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     Alberta Regulation 325/2003

     Funeral Services Act

     EXEMPTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 510/2003) on November 19,
2003 pursuant to section 2 of the Funeral Services Act.


1   The Exemption Regulation (AR 233/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1.1(2)(a)(i) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (i)  is completed by a public accounting firm within the meaning of
the Regulated Accounting Profession Act, and


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     Alberta Regulation 326/2003

     Land Titles Act

     FORMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 511/2003) on November 19,
2003 pursuant to sections 164 and 213 of the Land Titles Act.


1   The Forms Regulation (AR 480/81) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Form 32 is amended by striking out

3.   The present value of the land, in my opinion, is $______________.
     ("land" includes buildings and all other improvements affixed to the
land.)

and substituting

3.   The current value* of the land**, in my opinion, is $______________.
     *  "value" means the dollar amount that the land might be expected to
realize if it were sold on the open market by a willing seller to a willing
buyer.
     **  "land" includes buildings and all other improvements affixed to
the land.


3   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 327/2003

     Employment Standards Code

     EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 512/2003) on November 19,
2003 pursuant to section 113 of the Employment Standards Code.


1   The Employment Standards Regulation (AR 14/97) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The Schedule is amended by adding the following after item 9:

    10    Newfoundland and Labrador
Director of Labour Standards for Newfoundland and Labrador



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     Alberta Regulation 328/2003

     Public Health Act

     FOOD AND FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 516/2003) on November 19,
2003 pursuant to section 66 of the Public Health Act.


     Table of Contents

     Interpretation and Application

Interpretation 1
Application and exemptions    2

     Part 1
     Permits and Operation under Permit

Requirement for food establishment permit    3
Issue and renewal   4
Mobile work camp kitchens     5
Jurisdiction for vehicles     6
Permit fee provisions    7
Term and duration   8
Identification of location    9
Terms and conditions     10
Non-transferability 11
Suspension     12
Cancellation   13
Notifications  14
Display   15

     Part 2
     Construction, Design and Facilities

Plans and specifications, and approval  16
General construction requirements  17
Equipment, utensil and food surface requirements  18

     Part 3
     Specific Operation and Maintenance Requirements

General operator requirements 19
Basic operating requirements  20
Storage of articles and materials  21
Pests and control measures    22
Requirement to obtain certain food from approved sources    23
Contamination and unfitness for human consumption 24
Processing     25
Storage, display and transportation     26
Transportation, storage or distribution units     27
Previously served food   28
Facilities, equipment and utensils - post-construction 29
Sanitation procedures    30
Food handlers - hygiene and health 31
Food safety training     32
Live animals   33

     Part 4
     Farmers' Markets

Interpretation for Part 4     34
General building requirements 35
Regular duties of market permit holders 36
Sale or offer for sale by stallholders  37

     Part 5
     Transitional, Repeal, Expiry and Commencement

Transitional   38
Repeal    39
Expiry    40
Coming into force   41


     Interpretation and Application

Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation,

     (a)  "abattoir" means an abattoir within the meaning of the Meat
Inspection Regulation (AR 42/2003);

     (b)  "container" means a receptacle or covering used to contain,
cover, package or wrap food;

     (c)  "contamination" means the presence of

               (i)  foreign matter, including filth, a poisonous
substance or a pest, or

               (ii) disease-causing microorganisms or parasites, or
toxins;

     (d)  "equipment" means any appliance, apparatus or device that is or
may be used in the operation or maintenance of a food establishment, but
does not include utensils;

     (e)  "farmers' market" means a food establishment whose proposed
operation by a person or group of persons has been approved by the Minister
responsible for agriculture as an approved farmers' market program under
the administration of that Minister's Department;

     (f)  "food" means any substance, including water and ice, intended
for use in whole or in part for human consumption, but does not include a
drug, medication or health related product regulated under the
Pharmaceutical Profession Act or the Food and Drugs Act (Canada);

     (g)  "food area" means any area, including all equipment and
utensils in it, in a food establishment where food is processed, handled, 
served or stored as part of the normal operation of the food establishment,
and "non-food areas" means other areas in the food establishment;

     (h)  "food bank" means a non-profit organization that

               (i)  operates exclusively to provide food to persons in
need,

               (ii) provides food for consumption by such persons off
the organization's premises, and

               (iii)     does not process food;

     (i)  "food establishment" means, subject to subsections (3) to (6),

               (i)  premises where food that is intended for
consumption by the public is served, offered for sale, displayed,
processed, packaged, stored or handled, or

               (ii) the operation of, or the business that consists of
or includes the operation of, those premises,

          and includes a work camp and any other premises or operation
food consumption in respect of which is specifically provided for in this
Regulation;

     (j)  "food handler" means an individual working in or for a food
establishment whose functions require or permit the person to be in contact
with any food, equipment or utensil;

     (k)  "handwashing station" means a hand basin that is equipped to
provide hot and cold running water and that, in its immediate vicinity,

               (i)  has a dispenser for the provision of soap or is
otherwise provided with soap in a container, and

               (ii) has a method of hand drying that uses single
service products or a mechanical hand dryer;

     (l)  "meat inspection legislation" means the Meat Inspection Act of
Alberta or of Canada and the regulations under that Act or either of them,
as the case may be;

     (m)  "operator" means the person or persons who operate the food
establishment in question;

     (n)  "permit" means a food establishment permit issued or renewed
under section 4;

     (o)  "pest" means

               (i)  rodents, cockroaches, flies or other insects or
other vermin, or

               (ii) any other animals that are potentially destructive
to the sanitary operation or maintenance of a food establishment;

     (p)  "potentially hazardous" means, with respect to food, in a form
or state that is capable of supporting the growth of pathogenic
micro-organisms or the production of toxins;

     (q)  "premises" includes any place or vehicle;

     (r)  "pre-packaged" means, in relation to food, already packaged
when the person who is selling the food obtained it;

     (s)  "processing" means transforming food so that no further
treatment is required prior to human consumption and, without limiting
those general words, includes thawing, heating, cutting, cooking, smoking,
chilling, reheating, salting, canning, freezing and pasteurizing;

     (t)  "regional health authority" or "authority" means the regional
health authority that has jurisdiction in the health region in which,
subject to section 6, the food establishment in question is located;

     (u)  "sanitary" means free from contamination;

     (v)  "sanitize" means treat in such a way as to reduce the
micro-organism population to a level that does not constitute an insanitary
condition;

     (w)  "serve" includes dispense, supply, feed, furnish, sell,
distribute or provide in any manner;

     (x)  "service animal" means an animal that is specifically trained
or being trained for the purpose of providing assistance to persons with
disabilities;

     (y)  "single service" means designed to be used only once and then
discarded;

     (z)  "temporary food establishment" means premises that are operated
as a food establishment for fewer than 15 days during any calendar year,
but does not include a church, school, community hall or similar premises
that are permanently equipped as a food establishment;

     (aa) "utensils" means kitchenware, tableware, cutlery and other
similar items used in the processing, serving or consuming of food;

     (bb) "work camp" means a work camp within the meaning of the Work
Camps Regulation (AR 218/2002).

(2)  Reference in this Regulation to the Alberta Building Code is to be
taken to refer to whatever is or was required to comply with the regulation
dealing with building code requirements that is or was current for the time
the relevant work is or was done.

(3)  For the purposes of this Regulation, all food in a food  establishment
is deemed to be offered for sale and intended for human consumption unless
it is clearly segregated and is identified to the satisfaction of the
executive officer

     (a)  as being held for return to an identified supplier or owner,

     (b)  for disposal, or

     (c)  for the personal use of the operator, food handlers or
employees in the food establishment.

(4)  For the purposes of this Regulation,

     (a)  references to performing an activity are deemed to include
omitting to act, and

     (b)  references to any premises "where" an activity takes place is
to be taken to include reference to any premises in, on or from which that
activity takes place.


(5)  The existence in any premises of vending machines from which food,
that is supplied by a commissary or depot that warehouses vending machine
food or that is pre-packaged, is sold does not in itself make those
premises a food establishment.

(6)  The provision by a business establishment of individually portioned
food at no charge to its clients or customers does not in itself make that
business establishment a food establishment.


Application and exemptions
2(1)  This Regulation does not apply to a day care facility or other
institution within the meaning of the Institutions Regulation, 1981 (AR
143/81) that provides food only to 10 or fewer persons.

(2)  Parts 2 and 3 apply to all food establishments except

     (a)  one in which food is processed and served by a voluntary
caterer for functions that are strictly limited to members of the
organizations holding the functions and their invited guests, and

     (b)  a farmer's market.

(3)  Part 4 applies only to farmers' markets.

(4)  In this section, "voluntary caterer" means a member of a group or a
group that prepares and serves food for functions without payment or other
compensation.

(5)  Exemptions under section 3(2)(h) and 7(1)(e) are to be treated as
incorporated by reference in this Regulation, but the Minister shall
attempt to bring each such exemption to the attention of all persons likely
to be affected by it.


     Part 1
     Permits and Operation under Permit

Requirement for food establishment permit
3(1)  A person shall not operate a food establishment unless that person
holds a valid and subsisting permit for that food establishment from the
regional health authority.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to

     (a)  premises under the supervision of the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency,

     (b)  a dairy manufacturing plant licensed under the Dairy Industry
Act,

     (c)  an abattoir licensed under the meat inspection legislation,

     (d)  the sale of 

               (i)  liquor, or 

               (ii) liquor related products approved by the board of
the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission for the purposes of section 49 of
the Gaming and Liquor Regulation (AR 143/96),

          under a licence issued under the Gaming and Liquor Act,

     (e)  a temporary food establishment,

     (f)  the sale by a farmer from that farmer's farm of the unprocessed
horticultural products of that farm,

     (g)  the distribution from a stand or kiosk of individually
portioned samples of a particular food at no charge, for the purpose of
promoting the sale of that food, or

     (h)  any other food establishment specified by the Minister in
writing.


Issue and renewal
4(1)  To obtain a food establishment permit other than by way of a renewal,
the person who is to operate the food establishment must submit a written
application to the regional health authority accompanied by the information
required by the authority.

(2)  The authority shall, within a reasonable time after receiving

     (a)  an application under subsection (1) for a food establishment
permit, and

     (b)  the permit issue fee set by the Minister,

issue a food establishment permit to the applicant unless the authority
considers that the food establishment does not or will not meet the
requirements of this Regulation.

(3)  An authority shall, subject to this Part, establish a system and rules
for renewals of permits, which rules are to include the requirement to pay
to the authority the renewal fee set by the Minister.

(4)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, an authority may issue or
renew a food establishment permit for the operation of a farmers' market
only to the person or group of persons referred to in section 1(1)(e).

(5)  Where a permit is issued or renewed in respect of premises that

     (a)  supply food to a vehicle which, but for this subsection, would
require a permit, and

     (b)  are owned or controlled by the person who owns or controls the
vehicle,

then, notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, that permit also covers
and applies to the operation of that vehicle.

(6)  A permit is not effective unless signed by an executive officer.


Mobile work camp kitchens
5(1)  In this section, "mobile work camp kitchen" means a mobile unit used
for the processing of food at a work camp.

(2)  Where a person operates more than one mobile work camp kitchen within
the jurisdiction of a single regional health authority, notwithstanding
section 3(1), one permit from that authority covers all of those mobile
work camp kitchens in that jurisdiction to the extent that a mobile work
camp kitchen has not provided services to or remained located at any one
particular work camp in that jurisdiction for a continuous period of 12
months that expires at any time within the term of the permit.


Jurisdiction for vehicles
6(1)  The regional health authority that has the jurisdiction to issue or
renew a permit for a passenger transportation vehicle that is a food
establishment is the one that has jurisdiction in the health region in
which the person who owns or controls the vehicle maintains

     (a)  the head office, if located in Alberta, or

     (b)  the principal office in Alberta, if the head office is not
located in Alberta.

(2)  The authority that has the jurisdiction to issue or renew a permit for
a vehicle that is a food establishment but not a passenger transportation
vehicle is the one that has jurisdiction in the health region in which the
vehicle is stocked with most of the vehicle's food.

(3)  Where an authority issues or renews a permit in respect of a vehicle
in accordance with subsection (1) or (2), that permit is deemed also to
have been issued or renewed by the authority that has jurisdiction in any
other health region in which the vehicle operates.

(4)  A permit holder shall ensure that all food on or in a vehicle that is
a food establishment, if obtained in Alberta, is obtained from a food
establishment in respect of which there is a valid and subsisting permit or
from a food establishment exempted from the requirement of a permit under
section 3(2).


Permit fee provisions
7(1)  A food establishment that

     (a)  sells only pre-packaged food (including pre-packaged ice) that
is not potentially hazardous,

     (b)  is operated by an organization that is registered as a
charitable organization under the Income Tax Act (Canada),

     (c)  is a day care facility or other institution within the meaning
of the Institutions Regulation, 1981 (AR 143/81) that provides food to more
than 10 persons,

     (d)  a private dwelling, commonly known as a "bed and breakfast",
that is occupied by its owner or operator, offers overnight hospitality to
8 or fewer guests at any one time and provides breakfast but no other meal,
or

     (e)  is specified in writing by the Minister as so exempt,

is exempt from paying the permit issue or renewal fee.

(2)  The regional health authority may exempt an applicant from payment of
the permit issue or renewal fee if it considers that exemption appropriate.


Term and duration
8(1)  The term of a permit is that stated on the permit, but may not exceed
a period of one year.

(2)  A permit is valid until the end of its term unless previously
suspended under section 12 or cancelled under section 13 or until the
earlier death of the permit holder.

(3)  Notwithstanding anything in this section, on the death of an
individual who is a permit holder, the deceased's legal personal
representative may, subject to this Regulation, continue to operate the
food establishment under the permit for a period of 12 months following the
date of death, and that representative is entitled, subject to this
Regulation, to an automatic renewal of the deceased's permit under section
4(3) until the expiration of that 12-month period on payment of the renewal
fee under that subsection.


Identification of location
9(1)  A permit must identify the premises where the food establishment will
be operated.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to vehicles covered under section 4(5).


Terms and conditions
10(1)  A regional health authority may make the issue or renewal of a
permit subject to

     (a)  restrictions on the type of food that, or the manner in which
any type of food, may be served, manufactured, processed or stored, and

     (b)  any other terms and conditions the authority considers to be
appropriate.

(2)  The terms and conditions must be stated on the permit.

(3)  The authority may recall and add to, delete or vary the terms and
conditions to which a permit is subject.

(4)  A permit holder shall ensure that the terms and conditions of the
permit are not contravened.

(5)  A person who carries on any activity under the purported authority of
a permit shall comply with the terms and conditions of the permit.


Non-transferability
11   A permit is not transferable.


Suspension
12   A regional health authority may suspend a permit where it considers
that

     (a)  there is an insanitary condition in the food establishment, or

     (b)  there has been a contravention of the Act or the regulations
under it with respect to the food establishment, whether or not the permit
holder has been prosecuted in respect of the contravention.


Cancellation
13(1)  A regional health authority may cancel a permit where

     (a)  the permit is under suspension and the conditions that led to
the suspension are not rectified within a reasonable time after the
suspension,

     (b)  the food establishment is no longer operated at the premises
where the permit indicates the food establishment is to be operated,

     (c)  there has been a contravention of the Act or the regulations
under it with respect to the food establishment, whether or not the permit
holder has been prosecuted in respect of the contravention, or

     (d)  the permit holder applies for the cancellation.

(2)  A permit remains the property of the authority that issued or renewed
it and, if it is cancelled or suspended, the permit holder shall  return it
to the authority on request.


Notifications
14(1)  Where an application for a permit or a renewal is refused, the
regional health authority shall

     (a)  notify the applicant in writing of that fact, and

     (b)  return the permit issue or renewal fee, as the case may be, to
the person who paid it.

(2)  Where a permit is suspended or is cancelled under section 13(1)(a) or
(c), the authority shall notify the permit holder of the fact, stating the
reasons for the suspension or cancellation.

(3)  A notice of suspension or cancellation of a permit must be in writing
and is not valid unless signed by an executive officer.


Display
15(1)  A permit holder shall ensure that the permit is displayed in the
food establishment covered by the permit in a conspicuous place where it
may be easily seen by persons served.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to vehicles covered under section 4(5).

(3)  A permit holder whose permit covers a  vehicle under section 4(5)
shall ensure that there is displayed in a prominent place on the vehicle
the name, address and telephone number of the food establishment whose
permit covers the vehicle.


     Part 2
     Construction, Design and Facilities

Plans and specifications, and approval
16   A person shall not construct or make alterations to a food
establishment unless plans and specifications for the construction or
alterations, as the case may be, have been approved by the executive
officer.


General construction requirements
17(1)  An operator shall ensure that, before operation of the food
establishment commences, the food establishment

     (a)  is of sound construction and in a good state of repair,

     (b)  is so designed as to facilitate the effective cleaning and
sanitizing of it and all equipment, utensils and surfaces with which food
comes into contact, in it,

     (c)  is so designed as to ensure the safe and sanitary handling of
food in it,

     (d)  has all its food areas separated from living quarters and from
other areas where activities are carried out that are incompatible with the
safe and sanitary handling of food,

     (e)  has handwashing stations, adequate in number and location, to
ensure convenient access to all food handlers, and

     (f)  is, if so required by the executive officer,

               (i)  supplied with hot and cold running water that is
safe for human consumption and available in quantities sufficient to meet
the needs of the food establishment,

               (ii) connected to a lawful and properly operating sewage
disposal system,

               (iii)     equipped with lighting that is adequate in
intensity to enable the sanitary operation and maintenance of the food
areas, and

               (iv) equipped with a properly operating means of
providing ventilation to food areas that are subject to the generation or
accumulation of odours, fumes, steam, vapours, smoke or excessive heat.

(2)  An operator shall ensure that the food establishment is constructed to
prevent the entry of pests.

(3)  Nothing in this Part is to be construed as setting aside or limiting
any requirements of the Alberta Building Code or the Occupational Health
and Safety Act and the regulations under that Act.


Equipment,  utensil and food surface requirements
18   An operator shall ensure that

     (a)  all equipment and utensils used in the food establishment and
all surfaces in it with which food comes into contact are entirely
constructed or manufactured from materials that are suitable for their
intended purpose, durable, easily cleanable and free from any undesirable
substance, and

     (b)  all refrigeration and hot holding equipment used in the food
establishment are

               (i)  of a type and capacity that are adequate to meet
the needs of the food establishment,

               (ii) capable of maintaining the respective temperatures
required by section 26, and

               (iii)     equipped with an accurate thermometer.


     Part 3
     Specific Operation and
     Maintenance Requirements

General operator requirements
19   An operator shall ensure that the operation and maintenance of the
food establishment is conducted in accordance with this Part.


Basic operating requirements
20   A person shall not operate a food establishment unless

     (a)  all the requisite plans and specifications referred to in
section 16 for the food establishment have been approved by the executive
officer,

     (b)  it is constructed and maintained in accordance with that
approval, and

     (c)  the requirements of sections 17 and 18 continue to be met.


Storage of articles and materials
21(1)  All articles and materials in a food establishment that are not
associated with or required for the operation or maintenance of the food
areas must be stored separately from the food and the food areas and in a
manner that contaminates neither.

(2)  All chemicals, cleansers and other similar agents associated with or
required for the operation or maintenance of the food areas must be stored

     (a)  in containers that are not intended to be used to store food
and that are clearly labelled to identify their contents, and

     (b)  in such a manner as to prevent the contamination of any food or
food area.


Pests and control measures
22(1)  The food establishment and any surrounding area, premises or
facilities supporting the food establishment must be kept free of pests and
of conditions that lead to the harbouring or breeding of pests.

(2)  A written record of all pest control measures used in the food
establishment and surrounding area, premises and facilities referred to in
subsection (1) must be maintained.


Requirement to obtain certain food from approved sources
23(1)  Subject to this section, a food establishment must obtain all food
that is liable under law to inspection by the Government of Canada or
Alberta or by an agency of either from a source that is subject to
inspection by that entity.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an abattoir that lawfully provides
cutting and wrapping services for uninspected meat, but such meat must be
clearly labelled, adequately separated from all other food and identified
as not for public consumption to the satisfaction of the executive officer.

(3)  The regional health authority may, where it is satisfied that public
health will be adequately protected, authorize the use of uninspected wild
game, being wildlife within the meaning of the Wildlife Act, for the
holding of wild game dinners or food bank or soup kitchen donations.


Contamination and unfitness for human consumption
24(1)  All food used or to be used in a food establishment must be

     (a)  protected from contamination, and

     (b)  handled, processed, packaged, displayed, served, stored and
transported in a sanitary manner.

(2)  Subject to any procedure involved in disposing of it that is otherwise
in accordance with the law, food that has become contaminated or otherwise
unfit for human consumption shall not be served, offered for sale,
processed, packaged, displayed or stored for human consumption.


Processing 
25   All food processing in a food establishment must be done in a manner
that makes the food safe to eat.


Storage, display and transportation
26(1)  All potentially hazardous food must be stored, displayed and
transported at a temperature of

     (a)  not more than 4øC or such higher temperature, or

     (b)  not less than 60øC or such lower temperature

as an executive officer stipulates under subsection (4).

(2)  All food that needs to be kept frozen in order to maintain its fitness
for human consumption must be and remain frozen while being stored or
displayed.

(3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to whole raw shell eggs, which must be
stored at a temperature not exceeding 7øC or such other temperature as an
executive offer stipulates under subsection (4).

(4)  An executive officer may stipulate alternative temperatures for the
purposes of subsections (1) and (3), with associated conditions, if
applicable, if that officer considers that those temperatures, along with
those conditions, pose no risk of the food's becoming unfit for human
consumption.


Transporta-tion, storage or distribution units
27   A food establishment that is a food transportation, storage or
distribution unit must be operated under conditions that prevent any form
of contamination of the food.


Previously served food
28   Food that has previously been served must not be re-served unless

     (a)  it is not potentially hazardous,

     (b)  it has remained free of contamination, and

     (c)  either

               (i)  it is, and on each previous occasion was, served in
a contamination-preventive container, or

               (ii) it is individually packaged, and has remained
unopened and untampered with in its original container.


Facilities, equipment and utensils - post-construction
29(1)  A food establishment must have all the facilities, equipment and
utensils that are necessary to ensure its safe operation and maintenance.

(2)  A food establishment, all equipment and utensils in it and all
surfaces in it with which food comes into contact must be maintained in a
sanitary condition and, without limiting the foregoing, must be washed and
sanitized in a manner that removes contamination.

(3)  All equipment and utensils in a food establishment must be

     (a)  kept in good working order and condition, and

     (b)  maintained in a manner that ensures the safe and sanitary
handling of food.

(4)  Single service utensils must not be used more than once.


Sanitation procedures
30(1)  A food establishment must have written procedures designed to ensure
its safe and sanitary operation and maintenance.

(2)  The procedures must include

     (a)  the cleaning and sanitizing requirements for the food
establishment and for all equipment and utensils in it, if any, that are
not normally washed in a dishwasher, and

     (b)  a list of all cleaning and sanitizing agents used in the food
establishment, including their concentrations and uses.


Food handlers - hygiene and health
31(1)  A food handler shall

     (a)  wear clean clothing and footwear,

     (b)  exhibit cleanliness and good personal hygiene,

     (c)  ensure that food is not contaminated by hair,

     (d)  wash hands as often as necessary to prevent the contamination
of food or food areas,

     (e)  refrain from smoking in a food area, and

     (f)  refrain from any other conduct that could result in the
contamination of food or a food area.

(2)  A person shall not work as a food handler if prohibited from working
by or under the Communicable Diseases Regulation (AR 238/85).

(3)  The operator shall ensure that subsections (1) and (2) are complied
with.

(4)  The handwashing stations referred to in section 17(1)(e) must be
maintained and kept supplied.


Food safety training
32(1)  A person operating a food establishment shall, at any time when
there are 6 or more food handlers working on the premises, ensure that

     (a)  at least one individual who has care and control of the food
establishment holds a certificate issued by the Minister confirming that
individual's successful completion of a food sanitation and hygiene
training program or a document that the Minister considers equivalent to
such a certificate, and

     (b)  an individual described in clause (a) is present at the food
establishment at the time.

(2)  A person operating a food establishment shall, at any time when there
are 5 or fewer food handlers working on the premises, ensure that at least
one member of the management or supervisory staff of the food establishment
holds a certificate or equivalent document referred to in subsection (1).

(3)  This section does not apply to a food establishment where

     (a)  only unpackaged food that is not potentially hazardous is made
available to the public, or

     (b)  all the food received by the food establishment for public
consumption is received in prepackaged form and is made available to the
public only in the same form in which it was received.


Live animals
33   A live animal must not be permitted in a food area, except

     (a)  a service animal to the extent that the law gives service
animal handlers rights with respect to that food area,

     (b)  an animal that is in an abattoir in accordance with the meat
inspection legislation, or

     (c)  another animal that the executive officer determines will pose
no risk of the occurrence of a nuisance in the food establishment and whose
presence that officer specifically authorizes.


     Part 4
     Farmers' Markets

Interpretation for Part 4
34   In this Part,

     (a)  "market permit holder" means the holder of a permit issued or
renewed under section 4(4);

     (b)  "stallholder" means a person who rents space at a farmers'
market.


General building requirements
35   Except where the Alberta Building Code provides otherwise, a market
permit holder shall ensure

     (a)  that the farmers' market is supplied with hot and cold running
water that is safe for human consumption and available in quantities
sufficient to meet the needs of the farmers' market, and

     (b)  that toilet and handwashing facilities of a design and in a
number sufficient to meet the needs of the farmers' market are provided

               (i)  at the location of the farmers' market, or

               (ii) at a nearby location through agreement with another
person.


Regular duties of market permit holders
36(1)  A market permit holder shall ensure that 

     (a)  stallholders' spaces are clean and sanitary,

     (b)  counters and display areas in stallholders' spaces are finished
in or covered with a material that is easily cleaned,

     (c)  stallholders' spaces are cleaned at the end of each business
day,

     (d)  there are sufficient refuse containers to service the customers
visiting the farmers' market, and

     (e)  there is sufficient removal of refuse at the end of each
business day.

(2)  A market permit holder shall ensure that adequate clean-up equipment
is provided for the use of stallholders. 


Sale or offer for sale by stallholders
37(1)  A stallholder shall not sell or offer for sale

     (a)  uninspected meat,

     (b)  home-canned food other than jam, jelly and pickles,

     (c)  potentially hazardous food, other than whole raw shell poultry
eggs, unless it is held at a temperature of not more than 4øC and not less
than 60øC, or

     (d)  home prepared food unless it is protected in a manner adequate
to prevent customer handling and contamination. 

(2)  A stallholder shall not offer for sale whole raw shell poultry eggs
unless they are stored at a temperature not exceeding 7øC.

(3)  The market permit holder shall ensure that stallholders comply with
this section.


     Part 5
     Transitional, Repeal, Expiry and Commencement

Transitional
38    A food establishment permit issued under the repealed Food Regulation
(AR 240/85) that was valid and subsisting immediately before the
commencement of this Regulation is deemed to have been issued under section
4(2) and to be a permit for the purposes of this Regulation, and if such a
permit was under suspension at that time, the suspension continues
afterwards for the remainder of its duration as if the suspension had
originally been effected under this Regulation.


Repeal
39   The Food Regulation (AR 240/85) is repealed.


Expiry
40   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 August 31, 2012.


Coming into force
41   Sections 22(2), 30 and 32 come into force on April 1, 2005.


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     Alberta Regulation 329/2003

     Natural Gas Price Protection Act

     NATURAL GAS PRICE PROTECTION AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 19, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 518/2003) on November 19,
2003 pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Price Protection Act.


1   The Natural Gas Price Protection Regulation (AR 157/2001) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(h) by striking out "when used for heating
purposes";

     (b)  in subsection (1)(h.1) by adding ", subject to subsection
(1.1)," after "means";

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

     (1.1)  Notwithstanding subsection (1)(h.1)(ii), an agricultural
consumer may elect as his or her rebate period for the 12-month period
running from April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004 any 5 calendar months.

     (d)  in subsection (3)(a) by striking out "December 31, 2003" and
substituting "January 31, 2004".


3   Section 2(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "and ATCO Pipelines North,
operating divisions" and substituting "an operating division";

     (b)  in clause (b) by striking out "and ATCO Pipelines South,
operating divisions" and substituting "an operating division".


4   Section 11 is amended by adding the following after subsection (2):

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), where the Minister considers it
appropriate to do so the Minister may with respect to a particular vendor
prescribe a date for the purpose of subsection (2)(a) and (b) that is later
than the date of receipt and approval of the written confirmation.


5   Section 13(b)(i) is amended by adding "or the residence is equipped
with an appliance capable of using propane, kerosene or fuel oil for
heating purposes" after "delivered".


6   Section 14 is amended by adding "or the residence is equipped with an
appliance capable of using propane, kerosene or fuel oil for heating
purposes" after "residence".


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     Alberta Regulation 330/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     MATTERS RELATING TO ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 20, 2003

Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:139/03) on November 14,
2003 pursuant to sections 322 and 370 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Matters Relating to Assessment and Taxation Regulation (AR 289/99)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Definitions
     1   In this Regulation,

               (a)  "Act" means the Municipal Government Act;

               (b)  "agricultural use value" means the value of a
parcel of land based exclusively on its use for farming operations;

               (c)  "assessment level" means for the property
assessment class, the overall ratio of assessments to indicators of market
value;

               (d)  "Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines" means
the Alberta Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines established and
maintained by the Department of Municipal Affairs, as amended from time to
time;

               (e)  "assessment ratio" means the ratio of the
assessment to an indicator of market value for a property;

               (f)  "assessment year" means the year prior to the
taxation year;

               (g)  "coefficient of dispersion" means the average
percentage deviation of the assessment ratios from the median assessment
ratio for a group of properties;

               (h)  "farm building" means any improvement other than a
residence, to the extent it is used for farming operations;

               (i)  "farming operations" means the raising, production
and sale of agricultural products and includes

                         (i)  horticulture, aviculture, apiculture
and aquaculture,

                         (ii) the production of livestock as defined
in the Livestock and Livestock Products Act, and

                         (iii)     the planting, growing and sale of sod;

               (j)  "machinery and equipment" means materials, devices,
fittings, installations, appliances, apparatus and tanks other than tanks
used exclusively for storage, including supporting foundations and footings
and any other thing prescribed by the Minister that forms an integral part
of an operational unit intended for or used in

                         (i)  manufacturing,

                         (ii) processing,

                         (iii)     the production or transmission by
pipeline of natural resources or products or byproducts of that production,
but not including pipeline that fits within the definition of linear
property in section 284(1)(k)(iii) of the Act,

                         (iv) the excavation or transportation of
coal or oil sands, as defined in the Oil Sands Conservation Act,

                         (v)  a telecommunications system, or

                         (vi) an electric power system,

                    whether or not the materials, devices, fittings,
installations, appliances, apparatus, tanks, foundations, footings or other
things are affixed to land in such a manner that they would be transferred
without special mention by a transfer or sale of the land;

               (k)  "mass appraisal" means the process of preparing
assessments for a group of properties using standard methods and common
data and allowing for statistical testing;

               (l)  "median assessment ratio" means the middle
assessment ratio when the assessment ratios for a group of properties are
arranged in order of magnitude;

               (m)  "overall ratio" means the weighted ratio for a
group of properties, calculated using the median assessment ratios for
subgroups of properties within that group;

               (n)  "regulated property" means

                         (i)  land, based on agricultural use value,

                         (ii) a railway,

                         (iii)     linear property, or

                         (iv) machinery and equipment.


3   Section 2 is repealed.


4   Section 11 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Quality standards
     11(1)  In this section, "property" does not include regulated
property.

     (2)  In preparing an assessment for property, the assessor must have
regard to the quality standards required by subsection (3) and the
procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines.

     (3)  The following quality standards must be met in the preparation
of assessments of property:

               (a)  for any stratum, the median assessment ratio and
the corresponding coefficient of dispersion must be as follows:

     Property Type                      Median Assessment             Coefficient of
                                                             
Ratio                                     Dispersion

     Property containing
     1, 2 or 3 dwelling units   .950 - 1.050      0 - 15.0  

     All other property              .950 - 1.050 0 - 20.0  

               (b)  the assessment level for the property assessment
class must be as follows:

     Property Assessment Assessment
               Class         Level

     Residential       1.000
     Non-residential        1.000

     (4)  The assessor must, in accordance with the procedures set out in
the Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines, declare annually that the
requirements for assessments have been met.

     (5)  Subsection (3)(b) comes into force on January 1, 2007.


5   Section 13 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Duty to record information
     13   The assessor must, in accordance with the procedures set out in
the Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines, maintain as a record
information about a property that is required for the preparation of the
assessment roll in respect of that property.


6   The following is added after section 13:

Liability code
     13.1  For the purposes of section 303(f.1) of the Act, the liability
code for each assessed property must be assigned by the assessor in
accordance with the procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's
Guidelines.


Corrections or changes
     13.2   For the purposes of section 305.1 of the Act, corrections or
changes to an assessment roll must be reported to the Minister in
accordance with the procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's
Guidelines.


7   Section 14 is repealed and the following is substituted:
     
Duty to provide information to the Minister
     14(1)  For the purposes of section 293(3) of the Act, the assessor
must provide the information required by the Minister under that section in
accordance with the procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's
Guidelines.

     (2)  For the purposes of section 318 of the Act, the return referred
to in that section must be prepared and provided to the Minister in
accordance with the procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's
Guidelines.


8   The following is added after section 14:

Assessment audits
     14.1(1)  The Minister may

               (a)  require both annual and detailed audits of
assessments to be performed from time to time, and

               (b)  appoint one or more auditors for the purpose of
carrying out those audits.

     (2)  An auditor

               (a)  may require the attendance of any officer of a
municipality or any other person whose presence the auditor considers
necessary during the course of an audit, and

               (b)  has the same powers, privileges and immunities as a
commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act.

     (3)  When required to do so by an auditor, the chief administrative
officer of a municipality must produce for examination and inspection all
books and records of the municipality.

     (4)  When required to do so by an auditor, an assessor must, in
accordance with the procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's
Guidelines, provide the auditor with any assessment-related information in
the assessor's custody and control.

     (5)  Audits under this section must be carried out in accordance with
the procedures set out in the Assessment Quality Minister's Guidelines.


9   Section 16 is repealed.


10   Section 17 is repealed.


11   Section 18 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Preparation of equalized assessment
     18(1)  In preparing the equalized assessments for a municipality,

               (a)  the assessments for regulated property that have
been valued in accordance with this Regulation require no adjustment, and

               (b)  the assessments for property other than regulated
property must be adjusted to reflect an assessment level of 1.000 using the
assessment levels determined by the Minister.

     (2)  The total equalized assessment for residential property is
calculated in accordance with the following formula:

               Assessments for                                        1              
               residential                        x         assessment level for
               property                                          residential property

     (3)  The total equalized assessment for non-residential property
other than regulated property is calculated in accordance with the
following formula:

               Assessments for                                        1              
               non-residential                    x         assessment level for
               property                                          non-residential property


12   Section 20 is amended by adding "and this Regulation" after "Act".


13   The Schedule is repealed.


14   Sections 6, 7 and 10 come into force on the coming into force of
sections 10, 11, 13, 16, 17 and 20 of the Municipal Government Amendment
Act, 2002.

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     Alberta Regulation 331/2003

     Cemeteries Act

     GENERAL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 24, 2003

Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:014/2003) on November
18, 2003 pursuant to section 65 of the Cemeteries Act.


1   The General Regulation (AR 249/98) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 11(2) is amended by adding ", crematory" after "owner of a
cemetery" and by adding ", crematory" after "owner of the cemetery".


3   The following is added after section 20:

Contact information
     20.1   The owner of a cemetery shall, on request, provide to the
Director information about how the public can contact the owner or its
representatives in respect of matters relating to the operation of the
cemetery.


Information to public
     20.2   The Director may make available to the public in any manner
that the Director considers appropriate

               (a)  the name and address of a cemetery;

               (b)  the name of the owner of a cemetery;

               (c)  information provided to the Director under section
20.1.


4   Section 22(3) is amended by striking out "1.9" and substituting "9.1".


5   Section 29 is amended by repealing subsection (6) and substituting the
following:

     (6)  Where a monument or marker is moved under subsection (5)

               (a)  the monument or marker must in its new position
continue to relate directly to the grave for which it was erected, and

               (b)  the owner of the cemetery is responsible for any
damage to the monument or marker that may occur when it is moved.


6   Section 49 is amended by striking out "2003" and substituting "2013".


7   Section 50 is repealed.


8   This Regulation, except section 6, comes into force on December 1,
2003.

     Alberta Regulation 332/2003

     Cemeteries Act

     COMMERCIAL CEMETERIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 24, 2003

Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:015/2003 ) on November
18, 2003 pursuant to section 65 of the Cemeteries Act.


1   The Commercial Cemeteries Regulation (AR 247/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 1(c) is amended

     (a)  in subclause (ii) by adding "and Memorial Gardens Canada
Limited" after "Limited";

     (b)  by adding the following after clause (iii):

               (iv) Bow City Community Hall.


3   Section 2(2) is amended

     (a)  by adding "by the owner of a cemetery, mausoleum or
columbarium" after "perpetual care fund";

     (b)  in clause (a) by striking out "by the owner of a cemetery,
mausoleum or columbarium,";

     (c)  in clause (b) by striking out "by the owner of a cemetery,".


4   Section 3 is amended

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

               (iii)     any amount deposited by the Minister with an
authorized trustee to establish a perpetual care fund for the Saamis
Prairie View Cemetery, formerly known as the Chapel Lawn Cemetery (Medicine
Hat).

     (b)  by repealing subsections (2) and (3) and substituting the
following:

     (2)  An authorized trustee shall pay from a trust to the owner of the
cemetery, mausoleum or columbarium to which the trust relates a monthly
instalment of the income of that trust, consisting of not more than 90% of
the income for the month immediately preceding the month in which the
payment is made, less any remuneration deducted under section 37 of the
Act.

     (3)  At the end of each fiscal year, an authorized trustee shall
retain and add to the capital of a trust the balance of the total annual
income of the trust that remains after making the payments and deductions
referred to in subsection (2), which must not be less than 10% of the total
annual income from the trust.

     (4)  In determining the income of a trust for the purposes of this
section, no consideration shall be given to any capital gain earned or
capital loss incurred by the investment of the trust.


5   Section 5 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2) by striking out "and" at the end of clause
(a) and adding the following after clause (a):

               (a.1)     authorize the Director to conduct a criminal record
check, and

     (b)  in subsection (2)(b) by adding the following after subclause
(ii):

               (ii.1)    if required by the Director, proof that the
applicant has successfully passed an exam under subsection (4),

     (c)  by adding the following after subsection (3):

     (4)  The Director may require

               (a)  an applicant for an initial pre-need contract sales
licence under section 43(2)(b) of the Act, and

               (b)  an applicant who is applying for a renewal of a
pre-need contract sales licence under section 43(2)(b) of the Act and whose
licence has been expired for more than 2 years

     to write an exam prescribed by the Director.


6   Section 9 is amended by striking out "5 days" and substituting "5 days,
excluding Saturdays and holidays as defined in the Interpretation Act,".


7   Section 11 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Maximum administration fee
     11   For the purposes of section 46(3) of the Act, an administration
fee shall not exceed the total of

               (a)  15% of the total amount specified in the contract,
and

               (b)  15% of the interest earned on the amount referred
to in clause (a), up to the date the administration fee is withdrawn.


8   Sections 14 to 17 are repealed.


9   Section 19 is amended by striking out "2003" and substituting "2013".


10   This Regulation, except section 9, comes into force on December 1,
2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 333/2003

     Municipal Government Act

     COLD LAKE REGIONAL UTILITY SERVICES COMMISSION
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 520/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 602.02 of the Municipal Government Act.


1   The Cold Lake Regional Utility Services Commission Regulation (AR
265/86) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 2 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "town of Cold Lake" and
substituting "City of Cold Lake";

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

               (e)  the Municipal District of Bonnyville, No. 87.


3   Section 3(4)(a) is amended by striking out "town of Cold Lake" and
substituting "City of Cold Lake".


4   Section 6 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "Schedules" and substituting
"Schedule";

     (b)  in subsections (2) and (3) by striking out "Lieutenant Governor
in Council" and substituting "Minister".


5   Section 7 is amended by striking out "Schedules" and substituting
"Schedule".


6   Section 8 is amended by striking out "Schedules" and substituting
"Schedule".


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     Alberta Regulation 334/2003

     Government Organization Act

     DESIGNATION AND TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITY
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 521/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 16 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Designation and Transfer of Responsibility Regulation (AR 44/2001)
is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 5(3)(c.2) is amended by striking out "Reserves and Natural
Areas" and substituting "Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands".


3   Section 7(1) is amended by repealing clauses (s) and (aa).


4   Section 9(1)(b) is repealed and the following is substituted:

               (b)  Alberta Capital Finance Authority Act;


5   Section 12(1)(p) is repealed.


6   Section 13(1) is amended by adding the following after clause (n):

               (n.1)     Income and Employment Supports Act;


7   Section 17(1) is amended

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

               (o.1)     Dependants Relief Act;

     (b)  by repealing clauses (u), (lll) and (mmm).


8   Section 18 is amended by repealing subsections (1)(l) and (m) and
(1.1).


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     Alberta Regulation 335/2003

     Government Organization Act

     CALGARY RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT AREA
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 522/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to Schedule 5, section 4 of the Government Organization Act.


1   The Calgary Restricted Development Area Regulations (AR 212/76) are
amended by this Regulation.


2   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor is amended by adding the
following after the last land description for Township 22, Range 1, West of
the Fifth Meridian:

TOWNSHIP 23, RANGE 28, WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN

Section 6 -    Plan 0312762 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor


3   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing land located in
Township 23, Range 29, West of the Fourth Meridian, is amended by striking
out:

Section 6 -    Plan 0212505 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor and the Government road
lying west of Plan 0212505 and south of Road Plan 731231


4   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor is amended by adding the
following after the last land description for Township 23, Range 29, West
of the Fourth Meridian:

TOWNSHIP 24, RANGE 28, WEST OF THE FOURTH MERIDIAN

Section 19     -    Plan 0311182 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor


5   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing land located in
Township 24, Range 2, West of the Fifth Meridian, is amended by striking
out:

Sections 3 and 4    Plan 8911265 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor, Areas C and E on Plan
9912588 showing survey of rights-of-way affecting the Transportation/
Utility Corridor and Lot A on Plan 9111325
          EXCEPTING THEREOUT
          Plan 9910343 within the northwest and northeast quarters of
section 3, Area D within the north half of section 4 and Areas F, G and H
within the south half of section 3, all that area south of Area C on Plan
9912588 and Areas A, C, D, E, F and G on Plan 0011491

and substituting:

Sections 3     -    Plan 8911265 showing survey for descriptive
and 4          purposes of a right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility
Corridor, Areas C and E on Plan 9912588 showing survey of rights-of-way
affecting the Transportation/ Utility Corridor and Lot A on Plan 9111325 &
Lot 3 PUL on Plan 0113506
          EXCEPTING THEREOUT
          Plan 9910343 within the northwest and northeast quarters of
section 3, Area D within the north half of section 4 and Areas F, G and H
within the south half of section 3, all that area south of Area C on Plan
9912588 and Areas A, C, D, E, F and G on Plan 0011491


6   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing land located in
Township 25, Range 28, West of the Fourth Meridian, is amended by striking
out:

Section 31     -    Plan 0211994 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor

and substituting:

Section 31     -    Plans 0211994 and 0311427 showing survey for descriptive
purposes of a right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor


7   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing land located in
Township 25, Range 29, West of the Fourth Meridian, is amended by striking
out:

Sections 33    -    Plan 9011894 and Areas C, D and E on Plan
and 34         0211995 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor and all that area lying
south of Block F on Plan 731063 and lying north and east of Plan 9011894
          EXCEPTING THEREOUT
          Plan 9212240 within the north-west quarter of section 33

and substituting:

Sections 33    -    Plan 9011894 and Areas C, D and E on Plan
and 34         0211995 and Area A on Plan 0312178 within the north-west
quarter of section 33 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor and all that area lying
south of Block F on Plan 731063 and lying north and east of Plan 9011894
          EXCEPTING THEREOUT
          Plan 9212240 within the north-west quarter of section 33


8   Schedule A, Transportation/Utility Corridor, describing land located in
Township 25, Range 1, West of the Fifth Meridian, is amended

     (a)  by striking out

Section 34     -    Plan 8910854 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor

     and substituting

Section 34     -    Plan 8910854 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor
          EXCEPTING THEREOUT
          Plan 0310857

     (b)  by striking out

Sections 35    -    Plan 9112279 showing survey for descriptive
and 36         purposes of a right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility
Corridor and Plan 0012667

     and substituting

Sections 35    -    Plan 9112279 and Areas B and C on Plan
and 36         0312178 showing survey for descriptive purposes of a
right-of-way for a Transportation/Utility Corridor and Plan 0012667
          EXCEPTING THEREOUT
          Area D on Plan 0312178


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     Alberta Regulation 336/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA BEEF PRODUCERS PLAN REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 523/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
References to delegates and directors   2
Designations   3

     Part 1
     General Operation of Plan

     Division 1
     Plan

Plan continued 4
Termination of Plan 5
Application of Plan 6
Purposes and intent of Plan   7

     Division 2
     Operation of Plan by Commission

Commission continued     8
Functions of Commission  9
Regulations to operate Plan   10
Financing of Plan   11
Service charge is non-refundable   12
Powers under Canada Act  13
Agreements     14
Indemnification funds    15
Industry advisory committee   16
Auditor   17

     Part 2
     Governance of Plan

     Division 1
     Eligible Producers

General rights of eligible producers    18
Eligible producers who are individuals  19
Eligible producers that are not individuals  20

     Division 2
     Zones, Delegates and Zone Committees

Zones     21
Zone and sub-zone delegates   22
Cattle feeder council delegates    23
Producer association delegates     24
Zone committees     25
Election of delegates re zones 1 to 8   26
Election of delegates re zone 9    27
Election and appointment of delegates re producer associations   28
Function of delegates    29
Term of office 30
Delegate vacancy re delegates representing a zone 31
Delegate vacancy re producer association delegate 32
Removal and replacement of delegates    33
Restriction from removal as delegates representing zones    34
Removal of delegate re producer association delegate   35
Restriction from removal as producer association delegate   36

     Division 3
     Zone, Sub-zone and Cattle Feeder Council
     Meetings and Zone Committee Meetings

Annual and special zone meetings re zones 1 to 8  37
Annual and special zone meetings re zone 9   38
Notification of zone and sub-zone meetings   39
Cattle Feeder Council meetings     40
Zone committee meetings  41
Quorum    42

     Division 4
     Directors

Board of Directors  43
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors   44
Election of zone directors    45
Election of directors re Cattle Feeder Council    46
Election of directors at large     47
Functions of directors   48
Terms of office     49
Director vacancy    50
Removal of zone directors     51
Removal of cattle feeder council directors   52
Removal of directors at large 53
Board of Directors meetings   54
Quorum    55

     Division 5
     Executive

Election of chair, vice-chair and finance chair   56
Functions 57
Term of office 58
Executive vacancy   59
Removal of the Executive 60
Executive meetings  61
Quorum    62

     Division 6
     Elected Committees of the Board of Directors

Definitions    63
Establishment of elected committees     64
Membership of Cattle Feeder Council     65
Functions of Cattle Feeder Council 66
Term of office 67
Vacancy   68
Removal of chair    69
Removal of members  70
Cattle Feeder Council meetings     71

     Division 7
     Appointed Committees of the Board of Directors

Establishment of appointed committees   72
Appointment of committee chairs and members  73
Duties of committee 74
Term of office 75
Committee vacancy   76
Removal of committee chairs   77
Removal of committee members  78
Committee meetings  79
Quorum    80

     Division 8
     Commission Meetings

Annual and special Commission meetings  81
Notification of Commission meetings     82
Quorum    83
Voting    84

     Division 9
     National and Other Organizations

Commission membership in other organizations 85

     Part 3
     Voting and Elections

     Division 1
     Voting by Eligible Producers

Eligibility to vote re individual  86
Eligibility to vote re non-individual   87
When to provide declaration   88
Voting at zone and sub-zone meetings    89

     Division 2
     Returning Officer

Appointment of returning officer   90
Duties of returning officer   91
Destruction of ballots, etc.  92

     Division 3
     Controverted Elections

Election irregularities  93
Effect of no application re election irregularities    94
Effect of application re election irregularities  95
Effect of invalid election    96

     Part 4
     Transitional Provisions, Review and Repeal

Transitional re Directors, etc.    97
Cattle Feeder Council    98
Review    99
Repeal    100

Schedules


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

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

     (b)  "Canada Act" means the Farm Products Agencies Act (Canada);

     (c)  "Canada Board" means the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market
Development and Promotion Agency;

     (d)  "cattle" includes bulls, cows, heifers, steers and calves;

     (e)  "cattle products" includes beef, offal, hides and other cattle
by-products from the slaughter and processing of cattle;

     (f)  "Commission" means the Alberta Beef Producers;

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

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

               (i)  a livestock dealer as defined in the Livestock
Dealers and Livestock Dealers' Agents Regulation (AR 66/98) or any
successor to that Regulation, and

               (ii) a livestock dealer's agent as defined in the
Livestock Dealers and Livestock Dealers' Agents Regulation (AR 66/98) or
any successor to that Regulation;

     (i)  "eligible producer" means a producer who has, during the
current or immediately preceding year, sold cattle and paid a service
charge to the Commission or to another person on behalf of the Commission
and who,

               (i)  in the case of a producer who is an individual, is
a resident of Alberta, and

               (ii) in the case of a producer that is not an
individual, carries on business in Alberta;

     (j)  "marketing" in respect of the regulated product means buying,
owning, selling, offering for sale, storing, grading, assembling, packing,
transporting, advertising or financing and includes

               (i)  slaughtering, and

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

     (k)  "official Commission newsletter" means the newsletter that is
published by the Commission;

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

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

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

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

     (m)  "Plan" means the Alberta Beef Producers Plan that is revised
and continued under section 4;

     (n)  "processor" means a person who is in the business of buying
cattle for the purpose of slaughtering or otherwise processing cattle;

     (o)  "producer" means

               (i)  a person who raises, feeds or owns cattle,

               (ii) a person who takes possession of cattle from a
producer under a security interest or any other security for a debt, or

               (iii)     a person who under any arrangement is entitled to a
share of the cattle raised by a producer or any portion of the revenue
derived from the sale of the cattle;

     (p)  "producer association" means

               (i)  Alberta Canada All Breeds Association (1984);

               (ii) Alberta Milk;

               (iii)     Feeder Associations of Alberta Ltd.;

               (iv) Western Stock Growers Association;

     (q)  "regulated product" means cattle and cattle products;

     (r)  "security interest" means a security interest as defined in the
Personal Property Security Act.


References to delegates and directors
2(1)  Except where there is a reference specifically to a zone delegate, a
sub-zone delegate, a cattle feeder council delegate or a producer
association delegate, a reference in this Plan to a delegate is, subject to
subsection (2), a reference to a delegate irrespective as to whether that
delegate is a zone delegate, a sub-zone delegate, a cattle feeder council
delegate or a producer association delegate.

(2)  Except where there is a reference specifically to a zone delegate, a
sub-zone delegate or a cattle feeder council delegate, a reference in this
Plan to a delegate representing a zone,

     (a)  in the case of zones 1 to 8, is a reference to a delegate
elected or appointed under this Plan to represent the eligible producers
for that zone irrespective as to whether that delegate is a zone delegate
or a cattle feeder council delegate, and

     (b)  in the case of zone 9, is a reference to a delegate elected or
appointed under this Plan to represent the eligible producers for that zone
or sub-zone, as the case may be, irrespective as to whether that delegate
is a zone delegate, a sub-zone delegate or a cattle feeder council
delegate.

(3)  Except where there is a reference specifically to a zone director, a
cattle feeder council director or a director at large, a reference in this
Plan to a director is a reference to a director irrespective as to whether
that director is a zone director, a cattle feeder council director or a
director at large.


Designations
3(1)  Cattle and cattle products are hereby designated as agricultural
products for the purposes of the Act.

(2)  Slaughtering of cattle is an activity that is hereby designated as
marketing for the purposes of the Act.


     Part 1
     General Operation of Plan

     Division 1
     Plan

Plan continued
4   The Alberta Cattle Commission Plan, 1969 established under Alberta
Regulation 170/69 and continued under the Alberta Beef Producers Plan
Regulation (AR 272/97) is hereby revised, amended and continued under this
Regulation with the name "Alberta Beef Producers Plan".


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


Application of Plan
6(1)  This Plan applies

     (a)  to all of Alberta,

     (b)  to all producers marketing cattle in Alberta, and

     (c)  for the purposes of section 10(b), (c) and (d) to all dealers
and processors in Alberta.

(2)  If a person is a producer and is also a dealer or processor, this Plan
applies to that person both

     (a)  as a producer, and

     (b)  as a dealer or processor, as the case may be.

(3)  None of the persons referred to in subsection (1)(b) or (c) is
exempted from the Plan.

(4)  No class, variety, size, grade or kind of agricultural product to
which this Plan applies is exempt from this Plan.


Purposes and intent of Plan
7(1)  The purpose of this Plan is to enable the Commission to initiate and
carry out projects or programs to commence, stimulate, increase or improve
the production or marketing, or both, of cattle and cattle products.

(2)  Without restricting the generality of subsection (1), the Commission
may initiate and carry out projects or programs

     (a)  to assist, educate and inform producers, dealers and processors
in developing and improving their production and marketing of cattle and
cattle products;

     (b)  to expand market awareness and demand for cattle and cattle
products, including the development and promotion of markets for cattle and
cattle products and the education of consumers;

     (c)  to generally develop and promote the cattle industry;

     (d)  to advise governments on matters concerning the cattle
industry;

     (e)  to research and study the production, marketing and processing
of cattle and cattle products, including studies and research concerning
the improvement of cattle and cattle products and the development and use
and consumption of cattle and cattle products;

     (f)  to support and co-operate with other persons and with
governments when, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, such support
and cooperation will further the purposes of this Plan and the objects of
the Commission;

     (g)  to communicate with producers, dealers, processors and the
public;

     (h)  to establish quality standards for cattle and cattle products.

(3)  Under this Plan neither the production nor the marketing of cattle and
cattle products shall be controlled or regulated.


     Division 2
     Operation of Plan by Commission

Commission continued
8   The Alberta Cattle Commission established under Alberta Regulation
170/69 and continued under the Alberta Beef Producers Plan Regulation (AR
272/97) is hereby continued with the name "Alberta Beef Producers".


Functions of Commission
9(1)  The Commission is responsible for

     (a)  the administration, operation, regulation, supervision and
enforcement of this Plan and the regulations made by the Commission;

     (b)  the conduct of the business and affairs of the Commission in
carrying out its responsibilities;

     (c)  the conduct of and procedure to be followed at meetings held by

               (i)  the Commission,

               (ii) zones and sub-zones, and

               (iii)     any elected or appointed committees;

     (d)  the conduct of and the procedure to be followed  in relation to
elections conducted under this Plan.

(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Commission

     (a)  shall maintain an office in Alberta;

     (b)  may appoint a General Manager and prescribe the duties and fix
the remuneration of the General Manager;

     (c)  may allow the General Manager

               (i)  to retain other employees or contractors, other
than the auditor appointed pursuant to section 17, and

               (ii) to prescribe the duties and remuneration payable to
those employees and contractors;

     (d)  shall open one or more bank accounts with one or more financial
institutions and designate any officers, employees and other persons as
persons permitted

               (i)  to sign cheques and other negotiable instruments,

               (ii) to transact the business of the Commission with its
financial institutions, and

               (iii)     generally to do all things incidental to or in
connection with the transaction of the business of the Commission with its
financial institutions;

     (e)  shall maintain or cause to be maintained books and records that
from time to time may be required under the Act or the regulations or by
virtue of any order of the Council or that may be required by the
Commission;

     (f)  may become a member of, elect or appoint individuals to sit as
members of and contribute funds to any tasks force, committee, group,
organization or person when that membership, election, appointment or
contribution will, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, further the
purpose of this Plan and the objects of the Commission;

     (g)  may enter into any agreement with the Canada Board to support
the establishment and operation of a promotion-research agency under the
Canada Act;

     (h)  may make payments to the Canada Board in accordance with an
agreement referred to in clause (g) or section 14;

     (i)  may issue directions governing the internal operations of the
Commission;

     (j)  shall establish and implement policy for the operation of the
Commission and the implementation and operation of this Plan and the
regulations made by the Commission.


Regulations to operate Plan
10(1)  For the purposes of enabling the Commission to operate this Plan the
Commission may be empowered by the Council, pursuant to section 26 of the
Act, to make regulations

     (a)  requiring producers engaged in the marketing of a regulated
product to register their names and addresses with the Commission;

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

     (c)  providing for

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

               (ii) the taking of legal action to enforce payment of
the service charges;

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

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

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

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

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

(2)  Pursuant to section 28 of the Act the power to make regulations
referred to in subsection (1)(a) is to be restricted by the Council so that
the Commission will only be empowered to make regulations requiring
producers to register their names and addresses with the Commission so as
to enable the Commission to determine whether a producer is an eligible
producer and to assess, charge and collect service charges.


Financing of Plan
11(1)  This Plan is to be financed by the charging and collection of
service charges.

(2)  The Commission may, from time to time, change the amount of the
service charge.

(3)  A change in the amount of the service charge is not effective until
the amount has been approved by a majority of the total number of all of
the delegates present at an annual Commission meeting or a special
Commission meeting.


Service charge is non-refundable
12   Service charges shall not be refundable on the request of a producer.


Powers under Canada Act
13   In accordance with section 50 of the Act, the Commission may, with
respect to the purposes of the Plan, be authorized to perform any function
or duty and exercise any power imposed or conferred on the Commission by or
under the Canada Act.


Agreements
14   In accordance with section 51 of the Act, the Commission may become a
party to an agreement referred to in section 51 of the Act.


Indemnifi-cation funds
15   The Commission shall not establish a fund under section 34 of 35 of
the Act.


Industry advisory committee
16   The Commission may establish industry advisory committees in
accordance with section 32 of the Act.


Auditor
17   The auditor for the Commission shall be appointed at an annual
Commission meeting or a special Commission meeting.


     Part 2
     Governance of Plan

     Division 1
     Eligible Producers

General rights of eligible producers
18(1)  In accordance with this Plan, an eligible producer is entitled, as a
matter of right,

     (a)  to attend any zone or sub-zone meeting;

     (b)  to make representations on any matter pertaining to this Plan
and the operation of the Commission at any zone or sub-zone meeting;

     (c)  to vote on any matter under this Plan at any meeting of
eligible producers at which a vote is held in the zone or sub-zone in which
the eligible producer is entitled to vote;

     (d)  to vote in any election for delegates to represent the zone
that is conducted at any meeting of the eligible producers at which an
election is held in the zone or sub-zone in which the eligible producer is
entitled to vote;

     (e)  to hold office as a delegate representing the zone in which the
eligible producer is entitled to hold office;

     (f)  to hold office as a producer association delegate;

     (g)  to vote in any plebiscites of producers held under the Act.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), in any year in which elections are
held for the positions of delegates, irrespective as to whether the
elections are for the position of zone delegates, sub-zone delegates,
cattle feeder council delegates or producers association delegates or any
combination of those positions, an eligible producer, in that year,

     (a)  may stand for election only once as a delegate, and

     (b)  may not be a candidate for more than one position as a
delegate.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), an eligible producer may not, at any
one time, hold more than one position as a delegate.


Eligible producers who are individuals
19(1)  Where an eligible producer is an individual, that eligible producer
may, only in accordance with this section, exercise the rights of an
eligible producer referred to in section 18.

(2)  An eligible producer to which this section applies who

     (a)  resides and is a producer in only one zone or sub-zone may
exercise the rights of an eligible producer only in that zone or sub-zone;

     (b)  resides and is a producer in one zone or sub-zone and is also a
producer in one or more other zones or sub-zones may exercise the rights of
an eligible producer only in the zone or sub-zone in which that eligible
producer resides;

     (c)  resides and is a producer in more than one zone or sub-zone may
exercise the rights of an eligible producer in only one of the zones or
sub-zones in which that eligible producer resides and is a producer;

     (d)  resides in one zone or sub-zone but is a producer in a
different zone or sub-zone may exercise the rights of an eligible producer
only in the zone or sub-zone in which that eligible producer is a producer;

     (e)  resides in one zone or sub-zone but is a producer in two or
more different zones or sub-zones may exercise the rights of an eligible
producer in only one of the zones or sub-zones in which that eligible
producer is a producer.

(3)  An eligible producer to which this section applies shall not appoint a
representative to act on behalf of that eligible producer under this Plan.


Eligible producers that are not individuals
20(1)  Where an eligible producer is not an individual, that eligible
producer may, only in accordance with this section, exercise the rights of
an eligible producer referred to in section 18:

(2)  An eligible producer to which this section applies who

     (a)  carries on business and is a producer in only one zone or
sub-zone may exercise the rights of an eligible producer only in that zone
or sub-zone;

     (b)  carries on business and is a producer in one zone or sub-zone
and is also a producer in one or more other zones or sub-zones may exercise
the rights of an eligible producer only in the zone or sub-zone in which
that eligible producer carries on business;

     (c)  carries on business and is a producer in more than one zone or
sub-zone may exercise the rights of an eligible producer in only one of the
zones or sub-zones in which that eligible producer carries on business and
is a producer;

     (d)  carries on business in one zone or sub-zone but is a producer
in a different zone or sub-zone may exercise the rights of an eligible
producer only in the zone or sub-zone in which that eligible producer is a
producer;

     (e)  carries on business in one zone or sub-zone but is a producer
in two or more different zones or sub-zones may exercise the rights of an
eligible producer in only one of the zones or sub-zones in which that
eligible producer is a producer.

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

(4)  A representative of an eligible producer must reside in the zone or,
in the case of zone 9, in the sub-zone, in which the rights of the eligible
producer are exercised in accordance with subsection (2).

(5)  Subsection (4) does not apply to a representative of an eligible
producer if that representative is the majority owner of that eligible
producer and is a resident of Alberta.

(6)  A representative of an eligible producer shall, subject to this Plan,
exercise of behalf of the eligible producer, the rights referred to in
section 18.

(7)  An individual cannot be a representative under this section for more
than one eligible producer at any one time.

(8)  An individual shall not exercise any of the rights of an eligible
producer referred to in section 18 in that individual's own capacity as an
eligible producer while appointed as the representative of an eligible
producer.

(9)  If an eligible producer to which this section applies is

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

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

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

(10)  An appointment of a representative of an eligible producer shall be

     (a)  in writing in a form prescribed or otherwise acceptable to the
Board of Directors, and

     (b)  filed with the Board of Directors before the representative is
nominated or appointed to hold office.


     Division 2
     Zones, Delegates and Zone Committees

Zones
21   For the purposes of this Plan,

     (a)  Alberta is divided into 9 zones as set out in Schedule 1;

     (b)  zone 9 is divided into 5 sub-zones as set out in Schedule 2;

     (c)  each zone is comprised of the lands set out in Schedule 1;

     (d)  each sub-zone of zone 9 is comprised of the lands set out in
Schedule 2.


Zone and sub-zone delegates
22(1)  The Commission shall have 58 zone delegates and 5 sub-zone delegates
to be elected pursuant to sections 26 and 27 or otherwise appointed under
this Plan.

(2)  The zone delegates elected or otherwise appointed for a zone represent
the eligible producers of that zone.

(3)  The sub-zone delegates elected or otherwise appointed for a sub-zone
represent the eligible producers of that sub-zone.


Cattle feeder council delegates
23(1)  The Commission shall have 13 cattle feeder council delegates to be
elected pursuant to sections 26 and 27 or otherwise appointed under this
Plan.

(2)  The cattle feeder council delegates elected or otherwise appointed for
a zone represent the eligible producers of that zone.


Producer association delegates
24(1)  The Commission shall have 6 producer association delegates to be
elected or otherwise appointed under this Plan.

(2)  The producer association delegates elected or appointed by a producer
association represent that producer association.


Zone committees
25(1)  The Commission shall have 9 zone committees.

(2)  In the case of zones 1 and 3, each zone committee shall consist of 7
zone delegates and 2 cattle feeder council delegates.

(3)  In the case of zone 2, the zone committee shall consist of 7 zone
delegates and 3 cattle feeder council delegates.

(4)  In the case of zones 4 to 8, each zone committee shall consist of 7
zone delegates and one cattle feeder council delegate.

(5)  In the case of zone 9, the zone committee shall consist of 2 zone
delegates, 5 sub-zone delegates and one cattle feeder council delegate.


Election of delegates re zones 1 to 8
26(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8,

     (a)  the eligible producers in each zone shall, at the annual zone
meetings for their zone, elect 7 zone delegates for that zone, and

               (i)  in the case of zones 1 and 3, elect 2 cattle feeder
council delegates for that zone;

               (ii) in the case of zone 2, elect 3 cattle feeder
council delegates for that zone;

               (iii)     in the case of zones 4 to 8, elect one cattle
feeder council delegate for that zone;

     (b)  where fewer than or only a sufficient number of eligible
producers have been nominated to fill the required number of zone delegate
positions, the returning officer shall declare the eligible producers
nominated as zone delegates as being elected by acclamation;

     (c)  where fewer than or only a sufficient number of eligible
producers have been nominated to fill the required number of cattle feeder
council delegate positions, the returning officer shall declare the
eligible producers nominated as cattle feeder council delegates as being
elected by acclamation;

     (d)  where fewer than the required number of zone delegates have
been declared elected by acclamation, the zone delegates and the cattle
feeder council delegates who have been declared elected shall appoint
eligible producers to the remaining positions as zone delegates and the
eligible producers so appointed shall, subject to the approval of the Board
of Directors, hold office as zone delegates as if elected;

     (e)  where fewer than the required number of cattle feeder council
delegates have been declared elected by acclamation, the zone delegates and
the cattle feeder council delegates who have been declared elected shall
appoint eligible producers to the remaining positions as cattle feeder
council delegates and the eligible producers so appointed shall, subject to
the approval of the Board of Directors, hold office as cattle feeder
council delegates as if elected.

(2)  The elections for the delegates to represent a zone are to be
conducted in such a manner so that,

     (a)  in the case of zones 1 to 8,

               (i)  3 zone delegates are elected in one year, and

               (ii) 4 zone delegates are elected in the following year;

     (b)  in the case of zones 1 and 3,

               (i)  one cattle feeder council delegate is elected in
the same year that the 3 zone delegates referred to in clause (a)(i) are
elected, and

               (ii) one cattle feeder council delegate is elected in
the same year that the 4 zone delegates referred to in clause (a)(ii) are
elected;

     (c)  in the case of zone 2,

               (i)  one cattle feeder council delegate is elected in
the same year that the 3 zone delegates referred to in clause (a)(i) are
elected, and

               (ii) 2 cattle feeder council delegates are elected in
the same year that the 4 zone delegates referred to in clause (a)(ii) are
elected;

     (d)  in the case of zones 4 to 8, one cattle feeder council delegate
is elected in the same year that the 3 zone delegates referred to in clause
(a)(i) are elected.


Election of delegates re zone 9
27(1)  In the case of zone 9,

     (a)  the eligible producers in each sub-zone shall at the annual
sub-zone meeting for their sub-zone,

               (i)  elect one sub-zone delegate, and

               (ii) cast ballots in elections for

                         (A)  2 zone delegates, and

                         (B)  one cattle feeder council delegate;

     (b)  the zone delegates shall be elected based on the total number
of votes that were cast at the 5 annual sub-zone meetings in the election
for the zone delegates;

     (c)  the cattle feeder council delegate shall be elected based on
the total number of votes that were cast at the 5 annual sub-zone meetings
in the election for the cattle feeder council delegate;

     (d)  where fewer than or only a sufficient number of eligible
producers have been nominated to fill the required number of zone delegate
positions, the returning officer shall declare the eligible producers
nominated as zone delegates as being elected by acclamation;

     (e)  where fewer than or only a sufficient number of eligible
producers have been nominated to fill the required number of sub-zone
delegate positions, the returning officer shall declare the eligible
producers nominated as sub-zone delegates as being elected by acclamation;

     (f)  where only one eligible producer has been nominated to fill the
cattle feeder council delegate position, the returning officer shall
declare the eligible producer nominated as cattle feeder delegate as being
elected by acclamation;

     (g)  where fewer than the required number of zone delegates have
been declared elected by acclamation, the zone delegates, sub-zone
delegates and cattle feeder council delegate who have been declared elected
shall appoint eligible producers to the remaining positions as zone
delegates and the eligible producers so appointed shall, subject to the
approval of the Board of Directors, hold office as zone delegates as if
elected;

     (h)  where fewer than the required number of sub-zone delegates have
been declared elected by acclamation, the zone delegates, the sub-zone
delegates and cattle feeder council delegate who have been declared elected
shall appoint eligible producers to the remaining positions as sub-zone
delegates and the eligible producers so appointed shall, subject to the
approval of the Board of Directors, hold office as sub-zone delegates as if
elected;

     (i)  where the cattle feeder council delegate has not been declared
elected by acclamation, the zone delegates and sub-zone delegates who have
been declared elected shall appoint an eligible producer to the position of
cattle feeder council delegate and the eligible producer so appointed
shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, hold office as
the cattle feeder council delegate as if elected.

(2)  The elections for the delegates to represent the zone are to be
conducted in such a manner as that

     (a)  the sub-zone delegates for zone 9 are elected in the same year
that the zone delegates for zones 1 to 8 referred to in section 26(2)(a)(i)
are elected, and

     (b)  the zone delegates and the cattle feeder council delegate for
zone 9 are elected in the same year that the zone delegates for zones 1 to
8 referred to in section 26(2)(a)(ii) are elected.


Election and appointment of delegates re producer associations
28(1)  In the case of producer associations,

     (a)  each of the producer associations may elect or appoint one or
more producer association delegates as follows:

               (i)  Alberta Canada All Breeds Association (1984) may
elect or appoint one delegate;

               (ii) Alberta Milk may elect or appoint one delegate;

               (iii)     Feeder Associations of Alberta Ltd. may elect or
appoint 2 delegates;

               (iv) Western Stock Growers Association may elect or
appoint 2 delegates;

     (b)  each producer association shall elect or appoint its producer
association delegate or delegates, as the case may be, before November 15
in the year in which an election or appointment is to take place;

     (c)  where fewer than or only a sufficient number of eligible
producers have been nominated to fill the required number of producer
association delegate positions, the producer association shall declare the
eligible producers nominated as producer association delegates as being
elected by acclamation;

     (d)  where fewer than the required number of producer association
delegates for a producer association have been declared elected by
acclamation, the producer association shall appoint eligible producers to
the remaining positions as producer association delegates and the eligible
producers so appointed shall hold office as producer association delegates
as if elected.

(2)  The procedure to be followed by a producer association in the election
or appointment of its producer association delegates is the responsibility
of the producer association and not the Commission.


Functions of delegates
29(1)  In addition to what an eligible producer may do under this Plan,

     (a)  a delegate who is a zone delegate or sub-zone delegate may, in
the zone or sub-zone that the delegate represents,

               (i)  attend zone committee meetings,

               (ii) at zone committee meetings

                         (A)  make representations on any matter
pertaining to this Plan or the operation of the Commission,

                         (B)  vote on any matter under this Plan, and

                         (C)  vote in any election for a zone
director,

               and

               (iii)     hold office as a zone director;

     (b)  a delegate who is a cattle feeder council delegate may

               (i)  in the zone that the delegate represents,

                         (A)  attend zone committee meetings,

                         (B)  at zone committee meetings

                                   (I)  make representations on any
matter pertaining to this Plan or the operation of the Commission,

                                   (II) vote on any matter under
this Plan, and

                                   (III)     vote in any election for a
zone director,

                         and

                         (C)  hold office as a zone director,

               (ii) on behalf of the zone that the delegate represents,

                         (A)  attend Cattle Feeder Council meetings,
and

                         (B)  at Cattle Feeder Council meetings

                                   (I)  make representations on any
matter pertaining to cattle feeders,

                                   (II) vote on any matter
pertaining to cattle feeders, and

                                   (III)     vote in any election for
cattle feeder council directors,

               and

               (iii)     hold office as a cattle feeder council director;

     (c)  a delegate who is a producer association delegate may, in the
zone or sub-zone in which the delegate resides,

               (i)  attend zone committee meetings, and

               (ii) at zone committee meetings make representations on
any matter pertaining to this Plan or the operation of the Commission;

     (d)  a delegate may, on behalf of the zone, sub-zone or producer
association that the delegate represents,

               (i)  attend any annual or special meeting of the
Commission, and

               (ii) at any annual or special meeting of the Commission,

                         (A)  make representations on any matter
pertaining to this Plan or the operation of the Commission,

                         (B)  vote on any matter under this Plan, and

                         (C)  vote in any election for

                                   (I)  directors at large of the
Commission,

                                   (II) directors of the Canadian
Cattlemen's Association, and

                                   (III)     members of the Beef
Information Centre;

     (e)  a delegate may

               (i)  hold office as a

                         (A)  director at large of the Commission;

                         (B)  director of the Canadian Cattlemen's
Association;

                         (C)  member of the Beef Information Centre;

               (ii) be appointed by the Board of Directors to sit as a
member of any committee established by the Board of Directors;

               (iii)     be appointed by the Board of Directors to represent
the Commission on any task force, committee, group or organization of which
the Commission is a member.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), at any one meeting at which elections
are held for the position of a director, irrespective as to whether the
election is for the position as zone director, cattle feeder council
director or director at large or any combination of those positions, a
delegate may not at that meeting stand for election for more than one
position as a director.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a delegate may not, at any one time,
hold more than one position as a director.


Term of office
30(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8, the term of office of a delegate
representing the zone

     (a)  commences on the announcement of the results of the elections
held at the annual zone meeting, and

     (b)  expires on the announcement of the results of the elections
held at the annual zone meeting that takes place in the 2nd year following
the year in which the term commenced.

(2)  In the case of zone 9, the term of office of a delegate representing
the zone

     (a)  commences on the announcement of the results of the elections
held at annual sub-zone meetings, and

     (b)  expires on the announcement of the results of the elections
held at the annual sub-zone meetings that take place in the 2nd year
following the year in which the term commenced.

(3)  In the case of a producer association delegate, the term of office

     (a)  commences at the beginning of the day on November 15 of the
year in which the producer association delegate was elected or appointed,
and

     (b)  expires at the end of the day on November 14 in the 2nd year
following the year in which the term commenced.

(4)  An eligible producer shall not serve for more than 3 consecutive terms
as a delegate.

(5)  If an eligible producer serves for 3 consecutive terms as a delegate,
that eligible producer is not eligible to serve again as a delegate of any
type under this Plan until one year has expired following the expiry of
that eligible producer's last term of office as a delegate.

(6)  Subject to subsection (7), for the purpose of determining the number
of consecutive terms that an eligible producer has served as a delegate,
any portion of a term of office served by a delegate shall be considered to
be a term of office.

(7)  For the purpose of determining the number of consecutive terms that an
eligible producer has served as a delegate, an unexpired term of office
served by a delegate who is appointed or elected pursuant to section 31,
32, 33, 35 or 96 shall be considered to be a term of office only if the
time served exceeds 12 months.

(8)  A delegate representing a zone may complete that delegate's term of
office even though,

     (a)  if the delegate is an eligible producer who is an individual,
that delegate ceases to

               (i)  be an eligible producer, or

               (ii) meet the requirements of section 19;

     (b)  if the delegate is the representative of an eligible producer,

               (i)  that eligible producer ceases to be an eligible
producer,

               (ii) that delegate cease to be the representative of an
eligible producer, or

               (iii)     that delegate ceases to meet the requirements of
section 20.

(9)  A producer association delegate may complete that delegate's term of
office even though

     (a)  that delegate ceases to be an eligible producer;

     (b)  if that delegate is the representative of an eligible producer, 

               (i)  that eligible producer ceases to be an eligible
producer, or

               (ii) that delegate ceases to be the representative of an
eligible producer.


Delegate vacancy re delegates representing a zone
31(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8, if

     (a)  a delegate who is a zone delegate ceases to hold office before
the expiry of that delegate's term of office, all the other delegates
representing the zone shall appoint another eligible producer as a zone
delegate who shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors,
serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

     (b)  a delegate who is a cattle feeder council delegate ceases to
hold office before the expiry of that delegate's term of office, all the
other delegates representing the zone shall appoint another eligible
producer as a cattle feeder council delegate who shall, subject to the
approval of the Board of Directors, serve for the unexpired portion of that
term of office.

(2)  In the case of zone 9, if

     (a)  a delegate who is a zone delegate ceases to hold office before
the expiry of that delegate's term of office, all the other delegates
representing the zone shall appoint another eligible producer as a zone
delegate who shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors,
serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office,

     (b)  a delegate who is a sub-zone delegate ceases to hold office
before the expiry of that delegate's term of office, all the other
delegates representing the zone shall appoint another eligible producer as
a sub-zone delegate who shall, subject to the approval of the Board of
Directors, serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

     (c)  a delegate who is the cattle feeder council delegate ceases to
hold office before the expiry of that delegate's term of office, all the
other delegates representing the zone shall appoint another eligible
producer as the cattle feeder council delegate who shall, subject to the
approval of the Board of Directors, serve for the unexpired portion of that
term of office.


Delegate vacancy re producer association delegate
32  If a producer association delegate ceases to hold office before the
expiry of that delegate's term of office, the producer association shall
elect or appoint another eligible producer as a producer association
delegate to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office.


Removal and replacement of delegates
33(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8, the eligible producers may, at a
special zone meeting, remove from office any delegate representing the zone
and where a vacancy is created

     (a)  by the removal of a delegate who is a zone delegate, the
eligible producers may, at the special zone meeting at which the delegate
was removed, elect a zone delegate from among the eligible producers to
serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

     (b)  by the removal of a delegate who is a cattle feeder council
delegate, the eligible producers may, at the special zone meeting at which
the delegate was removed, elect a cattle feeder council delegate from among
the eligible producers to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office.

(2)  In the case of zone 9, the eligible producers may

     (a)  at a special zone meeting remove from office any delegate
representing the zone and where a vacancy is created

               (i)  by the removal of a delegate who is a zone
delegate, the eligible producers may, at the special zone meeting at which
the delegate was removed, elect a zone delegate from among the eligible
producers to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

               (ii) by the removal of a delegate who is a cattle feeder
council delegate, the eligible producers may, at the special zone meeting
at which the delegate was removed, elect a  cattle feeder council delegate
from among the eligible producers to serve for the unexpired portion of
that term of office,

     or

     (b)  at a special sub-zone meeting of a sub-zone remove from office
the sub-zone delegate for the sub-zone and where a vacancy is created by
the removal of the delegate, the eligible producers may, at the special
sub-zone meeting at which the delegate was removed, elect a sub-zone
delegate from among the eligible producers to serve for the unexpired
portion of that term of office.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), if,

     (a)  in the case of zones 1 to 8, a zone delegate or a cattle feeder
council delegate is not elected under subsection (1), or

     (b)  in the case of zone 9, a zone delegate, sub-zone delegate or a
cattle feeder council delegate is not elected under subsection (2),

the position may be filled under section 31.


Restriction from removal as delegate representing a zone
34(1)  Notwithstanding section 33, if

     (a)  a delegate representing a zone is a zone director, that
delegate may not be removed from office as a delegate without first having
been removed from office as a zone director pursuant to section 51(1)(a) or
(2)(a);

     (b)  a delegate representing a zone is a director at large, that
delegate may not be removed from office as a delegate without first having
been removed from office as director at large pursuant to section 53(1);

     (c)  a cattle feeder council delegate is a cattle feeder council
director, that delegate may not be removed from office as a cattle feeder
council delegate without first having been removed from office as a cattle
feeder council director pursuant to section 52(1).

(2)  Notwithstanding section 33, if a delegate representing a zone is the
chair, vice-chair or finance chair of the Commission, that delegate may not
be removed from office as a delegate without first having been removed from
office

     (a)  as a director in the manner referred to in subsection (1), and

     (b)  as the chair, vice-chair or finance chair pursuant to section
60(1).


Removal of delegate re producer association delegate
35(1)  A producer association may at any meeting of the producer
association remove any producer association delegate from office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of a producer association
delegate, the producer association may, at the meeting at which the
delegate was removed, appoint a producer association delegate from among
the eligible producers to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office.

(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2), if the producer association delegate
is not appointed under subsection (2), the position may be filled under
section 32.


Restriction from removal as producer association delegate
36(1)  Notwithstanding section 35(1), if a producer association delegate is
a director at large, that delegate may not be removed from office as a
producer association delegate without having first been removed from office
as a director at large pursuant to section 53(1).

(2)  Notwithstanding section 35(1), if a producer association delegate is
the chair, vice-chair or finance chair of the Commission, that delegate may
not be removed from office as a producer association delegate without first
having been removed from office

     (a)  as a director at large pursuant to section 53(1), and

     (b)  as the chair, vice-chair or finance chair pursuant to section
60(1).


     Division 3
     Zone, Sub-zone and Cattle Feeder Council
     Meetings and Zone Committee Meetings

Annual and special zone meetings, re zones 1 to 8
37(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8, each zone committee

     (a)  shall, before the commencement of the annual Commission
meeting, hold an annual zone meeting of the eligible producers who reside
or carry on business within the zone;

     (b)  shall hold a special zone meeting of the eligible producers who
reside or carry on business within the zone

               (i)  on the written request of not fewer than 50
eligible producers who reside or carry on business within the zone,

               (ii) on the written request of the Board of Directors,
or

               (iii)     on the written request of the Council;

     (c)  may hold a special zone meeting of the eligible producers who
reside or carry on business within the zone when the zone committee is of
the opinion that circumstances warrant the holding of a special zone
meeting.

(2)  An annual zone meeting or special zone meeting held pursuant to this
section may consist of 3 or more individual meetings held within the zone,
the total of which shall constitute the annual zone meeting or special zone
meeting, as the case may be.


Annual and special zone meetings re zone 9
38(1)  In the case of zone 9, the zone committee

     (a)  shall, before the commencement of the annual Commission
meeting, hold in each sub-zone an annual sub-zone meeting of the eligible
producers who reside or carry on business within the sub-zone;

     (b)  shall hold in a sub-zone a special sub-zone meeting of the
eligible producers who reside or carry on business within the sub-zone

               (i)  on the written request of not fewer than 10
eligible producers who reside or carry on business within the sub-zone,

               (ii) on the written request of the Board of Directors,
or

               (iii)     on the written request of the Council;

     (c)  may hold in a sub-zone a special sub-zone meeting of the
eligible producers who reside or carry on business within the sub-zone when
the zone committee is of the opinion that circumstances warrant the holding
of a special sub-zone meeting;

     (d)  may hold a special zone meeting of the eligible producers who
reside or carry on business within the zone when the zone committee is of
the opinion that circumstances warrant the holding of a special zone
meeting.

(2)  An annual sub-zone meeting or special sub-zone meeting held pursuant
to this section shall consist of one individual meeting held within the
sub-zone.

(3)  A special zone meeting held pursuant to this section may consist of 3
or more individual meetings held within the zone, the total of which shall
constitute the special zone meeting.


Notification of zone and sub-zone meetings
39(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8, where an annual zone meeting or a
special zone meeting is to be held, the Board of Directors shall give
notice of the meeting to the eligible producers residing or carrying on
business within the zone in which the meeting is to be held by publishing a
notice, not less than 2 weeks before the meeting takes place as follows:

     (a)  in the case of an annual zone meeting

               (i)  in the official Commission newsletter, and

               (ii) in a newspaper circulating in the zone;

     (b)  in the case of a special zone meeting in a newspaper
circulating in the zone.

(2)  In the case of zone 9,

     (a)  where an annual sub-zone meeting or special sub-zone meeting is
to be held, the Board of Directors shall give notice of the meeting to the
eligible producers residing or carrying on business within the sub-zone in
which the meeting is to be held by publishing a notice, not less than 2
weeks before the meeting takes place as follows:

               (i)  in the case of an annual sub-zone meeting

                         (A)  in the official Commission newsletter,
and

                         (B)  in a newspaper circulating in the zone;

               (ii) in the case of a special sub-zone meeting in a
newspaper circulating in the zone;

     (b)  where a special zone meeting is to be held, the Board of
Directors shall give notice of the meeting to the eligible producers
residing or carrying on business within the zone by publishing a notice,
not less than 2 weeks before the meeting takes place in a newspaper
circulating in the zone.

(3)  A notice given under this section shall set out

     (a)  the time, place, date and purpose of the meeting, and

     (b)  any other information as determined by the Board of Directors,
the zone committee or the zone director.


Cattle Feeder Council meetings
40   The Cattle Feeder Council

     (a)  shall, before the commencement of the annual Commission
meeting, hold an annual Cattle Feeder Council meeting of the cattle feeder
council delegates;

     (b)  shall hold a special Cattle Feeder Council meeting of the
cattle feeder council delegates

               (i)  on the written request of a majority of the cattle
feeder council delegates,

               (ii) on the written request of the Board of Directors,
or

               (iii)     on the written request of the Council;

     (c)  may hold a special Cattle Feeder Council meeting of the cattle
feeder council delegates when the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council is of
the opinion that circumstances warrant the holding of a special Cattle
Feeder Council meeting.


Zone committee meetings
41   A zone committee shall conduct meetings of the delegates representing
the zone

     (a)  at the call of the zone director,

     (b)  on the written request of a majority of the members of the zone
committee, or

     (c)  on the written request of the Board of Directors.


Quorum
42(1)  With respect to zones 1 to 8, the quorum necessary to conduct
business, hold a vote on any matter or have an election is,

     (a)  in the case of an annual zone meeting or special zone meeting
that consists of one individual meeting held within the zone, not fewer
than 15 eligible producers who

               (i)  are present at the meeting, and

               (ii) are entitled to vote in the zone in respect of
which the meeting is being conducted;

     (b)  in the case of an annual zone meeting or special zone meeting
that consists of more than one individual meeting held within the zone, not
fewer than 5 eligible producers who

               (i)  are present at each individual meeting, and

               (ii) are entitled to vote in the zone in respect of
which the meeting is being conducted;

     (c)  in the case of a zone committee meeting, a majority of the
delegates representing that zone then holding office.

(2)  With respect to zone 9 and the sub-zones of zone 9, the quorum
necessary to conduct business, hold a vote on any matter or to have an
election is,

     (a)  in the case of annual sub-zone meetings or special sub-zone
meetings, not fewer than 5 eligible producers who

               (i)  are present at the meeting, and

               (ii) are entitled to vote in the sub-zone in respect of
which the meeting is being conducted;

     (b)  in the case of a special zone meeting

               (i)  where a special zone meeting consists of one
individual meeting held within the zone, not fewer than 15 eligible
producers who

                         (A)  are present at the meeting, and

                         (B)  are entitled to vote in the zone;

               (ii) where a special zone meeting consists of more than
one individual meeting held within the zone, not fewer than 5 eligible
producers who

                         (A)  are present at each individual meeting,
and

                         (B)  are entitled to vote in the zone;

     (c)  in the case of a zone committee meeting, a majority of the
delegates representing the zone then holding office.

(3)  In the case of a Cattle Feeder Council meeting, the quorum necessary
to conduct business, hold a vote on any matter or have an election is a
majority of the delegate members and the Board member, as defined in
section 63, and in determining whether a quorum exists the ex-officio
members of the Cattle Feeder Council are not to be taken into account.


     Division 4
     Directors

Board of Directors
43(1)  The Commission shall have a Board of Directors and, subject to
subsection (2), the Board of Directors shall consist of

     (a)  17 directors, made up of

               (i)  9 zone directors elected pursuant to section 45,

               (ii) 3 cattle feeder council directors elected pursuant
to section 46, and

               (iii)     5 directors at large elected pursuant to section
47,

     and

     (b)  the past chair of the Commission, except when the current chair
of the Commission is re-elected for a subsequent term.

(2)  Where

     (a)  in the case of a zone,

               (i)  a zone director becomes the chair of the
Commission, and

               (ii) that zone elects a new zone director to represent
the zone pursuant to section 45(3),

     or

     (b)  in the case of the Cattle Feeder Council,

               (i)  a cattle feeder council director becomes the chair
of the Commission, and

               (ii) the Cattle Feeder Council elects a new cattle
feeder council director pursuant to section 46(2),

the Board of Directors shall consist of

     (c)  18 directors, made up of

               (i)  the chair of the Commission,

               (ii) 9 zone directors elected pursuant to section 45,

               (iii)     3 cattle feeder council directors elected pursuant
to section 46, and

               (iv) 5 directors at large elected pursuant to section
47,

     and

     (d)  the past Chair of the Commission, except when the current chair
of the Commission is re-elected for a subsequent term.


Responsibil-ities of the Board of Directors
44(1)  The responsibilities of the Commission, the authority delegated to
the Commission by the Council and the direction, administration and
management of the Commission's work, business and affairs, including the
control and management of all the assets owned, held or acquired by the
Commission, are vested in the Board of Directors.

(2)  The Board of Directors has the power to do all things necessary to
carry out the purpose of this Plan and the responsibilities and authority
of the Commission.

(3)  The Board of Directors may authorize any person, entity or committee
to exercise any of the powers of the Board of Directors as set forth in
this Plan or otherwise.

(4)  Where a person, entity or committee is authorized under subsection (3)
to exercise any power of the Board of Directors,

     (a)  that person, entity or committee shall report back to the Board
of Directors with respect to the exercise of that power, and

     (b)  the Board of Directors shall retain a supervisory function to
oversee the actions of that person, entity or committee in the exercise of
that power.


Election of zone directors
45(1)  In the case of zones 1 to 8, in each year after the announcement of
the results of the elections of the delegates representing the zone but
before the commencement of the annual Commission meeting, each zone
committee shall elect from among the delegates representing the zone a
delegate who shall be both

     (a)  the zone director for that zone, and

     (b)  a zone director of the Commission.

(2)  In the case of zone 9, in each year after the announcement of the
results of the elections of the delegates representing the zone but before
the commencement of the annual Commission meeting, the zone committee shall
elect from among the delegates representing the zone a delegate who shall
be both

     (a)  the zone director for that zone, and

     (b)  a zone director of the Commission.

(3)  Where a zone director becomes the chair of the Commission,

     (a)  that zone director is relieved of the duties of the zone
director and ceases to be the zone director to represent the zone;

     (b)  in the case of zones 1 to 8, the zone committee shall elect
from among the delegates representing the zone another delegate who shall
be both

               (i)  the zone director for that zone, and

               (ii) a zone director of the Commission;

     (c)  in the case of zone 9, the zone committee shall elect from
among the delegates representing the zone another delegate who shall be
both

               (i)  the zone director for that zone, and

               (ii) a zone director of the Commission.

(4)  Where,

     (a)  in the case of zones 1 to 8, only one delegate representing the
zone has been nominated to fill the position of zone director for a zone,
the returning officer shall declare the delegate nominated as being elected
by acclamation, and

     (b)  in the case of zone 9, only one delegate representing the zone
has been nominated to fill the position of zone director for the zone, the
returning officer shall declare the delegate nominated as being elected by
acclamation.

(5)  Where a zone director for a zone has not been elected under
subsections (1), (2) or (3) and has not been declared elected by
acclamation under subsection (4), the Board of Directors shall

     (a)  in the case of zones 1 to 8, appoint a delegate representing
the zone to the position of zone director and the delegate so appointed
shall, subject to the approval of the Council, hold office as zone director
as if elected, and

     (b)  in the case of zone 9, appoint a delegate representing the zone
to the position of zone director and the delegate so appointed shall,
subject to the approval of the Council, hold office as zone director as if
elected.


Election of directors re Cattle Feeder Council
46(1)  In each year after the announcement of the results of the elections
of the cattle feeder council delegates but before the commencement of the
annual Commission meeting, the Cattle Feeder Council shall elect from among
the cattle feeder council delegates 3 cattle feeder council delegates who
shall be the cattle feeder council directors of the Commission.

(2)  Where a cattle feeder council director becomes the chair of the
Commission,

     (a)  that cattle feeder council director is relieved of the duties
of both cattle feeder council director and cattle feeder council delegate
and ceases to be

               (i)  a cattle feeder council director representing the
Cattle Feeder Council, and

               (ii) a cattle feeder council delegate representing a
zone,

          for the period of time that the person is the chair of the
Commission;

     (b)  the Cattle Feeder Council shall elect from among the cattle
feeder council delegates a cattle feeder council delegate who shall

               (i)  be a cattle feeder council director of the
Commission, and

               (ii) serve as a cattle feeder council director,

     for the period of time that the director referred to in clause (a)(i)
is the chair of the Commission;

     (c)  in the case of zones 1 to 8, the delegates representing the
zone shall appoint a zone delegate as a cattle feeder council delegate who
shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, serve as a cattle
feeder council delegate representing the zone during the period of time
that the cattle feeder council delegate referred to in clause (a)(ii) is
the chair of the Commission;

     (d)  in the case of zone 9, the delegates representing the zone
shall appoint a zone delegate or a sub-zone delegate as a cattle feeder
council delegate who shall, subject to the approval of the Board of
Directors, serve as a cattle feeder council delegate representing the zone
during the period of time that the cattle feeder council delegate referred
to in clause (a)(ii) is the chair of the Commission.

(3)  Where fewer than or only a sufficient number of cattle feeder council
delegates have been nominated to fill the required number of cattle feeder
council director positions, the returning officer shall declare those
cattle feeder council delegates nominated as cattle feeder council
directors as being elected by acclamation.

(4)  Where fewer than the required member of cattle feeder council
directors have been declared elected by acclamation, the cattle feeder
council directors, the zone directors and the directors at large who have
been declared elected shall appoint cattle feeder council delegates to the
remaining positions as cattle feeder council director and those cattle
feeder council delegates so appointed shall, subject to the approval of the
Council, hold office as a cattle feeder council director as if elected.


Election of directors at large
47(1)  At the annual Commission meeting, the delegates shall elect from
among themselves 5 directors at large.

(2)  Where fewer than or only a sufficient number of delegates have been
nominated to fill the required number of director at large positions, the
returning officer shall declare the delegates nominated as directors at
large as being elected by acclamation.

(3)  Where fewer than the required number of directors at large have been
declared elected by acclamation, the zone directors, the cattle feeder
council directors and the directors at large that have been elected shall
appoint delegates to the remaining positions as directors at large and the
delegates so appointed shall, subject to the approval of the Council, hold
office as directors at large as if elected.


Functions of directors
48   In addition to any function that a delegate may carry out under this
Plan, a director may

     (a)  attend Board of Directors meetings;

     (b)   at Board of Directors meetings

               (i)  make representations on any matter pertaining to
this Plan or the operation of the Commission, and

               (ii) vote on any matter under this Plan;

     (c)  vote at an election for the chair of the Commission, vice-chair
of the Commission and finance chair of the Commission;

     (d)  hold office as chair of the Commission, vice-chair of the
Commission or finance chair of the Commission;

     (e)  be elected or appointed by the Board of Directors as the chair,
vice-chair or as a member of any committee established by the Board of
Directors;

     (f)  in the case of a zone director or a director at large, other
than a zone director or a director at large who is the chair, vice-chair or
finance chair of the Commission, be appointed by the Board of Directors as
a member of the Cattle Feeder Council;

     (g)  in the case of a cattle feeder council director, other than a
cattle feeder director who is the chair, vice-chair or finance chair of the
Commission, be appointed as the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council;

     (h)  be elected or appointed by the Board of Directors to represent
the Commission on any task force, committee group or organization of which
the Commission is a member.


Term of office
49(1)  The term of office of a zone director elected at the annual zone
committee meeting pursuant to section 45(1) or (2)

     (a)  commences immediately on the zone director for that zone being
declared elected at the annual Commission meeting held following that
director's election at the annual zone committee meeting, and

     (b)  expires immediately on a zone director for that zone being
declared elected at the next annual Commission meeting held following the
zone director's election at the next annual zone committee meeting.

(2)  The term of office of a zone director elected pursuant to section
45(3)

     (a)  commences immediately on the zone director being declared
elected at the zone committee meeting at which that director is elected,
and

     (b)  expires immediately on a zone director for that zone being
declared elected at the next annual Commission meeting held following the
zone director's election at the next annual zone committee meeting.

(3)  The term of office of a cattle feeder council director elected at the
annual Cattle Feeder Council meeting pursuant to section 46(1)

     (a)  commences immediately on the cattle feeder council director
being declared elected at the annual Commission meeting held following that
director's election at the annual Cattle Feeder Council meeting, and

     (b)  expires immediately on the cattle feeder council directors 
being declared elected at the next annual Commission meeting held following
the cattle feeder council directors' election at the next annual Cattle
Feeder Council meeting.

(4)  The term of office of a cattle feeder council director elected
pursuant to section 46(2)

     (a)  commences immediately on the cattle feeder council director
being declared elected at the Cattle Feeder Council meeting at which that
director is elected, and

     (b)  expires immediately on the cattle feeder council directors
being declared elected at the next annual Commission meeting held following
the cattle feeder council directors' election at the next annual Cattle
Feeder Council meeting.

(5)  The term of office of a director at large elected at the annual
Commission meeting pursuant to section 47

     (a)  commences immediately on the director at large being declared
elected at the annual Commission meeting, and

     (b)  expires immediately on the directors at large being declared
elected at the next annual Commission meeting.

(6)  A zone director may complete that zone director's term of office even
though that zone director ceases to be a delegate representing a zone
pursuant to section 30(1)(b) or (2)(b).

(7)  A cattle feeder council director may complete that cattle feeder
council director's term of office even though that cattle feeder council
director ceases to be a cattle feeder council delegate pursuant to section
30(1)(b) or (2)(b).

(8)  A director at large may complete that director's term of office even
though that director at large ceases to be a delegate pursuant to section
30(1)(b), (2)(b) or (3)(b).

(9)  If a director continues in office in accordance with subsection (6),
(7) or (8), that director may, until the expiry of that director's term of
office, carry out only those functions,

     (a)  in the case of a zone director, that relate solely to the
office of zone director;

     (b)  in the case of a cattle feeder council director, that relate
solely to the office of cattle feeder council director;

     (c)  in the case of a director at large, that relate solely to the
office of director at large.


Director vacancy
50(1)  Where a zone director ceases to hold office before the expiry of
that director's term of office, the zone committee shall elect from among
the delegates representing the zone another delegate from the zone to be
both

     (a)  the zone director for that zone, and

     (b)  a zone director of the Commission,

to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office.

(2)  Where a cattle feeder council director ceases to hold office before
the expiry of that director's term of office, the Cattle Feeder Council
shall elect from among the cattle feeder council delegates another cattle
feeder council delegate as a cattle feeder council director to serve for
the unexpired portion of that term of office.

(3)  Where a director at large ceases to hold office before the expiry of
that director's term of office, the Board of Directors shall appoint
another delegate as a director at large to serve, subject to the approval
of the Council, for the unexpired portion of that term of office.


Removal of zone directors
51(1)  The delegates representing the zone may, at a special zone committee
meeting, remove their zone director from office and where a vacancy is
created by the removal of a zone director,

     (a)  the delegates representing the zone may at the zone committee
meeting at which the zone director was removed elect a zone director from
among the delegates representing the zone to serve for the unexpired
portion of that term of office, or

     (b)  if a zone director is not elected under clause (a), the
position  may be filled under section 50(1).

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), if a zone director is the chair,
vice-chair or finance chair of the Commission, that zone director may not
be removed from office as a zone director without first having been removed
from office as chair, vice-chair or finance chair under section 60(1).


Removal of cattle feeder council directors
52(1)  The cattle feeder council delegates may, at a special Cattle Feeder
Council meeting, remove a cattle feeder council director from office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of a cattle feeder council
director,

     (a)  the cattle feeder council delegates may at the special Cattle
Feeder Council meeting at which the cattle feeder council director was
removed elect a cattle feeder council director from among the cattle feeder
council delegates to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office, or

     (b)  if a cattle feeder council director is not elected under clause
(a), the position may be filled under section 50(2).

(3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), if a cattle feeder council
director is the chair, vice-chair or finance chair of the Commission, that
cattle feeder council director may not be removed from office as a cattle
feeder council director without first having been removed from office as
chair, vice-chair or finance chair under section 60(1).


Removal of directors at large
53(1)  The delegates may, at a special Commission meeting, remove any
director at large from office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of a director at large,

     (a)  the delegates may, at the special Commission meeting at which
the director at large was removed, elect a director at large from among the
delegates to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

     (b)  if a director at large is not elected under clause (a), the
position  may be filled under section 50(3).

(3)  Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), if a director at large is the
chair, vice-chair or finance chair of the Commission, that director at
large may not be removed from office as a director at large without first
having been removed from office as chair, vice-chair or finance chair under
section 60(1).


Board of Directors meetings
54(1)  The Board of Directors may, at the call of the chair of the
Commission, conduct meetings of the Board of Directors.

(2)  The directors are eligible to vote on each matter put to the question
before the Board of Directors.

(3)  Unless the past chair of the Commission is ineligible to serve as a
delegate by virtue of section 30(4) and (5), the past chair is eligible to
vote on each matter put to the question before the Board of Directors.


Quorum
55   The quorum necessary for the Board of Directors to conduct business,
hold a vote on any matter or have an election is a majority of the total
number of all of the following individuals who hold office at the time:

     (a)  the directors;

     (b)  the chair of the Commission, if a zone director or a cattle
feeder council director was elected as chair of the Commission;

     (c)  the past chair of the Commission, if the past chair is a member
of the Board of Directors and is eligible to vote.


     Division 5
     Executive

Election of chair, vice-chair and finance chair
56(1)  The Board of Directors shall after the directors have been declared
elected at the annual Commission meeting hold a meeting of the Board of
Directors and that meeting of the Board must be held before the conclusion
of that annual Commission meeting.

(2)  At the meeting of the Board of Directors held under subsection (1),
the directors shall elect from among themselves

     (a)  a chair of the Commission,

     (b)  a vice-chair of the Commission, and

     (c)  a finance chair of the Commission.

(3)  The Executive of the Board of Directors consists of

     (a)  the chair of the Commission,

     (b)  the vice-chair of the Commission,

     (c)  the finance chair of the Commission, and

     (d)  the past chair of the Commission, except when the current chair
of the Commission is re-elected for a subsequent term.

(4)  Where only one director has been nominated for the position of chair
of the Commission, vice-chair of the Commission or finance chair of the
Commission, the director so nominated shall be declared elected by
acclamation.


Functions
57(1)  The chair, vice-chair, finance chair and past chair of the
Commission must carry out those responsibilities of the Board of Directors
that are delegated to the chair, vice-chair, finance chair and past chair
by the Board of Directors.

(2)  The chair, vice-chair, finance chair and past chair shall report to
the Board of Directors on their activities as required by the Board of
Directors.


Term of office
58(1)  The term of office of a member of the Executive, other than the past
chair of the Commission,

     (a)  commences immediately on the member's being declared elected at
the first meeting of the Board of Directors held during the annual
Commission meeting, and

     (b)  expires immediately on the directors being declared elected at
the next annual Commission meeting.

(2)  The term of office of the past chair of the Commission 

     (a)  commences immediately on the directors being declared elected
at the annual Commission meeting, and

     (b)  expires immediately on the directors being declared elected at
the next annual Commission meeting.

(3)  A chair, vice-chair or finance chair may complete that chair's,
vice-chair's or finance chair's term of office even though that chair,
vice-chair or finance chair ceases to be a delegate pursuant to section
30(1)(b), (2)(b) or (3)(b).

(4)  If a chair, vice-chair or finance chair continues in office in
accordance with subsection (3), that chair, vice-chair or finance chair
may, until the expiry of that person's term of office as chair, vice-chair
or finance chair, carry out only those functions that relate solely to that
person's office as the chair, vice-chair or finance chair.


Executive vacancy
59   Where a member of the Executive, other than the past chair of the
Commission, ceases to hold office before the expiry of that member's term
of office, the Board of Directors may elect another director to that
position on the Executive to serve for the unexpired portion of that term
of office.


Removal of the Executive
60(1)  The Board of Directors may, at a meeting of the Board, remove a
member of the Executive, other than the past chair of the Commission, from
office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of a member of the Executive
under subsection (1),

     (a)  the Board of Directors may, at the meeting of the Board at
which the member of the Executive was removed, appoint another director as
that member of the Executive to serve for the unexpired portion of that
term of office, or

     (b)  if the member of the Executive is not appointed under clause
(a), that position may be filled under section 59.


Executive meetings
61(1)  The Executive may, at the call of the chair of the Commission,
conduct meetings of the Executive.

(2)  The chair, vice-chair and the finance chair are eligible to vote on
each matter put to the question before the Executive.

(3)  Unless the past chair of the Commission is ineligible to serve as a
delegate by virtue of section 30(4) or (5), the past chair is eligible to
vote on each matter put to the question before the Executive.


Quorum
62  The quorum necessary for the Executive to conduct business or hold a
vote on any matter is 2 of the members of the Executive holding office, not
including the past chair of the Commission.


     Division 6
     Elected Committees of the Board of Directors

Definitions
63   In this Division,

     (a)  "Board member" means a member of the Board of Directors who is
appointed as a member of the Cattle Feeder Council under section 65(3);

     (b)  "delegate member" means a delegate who is a cattle feeder
council delegate and includes any cattle feeder council delegate who is a
cattle feeder council director.


Establishment of elected committees
64(1)  The Board of Directors may establish standing or special committees
as the Board of Directors may from time to time consider necessary and may
provide for the following:

     (a)  the election of the members and chair and vice-chair, if any,
of the committee;

     (b)  the governance and operation of the committee;

     (c)  the duties and functions of the committee.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Board of Directors shall establish
a committee to be known as the "Cattle Feeder Council" consisting of those
persons as provided for under section 65 and that is governed in accordance
with sections 65 to 71.

(3)  Unless otherwise provided for by the Board of Directors under
subsection (1), sections 74 to 80 apply, with any necessary modifications,
to a committee established under subsection (1).

(4)  The Board of Directors may from time to time dissolve, suspend or
re-establish a committee established under subsection (1).


Membership of Cattle Feeder Council
65(1)  The Cattle Feeder Council shall consist of the 13 delegate members
elected pursuant to sections 23 and 24 and the zone director or director at
large appointed pursuant to subsection (3).

(2)  The Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of the Cattle Feeder
Council from among the cattle feeder council directors.

(3)  The Board of Directors shall, in consultation with the chair of the
Cattle Feeder Council, appoint a zone director or director at large, other
than the chair, vice chair or finance chair of the Commission, as a member
of the Cattle Feeder Council.

(4)  The chair, vice-chair and finance chair of the Commission are ex
officio members of the Cattle Feeder Council.


Functions of Cattle Feeder Council
66(1)  The duties of the Cattle Feeder Council are

     (a)  to investigate and address issues of importance or concern to
producers who are cattle feeders;

     (b)  to carry out the purpose, intent and responsibilities of the
Commission with regard to the work assigned to the Cattle Feeder Council by
the Board of Directors pertaining to cattle feeders;

     (c)  to make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the other
committees of the Commission with respect to matters of importance or
concern to cattle feeders and with respect to the work assigned to the
Cattle Feeders Council by the Board of Directors.

(2)  The Cattle Feeder Council shall submit to the Board of Directors a
report and review of its activities at least once each year in advance of
the annual Commission meeting.


Term of office
67(1)  The term of office for a chair of the Cattle Feeder Council

     (a)  commences on the announcement of the appointment of a cattle
feeder council director as the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council following
the annual Commission meeting, and

     (b)  expires on the announcement of the appointment of a cattle
feeder council director as the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council following
the next annual Commission meeting.

(2)  The terms of office of the delegate members of the Cattle Feeder
Council commences on the announcement of the election of the cattle feeder
council delegates and expires on the termination of the terms of office of
the delegate members as cattle feeder council delegates.

(3)  The term of office for a Board member of the Cattle Feeder Council
commences of the announcement of the appointment of the zone director or
director at large as a Board member of the Cattle Feeder Council and
expires on the termination of the term of office of the Board member as a
zone director or director at large.

(4)  The chair of the Cattle Feeder Council may complete that chair's term
of office even though that chair ceases to be a cattle feeder council
delegate pursuant to section 30(1)(b) or (2)(b).

(5)  The chair of the Cattle Feeder Council may complete that chair's term
of office even though that chair ceases to be a cattle feeder council
director pursuant to section 49(3) or (4).

(6)  If the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council continues in office in
accordance with subsection (4) or (5), that chair may, until the expiry of
that chair's term of office, carry out only those functions that relate
solely to the office of the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council.


Vacancy
68(1)  Where the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council ceases to hold office
before the expiry of that chair's term of office, the Board of Directors
shall appoint another cattle feeder council director as the chair of the
Cattle Feeder Council to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office.

(2)  Where a delegate member of the Cattle Feeder Council ceases to hold
office as a cattle feeder council delegate before the expiry of that
member's term of office as a cattle feeder council delegate, the eligible
producer appointed as a cattle feeder council delegate pursuant to section
31(1)(b) and (2)(c) becomes the delegate member of the Cattle Feeder
Council to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office.

(3)  Where a Board member of the Cattle Feeder Council ceases to hold
office before the expiry of that member's terms of office as a Board
member, the Board of Directors, in consultation with the chair of the
Cattle Feeder Council, shall appoint another zone director of director at
large as a Board member to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office.


Removal of chair
69(1)  The Board of Directors may, at a meeting of the Board, remove the
chair of the Cattle Feeder Council from office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of the chair of the Cattle
Feeder Council,

     (a)  the Board of Directors may, at the meeting of the Board at
which the chair of the Cattle Feeder Council was removed, appoint another
cattle feeder council director as chair of the Cattle Feeder Council to
serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

     (b)  if a chair of the Cattle Feeder Council is not appointed under
clause (a), that position may be filled under section 68.


Removal of members
70(1)  Delegate members of the Cattle Feeder Council may only be removed
and the vacancy filled in accordance with sections 33 and 34.

(2)  The Board of Directors may, at a meeting of the Board, remove the
Board member of the Cattle Feeder Council from office.

(3)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of the Board member,

     (a)  the Board of Directors may, at the meeting of the Board at
which the Board member of the Cattle Feeder Council was removed, appoint
another zone director or director at large as a member of the Cattle Feeder
Council to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or

     (b)  if the Board member of the Cattle Feeder Council is not
appointed under clause (a), that position may be filled under section 68.


Cattle Feeder Council meetings
71(1)  Meetings of the Cattle Feeder Council shall be held in accordance
with section 40 and 42.

(2)  The members of the Cattle Feeder Council are eligible to vote on each
matter put to the question before the Cattle Feeder Council.

(3)  The Cattle Feeder Council shall keep written minutes of all meetings
of the Cattle Feeder Council and provide copies of the minutes to the Board
of Directors within 2 weeks of the meeting being held.


     Division 7
     Appointed Committees of the Board of Directors

Establishment of appointed committees
72(1)  The Board of Directors may establish standing or special committees
as the Board of Directors may from time to time consider necessary.

(2)  The Board of Directors may from time to time dissolve, suspend or
re-establish any committee.


Appointment of committee chairs and members
73(1)  The Board of Directors shall appoint a chair of each committee from
among the directors.

(2)  In consultation with the chair of a committee, the Board of Directors
may appoint the committee members from among any of the following:

     (a)  the delegates;

     (b)  the directors;

     (c)  the eligible producers;

     (d)  any person who is an individual not referred to in clauses (a)
to (c).

(3)  The chair, vice-chair and finance chair of the Commission are ex
officio members of all committees unless otherwise determined by the Board
of Directors.


Duties of committee
74(1)  The duties of a committee are

     (a)  to carry out the purpose, intent and responsibilities of the
Commission with regard to the work assigned to the committee by the Board
of Directors, and

     (b)  to investigate and make recommendations and reports on specific
matters referred to the committee by the Board of Directors.

(2)  Each committee shall submit to the Board of Directors a report and
review of the committee's activities at least once each year in advance of
the annual Commission meeting.


Term of office
75(1)  The term of office for a chair of a committee

     (a)  commences on the announcement of the appointment of a director
as the chair of the committee following the annual Commission meeting, and

     (b)  expires on the announcement of the appointment of a director as
the chair of that committee following the next annual Commission meeting.

(2)  The term of office for a member of a committee commences on the
announcement of the appointment of a delegate, director, eligible producer
or other individual as a member of that committee following the
announcement of the appointment of the chair of the committee and expires,

     (a)  in the case of a delegate or director, on the termination of
the term of office of that member of the committee as a delegate or
director, and

     (b)  in the case of an eligible producer or other individual, at the
pleasure of the Board of Directors.

(3)  A chair of a committee may complete that chair's term of office even
though that chair ceases to be a delegate pursuant to section 30(1)(b),
(2)(b) or (3)(b).

(4)  A chair of a committee may complete that chair's term of office even
though that chair ceases to be a director pursuant to section 49(1), (2),
(3), (4) or (5).

(5)  If a chair of a committee continues in office in accordance with
subsection (3) or (4), the chair of the committee may, until the expiry of
that chair's term of office, carry out only those functions that relate
solely to the office of the chair of the committee.


Committee vacancy
76(1)  Where a chair of a committee ceases to hold office before the expiry
of that chair's term of office, the Board of Directors may appoint another
director as the chair of that committee to serve for the unexpired portion
of that term of office.

(2)  Where a member of a committee ceases to hold office before the expiry
of that member's term of office as a member of that committee, the Board of
Directors, in consultation with the chair of that committee, may appoint
another delegate, director, eligible producer or other individual as a
member of that committee to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office.


Removal of committee chairs
77(1)  The Board of Directors may, at a meeting of the Board, remove any
chair of a committee from office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of a chair of a committee,

     (a)  the Board of Directors may, at the meeting of the Board at
which the chair of the committee was removed, appoint another director as
chair of the committee to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of
office, or

     (b)  if a chair of a committee is not appointed under clause (a),
that position may be filled under section 76.


Removal of committee members
78(1)  The Board of Directors may, at a meeting of the Board, remove any
member of a committee from office.

(2)  Where a vacancy is created by the removal of a member of a committee,

     (a)  the Board of Directors may, at the meeting of the Board at
which the member of the committee was removed, appoint another delegate,
director, eligible producer or other individual as a member of that
committee to serve for the unexpired portion of that term of office, or,

     (b)  if a member of the committee is not appointed under clause (a),
that position may be filled under section 76.


Committee meetings
79(1)  A committee may, at the call of the chair of the committee, conduct
committee meetings.

(2)  The members of the committee are eligible to vote on each matter put
to the question before the committee.

(3)  Committees shall keep written minutes of all committee meetings and
shall provide copies of the minutes to the Board of Directors within 2
weeks of the meeting being held.


Quorum
80   The quorum necessary for a committee to conduct business or hold a
vote on any matter is a majority of the total number of the members holding
office as members of the committee.


     Division 8
     Commission Meetings

Annual and special Commission meetings
81   The Board of Directors

     (a)  shall hold an annual Commission meeting of the delegates once
in each year;

     (b)  shall hold a special Commission meeting on

               (i)  the written request of a majority of the total
number of all the delegates, or

               (ii) the written request of the Council;

     (c)  may hold a special Commission meeting when the Board of
Directors is of the opinion that circumstances warrant the holding of a
special Commission meeting.


Notification of Commission meetings
82(1)  Where an annual Commission meeting or a special Commission meeting
is to be held, the Board of Directors shall in writing notify the delegates
of the meeting by sending a notice of the meeting to each delegate at the
delegate's last known address.

(2)  A notice given under this section

     (a)  shall be sent to the delegates at least 15 days before the
meeting referred to in the notice is to take place, and

     (b)  shall set out

               (i)  the time, place, date and purpose of the meeting,
and

               (ii) any other information as determined by the Board of
Directors.


Quorum
83   The quorum necessary to conduct business, hold a vote on any matter or
have an election at an annual Commission meeting or a special Commission
meeting is not fewer than 46 delegates who are present at the meeting.


Voting
84   At an annual Commission meeting or at a special Commission meeting the
delegates may each

     (a)  vote on each matter put to the question, and

     (b)  in the case of an election for directors at large, vote in an
election for directors at large.


     Division 9
     National and Other Organizations

Commission membership in other organizations
85(1)  The Commission is entitled to become the provincial member of, elect
or appoint individuals to sit as directors or members of and contribute
funds to

     (a)  the Canadian Cattlemen's Association,

     (b)  the Beef Information Centre,

     (c)  the Canada Beef Export Federation, and

     (d)  any task force, committee, group, organization or person,

when, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, that membership, election,
appointment or contribution will further the purpose of this Plan and the
objects of the Commission.

(2)  The Commission

     (a)  is entitled to be the provincial cattle association as defined
by the Proclamation establishing the Canada Board, and

     (b)  may pay $1 from each $2 service charge to the Canada Board for
services performed by the Canada Board on behalf of the Commission pursuant
to any agreement entered into between the Commission and the Canada Board.


     Part 3
     Voting and Elections

     Division 1
     Voting by Eligible Producers

Eligibility to vote re individual
86   Where an eligible producer is an individual, that eligible producer
may vote in an election or on any matter under this Plan only if

     (a)  the eligible producer's name appears on the current voters
list, or

     (b)  the eligible producer, prior to the vote being cast, makes a
declaration stating that he or she

               (i)  is an eligible producer,

               (ii) resides and is a producer within the zone or
sub-zone in which the election or vote is being held or is a producer
within the zone or sub-zone in which the election or vote is being held and
is not a producer within the zone or sub-zone in which the eligible
producer resides,

               (iii)     has not previously voted in the election or on the
matter in respect of which the eligible producer wishes to cast a vote in
either the zone or sub-zone in which the election or vote is being held or
in any other zone or sub-zone, and

               (iv) has not been appointed as the representative of an
eligible producer for the purpose of the election or the matter in respect
of which the eligible producer wishes to cast a vote.


Eligibility to vote re non-individual
87   Where an eligible producer is not an individual, the representative of
the eligible producer may vote in an election or on any matter under this
Plan only if

     (a)  the eligible producer's name appears on the current voters
list, and

     (b)  that representative, prior to the vote being cast, makes a
declaration stating that

               (i)  the representative has been appointed in writing as 
the representative of the eligible producer,

               (ii) the representative is the only representative of
the eligible producer,

               (iii)     the eligible producer carries on business and is a
producer within the zone or sub-zone in which the election or vote is being
held or is a producer within the zone or sub-zone in which the election or
vote is being held and is not a producer within the zone or sub-zone in
which the eligible producer carries on business,

               (iv) the representative of the eligible producer resides
within the zone or sub-zone in which the election or vote is being held or
the representative is the majority owner of the eligible producer and is a
resident of Alberta,

               (v)  the representative has not, in the representative's
own capacity as an eligible producer, previously voted in the election or
on the matter in respect of which the representative wishes to cast a vote
in either the zone or sub-zone in which the election or vote is being held
or in any other zone or sub-zone, and

               (vi) the representative has not previously voted in the
election or on the matter in respect of which the representative wishes to
cast a vote on behalf of the eligible producer in either the zone or
sub-zone in which the election or vote is being held or in any other zone
or sub-zone.


When to provide declaration
88   A declaration referred to in sections 86 and 87 shall,

     (a)  in the case of an election, be provided to or made before the
returning officer or deputy returning officer, or

     (b)  in the case of a vote other than an election, be provided to or
made before a director or officer of the Commission.


Voting at zone and sub-zone meetings
89   An eligible producer who

     (a)  is entitled to vote in the zone or sub-zone, and

     (b)  is present at the annual zone meeting, annual sub-zone meeting,
special zone meeting or special sub-zone meeting, as the case may be,

is eligible to vote

     (c)  on each matter put to the question, and

     (d)  for such number of candidates for delegates as the eligible
producer chooses, not exceeding,

               (i)  in the case of zone delegates, the number of zone
delegates to be elected;

               (ii) in the case of sub-zone delegates, the number of
sub-zone delegates to be elected;

               (iii)     in the case of cattle feeder council delegates, the
number of cattle feed council delegates to be elected.


     Division 2
     Returning Officer

Appointment of returning officer
90(1)  The Board of Directors shall appoint a returning officer for the
purposes of and in connection with any election held under this Plan.

(2)  The returning officer may appoint deputy returning officers to assist
in the conduct of elections held under this Plan.


Duties of returning officer
91   The returning officer, in respect of an election under this Plan,

     (a)  may compile and maintain a voters list of eligible producers
who are entitled to vote under this Plan,

     (b)  shall ensure that an eligible producer does not cast a vote
except in accordance with this Plan, and

     (c)  shall permit scrutiny by any scrutineer of all the actions of
the returning officer and the deputy returning officers.


Destruction of ballots, etc.
92   Unless otherwise directed by the Council, neither the returning
officer nor any other person shall destroy any records or ballots in
respect of an election held under this Plan until not less than 90 days
have elapsed from the date on which the election was held.


     Division 3
     Controverted Elections

Election irregularities
93   If an eligible producer

     (a)  questions

               (i)  the eligibility  of a candidate,

               (ii) the eligibility of a voter,

               (iii)     any matter relating to a ballot or the tabulation
of ballots, or

               (iv) any irregularity with respect to the conduct of an
election,

     and

     (b)  seeks to have the election declared invalid and the position
declared vacant,

that eligible producer must, not later than 30 days after the day on which
the election was held, apply in writing to the Council to have the election
declared invalid and the position declared vacant.


Effect of no application re election irregularities
94   If, within the 30-day period referred to in section 93, the Council
has not received an application under section 93, an eligible producer who
was elected at that election is deemed to be duly elected.


Effect of  application re election irregularities
95(1)  An application to have an election declared invalid and a position
declared vacant which has not been received by the Council within 30 days
from the date of the election shall not be considered by the Council.

(2)  On receipt of an application under section 93, the Council shall
consider the matter and may

     (a)  declare the election to be proper and the position filled, if,
in the opinion of the Council, there is no basis for the application,

     (b)  declare the election to be proper and the position filled,
notwithstanding that there is a basis for the application, if, in the
opinion of the Council,

               (i)  the basis of the application did not materially
affect the result of the election, and

               (ii) the election was conducted substantially in
accordance with this Plan and the Act,

     or

     (c)  declare the election to be void and the position vacant, if, in
the opinion of the Council, there is a basis for the application and the
basis is sufficient to, or did, affect the result of the election.


Effect of invalid election
96(1)  Notwithstanding that an election is declared void and a position is
declared vacant under section 95(2), the term of office for the position
declared vacant is nevertheless deemed to have commenced on the day that
the voided election was held.

(2)  If the Council declares an election to be void and the position
vacant, the Council may

     (a)  order that, within the time that the Council considers proper,
a special Commission meeting, special zone meeting, special zone committee
meeting, special sub-zone meeting or special Cattle Feeder Council meeting,
as the case may be, be held and an election be conducted to fill the vacant
position, or

     (b)  appoint from among the eligible producers who are eligible to
be elected to the position an eligible producer to fill the vacant
position.

(3)  Where an eligible producer

     (a)  is elected to a position under subsection (2)(a), or

     (b)  is appointed to a position under subsection (2)(b)

that eligible producer shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term.


     Part 4
     Transitional Provisions, Review and Repeal

Transitional re Directors, etc.
97   The zone directors, directors at large, zone delegates, sub-zone
delegates, producer association delegates and the chair of the Commission,
vice-chair of the Commission and finance chair of the Commission who held
office immediately before the coming into force of this Regulation shall
continue to hold office until their terms of office to which they were
elected expire, or their successors to the positions are sooner elected or
replaced under this Regulation.


Cattle Feeder Council
98(1)  Notwithstanding section 30(1) and (2), for the election of cattle
feeder council delegates in 2003,

     (a)  the term of office of one cattle feeder council delegate in
each zone shall be one year, and

     (b)  the term of office of the additional cattle feeder council
delegates in zones 1, 2 and 3 shall be 2 years.

(2)  The producer association delegates appointed by the Alberta Cattle
Feeders Association shall, if running for office as a cattle feeder council
delegate in zones 1, 2 or 3, have the choice as to whether to hold office
for a one-year or a 2-year term.

(3)  The one-year term of office of the cattle feeder council delegates
elected in 2003 shall not be considered a term of office for the purpose of
determining the number of consecutive terms that an eligible producer may
serve as a cattle feeder council delegate pursuant to section 30(5).

(4)  The establishment of the Cattle Feeder Council, cattle feeder council
delegates and cattle feeder council directors shall be reviewed by the
Commission on or before December 31, 2005 for ongoing relevancy and
necessity, with the option that the provisions relating to the Cattle
Feeder Council, cattle feeder council delegates and cattle feeder council
directors may be repassed in the present form, repassed in an amended form
or be amended to delete the references to and the concept of the Cattle
Feeder Council, cattle feeder council delegates and cattle feeder council
directors following a review.


Review
99   In compliance with the ongoing regulatory review initiative, this
Regulation must be reviewed on or before July 1, 2008.


Repeal
100   The Alberta Beef Producers Plan Regulation (AR 272/97) is repealed.


     Schedule 1

     Zones

1   Zone number 1 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  Vulcan County;

     (b)  County of Newell No. 4;

     (c)  County of Forty Mile No. 8;

     (d)  Cypress County;

     (e)  M.D. of Taber;

     (f)  that area of Special Area No. 2 that lies south of the Red Deer
River;

     (g)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (f).


2   Zone number 2 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  County of Warner No. 5;

     (b)  County of Lethbridge;

     (c)  Cardston County;

     (d)  M.D. of Pincher Creek No. 9;

     (e)  M.D. of Willow Creek No. 26;

     (f)  M.D. of Ranchland No. 66;

     (g)  Municipality of Crowsnest Pass;

     (h)  I.D. No. 4 (Waterton);

     (i)  Kananaskis Improvement District;

     (j)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (i).


3   Zone number 3 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  Wheatland County;

     (b)  Mountain View County;

     (c)  M.D. of Bighorn No. 8;

     (d)  M.D. of Foothills No. 31;

     (e)  M.D. of Rockyview No. 44;

     (f)  I.D. No. 9 (Banff);

     (g)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (f).


4   Zone number 4 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  County of Paintearth No. 18;

     (b)  Flagstaff County;

     (c)  M.D. of Acadia No. 34;

     (d)  M.D. of Provost No. 52;

     (e)  M.D. of Wainwright No. 61;

     (f)  that area of Special Area No. 2 that lies north of the Red Deer
River;

     (g)  Special Area No. 3;

     (h)  Special Area No. 4;

     (i)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (h).


5   Zone number 5 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  County of Stettler No. 6;

     (b)  Lacombe County;

     (c)  Red Deer County;

     (d)  Starland County;

     (e)  Kneehill County;

     (f)  Clearwater County;

     (g)  Town of Drumheller;

     (h)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (f).


6   Zone number 6 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  Ponoka County;

     (b)  Beaver County;

     (c)  County of Wetaskiwin No. 10;

     (d)  Strathcona County;

     (e)  County of Camrose No. 22;

     (f)  Leduc County;

     (g)  Parkland County;

     (h)  I.D. 13 (Elk Island);

     (i)  Brazeau County;

     (j)  City of Edmonton;

     (k)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (i).


7   Zone number 7 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  County of Thorhild No. 7;

     (b)  County of Barrhead No. 11;

     (c)  County of Athabasca No. 12;

     (d)  Lac Ste. Anne County;

     (e)  Woodlands County;

     (f)  M.D. of Opportunity No. 17;

     (g)  Sturgeon County;

     (h)  Westlock County;

     (i)  Yellowhead County;

     (j)  M.D. of Lesser Slave River No. 124;

     (k)  I.D. No. 12 (Jasper);

     (l)  I.D. No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness);

     (m)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (l).


8   Zone number 8 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  Smoky Lake County;

     (b)  County of St. Paul No. 19;

     (c)  County of Two Hills No. 21;

     (d)  County of Vermilion River No. 24;

     (e)  County of Minburn No. 27;

     (f)  Lamont County;

     (g)  M.D. of Bonnyville No. 87;

     (h)  Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;

     (i)  I.D. No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);

     (j)  Lakeland County;

     (k)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (j).


9   Zone number 9 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  County of Grande Prairie No. 1;

     (b)  M.D. of Greenview No. 16;

     (c)  Birch Hills County;

     (d)  Saddle Hills County;

     (e)  M.D. of Clear Hills No. 21;

     (f)  M.D. of Northern Lights No. 22;

     (g)  M.D. of Mackenzie No. 23;

     (h)  M.D. of Big Lakes;

     (i)  M.D. of Smoky River No. 130;

     (j)  Northern Sunrise County;

     (k)  M.D. of Spirit River No. 133;

     (l)  M.D. of Peace No. 135;

     (m)  M.D. of Fairview No. 136;

     (n)  any city, town or village that is encompassed by the land
described in clauses (a) to (m).


     Schedule 2

     Sub-zones in Zone 9

1   Sub-zone 9-1 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  M.D. of Mackenzie No. 23;

     (b)  that area of M.D. of Northern Lights No. 22 north of Chinook
Valley Road (Keg River, Manning and Dixonville areas).


2   Sub-zone 9-2 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  M.D. of Clear Hills No. 21;

     (b)  M.D. of Fairview No. 136;

     (c)  M.D. of Peace No. 135;

     (d)  Northern Sunrise County;

     (e)  that area of M.D. of Northern Lights No. 22 south of Chinook
Valley Road.


3   Sub-zone 9-3 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  Saddle Hills County;

     (b)  M.D. of Spirit River No. 133;

     (c)  Birch Hills County;

     (d)  M.D. of Smoky River No. 130.


4   Sub-zone 9-4 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  County of Grande Prairie No. 1;

     (b)  that area of M.D. of Greenview No. 16 west of the Simonette
River.


5   Sub-zone 9-5 is comprised of those lands that are located within the
following areas:

     (a)  that area of M.D. of Greenview No. 16 east of the Simonette
River (Valleyview, Debolt, Little Smoky area);

     (b)  M.D. of Big Lakes.


     Alberta Regulation 337/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PORK PRODUCERS' PLAN AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 524/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Pork Producers' Plan Regulation (AR 219/2001) is amended by
this Regulation.


2   The following section is added after section 44:

Tie votes
     44.1   If there occurs a tie vote for the position of delegate,
director or director at large, the returning officer or deputy returning
officer must immediately select by a draw, drawn from the names of all the
tied candidates, the name of the candidate to fill the position and the
person whose name is drawn is deemed to have been elected to that position.


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     Alberta Regulation 338/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS MARKETING PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 525/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Pulse Growers Marketing Plan Regulation (AR 120/99) is
amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

     (a)  by repealing clause (j);

     (b)  by adding the following before clause (k):

               (j.1)     "member" means a producer who has paid the
Commission the service charge with respect to the sale of pulses;

     (c)  by repealing clause (o) and substituting the following:

               (o)  "producer" means a person who

                         (i)  during the current crop year grows
pulses for sale, or

                         (ii) during either of the 2 immediately
preceding crop years grew pulses for sale;


3   Section 5(2) is amended

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

     (b)  by repealing clause (b);

     (c)  in clause (c) by striking out "and selling the remaining
portion of the pulses at farmers' markets".


4   Section 11(1) is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by adding "who is a resident of Alberta," before
"on request";

     (b)  in clause (b)(ii) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph
(B), adding "and" at the end of paragraph (C) and adding the following
after paragraph (C):

               (D)  the legal description of the land where the pulse
crop was grown;


5   Section 12(2) is amended by striking out "April 1 to the following
March 31" and substituting "April 1, 2002 to July 31, 2003 during that
period and after that period is August 1 to the following July 31".


6   Section 21 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (2)(d) by striking out "ex officio directors" and
substituting "non-voting advisors";

     (b)  in subsection (8) by striking out "ex officio directors each
year to sit on the zone board as non-voting advisors" and substituting
"non-voting advisors each year to sit on the zone board".


7   Section 22(2) is amended by striking out "ex officio zone directors"
and substituting "non-voting advisors".


8   Section 27(4) is amended by striking out "must, at least 30 days prior
to the day of the meeting, be mailed, postage prepaid, to all producers who
produce pulse crops in the zone" and substituting "must be provided to all
producers who produce pulse crops in the zone, at least 30 days prior to
the date of the meeting".


9   Section 30 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(c) by striking out "ex officio members" and
substituting "non-voting advisors";

     (b)  in subsection (4) by striking out "ex officio commissioners
each year to sit on the Commission as non-voting advisors" and substituting
"non-voting advisors each year to sit on the Commission";

     (c)  in subsection (5) by striking out "for one year" and
substituting "a member of the Commission for one year and is".


10   Section 31 is amended

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

     (3)  The term of office of a commissioner elected at large is one
year.

     (3.1)  A commissioner elected at large is not eligible to hold that
office for more than 6 consecutive years.

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

     (5.1)  Subject to subsection (6), the term of office of a
commissioner terminates at the end of the annual zone meeting that is held
during the commissioner's last year of office.

     (c)  subsection (6) is amended by striking out "ex officio
commissioners" and substituting "non-voting advisors".


11   Section 32 is amended by striking out "producer" and substituting
"member".


12   Section 35(4) is amended by striking out "must, at least 30 days prior
to the day of the meeting, be mailed, postage prepaid, to all the
producers" and substituting "must be provided to all producers at least 30
days prior to the date of the meeting".


13   Section 46 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2004" and
substituting "June 30, 2009".


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     Alberta Regulation 339/2003

     Marketing of Agricultural Products Act

     ALBERTA SOFT WHEAT PRODUCERS PLAN
     AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 526/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 23 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.


1   The Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Plan Regulation (AR 23/99) is amended
by this Regulation.


2   Section 37(3) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (3)  Where a person in accordance with this section is appointed or
elected to fill a vacancy, the term of office of that person

               (a)  terminates at the conclusion of the next annual
Commission meeting, and

               (b)  is not considered to be a term of office for the
purposes of section 35.


3   Section 43(6) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (6)  Where a person fills a position under subsection (5)

               (a)  that person is to serve for the unexpired portion
of the term, and

               (b)  if the unexpired portion of the term is less than
12 months, that term of office is not considered to be a term of office for
the purposes of section 35.


4   Section 45 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2003" and
substituting "May 31, 2010".


5(1)  The Schedule is amended by this section.

(2)  Item 1(a) is amended by striking out "40" and substituting "Forty".

(3)  Item 2(b) is amended by striking out "No. 14".

(4)  Item 3(b) is amended by striking out "No. 14".

(5)  Item 5 is amended

     (a)  in clause (a) by striking out "No. 26";

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

               (b)  Cardston County;


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     Alberta Regulation 340/2003

     Insurance Act

     PROVINCIAL COMPANIES AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 527/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 414 of the Insurance Act.


1   The Provincial Companies Regulation (AR 124/2001) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 20:

     PART 2.1

     CAPITAL ADEQUACY

Maintenance of adequate capital
     20.1(1)  A provincial property and casualty company maintains
adequate capital if the amount of capital available to it on an ongoing
basis is equal to or exceeds the minimum amount of capital required, as
calculated using the Minimal Capital Test form in the annual return form
designated "P & C 1", as established for provincial property and casualty
companies under section 803 of the Act.

     (2)  The Minister shall ensure that a blank copy of the test form
referred to in subsection (1) is published in such manner as is considered
appropriate.


3   This Regulation comes into force on the commencement of section 414(3)
of the Insurance Act.


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     Alberta Regulation 341/2003

     Private Vocational Schools Act

     PRIVATE VOCATIONAL TRAINING REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 529/2003) on November 26,
2003 pursuant to section 24 of the Private Vocational Schools Act.


     Table of Contents

Definitions    1
Criteria for vocation    2
Exemptions     3
Application requirements 4
Director's review   5
Conditions precedent     6
Licence renewal     7
Separate applications    8
Changes after licence issued  9
Security  10
Forfeiture of security   11
Student contract    12
Termination of student contract    13
Registration fee    14
Cooling off period  15
Refund of registration fee - before training begins    16
Refund of tuition - after training begins    17
Abandoning provision of vocation training    18
Cancellation of licence  19
False or misleading information    20
Payment of refunds  21
Advertising    22
Reports   23
Unauthorized vocational training   24
Transitional   25
Repeal    26
Expiry    27


Definitions
1   In this Regulation,

     (a)  "applicant" means the individual who wishes to provide
vocational training to students;

     (b)  "campus" means

               (i)  a single premises at which vocational training is
provided by a private institution, or

               (ii) two or more premises at which vocational training
is provided by a private institution and that the Director considers,
because the premises are close to each other, to be a campus;

     (c)  "Class A licence" means a licence that authorizes the licensee
to provide the vocational training specified on the licence and signifies
that

               (i)  the programs are new, or

               (ii) the programs have a student graduation rate and
employment placement rate that are satisfactory to the Director;

     (d)  "Class B licence" means a licence that authorizes the licensee
to provide the vocational training specified on the licence and signifies
that

               (i)  the programs do not have a student graduation rate
and employment placement rate that are satisfactory to the Director, or

               (ii) the Director is unable to form an opinion about the
student graduation rate or the employment placement rate in respect of
those programs;

     (e)  "employment placement rate", in respect of a particular
vocational training, means the number of students who obtain employment
related to that vocational training as compared with the number of students
who graduated in that vocational training in a reporting period, expressed
as a percentage;

     (f)  "registration fee" means the fee referred to in section 14;

     (g)  "student graduation rate", in respect of a particular
vocational training, means the number of students who receive a diploma or
certificate of completion in that vocational training as compared with the
number of students who were expected to graduate in that vocational
training in a reporting period, expressed as a percentage;

     (h)  "tuition" includes a registration fee.


Criteria for vocation
2   An occupation, calling, trade or pursuit is a vocation if the
occupation, calling, trade or pursuit

     (a)  requires the application of specialized skills and knowledge,
and

     (b)  is capable of providing the practitioner with a livelihood.


Exemptions
3   The Act does not apply to

     (a)  training intended

               (i)  to provide personal interest or enjoyment, or

               (ii) to update existing skills

          rather than to provide a livelihood,

     (b)  vocational training of fewer than 40 hours in duration or for
which the tuition fee is less than $400,

     (c)  any program leading to the granting of a degree under the
Universities Act,

     (d)  vocational training provided by or on behalf of

               (i)  a university under the Universities Act,

               (ii) a public college under the Colleges Act,

               (iii)     a technical institute under the Technical
Institutes Act,

               (iv) The Banff Centre for Continuing Education,

               (v)  a private institution incorporated under a private
Act of the Legislature unless a licence is required for the provision of
student financial assistance,

               (vi) an institution authorized to conduct vocational
training under a licence issued under an Act of Canada or Alberta other
than the Private Vocational Schools Act unless a licence is required for
the provision of student financial assistance,

               (vii)     an employer, an association of employers or a
labour union for the in-service training of its employees or members, or

               (viii)    a professional association for members of
that profession,

     (e)  vocational training for which all of the operating funds are
provided by grants from the Government of Alberta or Canada, or an agency,
board, council or foundation of the Government of Alberta or Canada, or

     (f)  vocational training in which all students who are registered
have had their tuition paid by the Government of Alberta or Canada.


Application requirements
4(1)  An applicant for a licence must provide the Director with the
following:

     (a)  the applicant's name and home address or business address;

     (b)  a cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance in
the amount of the application fee;

     (c)  the security required under section 10;

     (d)  a description of the vocational training and the certificate or
diploma to be awarded;

     (e)  specific information about the tuition and all other fees that
students will be charged for the vocational training, including the
estimated cost of text books, lesson materials, supplies and equipment that
students will be required to purchase;

     (f)  information about any legal claims pending against the
applicant;

     (g)  information respecting the applicant's previous or current
ownership of adult vocational training institutions.

(2)  The applicant must provide a statutory declaration in a form set by
the Director declaring that

     (a)  the information provided is true and accurate to the best of
the applicant's belief, and

     (b)  the applicant has the financial resources necessary to
effectively provide the vocational training.

(3)  The Director may request any additional information necessary to
enable the Director to review an application, and the applicant must
provide the information requested.

(4)  If before a decision is made under section 5 there is a change in any
of the information provided to the Director under subsection (1) or (3),
the applicant must immediately notify the Director in writing of the
change.


Director's review
5(1)  The Director may issue a licence if the Director is satisfied that

     (a)  there are one or more vocations that a graduate of the
vocational training would be qualified to enter and that there is a demand
in the labour market for persons qualified in those vocations,

     (b)  the curriculum is regarded by the industry as relevant,

     (c)  the admission requirements for students are appropriate to the
vocational training,

     (d)  the qualifications required for instructors are recognized by
industry as being appropriate,

     (e)  the applicant has adequate financial resources for the
effective provision of the vocational training,

     (f)  the premises at which the vocational training will be provided
meets all fire and health requirements established by law, and

     (g)  the applicant has undertaken to provide to students, before the
vocational training begins and at any time when a student requests it, the
rules and policies respecting

               (i)  the resolution of complaints made by students,

               (ii) the circumstances under which students may be
expelled or suspended,

               (iii)     the attendance of students, and

               (iv) the monitoring and reporting of academic progress.

(2)  The Director may issue a Class A licence or a Class B licence.


Conditions precedent
6   Before a licence is issued,

     (a)  the Director must approve the student contract to be used by
the applicant, and

     (b)  the applicant must agree in writing to comply with the Act,
this Regulation and any conditions that the Director imposes or may impose
on the licence.


Licence renewal
7   The Director may renew a licence if the Director is satisfied that the
licensee is in compliance with the Act, this Regulation and the conditions,
if any, imposed on the licence.


Separate applications
8(1)  If an applicant intends to provide more than one program of
instruction, the applicant must apply for a licence for each program of
instruction the applicant intends to provide.
     
(2)  If vocational training is to be provided by an applicant at more than
one campus, the applicant must apply for a licence for each campus.


Changes after licence issued
9   After a licence is issued,

     (a)  a licensee must advise the Director of any proposed change to
any of the following, and must obtain the approval of the Director before
making the change:

               (i)  the student contract;

               (ii) the vocational training provided under the licence;

               (iii)     the qualifications required for instructors;

               (iv) the admission requirements;

               (v)  the premises at which vocational training is
provided;

               (vi) the security provided to the Director in respect of
the licence;

               (vii)     any other thing specified by the Director in
writing,

     (b)  a licensee must as soon as possible notify the Director in
writing of any change in its financial resources that may adversely affect
the licensee's ability to effectively provide the vocational training
offered under its licence, and

     (c)  a licensee must advise the Director of any proposed change in
any fee payable for vocational training before the fee is changed.


Security
10(1)  An applicant for a licence must submit separate security for each
campus at which the applicant intends to provide vocational training.

(2)  The security referred to in subsection (1) must be in the form of a
guarantee bond, a letter of credit or another form acceptable to the
Director and must be in an amount determined by the Director.

(3)  If the Director believes that the security provided by a licensee is
no longer sufficient, the Director may at any time require the licensee to
provide additional security in the form of a guarantee bond, a letter of
credit or another form acceptable to the Director in an amount determined
by the Director, and the licensee must submit the additional security.

(4)  The maximum amount of security that a licensee may be required to
submit in respect of each campus is $100 000.

(5)  Notwithstanding subsection (4), if in the Minister's opinion
extraordinary circumstances exist, the Minister may at any time require a
licensee to provide additional security in a form acceptable to the
Minister.

(6)  The maximum amount of security that the Minister may require a
licensee to provide under subsection (5) is an amount that, together with
all other security submitted by the licensee, equals all tuition payable by
the maximum number of students that may be enrolled in programs of
instruction provided by the licensee.

(7)  The licensee must submit the additional security required under
subsection (5).

(8)  The licensee must ensure that any security submitted in respect of a
licence remains in force for as long as the licence is in force.


Forfeiture of security
11(1)  The Director may declare any security that has been submitted by a
licensee under section 10 to be forfeited to the Crown in right of Alberta
if, in the Director's opinion, the licensee

     (a)  is required under a student contract or this Regulation to
refund tuition, and

     (b)  is unable or refuses to make the refund.

(2)  The Director must distribute the forfeited security in accordance with
section 21.

(3)  The Director is responsible for determining the amounts to be
distributed and, if the amount of all tuition to be refunded exceeds the
amount of the security, the security must be distributed on a pro rata
basis.


Student contract
12(1)  A licensee must enter into a student contract with each student who
is to receive licensed vocational training, and the licensee must provide a
copy of the signed student contract to the student forthwith.

(2)  The period in which a student contract has effect is

     (a)  the period established by the Director, or

     (b)  if the Director does not establish the period, the school term
for which the student is enrolled.

(3)  A licensee must not enter into a student contract with a person under
16 years of age without the prior written approval of the Director.

(4)  If there is a conflict between a student contract used by a licensee
and the student contract approved by the Director, the student contract
approved by the Director prevails.


Termination of student contract
13(1)  A student or a licensee may terminate a student contract by giving
written notice of the termination to the other party.

(2)  The notice referred to in subsection (1) may be delivered to the other
party in any manner provided that a receipt or other verification is
available that indicates the date on which the notice is delivered.

(3)  A student contract is terminated on the date on which the notice under
subsection (1) is delivered.


Registration fee
14(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a licensee may require a prospective
student to pay a registration fee of not more than $150 before that
person's vocational training begins.

(2)  A licensee must not require or accept payment of

     (a)  a registration fee in respect of a prospective student until
that person has signed a student contract, or

     (b)  a tuition fee in respect of a prospective student before that
person's vocational training begins.

(3)  A licensee who receives a registration fee must credit the fee to
unpaid tuition if the student commences the vocational training.


Cooling off period
15   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, if a student terminates a
student contract on or before the 4th business day after signing the
contract, the licensee must refund any tuition or other fee paid by or on
behalf of the student.


Refund of registration
fee - before training begins
16(1)  If a student terminates a student contract before the vocational
training begins, the licensee is entitled to any registration fee paid by
or on behalf of the student.

(2)   The licensee must refund any registration fee that has been paid by
or on behalf of the student if

     (a)  a licensee terminates a student contract before the vocational
training begins, or

     (b)  the vocational training does not begin on the commencement date
set out in the student contract.


Refund of tuition - after training begins
17(1)  If either party terminates a student contract after the vocational
training begins, the licensee is entitled to the following amounts of
tuition:

     (a)  when 10% or less of the vocational training has been provided,
25% of the tuition;

     (b)  when more than 10% but 50% or less of the vocational training
has been provided, 60% of the tuition;

     (c)  when more than 50% of the vocational training has been
provided, 100% of the tuition.

(2)  If a licensee has received a tuition fee in excess of the amount that
the licensee is entitled to under subsection (1), the licensee must refund
the excess amount.

(3)  For the purpose of this section, vocational training provided by
correspondence is provided as lessons are supplied, marked and returned to
the student.


Abandoning provision of vocational training
18(1)  A licensee abandons the provision of vocational training under its
licence if the licensee stops providing the vocational training before it
is complete and

     (a)  there are student contracts for the vocational training that
have not been terminated, or

     (b)  all student contracts for the vocational training have been
terminated but one or more of the contracts were, in the Director's
opinion, terminated by the licensee so that the licensee would not be
required to provide the vocational training.

(2)  Notwithstanding sections 16 and 17, if a licensee abandons the
provision of vocational training under its licence,

     (a)  the licensee must refund all tuition that has been paid in
respect of the vocational training, and

     (b)  section 11 applies if the licensee is unable or refuses to make
the refund.

(3)  A licensee is deemed to have abandoned the provision of vocational
training by correspondence if lessons cease to be supplied, marked and
returned to the student.

(4)  A licensee is not considered to have abandoned the provision of
vocational training if the Director is of the opinion that the licensee is
providing a means to enable a student to complete the vocational training
without any disadvantage.

(5)  This section does not require the refund of tuition in respect of a
student whose student contract is terminated

     (a)  by the student before the licensee abandons the provision of
vocational training, or

     (b)  by the licensee before the licensee abandons the provision of
vocational training where the termination was made because the student was
expelled or for non-payment of fees.


Cancellation of licence
19(1)  Notwithstanding sections 16 and 17, if a licensee's licence is
cancelled, the licensee must refund all tuition fees that have been paid in
respect of the vocational training provided under that licence at the time
the licence is cancelled.

(2)  This section does not require the refund of tuition fees in respect of
a student whose student contract is terminated

     (a)  by the student before the licence is cancelled, or

     (b)  by the licensee before the licence is cancelled if the
termination was made because the student was expelled or for non-payment of
fees.


False or misleading information
20   Notwithstanding sections 16 and 17, if, in the opinion of the
Director, a student was induced to enter into a student contract by false
or misleading information provided by the licensee or the licensee's
authorized representative, the licensee must refund all tuition that has
been paid by or on behalf of the student.


Payment of refunds
21(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a refund of a student's tuition must be
paid

     (a)  to the student, or

     (b)  in the case of a student who has an outstanding student loan in
respect of the vocational training for which the refund is being provided,
to the lender that made the student loan.

(2)  If a licensee receives payment of a student's tuition from a
government, agency or person other than the student, any refund of the
student's tuition must be paid to the government, agency or other person.


Advertising
22(1)  A licensee must not, in an advertisement for its vocational
training,

     (a)  refer to the Minister, the Government of Alberta or any
department of the Government of Alberta other than by the use of the words
"vocational training licensed under the Private Vocational Schools Act"
unless the advertising is approved by the Director,

     (b)  guarantee that students who graduate will obtain employment, or

     (c)  make statements or claims that, in the opinion of the Director,
are false or misleading.

(2)  If the Director believes that a licensee has contravened subsection
(1), the Director may, by written notice to the licensee, require the
licensee to stop using the advertisement.

(3)  A licensee who receives a notice under subsection (2) must stop using
the advertisement specified in the notice.


Reports
23(1)  A licensee must provide the Director with

     (a)  reports that will enable the Director to determine if students
have met admission requirements,

     (b)  reports respecting the student graduation rate and the
employment placement rate of its graduates, and

     (c)  any other reports related to compliance with this Regulation on
the request of the Director.

(2)  The reports must be in the form set by the Director and must be
provided at the times specified by the Director.


Unauthorized vocational training
24   A person who provides vocational training without a licence must
refund any amount collected for the provision of the training to the person
who paid the amount.


Transitional
25(1)  A licence issued or renewed before the coming into force of this
Regulation is deemed to have been issued or renewed under this Regulation.

(2)  A student contract entered into before the coming into force of this
Regulation is subject to the Private Vocational Schools Regulation (AR
66/94) as if that Regulation had not been repealed.


Repeal
26   The Private Vocational Schools Regulation (AR 66/94) is repealed.


Expiry
27   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 September 30, 2013.


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     Alberta Regulation 342/2003

     Cemeteries Act

     CREMATORY AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 26, 2003

Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:013/2003) on November
25, 2003 pursuant to section 65 of the Cemeteries Act.


1   The Crematory Regulation (AR 248/98) is amended by this Regulation.


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

     (a.1)     "cremation container" means the container in which a dead human
body is encased for the purpose of cremation;


3   Section 4 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Maintenance and operation
     4   The owner of a crematory shall ensure that the crematory is
maintained in good order and is operated so that it does not give rise to
any offence or public health nuisance.


4   Section 5 is amended by renumbering it as section 5(1) and by adding
the following after subsection (1):

     (2)  The owner of a crematory shall not cremate a dead human body
without written authorization from a person who the representative of the
crematory believes on reasonable grounds has authority to control the
disposition of the dead human body.

     (3)  The owner of a crematory may refuse to accept a dead human body
for cremation for any reason that is prescribed by the Director as an
acceptable reason.


5   The following is added after section 5:

Cremation containers
     5.1(1)  The owner of a crematory shall ensure that only cremation
containers that meet the standards for cremation containers prescribed by
the Director are used for cremating dead human bodies.

     (2)  The owner of a crematory shall, before entering into a crematory
services contract with a purchaser, inform the purchaser of the cremation
container standards prescribed by the Director.


Prohibited cremation practices
     5.2(1)  The owner of a crematory shall not

               (a)  cremate more than one dead human body at the same
time, or

               (b)  commingle the cremated remains of more than one
dead human body

     without the written authorization from the persons who the
representative of the crematory believes on reasonable grounds have
authority to control the disposition of the dead human bodies or the
cremated remains, as the case may be.

     (2)  The owner of a crematory shall not deliver the cremated remains
of a dead human body in more than one container or to more than one person
without the written authorization of the person who the representative of
the crematory believes on reasonable grounds has authority to control the
disposition of the cremated remains.


6   Section 6(1) is amended 

     (a)  in the opening words by striking out "keep a register in which
the owner shall enter," and substituting "ensure that a register is kept,
in which there is entered";

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

               (d.1)     a description of the cremation container used for
the cremation of the deceased person,


7   The following is added after section 6:

Name of business
     6.1   If the owner of a crematory carries on business under a name or
style other than its corporate name, the corporate name must be clearly
disclosed to the public on the letterhead, contracts and price lists of the
business.


Contract requirements
     6.2   A crematory services contract must

               (a)  be in writing,

               (b)  be signed by

                         (i)  a person who the representative of the
crematory believes on reasonable grounds has authority to control the
disposition of the dead human body, and

                         (ii) a representative of the crematory,

               (c)  contain

                         (i)  the cost of and a description of the
cremation container to be used, and

                         (ii) a detailed list of all other cremation
charges,

               and

               (d)  specify any conditions applicable regarding storage
of the cremated remains.


Notice to Director of changes
     6.3   The owner of a crematory shall, within 10 days, give written
notice to the Director of

               (a)  any change of address for service,

               (b)  any change in the officers or members of the
company or partnership, and

               (c)  the date on which the crematory business or any of
its locations goes out of business or otherwise stops operating.


Records
     6.4(1)  The owner of a crematory shall

               (a)  maintain full and adequate records of the business
operation,

               (b)  retain those records for a minimum period of 7
years following provision of the services to which they relate, and

               (c)  permit an authorized representative of the Director
to inspect those records at all reasonable times.

     (2)  A register referred to in section 6 is not a business record for
the purposes of this section.


Crematory manager
     6.5(1)  The owner of a crematory shall appoint a person to act as the
crematory manager for the crematory.

     (2)  The crematory manager

               (a)  shall represent the owner of the crematory in all
matters relating to its licensed activities,

               (b)  is responsible for the operation of the crematory
and the conduct of any crematory workers employed by the owner of the
crematory,

               (c)  shall maintain the register referred to in section
6(1) and the crematory business records in accordance with the Act and this
Regulation, and

               (d)  shall ensure that cremations are performed by
adequately trained and supervised persons.

     (3)  The owner of a crematory shall notify the Director immediately
if there is a change in the appointment of the crematory manager and
concurrently provide the Director with the name of the replacement
crematory manager.


Inspection
     6.6(1)  The Director or a person designated by the Director may, for
the purpose of determining whether the Act and this Regulation are being
complied with, inspect and examine the crematory premises and any registers
and records of the owner of the crematory.

     (2)  The owner of a crematory, the crematory manager and all
employees shall give whatever assistance to the person conducting the
inspection that is necessary to allow that person to carry out the
inspection, and shall co-operate with that person.

     (3)  Where a person other than the Director conducts an inspection
under subsection (1), that person shall make a written report to the
Director.

     (4)  The Director shall,

               (a)  on conducting an inspection under subsection (1),
or

               (b)  on receiving a written report under subsection (3),

     provide a report to the owner of the crematory respecting the
inspection.

     (5)  In a report referred to in subsection (4), the Director may
direct the owner of the crematory to take such steps as are necessary in
the Director's opinion to correct any deficiencies found during the
inspection.


Continuing education
     6.7   The Director may require crematory managers to complete
continuing education programs and courses.


Providing information
     6.8   The Director shall provide the following information on request
to any person:

               (a)  the status of a crematory licence;

               (b)  the name of a licensed crematory;

               (c)  the mailing address and location of a licensed
crematory;

               (d)  the name of the crematory manager for a licensed
crematory;

               (e)  an explanation of the responsibilities that
licensed crematories have to members of the public.


8  Section 7 is repealed.


9   Section 9 is amended by striking out "November 30, 2003" and
substituting "November 30, 2011".


10   This Regulation, except section 9, comes into force on December 1,
2003.


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     Alberta Regulation 343/2003

     Electric Utilities Act

     Filed:  November 27, 2003

     Ministerial Order  79/2003

I, MURRAY SMITH, Minister of Energy, pursuant to section 1 of the Time
Extension Regulation (AR 316/2003) made under the Electric Utilities Act,
hereby:

     (a)  extend the January 1, 2004 date specified in subsection 103(6)
of the Electric Utilities Act to the date set pursuant to section 2 of the
Regulated Default Supply Regulation (AR 168/2003),

     (b)  extend the December 31, 2003 date specified in subsection
107(2) of the Electric Utilities Act to the date set pursuant to section 2
of the Regulated Default Supply Regulation (AR 168/2003), and

     (c)  extend the December 31, 2003 date specified in subsection
107(3) of the Electric Utilities Act in respect of a regulated rate tariff
referred to in subsection 107(2) to the date set pursuant to section 2 of
the Regulated Default Supply Regulation (AR 168/2003).


Dated the 26th day of November, 2003.
     Murray Smith                           
     Minister of Energy                    

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     Alberta Regulation 344/2003

     Electric Utilities Act

     REGULATED DEFAULT SUPPLY AMENDMENT REGULATION (NO. 2)

     Filed:  November 27, 2003

Made by the Minister of Energy (M.O. 80/2003) on November 26, 2003 pursuant
to sections 108 and 115 of the Electric Utilities Act.


1   The Regulated Default Supply Regulation (AR 168/2003) is amended by
this Regulation.


2  Section 2 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by repealing "an owner must, on January 1,
2004" and substituting "an owner must, subject to subsections (1.2) and
(1.3), on January 1, 2004";

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

     (1.2)  A regulatory authority may extend the January 1, 2004 date
specified in subsection (1)(a) of this section and in section 3(2) and
(3)(a) in respect of an application for approval of a regulated rate tariff
made to the regulatory authority under section 103 of the Act.

     (1.3)  An extension made by a regulatory authority under subsection
(1.2) must not extend beyond July 1, 2004.


3  Section 3 is amended by adding the following after subsection (4):

     (5)  The Board may extend the November 30, 2003 date specified in
subsections (2), (3)(a) and (4) in respect of an application made to the
Board under subsection (1).

     (6)  An extension made by the Board under subsection (5) must not
extend beyond January 31, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 345/2003

     Funeral Services Act

     GENERAL AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 27, 2003

Made by the Minister of Government Services (M.O. C:012/2003) on November
27, 2003 pursuant to sections 22(1) and 27 of the Funeral Services Act.


1   The General Regulation (AR 226/98) is amended by this Regulation.


2   Section 1 is amended

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

               (a.1)     "Board" means the Alberta Funeral Services
Regulatory Board;

               (a.2)     "business day" means the days of the week other
than Saturdays and holidays as defined in the Interpretation Act;

               (a.3)     "business manager" means a business manager
appointed in accordance with section 18;

     (b)  in clause (c) by adding "or is completing a period of practical
experience referred to in section 27.1" after "section 27";

     (c)  in clause (e) by adding "or is completing a period of practical
experience referred to in section 27.1" after "section 27";

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

               (f.1)     "industry member" means a member of the Board under
section 37.3(1)(b);

     (e)  in clause (h) by adding "or is completing a period of practical
experience referred to in section 27.1" after "section 27";

     (f)  by adding the following after clause (h):

               (i)  "professional service charge" means the costs
associated with the provision of services by a funeral services business;

               (j)  "public interest member" means a member of the
Board under section 37.3(1)(a).


3   Section 8(c) is repealed and the following is substituted:

     (c)  contain a detailed listing of the goods and services to be
provided by the funeral services business and the cost to be charged to the
purchaser for each of those goods and services including, without
limitation, where applicable:

               (i)  the professional service charge;

               (ii) the facility charges;

               (iii)     the transportation costs;

               (iv) the cost of the casket;

               (v)  the cost of the outer receptacle;

               (vi) the cost of cremation;

               (vii)     the cost of the cremation container;

               (viii)    the cost of the urn;

               (ix) the amount or amounts, if any, set aside for the
payment of taxes;

               (x)  the itemized cost of other disbursements not
included in subclauses (i) to (ix);

               (xi) the total cost of all items referred to in
subclauses (i) to (x).


4   Section 9(1)(a) is amended by striking out "the Schedule" and
substituting "Schedule 1".


5   Section 11 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Maximum administration fee
     11   For the purposes of section 6(1) of the Act, the maximum
administration fee that may be charged is

               (a)  in a case where the licensee elects to charge the
fee under section 6(1)(a) of the Act, 15% of the total cost of the pre-need
funeral services contract disclosed in the contract as required under
section 8(c), or

               (b)  in a case where the licensee elects to charge the
fee under section 6(1)(b) of the Act, 15% of the amount held in trust on
the date of the cancellation or assignment, including interest earned on
that amount.


6   The following is added after section 11:

Election as to administration fee
     11.1(1)  A funeral services business licensee shall file with the
Director an election in a form acceptable to and containing the information
required by the Director that sets out the election required for the
purposes of section 6(2) of the Act.

     (2)  A funeral services business licensee may not make an election
under section 6(2) of the Act more frequently than once in every 12-month
period.

     (3)  An election filed under this section applies only in respect of
pre-need funeral services contracts that are entered into after the date on
which the election is filed with the Director.


7   Section 12 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by striking out "5 days" and substituting "5
business days";

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

               (b)  shall transfer each instalment payment received
after the full amount of the administration fee has been satisfied to an
authorized trustee within 5 business days of the date on which the payment
is received.


8   The following is added after section 12:

Assignment of pre-need contract by licensee
     12.1(1)  A funeral services business licensee may not assign a
pre-need funeral services contract to another licensee under section
11(1)(a) of the Act unless

               (a)  the assigning licensee gives the Director notice in
the form and manner and containing the information required by the Director
at least 45 days prior to the proposed assignment,

               (b)  the Director approves the proposed assignment, and

               (c)  the purchaser of the contract agrees to the
proposed assignment.

     (2)  After the Director has approved a proposed assignment under
subsection (1), the assigning licensee shall give to the purchaser of the
contract a notice in writing in a form acceptable to the Director setting
out the purchaser's option to, within a period of 30 days, either

               (a)  agree to the assignment and to the transfer to the
other licensee of

                         (i)  the contract, and

                         (ii) all money paid under the contract and
interest earned on it that is held by the authorized trustee, subject to
any agreement between the assigning licensee and the other licensee as to
the disposition of any administration fee to which the assigning licensee
is entitled,

               (b)  cancel the contract and recover the amounts
referred to in clause (a)(ii) and any administration fees paid under the
contract, or

               (c)  direct the assigning licensee to assign the
contract and amounts referred to in clause (a)(ii) and any administration
fees paid under the contract to another licensee specified by the
purchaser.

     (3)  Where a purchaser agrees to an assignment under subsection
(2)(a) or makes a direction under subsection (2)(c), the purchaser shall
notify the assigning licensee to that effect in writing.

     (4)  On receiving a notice under subsection (3), the assigning
licensee shall

               (a)  assign the contract to the other licensee, in a
case where the purchaser agrees to the assignment under subsection (2)(a),
or

               (b)  in a case where the purchaser makes a direction
under subsection (2)(c), comply with the direction within 15 days after
receiving the notice.

     (5)  A funeral services business licensee to whom a contract is
assigned under subsection (4) shall,

               (a)  within 15 days after receipt of the assignment,
give to the purchaser of the contract written notice of the assignment, and

               (b)  within 30 days after receipt of the assignment,
file with the Director an acceptance report in a form acceptable to the
Director and containing the information required by the Director.

     (6)  Where the purchaser cancels the contract under subsection
(2)(b), the purchaser shall do so in the manner provided in the form in
Schedule 1.

     (7)  The assigning licensee shall return the amounts referred to in
subsection (2)(a)(ii) and the administration fees paid under the contract
to the purchaser within 15 days after receipt of the notice of cancellation
under subsection (6).


Assignment of pre-need contract by purchaser, etc.
     12.2   The following applies where a person assigns a pre-need
funeral services contract under section 11(1)(b), (c) or (d) of the Act:

               (a)  the person shall give written notice to the
assigning licensee of his or her wish to have the contract assigned, and
the notice must indicate the name and address of the licensee to whom the
contract is to be assigned;

               (b)  the assigning licensee shall forthwith

                         (i)  transfer the contract to the other
licensee, and

                         (ii) ensure that money held in trust is
transferred as required under the Act and the regulations, subject to the
assigning licensee's right, if any, to charge an administration fee under
section 6 of the Act;

               (c)  subject to any changes to the contract that are
agreed on by the person and the new licensee, the new licensee becomes the
licensee under the contract with the person and assumes all of the rights
and obligations of the assigning licensee.


9   The following is added after section 13:

Authorization to embalm or cremate
     13.1   A funeral services business licensee shall not embalm or
cremate a dead human body without written authorization from a person who
the representative of the funeral services business believes on reasonable
grounds has authority to control the disposition of the dead human body.


Code of conduct
     13.2   A licensee shall comply with the Code of Conduct in Schedule
2.


Fixed business location
     13.3   A funeral services business licensee shall carry on the
funeral services business only from a fixed business location.


10   Section 15 is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as section 15(1);

     (b)  in subsection (1)(b) by striking out "3 years" and substituting
"7 years";

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

     (2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1)(a), the
records must contain the following:

               (a)  a register showing the names of all funeral
director trainees, embalmer trainees and pre-need salesperson trainees
employed by the funeral services business;

               (b)  a register of pre-need funeral services contracts
showing, with respect to each contract,

                         (i)  the date of the contract,

                         (ii) the name and address of the purchaser,

                         (iii)     the name, address and date of birth of
the person for whose benefit the contract was entered into,

                         (iv) particulars of money

                                   (A)  transferred to a trustee
under section 8 of the Act, or

                                   (B)  paid or to be paid to an
insurance company pursuant to an agreement referred to in section 3(2)(c),

                         (v)  the amount charged as an administration
fee,

                         (vi) the place and date of death of the
person for whose benefit the contract was entered into,

                         (vii)     the date on which the contract was
fully performed or cancelled, and

                         (viii)    the amount held in trust under
section 7 of the Act, broken down as to principal and interest earned;

               (c)  a register in a form acceptable to the Director
showing the following with respect to each funeral service provided:

                         (i)  the name of the deceased;

                         (ii) the date and place of death;

                         (iii)     the date on which the funeral services
were provided;

                         (iv) the name and address of the person who
made the funeral arrangements;

                         (v)  the name of the person who authorized
embalming or cremation or both;

                         (vi) the date of burial, if applicable, and
the name and location of the cemetery in which the body was buried;

                         (vii)     the name of the person to whom the
deceased's body or the cremated remains were released, if applicable;

                         (viii)    the date on which the deceased's
body or the cremated remains were released, if applicable.

     (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1)(b), the information in the
registers referred to in subsection (2)(b) and (c) must be maintained
indefinitely.


11   Section 16(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:

Annual pre-need trust report
     16(1)  The licensee of a funeral services business that enters into
pre-need funeral services contracts or holds money in trust pursuant to
sections 7 and 8 of the Act shall annually provide to the Director within
120 days of its fiscal year end a report of its financial affairs for the
preceding year in the form set by the Director and completed by a public
accounting firm registered under the Regulated Accounting Profession Act.


12   The following is added after section 17:

Unfair practice
     17.1   It is an unfair practice for the purposes of section 13 of the
Act for any person to make, in information that is published by any means,
a statement about any matter related to the operation of a funeral services
business that might reasonably be interpreted as being misleading or
deceptive.


13   The heading "Business Manager" preceding section 18 is struck out.


14   Section 18 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "who holds a business manager
licence" after "person";

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

     (1.1)  A funeral services business that has more than one business
location may appoint one business manager for all business locations.

     (c)  in subsection (2)(c) by striking out "this Regulation" and
substituting "the regulations under the Act";

     (d)  in subsection (4) by adding "licensed funeral director or"
before "licensed pre-need salesperson".


15   The heading preceding section 19 is struck out and the following is
substituted:

     Funeral Director, Business Manager, Embalmer
     and Pre-need Salesperson Licences


16   The following is added after section 19:

Business manager licence
     19.1   A business manager licence authorizes the licensee to act as
business manager for the funeral services business in respect of which he
or she is appointed as business manager.


17   The following is added after section 21:

Application for business manager licence
     21.1   A person applying for a business manager licence shall make
application to the Director on the form set by the Director, and the
application must be accompanied with

               (a)  a form signed by the owner of the funeral services
business appointing the applicant to act as business manager for that
funeral services business,

               (b)  a report from a criminal record check in a form
satisfactory to the Director,

               (c)  if required by the Director, proof that the
applicant has successfully passed an exam under section 27.2(a),

               (d)  any additional information required by the
Director, and

               (e)  the fee set out in section 37.


Expiry of licence
     21.2   A business manager licence expires automatically when

               (a)  the owner of the funeral services business for whom
the business manager acts advises the Director by notice in writing that
the business manager has ceased to act for the business, or

               (b)  the business manager advises the Director by notice
in writing that he or she has ceased to act as business manager.


18   Section 22 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)

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

                                   (b.1)     if required by the
Director, proof that the applicant has successfully passed an exam under
section 27.2(a),

                                   (b.2)     a report from a criminal
record check in a form satisfactory to the Director,

               (ii) in clause (c) by adding "and, where required, a
period of practical experience referred to in section 27.1" after "section
27";

     (b)  in subsection (2) by adding "or a period of practical
experience referred to in section 27.1" after "section 27".


19   Section 23 is amended by adding "a business manager licence," after "A
funeral director licence,".


20   Section 24 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1) by adding "a business manager licence," after
"a funeral director licence,";

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

               (a.1)     if required by the Director, proof that the
applicant has successfully passed an exam under section 27.2(b),

     (c)  in subsection 1(b) by adding "in the case of an application for
renewal of a funeral director licence, an embalmer licence or a pre-need
salesperson licence," before "the name";

     (d)  in subsection 1(c) by adding "business manager," after "funeral
director,";

     (e)  in subsection (3) by adding "business manager licence," after
"funeral director licence,";

     (f)  in subsection (4) by adding "business manager," after  "funeral
director,".


21   Section 26 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Investigations, etc.
     26(1)  On completing an investigation or inquiry in respect of a
funeral services business under section 18 of the Act, the Director shall
prepare a report on the funeral services business that was investigated or
inquired into and provide a copy of the report to the business manager of
the funeral services business.

     (2)  In a report referred to in subsection (1) the Director may
direct the funeral services business to take such steps as are necessary in
the Director's opinion to correct any deficiencies found during the
investigation or inquiry.


22   The following is added after section 27:

Practical experience
     27.1   The Director may require funeral director trainees, embalmer
trainees and pre-need salesperson trainees to complete a period of
practical experience approved by the Director.


Examination
     27.2   The Director may require

               (a)  an applicant for an initial licence, and

               (b)  an applicant who is applying under section 24(3)
and whose licence has been expired for more than 2 years

     to write an exam prescribed by the Director.


23   Section 29 is amended by adding "business managers," after "funeral
directors,".


24   Section 30(a) and (b) are amended by adding "a business manager
licence," after "funeral director licence,".


25   Section 31(e) is amended by adding "a business manager licence," after
"funeral director licence,".


26   Section 33(b), (d) and (f) are repealed.


27   The following is added after section 36:

Possession of cremated remains by Director
     36.1(1)  Where the Director

               (a)  reasonably believes that there are cremated remains
or related records in the possession of a funeral services business that
has ceased to operate, or

               (b)  is of the opinion that it is in the public interest
to take possession of cremated remains or related records in the possession
of a funeral services business

     the Director may take whatever steps the Director considers necessary

               (c)  for the collection of those cremated remains for
the disposition of the cremated remains in accordance with the code of
practice referred to in subsection (3), and

               (d)  for the collection of the related records.

     (2)  The funeral services business shall, if requested by the
Director in carrying out subsection (1), deliver the cremated remains or
related records to the Director in accordance with the request.

     (3)  The Director shall implement a code of practice respecting the
disposition of cremated remains that meets the requirements of section
36.2(1).

     (4)  If cremated remains in the possession of the Director under this
section are not claimed within one year by a person with the right to
control the disposition of the cremated remains under section 36, the
Director may dispose of the cremated remains in such a manner as not to be
offensive or to create a nuisance.


Code of practice
     36.2(1)  A funeral services business shall have in place a code of
practice respecting the disposition of cremated remains that contains
provisions for at least the following:

               (a)  the means of identification of cremated remains;

               (b)  storage procedures for cremated remains;

               (c)  the keeping of records showing the name and address
of the persons taking possession of cremated remains.

     (2)  The code of practice must be approved by the Director.


Disposition of remains
     36.3   If cremated remains are not claimed within one year from the
date of the cremation and if the funeral services business has been unable
to arrange for disposal by a person with the right to control the
disposition of cremated remains under section 36, the funeral services
business may dispose of the cremated remains in such a manner as not to be
offensive or to create a nuisance.


28   Section 37 is amended

     (a)  in subsection (1)(a) by striking out "$200" and substituting
"$500";

     (b)  in subsection (2)(a) by striking out "$2" and substituting
"$3";

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

     (5.1)  The fee for a business manager licence or for the renewal of a
business manager licence is

               (a)  $100, and

               (b)  an additional $25 in the case of an application
made after the applicant's licence has expired.

     (5.2)  No fee is payable under subsection (5.1) where the applicant
is also a licensed funeral director.


29   The following is added after section 37:

     Alberta Funeral Services
     Regulatory Board

Board continued
     37.1   The Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board is continued.

Function of Board
     37.2   The Board is empowered to accept and exercise any powers and
perform any duties and functions

               (a)  delegated to it under section 23 of the Act by the
Director, or

               (b)  delegated to or imposed on it under any other Act
of the Legislature.


Board membership
     37.3(1)  The Board consists of

               (a)  3 persons who represent the interests of the
public, and

               (b)  3 persons who represent funeral services
businesses.

     (2)  A person is eligible to be or to remain a public interest member
only if that person

               (a)  is a resident of Alberta,

               (b)  is not the holder of a licence under the Act and
the regulations, and

               (c)  does not have any interest in a funeral services
business.

     (3)  A person is eligible to be or to remain an industry member only
if that person

               (a)  is a resident of Alberta, and

               (b)  is actively engaged in the day-to-day operation of
a funeral services business or a crematory licensed under the Cemeteries
Act as an owner, a part owner, a business manager or a shareholder.

     (4)  A member automatically ceases to hold office if that member
ceases to meet any qualification under this section that is necessary for
that office.


Appointment 
     37.4   The Minister shall appoint the public interest members.


Election
     37.5(1)  The Director shall establish an Industry Election Committee
consisting of at least 3 and not more than 5 persons who represent funeral
services businesses.

     (2)  The Industry Election Committee shall request nominations from
funeral services businesses and conduct a mail-in election in order to
elect the industry members.

     (3)  Each funeral services business has one vote in an election under
subsection (2), regardless of the number of its business locations.

     (4)  The candidates who receive the largest number of votes at the
election become industry members in accordance with the number of positions
to be filled.

     (5)  The Industry Election Committee shall communicate the results of
the election to the successful candidates, the Minister and any other
person the Committee considers appropriate.

     (6)  Notwithstanding this section, if the Industry Election Committee
receives fewer nominations under subsection (2) than there are positions to
be filled, the Committee

               (a)  shall declare the nominees, if any, to be elected
by acclamation, and

               (b)  shall appoint any remaining industry members.


Term of office
     37.6(1)  The term of office of a member is 3 years.

     (2)  A member may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms of office.


Chair
     37.7(1)  The Board shall choose from among its members a person to
act as the chair of the Board.

     (2)  If there is a tied vote on any matter on which a vote is held by
the Board, the chair may vote a second time to break the tie.


Prohibitions
     37.8   No person while a member shall do any of the following:

               (a)  engage directly or indirectly in any business
transaction or private arrangement for pecuniary benefit, knowledge of
which arises out of the person's being a member;

               (b)  act in a manner, whether or not prohibited by the
Act, the regulations or the bylaws of the Board, that may result in, or
create the appearance of,

                         (i)  using the member's position for private
gain,

                         (ii) giving preferential treatment to any
person,

                         (iii)     impeding the Board from carrying out
its purposes,

                         (iv) foregoing independence or impartiality,
or

                         (v)  adversely affecting the integrity of
the Board;

               (c)  act in an official capacity or represent the Board,
explicitly or implicitly, on any matter in which the member has a real or
potential personal interest, direct or indirect, in a manner that is
incompatible with the member's duties under the Act, the regulations or the
bylaws of the Board;

               (d)  contract with or otherwise accept the services of a
licensee or an applicant to become a licensee on terms that are more
favourable than those generally available to the public;

               (e)  unless previously approved by the Board, accept a
fee or a benefit that is not a token benefit from another person on account
of an occasion at which the member appears or provides a speech, lecture or
publication, if the occasion is part of the official duties of the member
for which compensation is being paid by the Board;

               (f)  contravene the Act, the regulations or the bylaws
of the Board;

               (g)  be absent without Board authorization from 3
consecutive regular Board meetings.


Resignation and removal
     37.9(1)  Subject to subsection (2), a member who contravenes section
37.8 shall resign from the Board immediately on becoming aware of the
contravention.

     (2)  Instead of accepting a resignation under subsection (1), the
Board may suspend the member from all or any Board activities for any
period of time and subject to any terms and conditions that the Board
considers appropriate.

     (3)  If a member contravenes subsection (1) or any terms and
conditions under subsection (2), the Board may, within one year of the date
on which the contravention occurred,

               (a)  request that the Minister revoke the appointment,
if the member is a public interest member, or

               (b)  apply by originating notice to a judge of the Court
of Queen's Bench, if the member is an industry member, for 

                         (i)  an order determining whether the member
is eligible to remain a member, and

                         (ii) if the person is determined to be
ineligible, an order declaring the person to be disqualified from
membership on the Board.


Vacancies
     37.91  If there is a vacancy in the membership of the Board, a person
may be appointed to fill that vacancy for the balance of the term of office

               (a)  by the Minister, if the vacancy relates to a public
interest member, or

               (b)  by the Director, if the vacancy relates to an
industry member.


30   The heading "Transitional" and sections 38 to 41 are repealed.


31   Section 43 is amended by striking out "2003" and substituting "2011".


32   The Schedule is amended

     (a)  by renumbering it as Schedule 1;

     (b)  by adding the following at the end of paragraph 1:

     "You have additional rights, including the right to cancel, if the
funeral services business wants to assign this contract to another funeral
services business and you do not agree."

     (c)  in the first paragraph 2 by striking out "cost of the contract
before your payment is placed in trust" and substituting "total cost of the
goods and services to be provided under this contract".

     (d)  by repealing the second paragraph 2 and substituting the
following:

     2   After the penalty-free 30-day cancellation period is over, the
seller will place all of your payment in trust but if you cancel, the
seller will charge a non-refundable administration fee of ___% of the total
cost of the goods and services to be provided under this contract and
interest earned on funds held by the authorized trustee.


33   The following is added after Schedule 1:

     Schedule 2

     Alberta Funeral Services
     Code of Conduct

     All persons licensed under the Funeral Services Act, referred to
collectively as "funeral professionals", have responsibilities to their
profession, their colleagues, the families they serve and to the public at
large.

     To carry out these responsibilities funeral professionals must
recognize that businesses operate within a framework of competition and
cooperation.  All efforts must be made to ensure each funeral business is
conducted honestly and in a professional manner, demonstrating respect for
colleagues.  This professional respect will maintain and enhance public
confidence and understanding of the funeral profession and funeral
professionals.

     Funeral professionals must recognize the need to compete on merit and
not by attempts at discrediting or disparaging colleagues.  In accordance
with this responsibility, funeral professionals will act at all times in
accordance with the standards set out below.

     A    In matters of professional conduct and co-operation funeral
professionals will

               1    Adhere to Municipal, Provincial and Federal laws
and regulations.

               2    Respect the faiths, beliefs and customs of both the
families they serve and the public at large.

               3    Respect the role of the clergy and adhere to the
policies, rules and regulations of the church in which the funeral service
is to take place.

               4    Conduct all business in a professional manner with
all personnel, families served, colleagues, service providers, suppliers
and the public at large.

               5    Ensure that all personnel are properly trained for
their duties and encourage an environment of life-long learning.

               6    Encourage and foster an open line of communication
with all agencies to better serve families in a professional and timely
manner.

     B    In matters of accountability to the families funeral
professionals will

               1    Uphold in the strictest confidence matters and
aspects pertaining to the family of the deceased.

               2    Provide a range of options to the family regarding
types of funeral services offered and selection of merchandise.

               3    Advise families of all aspects of the funeral
service both verbally and in written form to ensure they have complete
understanding of the expenses being incurred.

               4    Ensure that all verbal or written requests from the
family are fulfilled whenever professionally acceptable.

               5    Inform the family of death benefits that may be
available through various government and private agencies.

               6    Demonstrate professional conduct when family
members are indecisive about choosing one funeral home over another.

               7    Demonstrate professional co-operation when one
funeral business has been called to transfer human remains from a place of
death and the family has requested another funeral business to handle the
funeral arrangements.  Business transactions resulting from this situation
should be expedited between the 2 funeral businesses in a mutually
equitable and professional manner.  This transaction should not cause undue
hardship to the family being served.

     C    To show their respect for the deceased all funeral
professionals will

               1    Demonstrate care and respect for the deceased
entrusted to their care.

               2    Ensure that during the embalming of the deceased,
only employees of the funeral home, authorized licensed personnel or
registered trainees are in attendance.

     D    To ensure a high standard of operation and maintenance of each
funeral services business all funeral professionals must recognize that

               1    The business manager is accountable for maintaining
a high professional standard in the operation, management and maintenance
of the funeral services business.

               2    All funeral services professionals have a
responsibility to ensure that all personnel of the funeral services
business are aware of and act in accordance with this Code of Conduct at
all times.


34   Persons who are members of the Board on the coming into force of this
section continue as members of the Board under this Regulation until their
terms would have expired under the Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory
Board Regulation (AR 225/98) had it not been repealed.


35   The Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board Regulation (AR 225/98)
is repealed.


36(1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Regulation comes into force
on the date on which it is filed.

(2)  Sections 8, 13, 14(a), (b), (c), 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25 and 28
come into force on April 1, 2004.

(3)  Sections 2(f), 3, 10, 26, 27, insofar as it enacts sections 36.1 and
36.2, and 32 come into force on December 1, 2004.


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     Alberta Regulation 346/2003

     Cancer Programs Act

     CANCER PROGRAMS AMENDMENT REGULATION

     Filed:  November 28, 2003

Made by the Minister of Health and Wellness (M.O. 114/2003) on November 24,
2003 pursuant to section 22 of the Cancer Programs Act.


1   The Cancer Programs Regulation (AR 242/98) is amended by this
Regulation.


2   Section 13 is amended by striking out "December 31, 2003" and
substituting "October 31, 2013".


3   The Schedule is repealed and the following Schedule is substituted:

     SCHEDULE


Drug
Group
Dosage Form
Criteria


13 Cis-RETINOIC ACID
     2
capsules
Pediatrics
  restricted to the treatment of advanced stage neuroblastoma following
POG/CCG Protocols
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumour program


ALL-TRANS RETINOIC ACID
     2
capsules
  restricted to treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumour program or the pediatric tumour program


AMSACRINE
     2
injectable



ANAGRELIDE
     1
capsules
  for thrombocytosis due to myeloproliferative disorder
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumour program


ANASTROZOLE
     1
tablets
  for post-menopausal patients with receptor-positive, metastatic breast
cancer who have progressed or have experienced severe side effects on prior
hormone therapy



     2
tablets
Breast Cancer Adjuvant
  for adjuvant use in invasive breast cancer patients who are
post-menopausal, hormone receptor positive in whom tamoxifen is
contraindicated or not tolerated
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program


ASPARAGINASE
     3
injectable



BCG
     1
injectable
  bladder carcinoma


BICALUTAMIDE
     1
tablets
  restricted to patients who are intolerant to Nilutamide or Flutamide
  approved dosage is 50 mg daily


BLEOMYCIN
     1
     2
injectable
pump



BUSERELIN
     1
injectable
  prostate cancer
  Restricted to:
Stage II (T2a-T2c): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Neoadjuvant use pre radical prostatectomy (4 months pre)
Stage III (T3a-T4b): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Adjuvant use (3 years post RT)
Stage IV (N1-N3) (M1-M1c): As monotherpy in medical castration.
In total androgen blockade (medical castration and nonsteriodal
antiandrogen)
  Guidelines for LHRH use in the above stated stages include: LHRH agonists
are indicated for use in patients at risk of thromboembolic disease,
strokes (CVA), myocardial infarction and also for consideration in patients
with dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or where a patient is
considered intolerant to cyproterone acetate or megestrol acetate


BUSULFAN
     1
tablets



CAPECITABINE
     2
oral
 metastatic or advanced breast cancer and previous treatment with an
anthracycline, unless an anthracycline is contraindicated
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumour program



     2
oral
  option in first line treatment of advanced or metastatic colorectal
cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the GI tumour program


CARBOPLATIN
     1
injectable



CARMUSTINE
     1
injectable, topical



CHLORAMBUCIL
     1
tablets



CISPLATIN
     1
injectable



CLADRIBINE
     2
injectable
  restricted to treatment of hairy cell leukemia
  Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
  hematologic malignancies (histocytosis-X, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma,
systemic mast cell disease)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumour program



     3
injectable
POG Protocol 9720
prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumour program


CLODRONATE
     1
oral
  treatment of osteolytic bone lesions in metastatic breast cancer


CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE
     1
injectable, tablets



CYPROTERONE
     1
tablets



CYTARABINE
     1
injectable



CYTARABINE LIPOSOMAL
     2
injectable
  for intrathecal management of neoplastic meningitis due to solid tumours
or lymphoma


DACARBAZINE
     1
injectable



DACTINOMYCIN
     1
injectable



DAUNORUBICIN
     1
injectable



DEXAMETHASONE
     1
injectable, tablets
  antiemetic use NOT covered


DOCETAXEL
     2
injectable
  treatment of metastatic breast cancer after failure of any previous
chemotherapy regimen
  as a single agent or in combination, as an option for first line
treatment of metastatic breast cancer
  only one taxane is to be administered to any one patient
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program



     2
injectable
Breast Neoadjuvant
  following a neoadjuvant anthracycline containing regimen in locally
advanced (Stage IIIA or IIIB) breast cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program



     2
injectable
Breast Adjuvant
  (with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (TAC)) as an adjuvant treatment of
1-3 node positive breast cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program



     2
injectable
  2nd line therapy in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell
lung cancer with good performance status (ECOG 0-2) and no symptomatic or
uncontrolled brain metastases
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the lung tumour program


DOXORUBICIN
     1
injectable



DOXORUBICIN LIPOSOMAL
     2
injectable
  Kaposi's sarcoma



     2
injectable
  2nd or 3rd line treatment of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube carcinoma and
primary peritoneal neoplasms
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the gynecology tumour program


EPIRUBICIN
     2
injectable
Breast Cancer
  adjuvant (node positive) and neoadjuvant (stage II and III) treatment of
pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer patients
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program



     2
injectable
Esophagogastric Cancer
  used (in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil) in the treatment of
locally advanced or metastatic esophagogastric cancer in patients with good
performance status



     3
injectable
NCIC MA21 Trial
  use as adjuvant treatment in NCIC MA21 Trial
  prescribing limited to written authorization by clinical trial principal
investigator(s) or co-investigators


ESTRAMUSTINE
     1
capsules



ETOPOSIDE
     1
injectable, capsules



EXEMESTANE
     2
oral
  for hormonal treatment of advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women
who have progressed following hormonal therapy
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program


FLUDARABINE
     2
injectable, tablets
  previously treated or untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  low grade lymphoma
  Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology tumour program


FLUOROURACIL
     1

     2
injectable, cream
pump



FLUTAMIDE
     1
tablets
  prostate cancer


GEMCITABINE
     2
injectable
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
  patients who are unable to tolerate vinorelbine or paclitaxel containing
regimens with documented reason for intolerance
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lung tumour program



     2
injectable
Bladder Cancer
  Gemcitabine/Cisplatin as first line chemotherapy in locally
advanced/metastatic bladder cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GU tumour program



     2
injectable
Pancreas
  locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI tumour program



     2
injectable
Hematology
  Gemcitabine, Dexamethasone, Cisplatin for relapsed or refractory Hodgkins
or Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (GDP regimen)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the hematology/lymphoma program


GOSERELIN
     1
injectable
  prostate cancer
  Restricted to:
Stage II (T2a-T2c): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Neoadjuvant use pre radical prostatectomy (4 months pre)
Stage III (T3a-T4b): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Adjuvant use (3 years post RT)
Stage IV (N1-N3) (M1-M1c): As monotherpy in medical castration
In total androgen blockade (medical castration and nonsteriodal
antiandrogen)
  Guidelines for LHRH use in the above stated stages include: LHRH agonists
are indicated for use in patients at risk of thromboembolic disease,
strokes (CVA), myocardial infarction and also for consideration in patients
with dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or where a patient is
considered intolerant to cyproterone acetate or megestrol acetate



     2
injectable
  breast cancer. 2nd line hormonal therapy for recurrent or metastatic
disease in either or both estrogen and progesterone receptor positive pre
and perimenopausal patients after tamoxifen failure
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumour program


HYDROCORTISONE SODIUM SUCCINATE

     1

injectable

  intrathecal use only


HYDROXYUREA
     1
capsules



IDARUBICIN
     3
injectable
POG Protocol 9720
prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumour program


IFOSFAMIDE
     1
     2
injectable
pump



IMATINIB
     2
capsules
  for surgically unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour
(GIST)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the tumour program



     2
capsules
Hematology
  Philadelphia-chromosome positive leukemia (including disease situations
such as first chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), accelerated
phase CML, blast crisis phase CML, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or other
leukemias that have the characteristic t(9;22) translocation detected by
cytogenetics, FISH analysis, or PCR-positive for bcr-abl oncogene)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the hematology/lymphoma program


INTERFERON


  - alpha 2a or 2b

  - alpha 2b in new patients "03-04"
     1
injectable
  cladribine-resistant hairy cell leukemia
  Kaposi's sarcoma
  chronic myelogenous leukemia
  metastatic renal cell carcinoma



INTERFERON
  alpha 2a ONLY
     1
injectable
  mycosis fungoides and sezary syndrome (cutaneous T-cell lymphomas)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumour program


INTERFERON
 alpha 2b ONLY
     1
injectable
  basal cell carcinoma
  adjuvant treatment of high risk melanoma



     1
injectable
Superficial Bladder Cancer
  Interferon alone - second line treatment or first line in those with a
documented intolerance or contraindication (i.e., immunosuppression or
other) to BCG
  Interferon in combination with BCG - second line treatment



     2
injectable
  treatment of patients with malignant carcinoid and neuroendocrine
gastroenteropancreatic tumours not amenable to surgical extirpation
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI and endocrine tumour programs



     2
injectable
  maintenance therapy in multiple myeloma patients who have achieved
complete remission after high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell
transplant
  follicular lymphoma and need for therapy as indicated by any of: mass >7
cm or 3 sites >3 cm, Bsx, splenomegaly @ umbilicus, compression syndromes
(GI, GU, orbit), effusions cytopenias, Age < 70 yo
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the hematology/lymphoma tumour program


IRINOTECAN

*  NOTE:
Loperamide supplied by industry with this agent's use
     2
injectable
Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  first line (with 5FU and leucovorin)
  2nd line after failure of thymidilate synthase inhibitors (e.g., 5
fluorouracil, raltitrexed, or capecitabine)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI tumour program



     2
injectable
Pediatrics
  restricted to the treatment of high risk metastatic rhabdomyosarcomas
following POG/CCG protocols
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumour program


LETROZOLE
     1
tablets
  first line therapy for hormone receptor positive post-menopausal
metastatic breast cancer


LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM
     1
injectable, tablets
  rescue therapy for methotrexate only
  in combination with 5FU


LEUPROLIDE
     1
injectable
  prostate cancer
  Restricted to:
Stage II (T2a-T2c): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Neoadjuvant use pre radical prostatectomy (4 months pre)
Stage III (T3a-T4b): Neoadjuvant use pre RT (2 months pre and during RT).
Adjuvant use (3 years post RT)
Stage IV (N1-N3) (M1-M1c): As monotherpy in medical castration.
In total androgen blockade (medical castration and nonsteriodal
antiandrogen)
  Guidelines for LHRH use in the above stated stages include: LHRH agonists
are indicated for use in patients at risk of thromboembolic disease,
strokes (CVA), myocardial infarction and also for consideration in patients
with dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or where a patient is
considered intolerant to cyproterone acetate or megestrol acetate


LOMUSTINE
     1
capsules



MECHLORETHAMINE
     1
injectable, topical



MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE
     1
tablets, injectable



MEGESTROL ACETATE
     1
tablets



MELPHALAN
     1
tablets



MERCAPTOPURINE
     1
tablets



MESNA
     1
injectable



METHOTREXATE
     1
injectable, tablets



MITOMYCIN
     1
injectable
NOTE:  3rd line for bladder cancer indication


MITOXANTRONE
     1
injectable



NANDROLONE DECANOATE
     1
injectable



NILUTAMIDE
     1
tablets
  prostate cancer


PACLITAXEL
     2
injectable
Ovarian Cancer
  first line treatment of ovarian cancer (irrespective of the stage of
disease or amount of residual disease), fallopian tube carcinoma, primary
peritoneal neoplasms and papillary serous and clear cell endometrial
carcinomas
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the gynecology tumour program



     2
injectable
Endometrial Cancer
  restricted for use in metastatic, advanced or recurrent endometrial
cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the gynecology tumour program



     2
injectable
Lung Cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lung tumour program



     2
injectable
Breast Cancer
  restricted to the treatment of metastatic breast cancer when no response
to anthracycline (doxorubicin, epirubicin, or mitoxantrone) containing
regimen. Relapse within 1 year after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy
including an anthracycline. First assessment of efficacy after 2 courses.
  only one taxane is to be administered to any one patient
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumour program



     2
injectable
Breast Cancer Adjuvant
  Doxorubicin/ Cyclophosphamide followed by Paclitaxel as an option for
adjuvant therapy of Stage II, node positive or high risk node negative
breast cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast tumour program



     2
injectable
Testes
  2nd line regimen for relapsed germ cell tumours of the testes



     2
injectable
  in combination chemotherapy for unknown primary metastatic adenocarcinoma
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the breast and hematology tumour programs


PAMIDRONATE
     1
injectable
  treatment of multiple myeloma


PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE
     1
liquid
  first line agent for pediatric patients under 7 years of age
  2nd-line agent for pediatric patients 7 years and older unable to
tolerate prednisone tablets


PREDNISONE
     1
tablets



PROCARBAZINE
     1
capsules



RALTITREXED
     2
injectable
  treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the GI tumour program


RITAXIMAB
     2
injectable
  relapsed or refractory, low grade or follicular, CD20 positive, B-cell,
non-Hodgkin's  lymphoma
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lymphoma tumour program



     2
injectable
  in combination with CHOP for aggressive histology B-cell CD20 positive
non-hodgkin's lymphoma in patients 60 years of age or older
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the hematology/lymphoma tumour program



     2
injectable
  for Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (PTLD)
  prescribing limited to written authorization by named physicians as
recommended by the hematology tumour program


STREPTOZOCIN
     1
injectable



TAMOXIFEN
     1
tablets



TEMOZOLOMIDE
     2
oral
  first-line treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme and anaplastic
astrocytoma
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the neuro oncology tumour program


TENIPOSIDE
     1
injectable



THIOGUANINE
     1
tablets



THIOTEPA
     2
injectable



TOPOTECAN
     2
injectable
Ovarian
  2nd line therapy of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube carcinoma and primary
peritoneal neoplasms
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the gynecology tumour program
Pediatrics
  restricted to the treatment of advanced stage neuroblastoma following
POG/CCG Protocols
  restricted to the treatment of intermediate risk rhabdomyosarcoma
following POG/CCG protocols
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the pediatric tumour program


TRASTUZUMAB
     2
injectable
Metastatic Breast
  restricted to the treatment of metastic breast cancer, HER 2 protein
overexpression (+3) by IHC, or HER 2 amplification by FISH
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumour program


VALRUBICIN
     2
injectable
  for BCG refractory carcinoma in situ, defined as persistent disease after
2 courses of BCG or intolerance (severe side effects, immunosuppression,
etc.) to treatment with BCG


VINBLASTINE
     1
injectable



VINCRISTINE
     1
injectable



VINORELBINE
     2
injectable
Lung Cancer
  restricted to the treatment of advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung
cancer with an ECOG score of 2 or better
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the lung tumour program



     2
injectable
Metastatic Breast
  first-line therapy for elderly patients (over 65 years of age) and 2nd or
3rd line therapy for metastatic breast cancer.  Assess response after 2
cycles
  prescribing limited to written authorization by physicians recommended by
the breast tumour program