)                      section 38
               section 36                                   section
72(4)
               section 37                                   


9   Section 1(1) is amended

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

               (r.1)     "pension partner" means, with respect to any given
provision of this Plan, the person who, at the relevant time, was the
pension partner with respect to the equivalent or nearest to equivalent
provision of the Registered Plan;

     (b)  by repealing clause (y).


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     Alberta Regulation 98/2002

     Provincial Offences Procedure Act

     PROCEDURES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 244/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to section 42 of the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.


1   The Procedures Regulation (AR 233/89) is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 7:

Revenue offset
     7.1(1)  Section 14(3) of the Act applies to the fines imposed for
convictions under the Highway Traffic Act and regulations made under that
Act.

     (2)  The Crown may retain 16.67% of any amount collected in respect
of each fine, rounded to the nearest dollar, imposed for a conviction under
an enactment referred to in subsection (1).


3   Section 7.1 of the Procedures Regulation (AR 233/89) as enacted by this
Regulation is deemed to have been in force at all times on and after April
1, 2002.


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     Alberta Regulation 99/2002

     Agriculture Financial Services Act

     AGRICULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 245/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to sections 18, 37, 56 and 62 of the Agriculture Financial
Services Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1

     Part 1
     Administration of the Corporation

Fees to the Board   2
Head office    3
Corporate seal 4
Conflicts of interest    5
Disqualifications not applicable to general guarantees 6
Appeal to appeal committee    7
Assessment of crop loss  8
Interest rates 9

     Part 2
     Lending and Financial Assistance

     Division 1
     General

Eligible commercial enterprises    10
Agricultural financing   11
Applicant information    12
Borrower information     13
Security for guaranteed loss  14
Acquired information     15
Other assistance    16
Qualification for a loan re businesses, etc. 17

     Division 2
     Agricultural Matters

Qualification for a loan re primary producer 18
Share structure qualification 19
Incentives, grants, etc. 20
Application of incentives     21
Incentives to associated businesses, etc.         22

     Part 3
     Insurance

Definitions    23
Application of Part 24
Application of insurance 25
Crop Reinsurance Fund of Alberta   26
Eligibility for crop insurance     27
Insurable areas     28
Requirements and entitlements 29
Hail endorsement    30
Adjusters 31
Contract terms and conditions 32
Coverage amounts    33
Notice of election  34
Restriction on setting dates  35
Basic premium rates 36
Premium rate calculation 37
Basic coverage levels and prices   38
Other use guidelines     39
Low yield setting   40
Loss due to uninsured perils  41
Value includes other grains   42
Grade below designated grade  43
Conditions for insured irrigable crops  44
Miscellaneous crops 45
Revenue insurance   46

     Part 4
     Wildlife Crop Damage

Definitions    47
Eligibility    48
Big game and upland game birds     49
Making a claim 50
Acceptance, etc. of a claim   51
Calculation of compensation   52

     Part 5
     Farm Income Disaster Compensation

Definitions    53
Program established 54
Advance compensation payments 55
Eligibility    56
Amount of compensation   57
Maximum compensation re individual 58
Maximum compensation re corporation     59
Application    60
Availability of records  61
Compensation not assignable   62
Return of compensation   63
Applications re 1998     64
Payment under this Part prohibited 65

     Part 6
     Local Opportunity Bonds

Interpretation, etc.     66
Conditions re issuing local opportunity bonds     67
Financing agreement 68
Restrictions re sale of local opportunity bonds   69
Promotion of local opportunity bonds    70
Register and trading     71
Confidentiality of information     72
Obligation of the Corporation 73

     Part 7
     Transitional and Repeal

Transitional re application of AR 38/2000    74
Transitional re application of AR 71/ 2001   75
Transitional re application of AR 164/2001   76
Repeal    77

Schedules


Definitions
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "Act" means the Agriculture Financial Services Act;

     (b)  "agricultural industry" means an industry referred to in
subsection (2);

     (c)  "appeal committee" means an appeal committee established under
section 10 of the Act;

     (d)  "associated businesses" means associated businesses as defined
in the Act;

     (e)  "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Corporation;

     (f)  "borrower" means

               (i)  a commercial enterprise, or

               (ii) a primary producer, the owner of an associated
business or a person engaged in an agricultural industry,

          to whom or to which a loan is made;

     (g)  "Canadian citizen" includes a permanent resident within the
meaning of the Immigration Act (Canada);

     (h)  "commercial enterprise" means a commercial enterprise as
defined in the Act;

     (i)  "company" includes an association as defined in the
Co-operative Associations Act;

     (j)  "Corporation" means the Agriculture Financial Services
Corporation;

     (k)  "crop year" means the period commencing on April 1 in one year
and ending on March 31 in the next year and, where preceded by a reference
to a specified year, means such a period commencing on April 1 of that
specified year;

     (l)  "direct loan" means a loan made by the Corporation under
section 24 or 25.1 of the Act;

     (m)  "equity share" means

               (i)  any share of any class of shares of a company
carrying full or limited voting rights under all circumstances, and

               (ii) any share of any class of shares of the company
carrying voting rights by reason of the occurrence of a contingency that
has occurred and is continuing;

     (n)  "farm" includes any land or facility used for the purpose of
tillage, pasture, livestock raising, dairying, fruit growing, tree growing,
beekeeping, fur production or aquaculture;

     (o)  "guaranteed loan" means a loan by a lender of which the payment
of all or any of the principal and all or any of the interest is guaranteed
by the Corporation and includes

               (i)  a mortgage or an agreement for sale entered into
between a lender and a purchaser, and

               (ii) a letter of credit that the Corporation may issue
on behalf of a borrower;

     (p)  "lender" means

               (i)  a treasury branch;

               (ii) a bank;

               (iii)     a credit union;

               (iv) a trust corporation;

               (v)  an insurer licensed under the Insurance Act;

               (vi) a person selling real or personal property to a
primary producer, an owner of an associated business or a person engaged in
an agricultural industry by means of a transaction that includes a mortgage
or an agreement for sale on that property;

               (vii)     any other lender, except the Corporation,
authorized to carry on business in Alberta;

     (q)  "livestock" includes game-production animals as defined in the
Livestock Industry Diversification Act and such other creatures the
Corporation designates in writing as livestock;

     (r)  "loan" means a direct loan or a guaranteed loan;

     (s)  "primary producer" means

               (i)  a person who owns or operates or, with financial
assistance provided by the Corporation or a lender, will operate a farm, or

               (ii) an individual who is or intends to be a shareholder
of a company that operates or will operate a farm;

     (t)  "security" includes a loan agreement, promissory note,
guarantee or indemnity.

(2)  For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation, an agricultural
industry is an undertaking that meets one or more of the following
qualifications:

     (a)  an undertaking that processes, alters, markets or packages any
agricultural commodity;

     (b)  an undertaking that provides services to primary producers or
processors;

     (c)  an undertaking that is organized as a society under the
Agricultural Societies Act;

     (d)  an undertaking the objects of which are, in the opinion of the
Board, conducive to the development or improvement of agriculture in
Alberta.


     PART 1

     ADMINISTRATION OF THE CORPORATION

Fees to the Board
2   The remuneration payable to members of the Board who are not

     (a)  employees of the Crown in right of Alberta or any agency
thereof, or

     (b)  members of the Legislative Assembly,

is to be in accordance with Schedule 1, Part A, of the Committee
Remuneration Order.



Head office
3   The Lieutenant Governor in Council designates Lacombe, Alberta as the
location in Alberta at which the head office of the Corporation will be
situated.


Corporate seal
4   It is unnecessary

     (a)  to have the corporate seal affixed to any document, or

     (b)  to prove that the document was signed on behalf of the
Corporation under any by-law, special vote or order of the Corporation.


Conflicts of interest
5(1)  No loan may be made

     (a)  to an individual who is

               (i)  an employee of the Government of Alberta and under
the administration of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Development, or

               (ii) a director, officer or employee of any corporation,
agency or other body that reports to or is administered by the Minister of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Development,

     (b)  to a company in which an individual described in clause (a)(i)
is a director, officer or employee except a company of which that
individual is a director by reason only of having been nominated to
represent the Government of Alberta on the board of directors of the
company, or

     (c)  to a company of which an individual described in clause (a)(i)
is a shareholder or member, except a company in which not more than 5% of
the voting rights belong to that individual.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1)(a), a loan may be made to an individual
referred to in subsection (1) if

     (a)  the deputy head or other chief officer of the department or
agency in which the individual is serving or employed provides to the
Corporation a written statement that in the opinion of the deputy head or
other chief officer no actual or potential conflict of interest will result
from the making of the loan, and

     (b)  the Corporation is in agreement with that opinion.

(3)  The Corporation may establish a code of conduct and ethics dealing
with

     (a)  conflicts of interest between its employees and Board members,
and

     (b)  any financial or other transactions an employee or Board member
may have with the Corporation.


Disqualif-cations not applicable to general guarantees
6   Section 5 does not apply to guaranteed loans made to a primary producer
where the Corporation's liability as guarantor arises under an agreement
made between the Corporation and a lender if the agreement applies or is
intended to apply to primary producers generally and does not specify the
borrower by name.


Appeal to appeal committee
7(1)  A person who is a party to a contract of insurance with the
Corporation under the Act may appeal to an appeal committee a decision made
by the Corporation or a person on behalf of the Corporation where

     (a)  the decision involves the interpretation of

               (i)  the contract of insurance or any related document,
or

               (ii) this Regulation as it relates to the contract of
insurance,

     and

     (b)  the matter of interpretation relates to the rights or
obligations of any of the parties to the contract of insurance.

(2)  An appeal must be commenced not later than one year after the date of
the decision being appealed.

(3)  An appeal committee shall establish its own rules of procedure,
subject to the following:

     (a)  where an appeal committee consists of more than one person, the
chair may vote only for the purposes of breaking a tie vote;

     (b)  the strict legal rules of evidence need not be followed;

     (c)  representation of appellants or the Corporation by third
parties, including legal counsel, is not prohibited;

     (d)  each party appearing before an appeal committee is responsible
for its own costs, regardless of the decision of the appeal committee.


Assessment of crop loss
8(1)  Notwithstanding section 7(2), where

     (a)  a person is a party to a contract of insurance with the
Corporation,

     (b)  that person has made a claim for crop loss against that
contract of insurance,

     (c)  the Corporation has made an assessment of the crop loss, and

     (d)  that person wishes to appeal the assessment or has a dispute
relating to the assessment,

that assessment may be appealed only if the insured notifies the
Corporation of the appeal within 7 days from the day that the insured is
served with the assessment.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1) service may be effected on the
insured by

     (a)  personal service;

     (b)  by ordinary or registered mail in which case service is deemed
to have been effected

               (i)  7 days from the date of mailing if the document is
mailed in Alberta to an address in Alberta, or

               (ii) subject to subclause (i), 14 days from the date of
mailing if the document is mailed to an address located outside of Alberta;

     (c)  by electronic means if that electronic means results in a
printed copy of the document being received by the insured.

(3)  Where there is more than one insured in respect of the crop loss for
which an assessment has been made, service of the assessment on one of the
insureds is service on all the insureds.


Interest rates
9(1)  The Corporation

     (a)  may from time to time as determined by the Corporation, or at
the direction of the Minister must, review the interest rates to be charged
on loans or other money owing to the Corporation, and

     (b)  after making a review of interest rates may, with the prior
approval of the Minister,

               (i)  maintain the existing rates, or

               (ii) set new rates.

(2)  Nothing in this section shall have the effect of allowing the interest
rate to be increased effective prior to the date that the Corporation sets
the increased rate.


     PART 2

     LENDING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

     Division 1
     General

Eligible commercial enterprises
10(1)  Subject to subsection (2), commercial enterprises that meet the
requirements of the Act and this Regulation are eligible to apply to the
Corporation for loans.

(2)  A commercial enterprise engaged in the following activities or
businesses is not eligible to apply for a loan:

     (a)  any business or activity to which Division 2 applies;

     (b)  the operation of public or municipally owned utilities and
similar infrastructure components, except for operation of a rural utility
acceptable to the Corporation;

     (c)  supplying residential accommodations other than tourist
facilities;

     (d)  oil and gas production or exploration, or both;

     (e)  the business of providing financing.


Agricultural financing
11   Primary producers, owners of associated businesses and persons engaged
in agricultural industries that meet the requirements of the Act and this
Regulation are eligible to apply to the Corporation for loans, grants and
other incentives.


Applicant information
12   An applicant for a loan must

     (a)  provide evidence satisfactory to the Corporation that the
applicant has or will have

               (i)  the necessary land, buildings, machinery,
equipment, capital and livestock, or any one or more of those items, as the
case may be, as are needed, and

               (ii) the ability, knowledge and skill that is needed

          to operate successfully the farm, business or undertaking with
respect to which a loan may be made, and

     (b)  provide in a form satisfactory to the Corporation any financial
and other information that the Corporation may require.


Borrower information
13   A borrower must provide in a form satisfactory to the Corporation any
financial and other information that the Corporation may require.


Security for guaranteed loans
14(1)  The Corporation may

     (a)  take and hold whatever security it considers advisable for a
guarantee given by it pursuant to the Act, and

     (b)  realize, assign, dispose of or otherwise deal with that
security.

(2)  The Corporation may require a lender, in consideration of the
Corporation's guarantee of a loan, to do one or more of the following:

     (a)  take and hold whatever security that the Corporation considers
advisable;

     (b)  realize, assign, dispose of or otherwise deal with that
security referred to in clause (a);

     (c)  assign any or all of the security referred to in clause (a) to
the Corporation;

     (d)  enter into an agreement that is satisfactory to the Corporation

               (i)  appointing the Corporation as the lender's agent
for all purposes relating to the administration of the loan, and

               (ii) establishing the terms and conditions of the
relationship between the lender and the Corporation.


Acquired information
15(1)  No officer or employee of the Corporation or Board member may use
for the officer's, employee's or Board member's own benefit any information
obtained by the officer, employee or Board member in performing services or
duties for the Corporation.

(2)  All papers and materials received by the Corporation in connection
with any loan or application for a loan may be retained by the Corporation.


Other assistance
16(1)  In this section, "investor" means a person or group of persons who,
in the opinion of the Corporation,

     (a)  has made an investment of money, goods or services that will
generally advance the interests of agriculture, or

     (b)  on the receipt of assistance under this section, will make an
investment that will generally advance the interests of agriculture.

(2)  The Corporation may in one or more of the following forms provide
assistance not otherwise provided for under the Act or this Regulation:

     (a)  the provision of consulting and advisory services, including
financial analysis and recommendations;

     (b)  the provision of clerical, administrative and management
services;

     (c)  the appointment of one or more members of the Board or officers
or employees of the Corporation to the board of directors or a board of
management of

               (i)  a person who is eligible to receive assistance
under this section, or

               (ii) an investment fund;

     (d)  acting as an agent or a trustee for

               (i)  a person who is eligible to receive assistance
under this section, or

               (ii) an investment fund.

(3)  The following persons are eligible to apply to the Corporation to
receive assistance under this section:

     (a)  borrowers;

     (b)  primary producers;

     (c)  owners of associated businesses or persons engaged in
agricultural industries;

     (d)  investors;

     (e)  lenders.

(4)  The Corporation may provide the assistance described in this section
by itself or jointly with one or more other persons or governments.

(5)  For the purposes of this section, sections 17, 18 and 19 do not apply
to persons referred to in subsection (3)(c), (d) and (e). 


Qualification for a loan re businesses, etc.
17   For the purposes of applying for a loan,

     (a)  the owner of a commercial enterprise or of an associated
business, or

     (b)  a person engaged in an agricultural industry,

must provide evidence satisfactory to the Corporation that the applicant is

     (c)  an individual who is a Canadian citizen, or

     (d)  a company that is incorporated in Canada and registered to
carry on business in Alberta.


     Division 2
     Agricultural Matters

Qualification for a loan re primary producer
18(1)  A primary producer applying for a direct loan must provide evidence
satisfactory to the Corporation that the applicant is

     (a)  an individual who

               (i)  is a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in
Alberta, and

               (ii) has been ordinarily resident in Alberta for a
continuous period of at least one year during the 3 years immediately
preceding the date of the individual's application to the Corporation for a
loan, 

     or

     (b)  a company

               (i)  that is incorporated in Alberta,

               (ii) the business operations of which are or will be
directed and managed in Alberta, and

               (iii)     of which at least 80% of the equity shares belong
to individuals each of whom

                         (A)  is a Canadian citizen ordinarily
resident in Alberta, and

                         (B)  has been ordinarily resident in Alberta
for a continuous period of at least one year during the 3 years immediately
preceding the date of the company's application to the Corporation for a
loan.

(2)  A primary producer applying for a guaranteed loan must provide
evidence satisfactory to the Corporation that the applicant is

     (a)  an individual who is a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in
Alberta, or

     (b)  a company

               (i)  that is incorporated in Canada and registered to
carry on business in Alberta,

               (ii) the business operations of which are or will be
directed and managed in Alberta,

               (iii)     of which at least 80% of the equity shares belong
to individuals each of whom is a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in
Canada, and

               (iv)  that is controlled by individuals each of whom is
a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Alberta.

(3)  For the purposes of this section, the Corporation may consider a
person to ordinarily reside in Alberta if

     (a)  that person resides outside of Alberta by reason of that
person's employment with the Government of Alberta or the Government of
Canada, and

     (b)  in the opinion of the Corporation that person intends to
ordinarily reside in Alberta when it is no longer necessary for that person
to reside outside of Alberta by reason of that person's employment with the
Government of Alberta or the Government of Canada.


Share structure qualification
19(1)  For the purposes of section 18, a specified percentage of the equity
shares of a company belongs to persons if, in the Corporation's opinion,

     (a)  those persons beneficially own equity shares of the company
carrying in the aggregate that specified percentage of the voting rights
attached to all of the company's issued and outstanding equity shares, and

     (b)  no other person exercises or is in a position to exercise
control or direction over any of the equity shares so owned.

(2)  For the purposes of section 18, a company is controlled by persons if,
in the Corporation's opinion,

     (a)  those persons beneficially own shares of the company carrying
in the aggregate more than 50% of the voting rights for the election of
directors,

     (b)  no other person exercises or is in a position to exercise
control or direction over any of those shares, and

     (c)  the voting rights carried by those shares are sufficient, if
exercised, to elect a majority of the board of directors of the company.


Incentives, grants, etc.
20(1)  The Corporation may provide incentives, grants or other forms of
assistance to a primary producer or to a lender as defined in section
1(1)(p)(vi) for one or more of the following purposes:

     (a)  to encourage the acquisition of livestock and associated
equipment and assist the development and improvement of livestock
facilities;

     (b)  to encourage and assist qualified persons to acquire land,
buildings, machinery and livestock in order to begin farming;

     (c)  to promote the development of and the addition of improvements
to land for agricultural use;

     (d)  to further improve practices of range land management,
production and conservation;

     (e)  to encourage the acquisition and improvement of equipment and
facilities for the production. storage and handling of vegetables.


(2)  An incentive under subsection (1) may be provided by way of payment

     (a)  directly to a primary producer,

     (b)  to a lender on behalf of a primary producer for an amount owing
to the lender by the primary producer, or

     (c)  to the Corporation on behalf of a primary producer for an
amount owing to the Corporation by the primary producer.


Application of incentives
21   The Corporation may provide incentives to assist primary producers by
doing one or more of the following:

     (a)  making payments to lenders on behalf of primary producers of
the principal or any portion of the principal or the interest or any
portion of the interest on guaranteed loans made to primary produces;

     (b)  making payments to lenders of amounts other than the principal
or interest on loans;

     (c)  making rebates to primary producers of all or any part of
accrued interest paid on loans made to primary producers by the Corporation
or by lenders;

     (d)  deferring payment of principal or accrued interest by primary
producers in respect of loans made to primary producers under the Act;

     (e)  forgiving payment of all or any part of the outstanding balance
of the principal amount and interest of a direct loan made to a primary
producer who is an individual and dies before becoming 65 years old.


Incentives to associated businesses, etc.
22(1)  The Corporation may provide incentives to the owners of associated
businesses or to persons engaged in agricultural industries by

     (a)  making rebates to them,

     (b)  forgiving payments by them, or

     (c)  making payments for their account,

of up to 3 percentage points of accrued interest paid or payable by them on
a maximum of $500 000 of the principal amounts of loans made to them by the
Corporation or by lenders.

(2)  The Corporation may provide incentives to the owners of associated
businesses or to persons engaged in agricultural industries by deferring
the payment of principal or accrued interest or both payable by them in
respect of loans made to them by the Corporation or by lenders.

(3)  In respect of interest accruing after March 31, 1986 on loans made
before April 1, 1986, the calculation of incentives is not subject to the
maximum principal amount limit of $500 000 referred to in subsection (1).


     PART 3

     INSURANCE

Definitions
23   In this Part,

     (a)  "annual schedule of rates" means the schedule of coverages and
premiums established by the Corporation;

     (b)  "cumulative index" means the result of comparing the historical
production records of the insured to that of the risk area in which the
farm operation of the insured is geographically situated over the same time
period;

     (c)  "designated grade" means the grade

               (i)  established by the Canada Grain Commission, and

               (ii) that the Corporation chooses as appropriate for any
specific type of crop;

     (d)  "harvested production" means the total volume, as adjusted by
the Corporation, for

               (i)  grade, weight and volume of the insured's insurable
crop grown and harvested in a crop year, and

               (ii) losses attributable to the causes described in the
insurance contract;


     (e)  "insurable crops" means

               (i)  wheat, oats, barley, mixed grain, rye, canola,
triticale, flaxseed or mustard,

               (ii) corn, carrots, rutabagas, cabbage, beans, broccoli,
cauliflower, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash or onions, or

               (iii)     peas, chickpeas, potatoes, alfalfa seed, fescue
seed, strawberries, sugar beets, sunflowers, lentils, fababeans, safflower
or timothy seed,

          or, with respect to any such crop, the variety of that crop
that the Corporation has designated as an insurable crop, whether grown on
dry land or on irrigated land or on dry land and irrigated land, and
includes

               (iv) any other crops or varieties of crops referred to
in this Regulation as a crop for which insurance or compensation may be
offered, and

               (v)  any other crops or varieties of crops the
Corporation, in its discretion, may determine as being insurable;

     (f)  "insured crop" means an insurable crop

               (i)  that the insured has elected for coverage and the
seeded acreage of which the insured has reported in the insured's report of
seeded crops, and

               (ii) that the Corporation accepts for insurance;

     (g)  "insured value" means the value per unit of production elected
by the insured for an insured crop;

     (h)  "put to another use" means ploughed, cut for feed, pasture or
put to use other than for the production of grain or any part of an
unharvested insured crop;

     (i)  "risk area" means a geographical unit with relatively uniform
risk and production capabilities, as established by the Corporation.


Application of Part
24(1)  Except where stated otherwise, this Part does not apply to hail
insurance.

(2)  Subject to this Part, the form and content in the application forms
for insurance and in the contracts of insurance may be prescribed by the
Corporation.

(3)  Where this Part or a contract of insurance prescribes a time within
which or before which something is to be done, the Board may by resolution
extend the time.

(4)  The provisions of any contract of insurance are incorporated by
reference and apply as if they form part of this Part.


Application for insurance
25(1)  An application for insurance must be received by the Corporation
before May 1 in the crop year to which the insurance is to apply.

(2)  The form of the application for insurance must contain sufficient
information to allow the Corporation to determine if the applicant is
eligible for insurance and that the applicant has or will have insurable
crops.

(3)  The application for insurance may require the applicant to provide the
following information:

     (a)  name, address and social insurance number of the applicant;

     (b)  if the applicant is a company, the social insurance number of
each shareholder holding 10% or more of the voting shares and the company's
identification number used for income tax purposes;

     (c)  description of land on which insurable crops are to be
produced;

     (d)  any other records or information the Corporation deems
necessary to adequately assess the requirements for insurance.


Crop Reinsurance Fund of Alberta
26(1)  The Crop Reinsurance Fund of Alberta shall be administered by the
Minister of Finance in accordance with the terms of the federal-provincial
agreement entered into under the Act.

(2)  All money received by the Minister of Finance for the purposes of the
Crop Reinsurance Fund shall be paid into the Crop Reinsurance Fund.

(3)  All money required to be paid by the Province for the purposes of crop
reinsurance payments shall, on the written requisition of the Corporation,
be paid from the Crop Reinsurance Fund to the Corporation for that purpose.


Eligibility for crop insurance
27(1)  A person is eligible for crop insurance if that person operates a
farm in Alberta and is or will be

     (a)  making decisions for cultural and cropping practices for that
farm,

     (b)  directly responsible for work involved in producing insurable
crops and for paying for that work, and

     (c)  receiving the majority share of the proceeds from the sale or
disposition of insurable crops.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), any person who has an insurable
interest in a crop is eligible to insure that crop against one or more of
the following perils:

     (a)  hail;

     (b)  accidental fire;

     (c)  fire caused by lightening.


Insurable areas
28   Insurance or compensation may be offered in respect of insurable crops
produced in the following areas:

     (a)  land in the province of Alberta;

     (b)  land located in neighbouring provinces or territories if

               (i)  the applicant is otherwise an eligible person, and

               (ii) the Corporation is satisfied that the neighbouring
province or territory has not insured, or will not insure, the insurable
crop.


Requirements and entitlements
29(1)  A person insuring a crop must insure the entire area that the person
seeds to that crop.

(2)  Where a person fails to comply with subsection (1), the Corporation
may deny all or part of the liability for that crop.

(3)  If, in the opinion of the Corporation, all or a part of the loss is
due to uninsured perils,

     (a)  the Corporation is not obligated to pay for that portion so
lost, and

     (b)  the insured is not entitled to the return of any money paid as
premium or relieved from liability for paying outstanding premiums.


Hail endorsement
30(1)  Subject to this Part, a hail endorsement may be offered on an
optional basis providing spot-loss protection against losses caused by the
following perils:

     (a)  hail;

     (b)  accidental fire;

     (c)  fire caused by lightening.

(2)  The election by a person to acquire the hail endorsement must be made
by giving the Corporation written notification not later than April 30 in
the year that the crops are to be harvested.

(3)  The premium payable by the insured for the hail endorsement is in
addition to that payable under the basic policy.


Adjusters
31   The Corporation may appoint adjusters as may be necessary to inspect
insured crops and provide any reports relating to estimates of yields or
potential yields, losses and to generally investigate and report on any
claims or losses under any contract of insurance.


Contract terms and conditions
32(1)  Except as otherwise provided in this section or in the Act, the
contract of insurance is continuous and remains in force from year to year.

(2)  The contract of insurance may allow either the Corporation or the
insured to cancel the contract effective for a specified crop year by
giving the other party to the contract written notice of cancellation not
later than a date to be specified by the Corporation in the contract.

(3)  Where an insured has given notice of cancellation as permitted under
subsection (2), the insured may apply in writing for reinstatement.

(4)  The contract must specify when a notice under subsection (3) is to be
given, but it cannot specify a date that is later than April 30 in the crop
year following the last crop year in which the contract was in force.

(5)  If the Corporation accepts reinstatement of a contract, the insured
retains any premium and coverage adjustments to which the insured would
have been entitled had the insured not submitted a notice of cancellation.

(6)  If the Corporation cancels the contract of an insured, other than at
the request of the insured, the insured may apply for insurance,

     (a)  where the Corporation specifies a period of time in respect of
the cancellation, at the conclusion of that period of time, or

     (b)  where the Corporation does not specify a period of time in
respect of that cancellation, after one year has elapsed after the
cancellation.

(7)  Where

     (a)  the Corporation cancels a contract of insurance, other than at
the request of the insured, and

     (b)  at the conclusion of the applicable period of time referred to
in subsection (6) that insured once again applies for insurance,

the Corporation must review the reasons for the cancellation.

(8)  If the applicant's application establishes to the satisfaction of the
Board that the reasons for cancellation no longer exist, the Board must
approve acceptance of the application.

(9)  A contract of insurance with an insured remains in force during any
year in which the insured does not have an insured crop unless the contract
is cancelled by the insured, but after 2 consecutive years with no insured
crop the contract of an insured may be cancelled by the Corporation unless
the insured requests in writing that it not be cancelled.

(10)  A contract of insurance must contain the method of calculating the
indemnity payable to an insured on an insured crop.

(11)  For the purposes of hail endorsements, the following provisions
apply:

     (a)  where the insured wishes to cancel the hail endorsement on a
crop for the season, the cancellation becomes effective on the date that
the written notice of cancellation is received by the Corporation, and the
premium payable by the insured is to be determined in accordance with the
dates of cancellation as shown in the insurance contract;

     (b)  if the notice of cancellation is given before May 1, the
cancellation becomes effective immediately;

     (c)  notwithstanding clause (a), for fall seeded crops, sugar beets
and forage crops grown for seed, the cancellation dates set out in the
insurance contract are advanced by 2 weeks;

     (d)  insurance under the hail endorsement is to be limited to those
crops insured under the basic policy and is to include the entire area of
each crop;

     (e)  coverage is the coverage as determined after any adjustments as
provided for in the insurance contract have been made;

     (f)  the combined loss payments on an insured crop under the hail
endorsement  and the basic crop insurance must not exceed the total
adjusted coverage for that crop;

     (g)  the premium adjustment allowed for historical loss experience
as provided for in section 37 does not apply to the hail endorsement;

     (h)  the hail endorsement applies on the emergence of the insured
crop, except as set out in the contract of insurance, and expires for the
crop year at midnight on October 31.

(12)  This section does not apply to revenue insurance.


Coverage amounts
33(1)  The coverage levels and the insured values for insurable crops are
to be set by the Corporation.

(2)  The Corporation must provide to an insured or applicant, on request,
the coverage level for each crop year.


Notice of election
34(1)  The insured must give the Corporation written notification of the
following not later than the date set by the Corporation:

     (a)  the crops the insured wishes to insure;

     (b)  the coverage level;

     (c)  the price option;

     (d)  the election to acquire the hail endorsement under section
30(2), where the insured has been offered and accepts the hail endorsement.

(2)  The coverage obtained pursuant to the information provided under
subsection (1) remains in effect from one year to the next and may be
changed only by the insured giving the Corporation written notice of any
changes not later than the date set by the Corporation.

(3)  The insured must give to the Corporation written notification of the
insured's unseeded acreage not later than the date set by the Corporation.


Restriction on setting dates
35   For the purposes of section 34, the date set by the Corporation is not
to be later than April 30 of the year that the crops are to be harvested.


Basic premium rates
36   Basic premium rates payable by an insured are those set in the annual
schedule of rates, subject to adjustment made in accordance with section
37.


Premium rate calculation
37   The annual premiums payable by an insured on all insured acreage must
be adjusted by means of a discount or surcharge determined in accordance
with a formula established by the Corporation with the consent of the
Minister.


Basic coverage levels and prices
38(1)  Basic coverage levels and prices for each insured crop are those
that are set in the annual schedule of rates, subject to adjustments made 
in accordance with this section.

(2)  Adjustments to coverage may be made for each crop in each crop year
based on an insured's cumulative index.

(3)  If an insured is under the personal plan of crop insurance, production
may be measured each year and coverage adjustments revised based on the
cumulative index and using indexing guidelines.

(4)  If an insured is under the general plan of crop insurance, production

     (a)  must only be measured in a crop year in which a claim is made
for an insurable loss, and

     (b)  is not to be greater than the risk area average production in
crop years in which claims have arisen.

(5)  Where the insured has records with the Corporation for at least 3
years, coverage adjustments in a crop year based on the cumulative index is
to  be made to the nearest 1%.

(6)  Where the insured has records with the Corporation for fewer than 3
years, coverage adjustments in a crop year are not to increase or decrease
by more than 5% from the adjustment for the previous year.

(7)  All entrants into the crop insurance program after May 8, 1996 must be
enrolled in the personal plan of crop insurance.


Other use guidelines
39   Where the insured wishes to put the insured crop to another use, the
Corporation must inspect the crop and estimate the potential yield in units
of production, and the appraisal is to be regarded as harvested production
in the calculation of indemnities.


Low yield setting
40(1)  The Corporation may set an adjusted yield for all insurable crops,
or such of them that the Corporation designates, that have a low yield.

(2)  An adjustment under subsection (1) applies to the crops regardless of
whether or not they are harvested.

(3)  The adjusted low yield is that set out in the contract of insurance
between the Corporation and the insured or, if not so set out, as decided
by the Corporation.


Loss due to uninsured perils
41   Notwithstanding sections 39 and 40, if, after an inspection of insured
crops, the Corporation is of the opinion that all or part of a loss is due
to uninsured perils, the Corporation may make an appraisal for loss due to
uninsured perils which must be regarded as harvested production, and the
allowances for small appraisals or low yields shall not be applied to it.


Value includes other grains
42   If the harvested production of an insured crop contains an amount of
other grains or seeds that in the opinion of the Corporation exceeds the
amount that would normally be expected to be present, the value of the
other grains and seeds must be taken into account when calculating any loss
on the insured crop.



Grade below designated grade
43   If the grade of harvested production is below that of the designated
grade, the harvested production must be converted to the equivalent units
of production of the designated grade in terms of value, and the amount so
calculated must be used in calculating the indemnity payable.


Conditions for insured irrigable crops
44(1)  Insurable crops sown on irrigable land in a recognized irrigation
district, or on other irrigable land designated by the Corporation, are
eligible for irrigation coverage as set out in the annual schedule of rates
if the following conditions are met:

     (a)  crops must be declared as irrigated when the report of seeded
crops is filed with the Corporation;

     (b)  the insured must maintain an up-to-date log showing the dates
and approximate amounts of water application for each insured crop;

     (c)  irrigation water must be applied as nearly as possible in
accordance with the needs of the insured crops;

     (d)  the insured must ask for an inspection immediately before the
start of harvest of an irrigated crop in which the insured believes the
insured may have a claim.

(2)  If

     (a)  the conditions in subsection (1) are not met, or

     (b)  drought is considered by the Corporation to be a contributing
cause of loss,

coverage may be reverted to the non-irrigated level in accordance with the
annual schedule of rates.


Miscellaneous crops
45(1)  This section applies only to the following:

     (a)  crops insured under the forage insurance program;

     (b)  peas, green beans, wax beans, carrots, beets or corn where the
vegetable is grown for processing, canning or freezing under a contract
between a grower and a licensed processor;

     (c)  honey production.

(2)  The Corporation may offer insurance for crops referred to in
subsection (1) for loss caused by perils designated in the contract of
insurance.

(3)  The hail endorsement option is not available for crops insured under
this section, except for vegetables referred to in subsection (1)(b). 

(4)  The insured is eligible for premium adjustments as set out in section
37.


Revenue insurance
46(1)  Revenue insurance applies

     (a)  to hard red spring wheat, durum wheat, other wheats, soft white
spring wheat, winter wheat, corn, oats, barley, fall rye, spring rye, mixed
grain, flaxseed, canola, yellow mustard seed, brown/oriental mustard seed,
sunflower seed, field peas, lentils, fababeans, spring triticale, winter
triticale and safflower, and

     (b)  to any other crop that the Corporation determines is eligible
for coverage under revenue insurance.

(2)  Revenue insurance may be subject to a revenue insurance contract
separate and apart from that for crop insurance.

(3)  The provisions of the revenue insurance contract governing revenue
insurance do not apply to hail insurance or to crop insurance.

(4)  The provisions of the revenue insurance contract as the Corporation
may deem proper are incorporated by reference and apply as if they form
part of this Part.


     PART 4

     WILDLIFE CROP DAMAGE

Definitions
47   In this Part,

     (a)  "adjuster" means an adjuster appointed by the Corporation;

     (b)  "big game" means those animals listed in Schedule 1;

     (c)  "crop" means

               (i)  stacked hay, or

               (ii) any crop, other than stacked hay, that the
Corporation designates as a commercial or other crop for which compensation
may be granted under this Part;

     (d)  "insurable crops" and "insured crop" have the same meanings as
in section 23(e) and (f), respectively;

     (e)  "request for adjuster form" means the request for adjuster form
prescribed by the Corporation;

     (f)  "stacked hay" means hay that is stacked and stored in
accordance with section 49(2);

     (g)  "upland game birds" means those birds listed in Schedule 2.


Eligibility
48   A person is eligible for compensation under this Part if,

     (a)  the person's crop is located and was damaged in Alberta, and

     (b)  in the case of a crop other than stacked hay, the person

               (i)  is an owner operator or tenant operator of a farm
in Alberta, and

               (ii) has an insurable interest in the damaged crop.


Big game and upland game birds
49(1)   Subject to subsection (2), this Part applies to crops if the crops
were, when the damage occurred,

     (a)  standing in the field,

     (b)  in swaths in the field,

     (c)  in sheaves on the ground in the field, or

     (d)  in stooks in the field.

(2)  This Part applies to hay only if it is stacked in bales or as a loose
stack and stored in accordance with directions given by the Corporation.

(3)  This Part does not apply to

     (a)  a crop other than stacked hay that is in bales or stacks, or

     (b)  a crop on grazing land.

(4)  Where a person's crop to which this Part applies is damaged by big
game or upland game birds, that person may claim compensation from the
Corporation for that damage.


Making a claim
50(1)  A claimant who wishes to be compensated under this Part must serve

     (a)  by personal service on an employee of the Corporation located
in an office of the Corporation, or

     (b)  by registered mail addressed to the Corporation at an office or
postal box of the Corporation,

a request for adjuster form with an appraisal fee of $25 for each section
or part of a section of land on which the damaged crop is located.

(2)  A request for adjuster form must be signed by the claimant and set
forth the following:

     (a)  the name and address of the claimant;

     (b)  the kind of crop in respect of which compensation is claimed;

     (c)  the number of acres of each kind of crop that is damaged;

     (d)  in the case of stacked hay, the amount of damage done and the
amount of hay damaged;

     (e)  the legal description of the land on which the damaged crop is
located;

     (f)  the suspected cause of damage;

     (g)  any other particulars that the Corporation requires.

(3)  Compensation for damage to a crop is not payable to a claimant if, in
the opinion of the Corporation,

     (a)  the damage to the crop is less than $100;

     (b)  in the case of a crop other than hay,

               (i)  the acreage of the damaged crop has been harvested
prior to inspection,

               (ii) the crop was seeded too late for a reasonable
expectation of normal yield,

               (iii)     the crop was a result of volunteer growth,

               (iv) the crop was seeded on land that is unsuitable for
crop production, or

               (v)  the Corporation determines that the actual damage
to the crop extends to less than 10% of the total area of crop of the same
kind within which there is damage to that crop.

(4)  The maximum compensation payable in respect of any one claim of damage
to stacked hay is $5000.

(5)  Nothing in subsection (3)(b)(i) is to be construed to restrict or
prohibit a claimant from harvesting the undamaged portion of a crop before
inspection of the damaged portion of the crop is made by an adjuster.


Acceptance, etc. of a claim
51(1)  Subject to this Part, where the Corporation is served with a request
for adjuster form the Corporation must consider the claim and may accept or
reject the claim.

(2)  The Corporation must provide to a claimant a copy of any adjuster's
report relating to the claimant's claim and a copy of the decision made
under subsection (1).

(3)  Where, in respect of any particular damage to an insured crop,

     (a)  compensation is payable under this Part, and

     (b)  an indemnity is payable under a contract of insurance under
Part 3,

the amount of the compensation payable under this Part is to be deducted
from that insurance indemnity.

(4)  A decision of the Corporation made under subsection (1) is final.


Calculation of compensation
52(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "A" is the number of acres of crop that have been damaged;

     (b)  "B" is the average damage per acre as determined by the
Corporation for the acres referred to in clause (a);

     (c)  "C" is the average yield per acre as determined by the
Corporation for the acres referred to in clause (a);

     (d)  "D" is the highest insured value set by the Corporation for the
kind of crop that has been damaged.

(2)  The highest insured value used to determine compensation under
subsection (3) is the highest insured value for crop insurance for the crop
year in which the crop was grown.

(3)  The compensation payable for damage to an insurable crop, other than
stacked hay, to which section 49 applies is an amount equal to the product
of A x B x C x D.

(4)  The compensation payable for damage to stacked hay or to a crop that
is not an insurable crop is, as determined by the Corporation, the fair
market value of that crop as it existed immediately prior to the damage.


     PART 5

     FARM INCOME DISASTER COMPENSATION

Definitions
53(1)  In this Part,

     (a)  "Alberta resident" or "resident of Alberta" means

               (i)  an individual who files the appropriate Federal and
Alberta income tax returns for the claim year reflecting income earned from
farming operations, or

               (ii) an Indian as defined in the Indian Act (Canada) who
provides to the Corporation on request the information required by the
Corporation to determine that person's program margin and reference margin;

     (b)  "claim year" means the taxation year for which an application
for compensation is made;

     (c)  "common share" means a share that carries the right

               (i)  to receive a profit by way of dividend, and

               (ii) to participate in the assets of the private
corporation on winding-up;

     (d)  "private corporation" means a corporation the shares of which
are not publicly-traded securities;

     (e)  "program margin" means the applicant's allowable farm revenue,
as determined by the Corporation, less the applicant's allowable farm
expenses, as determined by the Corporation;

     (f)  "Program" means the Farm Income Disaster Program established
under Part 4.1 of the Agriculture Financial Services Regulation (AR
174/94);

     (g)  "reference margin" means the average of an applicant's program
margins for 3 of the 5 years immediately preceding a claim year that have
the highest program margins and as may be adjusted by the Corporation to
take into account structural change;

     (h)  "share" means common share;

     (i)  "shareholder" means the holder of one or more common shares;

     (i)  "structural change" means any or all of the following:

               (i)  changes in the ownership or business structure of
the applicant's farming business;

               (ii) changes in the size or type of the applicant's
farming business or in the applicant's farming practices;

               (iii)     changes in the applicant's accounting methods
relative to the farming business;

               (iv) any other changes that have an effect on the
program margin.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(g), in determining the reference
margin, 

     (a)  a year having the highest program margin may only be considered
once if that year remains in any of the subsequent years in the 5-year
period as the year with the highest program margin, but

     (b)  that year having the highest program margin may be considered
again in the subsequent years if, in making the determination, the amount
of the program margin for that year is reduced to an amount that is equal
to or less than the program margin for that subsequent year that has the
next highest program margin.

(3)  Where an applicant has not been engaged in the farming business for at
least the 5 years immediately preceding a claim year, the Corporation is to
determine the applicant's reference margin for the purposes of this
Regulation.

(4)  Where a program margin is a negative value in a year, it shall be
considered to be 0.


Program established
54(1)  The Program is hereby continued.

(2)  The Corporation may make compensation payments under the Program in
accordance with this Part.


Advance compensation payments
55(1)  Notwithstanding anything in this regulation, the Corporation may
make advance compensation payments under the Program with respect to a
claim year, subject to the following:

     (a)  the applicant must submit a preliminary application that is in
a form and contains the information required by the Corporation;

     (b)  the applicant must undertake to report income for the claim
year, and must actually report such income, by filing the appropriate
Federal and Alberta tax returns;

     (c)  the applicant must still submit an application for the claim
year as required by section 60;

     (d)  on receiving an application under section 60 the Corporation
shall, in determining the amount of the compensation the applicant is
eligible to receive with respect to the claim year, deduct the amount of
all advance payments made to the applicant under this section.

(2)  Subsection (1)(b) does not apply where the applicant is an Alberta
resident described in section 53(1)(a)(ii).


Eligibility
56(1)  The following persons are eligible to apply for compensation
payments under the Program:

     (a)  an individual who is an Alberta resident and carries on the
business of farming in Alberta as a sole proprietor or as a partner in a
partnership;

     (b)  a private corporation carrying on the business of farming in
Alberta, where at least one of the shareholders is an Alberta resident;

     (c)  a trust carrying on the business of farming in Alberta where at
least one of the beneficiaries of the trust is an Alberta resident.

(2)  For the purposes of this section,

     (a)  in respect of a claim year,

               (i)  an individual is considered to be carrying on the
business of farming if

                         (A)  the individual is actively farming, and

                         (B)  where the individual is an Alberta
resident described in section 53(1)(a)(i), the individual reports farming
income earned in Alberta on the appropriate income tax return for the claim
year;

               (ii) a corporation is considered to be carrying on the
business of farming if the corporation is actively farming and reports
farming income earned in Alberta on the appropriate income tax return filed
for the claim year;

               (iii)     a trust is considered to be carrying on the
business of farming if the trust is actively farming and reports farming
income earned in Alberta on the appropriate income tax return filed for the
claim year;

     (b)  an individual is considered to be actively farming if the
individual 

               (i)  carries out the physical work needed to produce and
market the agricultural commodity produced by the individual's farming
operation, or

               (ii) makes the day-to-day management decisions for the
individual's farming operation,

          or both carries out the physical work and makes the day-to-day
management decisions;

     (c)  a private corporation is considered to be actively farming if
at least one of the shareholders of the corporation is  an individual who
is a resident of Alberta and 

               (i)  carries out the physical work needed to produce and
market the agricultural commodity produced by the corporation's farming
operation, or 

               (ii) makes the day-to-day management decisions for the
corporation's farming operation, 

          or both carries out the physical work and makes the day-to-day
management decisions;

     (d)  a trust is considered to be actively farming if at least one of
the beneficiaries of the trust is an individual who is a resident of
Alberta and 

               (i)  carries out the physical work needed to produce and
market the agricultural commodity produced by the trust's farming
operation, or 

               (ii) makes the day-to-day management decisions for the
trust's farming operation,

          or both carries out the physical work and makes the day-to-day
management decisions;

     (e)  an individual who is a shareholder in a corporation that is a
shareholder in a private corporation referred to in subsection (1)(b) is
considered to be a shareholder of the private corporation.


Amount of compensation
57(1)  An applicant is eligible to receive compensation with respect to a
claim year if the applicant's program margin for that year is less than 70%
of the applicant's reference margin.

(2)  The Corporation may deduct from a compensation payment an
administration fee in an amount prescribed by the Minister.

(3)  The Corporation may deduct from a compensation payment any amounts
owing by the applicant to the Corporation or to the Crown or any agency of
the Crown that is involved in the delivery of the Program.

(4)  After taking into account contributions made by the Crown in Right of
Alberta or Canada to a Net Income Stabilization Account on behalf of the
applicant, the Corporation may, in recognition of those contributions,
deduct from a compensation payment payable to the applicant an amount as
determined by the Corporation. 

(5)  In determining under subsection (4) an amount to be deducted from a
compensation payment to be made to an applicant, the Corporation may, in
respect of contributions made by the Crown, take into consideration the
maximum contribution that would be allowable, less an amount that would be
expected to be interest.

(6)  In making its determination for the purposes of subsection (4), the
Corporation may take into consideration the contribution referred to in
subsection (5) even though the applicant, in the applicant's own right, may
not have made a contribution to the Net Income Stabilization Account. 

(7)  The total amount of compensation paid under the Program in the
Corporation's fiscal year may not exceed $200 000 000.

(8)  For the purposes of determining under subsection (7) the total amount
of compensation that may be paid under the Program in the Corporation's
fiscal year, the only claims that may be taken into account for that fiscal
year are the eligible claims of those applicants whose taxation year-end
occurs during that fiscal year of the Corporation.

(9)  Where the total amount of eligible claims for compensation for the
Corporation's fiscal year exceeds $200 000 000, the Corporation may pro
rate the compensation payments in any manner it considers appropriate.

(10)  Where the total amount of eligible claims for compensation for a
claim year exceeds $200 000 000, the Corporation may pro rate the
compensation payments in any manner it considers appropriate.


Maximum compensation re individual
58(1)  Where an applicant for compensation is an individual, the maximum
amount that the applicant is entitled to receive with respect to the claim
is $100 000.

(2)  Where an individual is an applicant and is also a shareholder in a
private corporation that receives a compensation payment, the Corporation
may take into account the payment to the corporation when determining the
maximum compensation amount that the individual as applicant is entitled to
receive under subsection (1). 


Maximum compensation re corporation
59(1)  Where an applicant for compensation is a private corporation, the
maximum amount that the corporation is entitled to receive with respect to
the claim is an amount that is determined by multiplying the number of
shareholders by $100 000, to a maximum of $500 000.

(2)  The Corporation is to determine the amount of compensation that a
private corporation is entitled to receive based on the number of
shareholders and the distribution of  shares.

(3)  Where an individual as an applicant receives a compensation payment
and the individual is also a shareholder in a private corporation that
applies for a compensation payment, the Corporation may take into account
the payment to the individual when determining the maximum compensation
amount that the corporation as applicant is entitled to receive under
subsection (1).

(4)  For the purpose of determining under this section the amount of
compensation that a private corporation is entitled to receive, the only
shareholders who are to be taken into consideration are those shareholders
who are individuals that are  residents of Alberta and 

     (a)  carry out the physical work needed to produce and market the
agricultural commodity produced by the corporation's farming operation, or 

     (b)  make the day-to-day management decisions for the corporation's
farming operation,

or both carry out the physical work and make the day-to-day management
decisions.


Application
60(1)  An application for compensation must be made by the applicant to the
Corporation in accordance with the following:

     (a)  the completed application and the application fee must be
provided to the Corporation within 7 months from the date of the
applicant's taxation year-end;

     (b)  notwithstanding clause (a), if a completed application cannot
be provided to the Corporation within 7 months from the date of the
applicant's taxation year-end,

               (i)  a completed preliminary application and the
application fee must be provided to the Corporation within 7 months from
the date of the applicant's taxation year-end, and

               (ii) the completed final application must be provided to
the Corporation within 9 months from the date of the applicant's taxation
year-end.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if

     (a)  a person fails to provide an application and the application
fee in accordance with subsection (1), and

     (b)  the Board, in its sole discretion, considers that the reasons
for the failure to comply with subsection (1) are justified in the
circumstances,

the Board may,

     (c)  where a complete application is available, accept the completed
application and the application fee, or

     (d)  where a completed application is not yet available, set a time
limit within which the completed application and the application fee must
be provided to the Corporation.

(3)  For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), if an application and the
application fee is sent to the Corporation by mail, it is considered to
have been provided to the Corporation on the date postmarked on the
envelope containing the application.

(4)  The application fee for an application made under this section is to
be in an amount as determined by the Minister.

(5)  An application fee is not refundable.

(6)  Where an applicant makes an application for compensation, the
applicant must on the request of the Corporation provide to the Corporation
any additional information relevant to the application that the Corporation
requires.

(7)  An applicant shall forthwith notify the Corporation of any material
changes in respect of the information relating to the application that the
applicant provided to the Corporation.


Availability of records
61   An applicant shall make available to the Corporation or its
representative for inspection all farm records, books of account, income
tax returns and notices of assessment, Canadian Wheat Board permit books,
loan and crop insurance records and any other records that the Corporation
or its representative considers necessary to determine the accuracy of the
information in the application or the applicant's entitlement to
compensation.


Compensation not assignable
62   Compensation payments are not assignable.


Return of compensation
63(1)  The Corporation may by notice in writing require an applicant to
return to the Corporation all or part of a compensation payment if

     (a)  the applicant has provided false or misleading information to
the Corporation in respect of the application, or

     (b)  the applicant has, in the opinion of the Corporation,  received
an over-payment of compensation or a compensation payment to which the
applicant was not entitled.

(2)   Money owing under this section is recoverable in an action in debt.


Applications re 1998
64   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in respect of the 1998 claim
year and applications for compensation for that claim year, 

     (a)  the end of the day on February 29, 2000 is, for the purpose of
section 60(1), the time by which an application for compensation must be
made,

     (b)  an application for compensation that is made by the applicant
to the Corporation, accompanied by the application fee, not later than the
time referred to in clause (a) is considered to be an application made in
accordance with section 60(1) and for the purposes of section 60(2), and 

     (c)  section 60(2) to (7) apply. 


Payment under this Part prohibited
65   Notwithstanding anything in this Part, compensation is not payable by
the Corporation under the Program in respect of a claim year if

     (a)  a cost-sharing arrangement has been entered into between the
Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta pursuant to which
compensation based on farm income is payable in respect of that claim year
to farmers in Alberta, and

     (b)  the payment of compensation under the cost-sharing arrangement
referred to in clause (a) is subject to the same rules that payment of
compensation under the Program is subject to, or to similar rules.


     PART 6

     LOCAL OPPORTUNITY BONDS

Interpretation, etc.
66(1)  In this Part,

     (a)  "eligible business" means a company that

               (i)  is incorporated, continued or registered under the
Business Corporations Act, and

               (ii) is not primarily involved in

                         (A)  oil and gas exploration or production,

                         (B)  real estate development, or

                         (C)  retail sale of goods;

     (b)  "financing agreement" means an agreement referred to in section
67(1)(c) that meets the requirements of section 68;

     (c)  "project" means a project proposed to be undertaken by an
eligible business.

(2)  For the purposes of this Part, retail sale of goods does not include
the sale of goods by a person who has manufactured or produced the goods.


Conditions re issuing local opportunity bonds
67(1)  Before the Corporation issues local opportunity bonds in respect of
a project of an eligible business, the following conditions must be met:

     (a)  the Corporation must be satisfied that the project

               (i)  is feasible and economically viable, and

               (ii) is likely to be of an economic benefit to rural
Alberta;

     (b)  the Corporation must be satisfied that the eligible business
will have, at the time of the issue of the local opportunity bonds,
shareholders' equity of not less than

               (i)  25% of the assets of the eligible business, or

               (ii) an amount as specified by the Corporation if the
minimum assured repayment determined in accordance with section 59 of the
Act for the local opportunity bonds to be issued in respect of the project
is less than 20% of the principal amount of the local opportunity bonds;

     (c)  the eligible business has entered into a financing agreement
with the Corporation;

     (d)  the Corporation has been provided with

               (i)  all the financial and other information and
documentation required under the financing agreement, and

               (ii) all other information and documentation that the
Corporation may require in order for the Corporation to be satisfied that
the requirements of this Part have been met.

(2)  When issuing local opportunity bonds in respect of an eligible
business, the Corporation

     (a)  must issue a specific series of local opportunity bonds for
that particular eligible business, and

     (b)  must not sell the local opportunity bonds from that series for
any eligible business other than the eligible business for which the bonds
were issued.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), when issuing local opportunity bonds
in respect of more than one project of an eligible business, the
Corporation

     (a)  must issue a specific series of local opportunity bonds for
each particular project, and

     (b)  must not sell the local opportunity bonds from that series for
any project other than the project for which the bonds were issued.


Financing agreement
68(1)  The Corporation is not to enter into a financing agreement with an
eligible business unless the agreement provides for at least the following:

     (a)  that the proceeds raised by the sale of local opportunity bonds
will be invested by the Corporation in the eligible business to be used by
the eligible business to finance the project as approved by the Corporation
and in respect of which the local opportunity bonds were issued;

     (b)  that the eligible business will furnish to the Corporation, in
a form and at times satisfactory to the Corporation, 

               (i)  financial reports, and

               (ii) any other reports and information as requested by
the Corporation;

     (c)  that the eligible business will furnish to the registered
holders of the local opportunity bonds, in a form and at times satisfactory
to the Corporation,

               (i)  financial reports, and

               (ii) any other reports and information as may be
directed by the Corporation.

(2)  When a financing agreement is entered into between the Corporation and
an eligible business, the Corporation must administer the carrying out of
the agreement and in so doing the Corporation must act in good faith and in
a commercially reasonable manner.


Restrictions re sale of local opportunity bonds
69   The following restrictions apply to the sale by the Corporation of
local opportunity bonds:

     (a)  a local opportunity bond may be sold only to

               (i)  an individual who in the opinion of the Corporation
is ordinarily resident in Alberta,

               (ii) a trustee or administrator of a registered
retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund of a person
described in subclause (i), or

               (iii)     a corporation that has its principal office located
in Alberta;

     (b)  notwithstanding clause (a), a local opportunity bond is not to 
be sold to

               (i)  the eligible business in respect of which the local
opportunity bond was issued;

               (ii) a company affiliated with the eligible business if
an officer, director, manager or shareholder of the eligible business holds
or controls, directly or indirectly, more than 5% of the equity shares in
the affiliated company;

               (iii)     a person who, at the time of the sale of the local
opportunity bond, is

                    (A)  an officer, director, manager or shareholder
of the eligible business in respect of which the local opportunity bond was
issued, or

                    (B)  the spouse, child or parent of a person
referred to in paragraph (A) or another relative of a person referred to in
paragraph (A) if that other relative resides with that person;

               (iv) a person who would by virtue of that purchase of
the local opportunity bond hold more than 10% of the total issued amount of
any series of local opportunity bonds;

               (v)  a person or an organization where, in the opinion
of the Corporation, the result of the purchase of the local opportunity
bond would be that the beneficial owner of the bond would be a person
referred to in subclauses (i) to (iv).


Promotion of local opportunity bonds
70(1)  Before the Corporation sells a local opportunity bond, the
Corporation must provide to the prospective purchaser of the local
opportunity bond an information package consisting of the following:

     (a)  a statement, prominently displayed, of the risks represented by
an investment in the local opportunity bond, both in relation to the nature
and attributes of the local opportunity bond and in relation to the nature
of the project in respect of which the bond is being issued;

     (b)  a statement, prominently displayed, that the issue of the local
opportunity bond has not been reviewed or considered by the Alberta
Securities Commission or any other regulatory body;

     (c)  a description of the offering, including the nature and
attributes of the local opportunity bond to be offered, the amount of the
bonds to be offered, and the closing date of the offering;

     (d)  information about the Corporation and the eligible business,
including the shareholdings and profiles of key management employees of the
eligible business;

     (e)  a description of the project and the proposed investment by the
Corporation in the eligible business;

     (f)  an opinion of the taxation consequences of investing in the
local opportunity bond;

     (g)  a description of the restrictions on secondary trading in the
local opportunity bonds;

     (h)  the form of the proposed local opportunity bonds;

     (i)  a copy of the financing agreement;

     (j)  a copy or a summary of the business plan for the project;

     (k)  a copy or a summary of any applicable feasibility studies;

     (l)  financial statements of the eligible business;

     (m)  a copy or summary of any material contracts of the eligible
business;

     (n)  an application form that is to be used to subscribe for the
local opportunity bonds;

     (o)  a certificate given on behalf of the Corporation, verifying the
accuracy of statements in the information package about the local
opportunity bonds and the financing agreement;

     (p)  a certificate by an officer of the eligible business, verifying
the accuracy of statements in the information package about the eligible
business and the project.

(2)  In respect of any series of local opportunity bonds, a person is not
to do any of the following without the prior written consent of the
Corporation:

     (a)  use any written materials for the purpose of soliciting
applications for or selling the local opportunity bonds, other than the
information package or excerpts and summaries drawn from the information
package;

     (b)  in writing or otherwise make any claim, representation or
promise about the nature and attributes of the local opportunity bonds that
is not supported by the contents of the information package issued for
those local opportunity bonds;

     (c)  advertise the availability of the local opportunity bonds.

(3)  All money paid for the purchase of local opportunity bonds from the
Corporation must be paid directly to the Corporation.

(4)  Before accepting money for the purchase of a local opportunity bond
from the Corporation, the Corporation must

     (a)  conduct an interview with the proposed purchaser, and

     (b)  satisfy itself that the proposed purchaser

               (i)  has received and reviewed a copy of the information
package, and

               (ii) understands the nature and consequences of the
investment and the risk factors involved in the investment.

(5)  An agreement between the Corporation and a purchaser of a local
opportunity bond must provide that the purchaser is allowed to cancel the
purchase and obtain a refund of the purchase price if the purchaser
provides to the Corporation a written notice of the cancellation that is
delivered by any means to the address of the Corporation specified in the
information package before the end of business hours on the 2nd business
day following the day on which the purchase price was paid to the
Corporation.


Register and trading
71(1)  The Corporation must with respect to each series of local
opportunity bonds issued by the Corporation keep or cause to be kept a
register of the names and addresses of all persons who hold the local
opportunity bonds.

(2)  Local opportunity bonds are transferable only through the Corporation.

(3)  The Corporation may disregard any interest in a local opportunity bond
that is claimed by any person other than the registered holder of the local
opportunity bond.

(4)  The Corporation must accept for registration a transfer of a local
opportunity bond if the following conditions are met:

     (a)  the proposed transferor and transferee have each completed the
form of transfer as the Corporation may require;

     (b)  the proposed transferee, in the opinion of the Corporation,
meets the requirements of section 69 in the same manner as if the
transferee were purchasing the local opportunity bond from the Corporation;

     (c)  the proposed transferee has, in the opinion of the Corporation,
received full and current disclosure of financial and other information
pertinent to the local opportunity bond that is to be transferred,
including

               (i)  the nature and attributes of the local opportunity
bond, and

               (ii) the status of the financing agreement, the eligible
business and the project;

     (d)  the proposed transfer is not, in the opinion of the
Corporation, occurring as a result of insider information that is not
generally available to the holders of the local opportunity bonds that are
of the same series as those that are the subject of the proposed transfer.

(5)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), the Corporation may register a
transfer of a local opportunity bond to a transferee who does not meet the
requirements of subsection (4) where

     (a)  the transfer to the transferee arises due to the death of the
holder of the local opportunity bond,

     (b)  the transfer to the transferee arises by reason only of the
realization of security that consists of or includes the local opportunity
bond, or

     (c)  the registered holder of the local opportunity bond is in
bankruptcy and the transfer is to the trustee of the bankrupt's estate.

(6)  If a person does not qualify as a transferee of a local opportunity
bond by reason only of the circumstances governed by section 69(b)(iv), the
Corporation may nevertheless register the local opportunity bond in the
name of the transferee if at least 2 years have expired from the date of
the issue of that local opportunity bond.


Confidentiality of information
72   All information and documentation furnished to the Corporation under
this Part is to be received and held in confidence by the Corporation,
except to the extent that the information and documentation

     (a)  become part of an information package referred to in section
70(1),

     (b)  are already in the public domain, or

     (c)  are required by law to be disclosed.


Obligations of the Corporation
73(1)  In this section,

     (a)  "agreement" means

               (i)  a financing agreement, and

               (ii) an agreement between the Corporation and a
purchaser to acquire a local opportunity bond;

     (b)  "fundamental obligation" means

               (i)  the obligation by the Corporation to pay the
amounts owing under a local opportunity bond, and

               (ii) the obligations of the Corporation that are
specifically set out in a financing agreement or any agreement to purchase
or transfer a local opportunity bond.

(2)  It is a condition of every agreement that, other than for the
fundamental obligations,

     (a)  the Corporation is excluded from liability under the agreement,
and

     (b)  no duty, obligation or liability is created on the part of the
Corporation to any holder, transferor or transferee of a local opportunity
bond by virtue of the agreement or any dealings under or pursuant to the
agreement.


     PART 7

     TRANSITIONAL AND REPEAL

Transitional re application of AR 38/2000
74   The amendments made by the Agriculture Financial Services Amendment
Regulation, 2000 (No. 1) (AR 38/2000) to Part 4.1 of the Agriculture
Financial Services Regulation (AR 174/94) as those amendments are carried
forward in Part 5 of this Regulation apply in respect of the 1998 claim
year and subsequent years.


Transition re application of AR 71/2000
75   The amendments made by the Agriculture Financial Services Amendment
Regulation, 2001 (AR 71/2001) to Part 4.1 of the Agriculture Financial
Services Regulation (AR 174/94) as those amendments are carried forward in
Part 5 of this Regulation apply in respect of the 2000 claim year and
subsequent years.


Transitional re application of AR 164/2001
76   The amendments made by the Agriculture Financial Services Amendment
Regulation, 2001 (No. 2) (AR 164/2001) to section 1(1) and Part 3 of the
Agriculture Financial Services Regulation (AR 174/94) as those amendments
are carried forward into section 1(1) and Part 3 of this Regulation  apply
in respect of the 2001 and subsequent crop years.


Repeal
77   The Agriculture Financial Services Regulation (AR 174/94) is repealed.


     SCHEDULE 1

     BIG GAME

Ursus americanus    (Black Bear)
Ursus arctos   (Grizzly Bear)
Felis concolor [Cougar (Mountain Lion)]
Cervus elaphus manitobensis   [Elk (Wapiti)(Manitoban Elk)]
Cervus elaphus nannodes  [Elk (Wapiti)(Tule Elk)]
Cervus elaphus nelsoni   [Elk (Wapiti)(Rocky 
             Mountain Elk)]
Cervus elaphus roosevelti     [Elk (Wapiti)(Roosevelt Elk)]
Odocoileus hemionus (Mule Deer)
Odocoileus virginianus   (White-tailed Deer)
Alces alces    (Moose)
Antilocapra americana    [Antelope (Pronghorn)]
Ovis canadensis canadensis    [Sheep (Rocky Mountain Bighorn           
Sheep)]
Oreamnos americanus [Goat (Rocky Mountain Goat)]

Any hybrid offspring resulting from the crossing of 2 big game animals.


     SCHEDULE 2

     UPLAND GAME BIRDS

Perdix perdix  [Hungarian (Common) (Gray) Partridge]
Phasianus colchicus [Pheasant (ring-necked Pheasant)]
Dendragapus canadensis   (Spruce Grouse)
Dendragapus obscurus     (Blue Grouse)
Lagopus lagopus     (Willow Ptarmigan)
Lagopus leucurus    (White-tailed Ptarmigan)
Bonasa umbellus     (Ruffed Grouse)
Centrocercus urophasianus     (Sage Grouse)
Tympanuchus phasianellus (Sharp-tailed Grouse)

Any hybrid offspring resulting from the crossing of 2 upland game birds.


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     Alberta Regulation 100/2002

     Public Sector Pension Plans Act

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (PENSION PARTNER)
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 247/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to Schedules 1, 2, 4 and 5, sections 4 and 12 of the Public Sector
Pension Plans Act.


     PART 1

     LOCAL AUTHORITIES PENSION PLAN


1   The Local Authorities Pension Plan (AR 366/93) is amended by this Part.


2   The following provisions are amended

     (a)  by striking out "spouse" and "spousal" wherever they occur in
those provisions and substituting "pension partner";

     (b)  by striking out "SPOUSE" and "SPOUSAL" and substituting
"PENSION PARTNER";

     (c)  by striking out "Spouse" and substituting "pension partner":

               section 20(2)                           section
60
               section 37                                        section 64
               section 44                                        section 65
               section 45                                        section 83(1)(a)
               section 45.1                                 section 86(3)   
               section 57(2)                           section
88(2)
               section 58(1)                           Form 1 of
Schedule 1
               section 59


3   Section 2(1) is amended

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

               (dd.1)    "pension partner" means

                         (i)  a person who, at the relevant time, was
married to a participant or former participant and

                                   (A)  was not judicially or
otherwise separated from him or her, or

                                   (B)  if so separated, was wholly
or substantially dependent on him or her,

                         (ii) if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) applies, a person who, as at and up to the relevant time, had lived
with the participant or former participant in a conjugal relationship

                                   (A)  for a continuous period of
at least 3 years, or

                                   (B)  of some permanence, if
there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption,

                              and was, during that period or that
relationship, as the case may be, held out by the participant or former
participant in the community in which they lived as being in that conjugal
relationship, or

                         (iii)     if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) or (ii) applies, a person who was married to but separated from the
participant or former participant and not wholly or substantially dependent
on him or her at the relevant time;

     (b)  by repealing clause (oo).


4   Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended in item 2

     (a)  by striking out "I am of the opposite sex to that of the
pensioner and that";

     (b)  by repealing clause (c)(i) and (ii) and substituting the
following:

               (i)  I have lived continuously with the pensioner for
the 3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal
relationship, and throughout that 3-year period I have been represented by
the pensioner in our community as being in a conjugal relationship with the
pensioner, or

               (ii) I have lived with the pensioner in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption, and throughout that period I
have been represented by the pensioner in our community as being in a
conjugal relationship with the pensioner;


5   Form 2 of Schedule 1 is amended by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and
substituting the following:

     (a)  there is no person with whom I have lived continuously for the
3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal relationship
and who I have represented throughout that 3-year period in my community as
being in a conjugal relationship with me, and

     (b)  there is no person with whom I have lived in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption and who I have represented
throughout that period in my community as being in a conjugal relationship
with me, and


     PART 2

     PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN

6   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended by this Part.


7   The following provisions are amended

     (a)  by striking out "spouse" and "spousal" wherever they occur in
those provisions and substituting "pension partner";

     (b)  by striking out "SPOUSE" and "SPOUSAL" and substituting
"PENSION PARTNER";

     (c)  by striking out "Spouse" and substituting "pension partner":

               section 20(2)                           section
60
               section 37                                        section 64
               section 44                                        section 65
               section 45                                        section 83(1)(a)
               section 45.1                                 section 86(3)   
               section 57(2)                           section
88(2)
               section 58(1)                           Form 1 of
Schedule 1
               section 59


8   Section 2(1) is amended

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

               (dd.1)    "pension partner" means

                         (i)  a person who, at the relevant time, was
married to a participant or former participant and

                                   (A)  was not judicially or
otherwise separated from him or her, or

                                   (B)  if so separated, was wholly
or substantially dependent on him or her,

                         (ii) if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) applies, a person who, as at and up to the relevant time, had lived
with the participant or former participant in a conjugal relationship

                                   (A)  for a continuous period of
at least 3 years, or

                                   (B)  of some permanence, if
there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption,

                              and was, during that period or that
relationship, as the case may be, held out by the participant or former
participant in the community in which they lived as being in that conjugal
relationship, or

                         (iii)     if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) or (ii) applies, a person who was married to but separated from the
participant or former participant and not wholly or substantially dependent
on him or her at the relevant time;

     (b)  by repealing clause (oo).


9   Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended in item 2

     (a)  by striking out "I am of the opposite sex to that of the
pensioner and that";

     (b)  by repealing clause (c)(i) and (ii) and substituting the
following:


               (i)  I have lived continuously with the pensioner for
the 3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal
relationship, and throughout that 3-year period I have been represented by
the pensioner in our community as being in a conjugal relationship with the
pensioner, or

               (ii) I have lived with the pensioner in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption, and throughout that period I
have been represented by the pensioner in our community as being in a
conjugal relationship with the pensioner;


10   Form 2 of Schedule 1 is amended by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and
substituting the following:


     (a)  there is no person with whom I have lived continuously for the
3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal relationship
and who I have represented throughout that 3-year period in my community as
being in a conjugal relationship with me, and

     (b)  there is no person with whom I have lived in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption and who I have represented
throughout that period in my community as being in a conjugal relationship
with me, and


     PART 3

     SPECIAL FORCES PENSION PLAN

11   The  Special Forces Pension Plan (AR 369/93) is amended by this Part.


12   The following provisions are amended

     (a)  by striking out "spouse" and "spousal" wherever they occur in
those provisions and substituting "pension partner";

     (b)  by striking out "SPOUSE" and "SPOUSAL" and substituting
"PENSION PARTNER";

     (c)  by striking out "Spouse" and substituting "pension partner":

               section 20(2)                           section
61
               section 36(5)                           section
64
               section 37                                   section
65
               section 45                                   section
83(1)(a)
               section 57(2)                           section
86(3)
               section 58(1)                           section
88(2)
               section 59                                   Form 1 of
Schedule 1
               section 60(1)


13   Section 2(1) is amended

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

               (dd.1)    "pension partner" means

                         (i)  a person who, at the relevant time, was
married to a participant or former participant and

                                   (A)  was not judicially or
otherwise separated from him or her, or

                                   (B)  if so separated, was wholly
or substantially dependent on him or her,

                         (ii) if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) applies, a person who, as at and up to the relevant time, had lived
with the participant or former participant in a conjugal relationship

                                   (A)  for a continuous period of
at least 3 years, or

                                   (B)  of some permanence, if
there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption,

                              and was, during that period or that
relationship, as the case may be, held out by the participant or former
participant in the community in which they lived as being in that conjugal
relationship, or

                         (iii)     if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) or (ii) applies, a person who was married to but separated from the
participant or former participant and not wholly or substantially dependent
on him or her at the relevant time;

     (b)  by repealing clause (oo).


14   Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended in item 2

     (a)  by striking out "I am of the opposite sex to that of the
pensioner and that";

     (b)  by repealing clause (c)(i) and (ii) and substituting the
following:

               (i)  I have lived continuously with the pensioner for
the 3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal
relationship, and throughout that 3-year period I have been represented by
the pensioner in our community as being in a conjugal relationship with the
pensioner, or

               (ii) I have lived with the pensioner in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption, and throughout that period I
have been represented by the pensioner in our community as being in a
conjugal relationship with the pensioner;


15   Form 2 of Schedule 1 is amended by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and
substituting the following:

     (a)  there is no person with whom I have lived continuously for the
3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal relationship
and who I have represented throughout that 3-year period in my community as
being in a conjugal relationship with me, and

     (b)  there is no person with whom I have lived in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption and who I have represented
throughout that period in my community as being in a conjugal relationship
with me, and


     PART 4

     MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN

16   The  Management Employees Pension Plan (AR 367/93) is amended by this
Part.


17   Section 2(1) is amended

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


               (dd.1)    "pension partner" means

                         (i)  a person who, at the relevant time, was
married to a participant or former participant and

                                   (A)  was not judicially or
otherwise separated from him or her, or

                                   (B)  if so separated, was wholly
or substantially dependent on him or her,

                         (ii) if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) applies, a person who, as at and up to the relevant time, had lived
with the participant or former participant in a conjugal relationship

                                   (A)  for a continuous period of
at least 3 years, or

                                   (B)  of some permanence, if
there is a child of the relationship by birth or adoption,

                              and was, during that period or that
relationship, as the case may be, held out by the participant or former
participant in the community in which they lived as being in that conjugal
relationship, or

                         (iii)     if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) or (ii) applies, a person who was married to but separated from the
participant or former participant and not wholly or substantially dependent
on him or her at the relevant time;

                         (iii)     if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) or (ii) applies, a person who was married to but separated from the
participant or former participant and not wholly or substantially dependent
on him or her at the relevant time;

     (b)  by repealing clause (oo).


18   Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended in item 2 by repealing clause (c)(i)
and (ii) and substituting the following:

               (i)  I have lived continuously with the pensioner for
the 3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal
relationship, and throughout that 3-year period I have been represented by
the pensioner in our community as being in a conjugal relationship with the
pensioner, or

               (ii) I have lived with the pensioner in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption, and throughout that period I
have been represented by the pensioner in our community as being in a
conjugal relationship with the pensioner;


19   Form 2 of Schedule 1 is amended by repealing clauses (a) and (b) and
substituting the following:

     (a)  there is no person with whom I have lived continuously for the
3 years immediately before pension commencement in a conjugal relationship
and who I have represented throughout that 3-year period in my community as
being in a conjugal relationship with me, and

     (b)  there is no person with whom I have lived in a conjugal
relationship of some permanence up to pension commencement of which there
is a child or children by birth or adoption and who I have represented
throughout that period in my community as being in a conjugal relationship
with me, and


     PART 5

     PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE
     PROVISIONS) REGULATION

20   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation
(AR 365/93) is amended by this Part.


21   Section 12(2) is amended by striking out "spouse or pension partner,
as the case may be" and substituting "pension partner",


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     Alberta Regulation 101/2002

     Teachers' Pension Plans Act

     TEACHERS' AND PRIVATE SCHOOL TEACHERS' PENSIONS
     (PENSION PARTNER) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 249/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to section 23 of the Teachers' Pension Plans Act.


     PART 1

     TEACHERS' PLAN


1   Schedule 1 to the Teachers' and Private School Teachers' Pension  Plans
(AR 203/95) is amended by this Part.


2   The following provisions are amended

     (a)  by striking out "spouse" and "spousal" wherever they occur in
those provisions and substituting "pension partner";

     (b)  by striking out "SPOUSE" and "SPOUSAL" and substituting
"PENSION PARTNER";

     (c)  by striking out "Spouse" and substituting "pension partner":

               section 28                                   section
35
               section 29(1)(c)                        section 36(c)
               section 32(2)(b)                        section 41(1)
               section 33                                        Form in Subschedule 1
               section 34                                        


3   Section 1(1) is amended

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

               (hh.1)    "pension partner", in relation to a member,
means

                         (i)  a person who, at the relevant time, was
married to that member and had not been living separate and apart from that
member for 3 or more consecutive years, or

                         (ii) if there is no person to whom subclause
(i) applies, a person who, as at and up to the relevant time, had lived
with that member in a conjugal relationship for a continuous period of at
least 3 years and was, during that period, held out by that member in the
community in which they lived as being in that conjugal relationship;

     (b)  by repealing clause (yy).


4   The form in Subschedule 1 is amended in item 2

     (a)  by striking out "I am of the opposite sex to that of the
pensioner and that";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "the pensioner's consort" and
substituting "being in a conjugal relationship with the pensioner".


     PART 2

     TEACHERS' PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE
     PROVISIONS) REGULATION

5   The Teacher's Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) Regulation (AR
204/95) is amended by this Part.


6   Section 16(2) is amended by striking out "spouse" and substituting
"pension partner".


     Alberta Regulation 102/2002

     Motor Vehicle Administration Act
     Off-highway Vehicle Act

     MISCELLANEOUS FEES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 252/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to sections 20, 23.3 and 59 of the Motor Vehicle Administration
Act and section 30 of the Off-highway Vehicle Act.


1(1)  The Off-highway Vehicle Regulation (AR 70/91) is amended by this
section.

(2)  Section 4 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) and (b) by striking out "$24" and
substituting "$30";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(c) by striking out "$69" and substituting
"$144";

     (c)  in subsection (2) by striking out "$10" and substituting "$30".

(3)  Section 6(1) is amended by striking out "$10" wherever it occurs and
substituting "$13".

(4)  Section 7 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "$165" and substituting
"$185";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "$55" and substituting "$62".

(5)  Schedule 1 is amended

     (a)  in section 1(2) by striking out "$10" and substituting "$13";

     (b)  in section 1(4) by striking out "$6" and substituting "$11";

     (c)  in section 1(6) by striking out "$6" and substituting "$8".


2(1)  The Regulations under the Motor Vehicle Administration Act (AR 22/76)
are amended by this section.

(2)  Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

               (i)  by striking out "$8" and substituting "$11";

               (ii) by striking out "$40" and substituting "$55";

     (b)  in subsections (2), (3) and (5) by striking out "$8" and
substituting "$11";

     (c)  in subsection (4) by striking out "$10" and substituting "$13".

(3)  Section 1.1 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "$140" and substituting "$200";

     (b)  in clause (c) by striking out "$25" and substituting "$50".

(4)  Section 1.11 is amended by striking out "$100" and substituting
"$150".

(5)  Section 1.12 is amended by striking out "$5" and substituting "$13".

(6)  Section 3 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by striking out "$42" and substituting
"$55";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "$24" and substituting
"$30";

     (c)  in subsection (1)(c) by striking out "$69" and substituting
"$144";

     (d)  in subsection (1)(c.1) and (c.2) by striking out "$10" and
substituting "$20";

     (e)  in subsection (1)(d) by striking out "$30" and substituting
"$100";

     (f)  in subsection (1)(e) by striking out "$25" and substituting
"$30";

     (g)  in subsection (2) by striking out "the following vehicles is
$10" and substituting "the following motor vehicles is $55 and trailers is
$100";

     (h)  in subsection (2)(a) by striking out "vehicles" wherever it
occurs and substituting "motor vehicles or trailers";

     (i)  in subsection (2)(b) and (c) by striking out "vehicles" and
substituting "motor vehicles or trailers";

     (j)  by repealing subsection (2.3) and substituting the following:

               (2.3)  Instead of registering a trailer or semi-trailer
in the manner referred to in subsection (2.1), a person may register the
trailer or semi-trailer separately and in that case the fees payable are as
follows:

        Weight in kg       Fee 

           0   -   2500  $ 106
       2501    -   3000     132
       3001    -   3600     158
       3601    -   4400     224
       4401    -   5300     251
       5301    -   6300     277 
       6301    -   7600     317
       7601    -   9200     449
       9201    - 11 000     607
     11 001    - 13 000     924
     13 001    - 16 000   1003
     16 001    - 19 000   1228
     19 001    - 23 000   1624
     23 001    - 28 000   1756
     28 001    - 34 000   2033

(7)  Section 3.01 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "$10" wherever it occurs and
substituting "$13";

     (b)  in subsection (2)(a), (b) and (c) by striking out "$10" and
substituting "$15".

(8)  Section 5.1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "$165" and substituting
"$185";

     (b)  in subsection (3) by striking out "$55" and substituting "$62".

(9)  Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) and (b) by striking out "$10" and
substituting "$13";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(d) by striking out "$6" and substituting
"$10";

     (c)  in subsection (1)(f)(i) and (ii) by striking out "$8" and
substituting "$11";

     (d)  in subsection (1)(i) by striking out "$6" and substituting "$8"

     (e)  in subsection (1)(j) by striking out "$8" and substituting
"$11";

     (f)  in subsections (3) and (4) by striking out "$8" and
substituting "$11".

(10)  Section 17.4 is amended by striking out "$50" and substituting "$63".


3(1)  The Section 112 Motor Vehicle Seizure and Immobilization Regulation
(AR 395/91) is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 7 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "$200" and substituting "$250";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "$100" and substituting "$125".


4(1)  The Driver Training Regulation (AR 133/90) is amended by this
section.

(2)  Section 9 is amended by striking out "$165" and substituting "$175".

(3)  Section 21 is amended by striking out "$20" and substituting "$30".


5   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2002.


     Alberta Regulation 103/2002

     Traffic Safety Act
     Motor Vehicle Administration Act
     Motor Transport Act

     MISCELLANEOUS FEES (MINISTERIAL) AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 29, 2002

Made by the Minister of Transportation (M.O. 11/02) on May 9, 2002 pursuant
to section 64(u) of the Traffic Safety Act and section 15 of the Motor
Transport Act.


1(1)  The License Suspension Program Regulation (AR 249/99) is amended by
this section.

(2)  Section 4 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "$200" and substituting "$250";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "$100" and substituting "$125";


2(1)  The Public Vehicle Classification, Fees and Permit Regulation (AR
17/87) is amended by this section.

(2)  Section 5 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "$10" and substituting "$55";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by striking out "$10" and substituting "$20";

     (c)  in subsection (2.1) by striking out "$90" and substituting
"$100";

     (d)  in subsection (3) by striking out "$66" and substituting "$76";

     (e)  in subsection (6)(a) by striking out "$140" and substituting
"$155"

     (f)  in subsection (6)(b) by striking out "$24" and substituting
"$30".

(3)  Section 7 is amended by striking out "$10" wherever it occurs and
substituting "$13".

(4)  Section 26(4), (6) and (7) are amended by striking out "$10" and
substituting "$15".

(5)  Schedule 5 is repealed and the following is substituted:


     SCHEDULE 5

     REGISTRATION FEES


1   The annual registration fees for a Class 1 or Class 3 public vehicle
are the following amounts:

     Licensed Maximum    Registration
       Gross Weight       Fees

          0 -   2500 kg       $ 67
       2501 -   3000 kg         80
       3001 -   3600 kg        106
       3601 -   4400 kg        133
       4401 -   5300 kg        159
       5301 -   6300 kg        185
       6301 -   7600 kg        225
       7601 -   9200 kg        265
       9201 - 11 000 kg        317
     11 001 - 13 000 kg        383
     13 001 - 16 000 kg        463
     16 001 - 17 999 kg        608
     18 000 - 19 000 kg        634
     19 001 - 23 000 kg        819
     23 001 - 28 000 kg       1057
     28 001 - 34 000 kg       1387
     34 001 - 41 000 kg       1809
     41 001 - 49 000 kg       2377
     49 001 - 51 000 kg       2509
     51 001 - 53 000 kg       2654
     53 001 - 55 000 kg       2786
     55 001 - 57 000 kg       2918
     57 001 - 59 000 kg       3050
     59 001 - 61 000 kg       3182
     61 001 - 63 000 kg       3314
     63 001 and over          3446 plus $120 for each 2000 kg or portion
thereof in excess of 63 500 kg


2   The annual registration fees for a Class 2 public vehicle are the
following amounts:

     Licensed Maximum    Registration
     Gross Weight         Fees

     2500 kg and less         $59
     Over 2500 kg        $81

3   The annual registration fees for a trailer or semi-trailer that is a
public vehicle and that is registered separately and not in conjunction
with a truck tractor are the following amounts:

     Licensed Maximum    Registration
     Gross Weight         Fees


          0 -   2500 kg       $106
       2501 -   3000 kg        132
       3001 -   3600 kg        158
       3601 -   4400 kg        224
       4401 -   5300 kg        251
       5301 -   6300 kg        277
       6301 -   7600 kg        317
       7601 -   9200 kg        449
       9201 - 11 000 kg        607
     11 001 - 13 000 kg        924
     13 001 - 16 000 kg       1003
     16 001 - 19 000 kg       1228
     19 001 - 23 000 kg       1624
     23 001 - 28 000 kg       1756
     28 001 - 34 000 kg       2033


3   This Regulation comes into force on July 1, 2002.


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     Alberta Regulation 104/2002

     Wildlife Act

     WILDLIFE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 31, 2002

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 233/2002) on May 29, 2002
pursuant to section 104 of the Wildlife Act and by the Minister of
Sustainable Resource Development (M.O. 12/2002) on May 29, 2002 pursuant to
section 103 of the Wildlife Act.


1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 153 is amended by striking out "2002" and substituting "2012".


3   Section 21 of Schedule 1 is amended

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

     (1.01)  A person not covered by subsection (1) who lawfully kills a
black bear, deer, moose, antelope or game bird under an aboriginal treaty
or other right that is protected by the Canadian Constitution is exempt
from the application of section 59(1) of the Act if

               (a)  the animal is exported within 30 days after the
date when it was killed, and

               (b)  the animal is accompanied during its exportation by
the person who killed it.

     (b)  in subsection (2) by adding "or (1.01)" after "(1)".


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     Alberta Regulation 105/2002

     Wildlife Act

     WILDLIFE AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  May 31, 2002

Made by the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (M.O. 13/2002) on
May 29, 2002 pursuant to sections 12, 23 and 103 of the Wildlife Act.


1   The Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 3 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (g);

     (b)  in clause (o) by striking out "the Director of Wildlife" and
substituting "the Director responsible for wildlife management";

     (c)  in clause (x.1)(i) and (ii) by adding "(1)" after "52";

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

               (y.01)    "Hess band" means the leg band developed by
Herbert Hess, which indicates that a falconry bird on which it is placed
was captured from the wild;

     (e)  by repealing clause (mm) and substituting the following:

               (mm) "Regional Head of Wildlife Management" means the
individual appointed under the Public Service Act as the person who
supervises wildlife management in the administrative region of the Fish and
Wildlife Division of the Department that is applicable in the circumstances
of the matter in question;

     (f)  by repealing clause (pp) and substituting the following:

               (pp) "resource development certificate" means a resource
development certificate referred to in section 32(1)(b);

     (g)  by repealing clause (ccc).


3   In the following provisions "Regional Director" is struck out wherever
it occurs and "Regional Head of Wildlife Management" is substituted:

     section 8(1);
     section 78(1), (2)(b), (3) and (4);
     section 83(a) and (b).


4   Section 11 is amended by striking out "12" and substituting "13".


5   Section 12 is repealed.


6   Section 15(5) is amended by striking out "85%" wherever it occurs and
substituting "100%".


7   Section 20 is amended by striking out "stamp" wherever it occurs and
substituting "certificate".


8   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding ", and a Hess band is automatically
approved for the purposes of this section" after "acquisition";

     (b)  in subsection (2)

               (i)  by adding "or" at the end of clause (a);

               (ii) by repealing clauses (b) and (c) and substituting
the following:

                         (b)  a Hess band.


9   Section 29(1)(a)(iii) is amended by adding "and" at the end of
paragraph (A) and by repealing paragraph (B).


10   Section 30 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "stamp" and substituting
"certificate";

     (b)  in subsection (8) by striking out "a stamp" and substituting
"an approval";

     (c)  in subsection (9) by striking out "stamp issued under
subsection (8) authorizes the licence and extension stamp" and substituting
"approval issued under subsection (8) authorizes the licence and extension
approval";

     (d)  in subsection (10) by striking out "stamp" and substituting
"approval";

     (e)  by adding the following after subsection (18):

     (19)  A recreational licence that authorizes the hunting of big game
held by a 12 or 13 year old person to whom section 29(1)(a)(iii) applies
only authorizes that person to hunt big game with a bow and arrow.


11   Section 32(1)(b) is amended

     (a)  by striking out "stamp" and substituting "certificate";

     (b)  by adding "wildlife" after "that".


12   Section 52 is amended by renumbering it as section 52(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  All the provisions of the Act that apply with respect to
licences, except provisions that apply only with respect to recreational
licences, also apply with respect to big game guides' designations and bird
game guides' designations prescribed by subsection (1), if those provisions
have the potential so to apply.


13   Section 53(1) and (1.1) are amended by adding "(1)" after "52".


14   Section 65(1)(c) is amended

     (a)  in subclause (i) by adding "or" after "band,";

     (b)  by repealing subclause (ii);

     (c)  in subclause (iii) by striking out "black leg" and substituting
"Hess".


15   Section 66(2) is amended by adding "to an individual who is a
resident" after "transferred".


16   Section 70(3) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (3)  The holder of a falconry permit is not eligible to obtain or
hold an export permit in respect of a falconry bird

               (a)  that does not bear a leg band, or

               (b)  that bears a Hess band unless,

                         (i)  if the bird was collected from the wild
in Alberta, the export permit specifies that the bird is to be returned to
Alberta within 90 days after the date of issue of the export permit, or

                         (ii) the bird was collected from the wild
outside Alberta.


17   Section 71 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "subsection (2)" and
substituting "this section";

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

     (1.1)  An export permit that is issued to the holder of a falconry
permit to authorize the exportation of a falconry bird may, in addition to
authorizing that exportation, authorize the subsequent importation into
Alberta of the same bird on the condition that the importation occurs
within 90 days of that exportation.


18   Section 82(1) is amended by striking out "live wildlife and" and
substituting "wildlife and live".


19   Section 96(a)(i) is amended by striking out "wildlife animals that are
endangered animals," and substituting "endangered animals that are treated
under section 7 the same as non-game animals other than raven,".


20   Section 132 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 132(1);

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

     (2)  The report referred to in subsection (1) must include the
numbers and kinds of animals collected under the licence, the location
where each animal was collected, the date each animal was collected and any
other information respecting activities conducted by the licence holder
whose inclusion has been required by the Director of Wildlife.


21   Section 145(2) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (2)  A person who, under the authority of a collection licence issued
to the holder of a falconry permit, collects a falconry bird that is to be
retained in captivity shall deliver the bird to an appointed officer not
later than 21 days after the collection, for the purpose of affixing a Hess
band on one of the bird's legs.


22   The following is added after section 147:

Submission of fur dealer and taxidermy records
     147.1(1)  The holder of a fur dealer permit or of a taxidermy permit
shall, after the last day of each month and before the 5th day of the
following month, submit to the Service a complete copy of the records for
that first-mentioned month completed by that holder in accordance with
section 146 or 147, as the case may be.

     (2)  The records to be submitted under subsection (1) must be
submitted on a form supplied by the Minister or in another form that is
approved in writing by an appointed officer.


23   Section 148 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 148(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1) by striking out that portion of it that
precedes clause (a) and substituting the following:

Retention of recorded information
     148(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a person required to record
information under section 146 or 147 shall retain the recorded information
or a copy of it,

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

     (2)  Subsection (1) no longer applies when the wildlife in question
is no longer possessed by the person required to retain the information and
2 years have elapsed since that wildlife was last possessed by that person.


24   The following is added in Part 7 before the heading "Repeals"
preceding section 152:

Resource development stamps issued in 2002
     151.3(1)  For the purposes of section 3(pp), "resource development
certificate" includes a resource development stamp purchased for the fiscal
year beginning on April 1, 2002.

     (2)  Subsection (1) is repealed on April 1, 2003.
 

25   Schedule 8 is amended

     (a)  in Items 4 and 5 of Part 2 by striking out "stamp" and
substituting "certificate";

     (b)  in Items 4 and 5 of Part 5

               (i)  in subitems (a) and (c) by striking out "$55.00"
and substituting "$80.00";

               (ii) in subitem (d) by striking out "$105.00" and
substituting "$130.00";

               (iii)     in subitem (e) by striking out "$130.00" and
substituting "$155.00";

               (iv) in subitem (f) by striking out "$80.00" and
substituting "$105.00";

               (v)  in subitem (g) by striking out "$55.00" and
substituting "$130.00".


26   Sections 22 and 23 come into force on August 1, 2002.