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Alberta Regulation 5/2006
ABC Benefits Corporation Act
ABC BENEFITS CORPORATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 5/2006) on 
January 17, 2006 pursuant to section 13 of the ABC Benefits Corporation Act. 
1   The ABC Benefits Corporation Regulation (AR 272/96) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   The following is added before section 2:
Part 1 
General Provisions

3   Sections 6, 7 and 8 are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
Audit committee
6(1)  The audit committee to be established by the Board must 
consist of at least 3 persons, and all members of the audit 
committee must be members of the Board.
(2)  The audit committee must
	(a)	review the annual financial statements of the 
Corporation before they are approved by the Board,
	(b)	ensure that appropriate internal control procedures are 
in place,
	(c)	meet with the chief internal auditor of the Corporation, 
or the officer or employee of the Corporation acting in a 
similar capacity, and with management of the 
Corporation, to discuss the effectiveness of the internal 
control procedures established for the Corporation,
	(d)	review the investments and transactions that could 
adversely affect the well-being of the Corporation that 
the auditor or any officer of the Corporation brings to 
the attention of the committee,
	(e)	meet with the auditor of the Corporation to discuss the 
annual financial statements, and
	(f)	meet with the actuary of the Corporation to discuss the 
valuation of the policy liabilities prepared by the 
actuary under section 9(3).
(3)  The audit committee must report on the annual financial 
statements to the Board before the Board approves the statements.
(4)  The audit committee may call a meeting of the Board to 
consider any matter of concern to the committee.
Conduct review committee
7(1)  In this section, a person is a related party with respect to the 
Corporation if the person
	(a)	is a member of the Board or a senior officer of the 
Corporation appointed in accordance with the bylaws,
	(b)	is a spouse, adult interdependent partner or child under 
the age of 18 years of a person referred to in clause (a), 
or
	(c)	is a corporation or an unincorporated body that is 
controlled by a person referred to in clause (a) or (b).
(2)  For the purposes of this section,
	(a)	a corporation is controlled by a person if
	(i)	securities of the corporation to which are attached 
more than 50% of the votes that may be cast to 
elect directors of the corporation are held, other 
than by way of security only, by or for the benefit 
of that person, and
	(ii)	the votes attached to those securities are sufficient, 
if exercised, to elect a majority of the directors of 
the corporation,
			and
	(b)	an unincorporated body is controlled by a person if the 
person holds or beneficially owns more than 50% of the 
beneficial interest, however designated, into which the 
body is divided and the person is able to direct the 
affairs of the entity.
(3)  Despite subsection (2), a person controls a corporation or an 
unincorporated body if the person has, in relation to the corporation 
or unincorporated body, any direct or indirect influence that, if 
exercised, would result in control in fact of the corporation or 
unincorporated body.
(4)  The conduct review committee to be established by the Board 
must consist of at least 3 persons, and all members of the conduct 
review committee must be members of the Board.
(5)  Officers and employees of the Corporation are not eligible to 
be members of the conduct review committee.
(6)  The conduct review committee must
	(a)	establish procedures for the review of transactions with 
related parties of the Corporation,
	(b)	review all proposed transactions with related parties of 
the Corporation, and
	(c)	review the practices of the Corporation to ensure that 
any transactions with related parties of the Corporation 
that may have a material effect on the stability or 
solvency of the Corporation are identified.
(7)  After each meeting of the conduct review committee, the 
committee must report to the Board on all transactions and other 
matters reviewed by the committee.
(8)  In this section, "unincorporated body" means a trust, 
partnership, fund or other unincorporated association or 
organization.
Winding-up
8   If the Corporation is wound up, the property of the Corporation 
must be used
	(a)	firstly, to pay all costs incurred in the winding-up of the 
Corporation, and
	(b)	secondly, to discharge all liabilities of the Corporation,
and the balance, if any, must be disposed of by order of the 
Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Appointment of actuary
9(1)  An individual is not eligible to be appointed or remain an 
actuary under section 4.2(b) of the Act unless that person is
	(a)	ordinarily resident in Canada, and
	(b)	a Fellow in good standing of the Canadian Institute of 
Actuaries.
(2)  Where the actuary appointed by the Corporation under section 
4.2(b) of the Act is not an individual, the actuary must appoint an 
individual who is responsible for acting on behalf of the actuary 
and has and maintains the qualifications set out in subsection (1).
(3)  The actuary shall value the policy liabilities with respect to the 
Alberta Blue Cross Plan in accordance with generally accepted 
actuarial standards.
Financial statements
10   In addition to the requirement of section 9.1(2) of the Act, 
Alberta Government funded programs, as defined in section 
13(1)(b), must be reported as segregated information in the notes to 
the Corporation's financial statements.
Audit function
11   The Corporation and its auditor must certify
	(a)	that the expenses and income in respect of the 
operations of the Corporation were allocated in 
accordance with the policy established by the 
Corporation under section 9.1(3) of the Act, and
	(b)	that the allocation of expenses and income was fair and 
reasonable.
Part 2 
Alberta Blue Cross Plan
Alberta Blue Cross Plan
12(1)  In this section,
	(a)	"group plan" means a single contract between the 
Corporation and an employer or an association in which 
the well-being of a number of persons is covered and a 
subscription rate is charged;
	(b)	"individual health plan" means a contract between the 
Corporation and an individual or an individual and the 
individual's dependants in which the well-being of the 
individual or the individual and the individual's 
dependants is covered and a subscription rate is 
charged;
	(c)	"subscription rate" means the amount the Corporation 
charges in respect of a group plan or an individual 
health plan and which amount is not subject to 
adjustment by the Corporation except as authorized by 
the terms of the group plan or the individual health plan.
(2)  The Alberta Blue Cross Plan constitutes all of the present and 
future programs and services of the Corporation relating to
	(a)	administering, marketing and distributing health benefit 
plans and services and related or associated benefit 
plans and services that are underwritten or sponsored by 
third parties, including governments,
	(b)	providing, marketing and distributing insurance 
benefits, including life, disability and critical illness 
insurance that are underwritten by an insurance 
company licensed in Alberta, and
	(c)	underwriting, administering, marketing and distributing 
the following health benefit plans and services and 
related or associated benefit plans and services:
	(i)	group plans that provide for any or all of the 
following:
	(A)	prescription drug benefits;
	(B)	health benefits and services;
	(C)	dental benefits;
	(D)	vision benefits;
	(E)	out of province emergency travel coverage, 
where adequate reinsurance arrangements 
exist with an insurer authorized to carry on 
insurance business in Canada;
	(F)	health spending accounts;
	(G)	employee assistance benefits;
	(H)	expatriate benefits;
	(ii)	individual health plans that provide for any or all 
of the following:
	(A)	prescription drug benefits;
	(B)	health benefits and services;
	(C)	dental benefits;
	(D)	vision benefits;
	(E)	out of province emergency travel coverage, 
where adequate reinsurance arrangements 
exist with an insurer authorized to carry on 
insurance business in Canada;
	(F)	health spending accounts.
Part 3 
Payment in Lieu of Taxes
Interpretation
13(1)  In this Part,
	(a)	"Act" means the ABC Benefits Corporation Act;
	(b)	"Alberta Government funded programs" means 
programs for which funding is directly received from 
the Government of Alberta, but does not include the 
employer group plan for the employees of the Alberta 
Government;
	(c)	"cumulative account balance at the end of the 
immediately preceding year" means the amount 
determined by the formula
A - B
where
A	is the aggregate of the taxable incomes from the 
operation of Alberta Government funded 
programs in any of the 10 taxation years 
immediately preceding the year in respect of 
which the calculation is made, and
B		is the aggregate of the absolute values of the 
non-capital losses from the operation of Alberta 
Government funded programs in any of the 10 
taxation years immediately preceding the year in 
respect of which the calculation is made
		except that A and B are deemed to be nil for taxation 
years ending prior to 2005;
	(d)	"Minister" means the Minister of Finance;
	(e)	"tax Acts" means
	(i)	the Income Tax Act (Canada) and the regulations 
made under that Act, and
	(ii)	the Alberta Corporate Tax Act and the regulations 
made under that Act.
(2)  Words and phrases used in this Part and not defined in the Act 
or this Part have the meaning given to them in the tax Acts.
(3)  For the purposes of this Part, the reference to "this Act" in 
section 245(1) and (4) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) must be 
read as if it were a reference to the ABC Benefits Corporation Act.
Payment to the Crown in right of Alberta
14(1)  Each taxation year the Corporation shall make a payment to 
the Crown in right of Alberta calculated under subsection (2), 
unless the Corporation is entitled to a refund under section 17.
(2)  The payment amount is equal to that proportion of the taxable 
amount that the Corporation would be required to pay as tax for 
that year pursuant to
	(a)	Parts I and I.3 of the Income Tax Act (Canada), and
	(b)	the Alberta Corporate Tax Act,
if the Corporation were not exempt from taxation under section 149 
of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and section 35 of the Alberta 
Corporate Tax Act.
Taxable amount defined
15(1)  The taxable amount or loss for a taxation year is the amount 
calculated by the formula
A - B + C - D + E
where
	A	is the amount that would be taxable for the year under 
the tax Acts;
	B	is the amount, if any, of taxable income for the year 
from the operation of Alberta Government funded 
programs during the year;
	C	is the absolute value of amount, if any, of the 
non-capital loss for the year from the operation of 
Alberta Government funded programs during the year;
	D	is, where a non-capital loss amount is included in this 
calculation pursuant to C,
	(i)	the value of C if the cumulative account balance at 
the end of the immediately preceding year is zero 
or negative;
	(ii)	zero, if the cumulative account balance at the end 
of the immediately preceding year is positive and 
equal to or greater than the value of C;
	(iii)	the difference between the value of C and the 
cumulative account balance at the end of the 
immediately preceding year if the cumulative 
account balance at the end of the immediately 
preceding year is positive and less than the value 
of C;
	E	is, where an amount is included in this calculation 
pursuant to B and the cumulative account balance at the 
end of the immediately preceding year is negative,
	(i)	the lesser of
	(A)	the value of B, and
	(B)	the absolute value of the cumulative account 
balance at the end of the immediately 
preceding year,
				or
	(ii)	the value of B where the value of B and the 
cumulative account balance at the end of the 
immediately preceding year are equal.
(2)  The taxable income or non-capital loss in respect of the 
operation of the Alberta Government funded programs during the 
taxation year referred to in subsection (1) shall not include any 
investment income or losses or any capital gains or losses.
(3)  The Corporation must, in a fair and reasonable manner, 
allocate its revenues and costs for the taxation year and its assets, 
liabilities and equity at the end of the year, between the operation 
of the Alberta Government funded programs and its other 
operations.
Payment to the Crown in right of Alberta
16(1)  Where the Corporation is required to make a payment to the 
Crown in right of Alberta in respect of a taxation year, it must 
make monthly instalments in respect of the payment in accordance 
with the tax Acts, except that instalments are required for the first 
taxation year to which this Part applies.
(2)  Not later than the last day of the 2nd month following the end 
of a taxation year, the Corporation must
	(a)	calculate the actual amount that it must pay to the 
Crown in right of Alberta for the year, and
	(b)	if the actual amount required to be paid to the Crown in 
right of Alberta is greater than the total of the 
instalments paid by the Corporation in the year, pay the 
difference to the Crown in right of Alberta.
Refund from the Crown in right of Alberta
17(1)  The Corporation is entitled to receive a refund from the 
Crown in right of Alberta
	(a)	where the total of the instalments paid by the 
Corporation in a taxation year is greater than the actual 
payment calculated under section 16(2) for that year,
	(b)	where the Corporation elects, in accordance with the tax 
Acts, to carry back to a previous taxation year a loss 
reported on a return filed under section 18, or
	(c)	where, after the Corporation has paid an amount 
required under this Part for a taxation year, it is assessed 
a tax pursuant to
	(i)	Parts I and I.3 of the Income Tax Act (Canada), or
	(ii)	the Alberta Corporate Tax Act.
(2)  The amount of a refund under subsection (1) is the difference 
between
	(a)	the amount actually paid by the Corporation under this 
Part for the year, and
	(b)	the amount required to be paid by the Corporation under 
this Part for the year.
(3)  If the Corporation is entitled to receive a refund under this 
section, it is entitled to interest in the amount that would be payable 
and on the terms that would apply if a refund were payable to the 
Corporation under the Alberta Corporate Tax Act.
Duty to file annual return
18   Not later than the last day of the 6th month following the end 
of each taxation year, the Corporation must file with the Minister a 
return or returns that it would be required to file if it were not 
exempt from taxation under section 149 of the Income Tax Act 
(Canada) and section 35 of the Alberta Corporate Tax Act.
Duty to keep records
19   The Corporation must keep all records in support of the 
calculation of payments or refunds under this Part in respect of a 
particular year for at least 6 years after the end of that year.
Penalties and interest
20(1)  If the Corporation fails to comply with an obligation
	(a)	under the tax Acts that would have applied to it if it 
were not exempt from taxation under those Acts, or
	(b)	under this Part,
it is subject to the penalty or interest, or both, that is payable under 
the tax Acts for that type of failure.
(2)  Any penalty or interest payable pursuant to this section must be 
paid to the Minister within the same time or times by which the 
penalties and interest are payable under the tax Acts.
Application of tax Acts
21(1)  The Minister
	(a)	may take any action with respect to returns and 
payments required under this Part that the Canada 
Revenue Agency or the Minister is authorized to take 
with respect to returns and payments of tax under the 
tax Acts, and
	(b)	is subject to the obligations of the Canada Revenue 
Agency and the Minister under the tax Acts with respect 
to the administration of this Part.
(2)  Except as modified by this Part, the Corporation
	(a)	is entitled to the benefit of the rights, processes, 
procedures and remedies available to taxpayers under 
the tax Acts, and
	(b)	is subject to the obligations of taxpayers under the tax 
Acts.
(3)  A decision of the Minister that under the tax Acts would be 
subject to appeal to a court may be appealed to the Court of 
Queen's Bench of Alberta.
Application of section 149(10) of the 
Income Tax Act (Canada)
22   Subsection 149(10) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) applies 
when this Part comes into force.
Use and disclosure of information
23   Section 77 of the Alberta Corporate Tax Act applies to 
information in the custody or under the control of the Minister.
Part 4 
Expiry
Expiry
24   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 June 1, 2015.

4   This Regulation comes into force on the date on which 
section 1(8) of the Blue Cross Statutes Amendment Act, 
2004 comes into force.


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Alberta Regulation 6/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
DESIGNATION OF COMPULSORY CERTIFICATION TRADES 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 7/2006) on 
January 17, 2006 pursuant to sections 21 and 57 of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act. 
1   The Designation of Compulsory Certification Trades 
Regulation (AR 224/2004) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 1 is renumbered as section 1.1 and the following 
is added before section 1.1:
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act.

3   The following is added after section 1.1:
Deemed designated occupations
1.2   The following occupations are deemed under section 57(1) 
and (2) of the Act to be designated as compulsory certification 
trades under section 21 of the Act:
	(a)	appliance serviceman (now known as appliance service 
technician);
	(b)	auto body mechanic (now known as auto body technician);
	(c)	boilermaker;
	(d)	crane and hoisting equipment operator;
	(e)	electrician;
	(f)	electronic technician;
	(g)	elevator constructor;
	(h)	gasfitter;
	(i)	hairstylist;
	(j)	heavy duty mechanic (now known as heavy equipment 
technician);
	(k)	ironworker;
	(l)	motor mechanic (now known as automotive service 
technician);
	(m)	motorcycle mechanic;
	(n)	plumber;
	(o)	recreation vehicle mechanic (now known as recreation 
vehicle service technician);
	(p)	refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic;
	(q)	sheet metal worker;
	(r)	steamfitter - pipefitter;
	(s)	welder.

4   Section 2 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2010" and 
substituting "October 31, 2016".


Alberta Regulation 7/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
DESIGNATION OF OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION TRADES 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 8/2006) on 
January 17, 2006 pursuant to sections 22 and 57 of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act. 
1   The Designation of Optional Certification Trades 
Regulation (AR 203/2000) is amended by this Regulation.



2   Section 1 is renumbered as section 1.1 and the following 
is added before section 1.1:
Definition
1   In this Regulation, "Act" means the Apprenticeship and 
Industry Training Act.

3   The following is added after section 1.1:
Deemed designated occupations
1.2   The following occupations are deemed under section 57(3) and 
(4) of the Act to be designated as optional certification trades under 
section 22 of the Act:
	(a)	agricultural mechanic (now known as agricultural equipment 
technician);
	(b)	baker;
	(c)	bricklayer;
	(d)	cabinetmaker;
	(e)	carpenter;
	(f)	cement finisher (now known as concrete finisher);
	(g)	communication electrician (now known as communication 
technician);
	(h)	cook;

	(i)	electrical rewind mechanic (now known as electrical motor 
systems technician);
	(j)	floorcovering mechanic (now known as floorcovering 
installer);
	(k)	glassworker (now known as glazier);
	(l)	instrument mechanic (now known as instrument technician);
	(m)	insulator;
	(n)	landscape gardener;
	(o)	lather-interior systems mechanic;
	(p)	locksmith;
	(q)	machinist;
	(r)	millwright;
	(s)	painter and decorator;
	(t)	partsman (now known as parts technician);
	(u)	power lineman;
	(v)	power system electrician;
	(w)	roofer;
	(x)	sawfiler;
	(y)	sprinkler systems installer;
	(z)	steel fabricator (now known as structural steel and plate 
fitter);
	(aa)	tilesetter;
	(bb)	tool and die maker;
	(cc)	transport refrigeration mechanic (now known as transport 
refrigeration technician);
	(dd)	water well driller.

4   Section 2 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2008" and 
substituting "October 31, 2016".


Alberta Regulation 8/2006
Fair Trading Act
DESIGNATION OF TRADES AND BUSINESSES 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 11/2006) 
on January 17, 2006 pursuant to section 103 of the Fair Trading Act. 
1   The Designation of Trades and Businesses Regulation 
(AR 178/99) is amended by this Regulation.



2   Section 1(2) and (3) are repealed and the following is 
substituted:
(2)  In this section,
	(a)	"automotive business" means the activities of
	(i)	buying or selling vehicles, whether as a retailer or 
wholesaler, including the selling of vehicles on 
consignment,
	(ii)	leasing vehicles when the term of the lease is for more 
than 120 days,
	(iii)	negotiating or conducting on a consumer's behalf an 
agreement in which the consumer buys, sells or leases a 
vehicle,
	(iv)	recycling or dismantling vehicles, or
	(v)	installing parts or equipment in, repairing or servicing 
vehicles;
	(b)	"vehicle" means
	(i)	a motor vehicle as defined in the Traffic Safety Act, but 
does not include a motor cycle or off-highway vehicle 
as defined in that Act, and
	(ii)	a recreational vehicle intended to be towed that 
combines transportation and temporary living 
accommodations for the purpose of travel or camping.
(3)  For the purposes of this section, the automotive business does 
not include
	(a)	the selling of vehicles by manufacturers to dealers,
	(b)	cleaning or polishing the exterior or interior of vehicles, or
	(c)	repairing chips or cracks in the windshield or any window of 
a vehicle and that does not involve replacing the windshield 
or window.

3   Section 4 is amended:
	(a)	in subsection (2) by striking out "means the business" 
and substituting "means the activities";
	(b)	in subsection (3)(d) by striking out "the business of".

4   In the following provisions "means the business" is struck 
out and "means the activities" is substituted:
section 2(2)(h); 
section 2.1(2)(h); 
section 3(2); 
section 5(2)(c); 
section 6(2)(d); 
section 6.1(2)(a).

5   Section 7 is amended by striking out "2011" and 
substituting "2015".

6   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into 
force of the Fair Trading Amendment Act, 2005.


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Alberta Regulation 9/2006
Government Organization Act
RECORDS MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 13/2006) 
on January 17, 2006 pursuant to Schedule 11, section 14 of the Government 
Organization Act. 
1   The Records Management Regulation (AR 224/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 2(2) is amended
	(a)	in clause (a) by striking out "two" and substituting 
"3";
	(b)	by repealing clauses (e) and (f) and substituting the 
following:
	(e)	2 people must be nominated by the Department of 
Restructuring and Government Efficiency.

3   Section 3 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Chair, vice-chair and secretary
3   The Minister must designate a chair, vice-chair and secretary 
for the Committee from the persons nominated under section 
2(2)(a).

4   Section 6(1) is repealed and the following is substituted:
Approval of records retention and 
disposition schedules
6(1)  A records retention and disposition schedule and any 
subsequent amendment to it must be approved by the Committee 
before it is implemented in the department.
(1.1)  The Committee or the secretary of the Committee on the 
Committee's behalf may set an expiry date for and approve 
amendments to a records retention and disposition schedule and, 
where it is no longer required, cancel a records retention and 
disposition schedule.
(1.2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1.1), the secretary of the 
Committee may not approve an amendment of the type described 
in section 10(2)(b) or (e) to an approved records retention and 
disposition schedule of a department.

5   Section 10(3) is repealed.

6   Section 13 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2016".


Alberta Regulation 10/2006
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION PLAN (TRANSFER AGREEMENT 
WITH EXITED MEPP EMPLOYERS, ETC.) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 14/2006) 
on January 17, 2006 pursuant to Schedule 2, section 4 of the Public Sector Pension 
Plans Act. 
1   The Public Service Pension Plan (AR 368/93) is amended 
by this Regulation.
Part 1 
Transfer Agreement


2   Section 2(1) is amended
	(a)	in clause (p)
	(i)	by striking out "the Management Employees Pension 
Plan" and substituting "MEPP";
	(ii)	by adding "or (5.5)" after "3(5.3)";
	(b)	by adding the following after clause (q):
	(q.1)	"exited MEPP employer" means an employer who was 
an employer under, but has exited from, MEPP pursuant 
to section 12(1)(j) of Schedule 5 to the Act, and 
includes any successor to that employer;
	(c)		by adding the following after clause (y):
	(y.1)	"MEPP" means the Management Employees Pension 
Plan (AR 367/93) or the Management Employees 
Pension Plan, as the case may be;
	(d)		by repealing clause (kk)(i) and substituting the 
following:
	(i)	MEPP, or

3   Section 3 is amended
	(a)		in subsection (5.2) by repealing clause (c);
	(b)	by adding the following after subsection (5.3):
(5.4)  In subsection (5.5), "employer management position" 
means a position with an exited MEPP employer such that, if 
that employer were a participating employer under MEPP, 
occupation of that position would render the person a 
participant of and within the meaning of MEPP.
(5.5)  The following persons who have or had pensionable 
service and are engaged to work for an exited MEPP employer 
are not employees, or are to be treated as having ceased to be 
employees, as the case may be, namely
	(a)	a person who ceased to be a participant of MEPP as a 
result of the exited MEPP employer's exit from MEPP, 
with effect from the time of that exit,
	(b)	a person appointed after the time of that exit to an 
employer management position, with effect from the 
time of that appointment, and
	(c)	a person who, if that exited MEPP employer were a 
participating employer under MEPP, would not be an 
employee under and within the meaning of MEPP or in 
an employer management position because only of 
exclusion from the established policy for pension 
coverage referred to in section 2(1)(p)(ii) of MEPP, 
with effect from the time of the appointment,
and they remain not employees or to be treated as having 
ceased to be employees so long as they do not resume any 
positions with an employer that would result in their becoming 
employees again.

4   Section 11(d.1) is amended by striking out "the 
Management Employees Pension Plan" and substituting "MEPP".

5   The following is added after section 30.1:
Application of whole Part
30.2(1)  This Part does not apply to the extent that a person's 
pension entitlements are or are to be transferred out of the Plan.
(2)  Notwithstanding section 29 of the Public Service Pension Plan 
Amendment Regulation (AR 18/2000), persons who were 
employees of Alberta Treasury Branches and who, by virtue of 
section 3(5.5), are to be treated as having ceased to be employees 
before February 1, 2000, are eligible to benefit from the benefit 
improvements under that Regulation provided that they were 
employed by Alberta Treasury Branches on February 1, 2000 and, 
for the purposes of subsection (1), those benefit improvements are 
to be considered pension entitlements.

6   Section 66 is amended by striking out ", but not to one with 
respect to whom a transfer has been made under Part 2 of the 
Regulations".
Part 2 
Miscellaneous Amendments 
and Commencement
7   Section 2(1)(p)(iv) is amended by striking out " , (5) or 
(5.1)" and substituting "or (5)".

8   Section 3(5.1) is repealed.

9   Section 10 is amended by repealing clause (e).

10   Part 1 of this Regulation is retroactive to the extent 
necessary to apply section 3(b).


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Alberta Regulation 11/2006
Public Sector Pension Plans Act
PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS (LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS) 
(PSPP - TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH EXITED MEPP 
EMPLOYERS) AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 18, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (O.C. 15/2006) 
on January 17, 2006 pursuant to Schedule 2, section 12 of the Public Sector Pension 
Plans Act. 
1   The Public Sector Pension Plans (Legislative Provisions) 
Regulation (AR 365/93) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Schedule 2 is amended
	(a)	by adding the following before section 1:
Part 1  
General Provisions
	(b)	by adding the following at the end of that Schedule:
Part 2.05 
Transfer Agreement with Exited 
MEPP Employers
Interpretation
24.05(1)  In this Part,
	(a)	"active member" means, in relation to the other plan, 
the equivalent of a participant under the Plan;
	(b)	"agreement" means
	(i)	a transfer agreement, or
	(ii)	in relation to a particular transferred person, the 
transfer agreement applicable to that person,
		provided for in section 24.055(1), including any 
amendments made to it;
	(c)	"effective date of the agreement" means the time the 
agreement is entered into or such later time as the 
agreement provides for it to become effective;
	(d)	"employer" means an exited MEPP employer;
	(e)	"other plan" means the registered pension plan or plans 
established by an exited MEPP employer for a group 
comprising or including its workers employed by it who 
were employees within the meaning of MEPP and were 
affected by the exit referred to in clause (d), and 
includes any successor plan;
	(f)	"promoted persons" means, in relation to an exited 
MEPP employer,
	(i)	persons who ceased to be employees and became 
active members of the other plan at the time of that 
employer's exit from MEPP, and
	(ii)	other persons engaged to work for that employer 
who, as a result of being appointed by that 
employer to employer management positions 
within the meaning of section 3(5.4) of the plan 
rules, ceased to be employees after that time of exit 
and immediately became active members of the 
other plan;
	(g)	"promotion date" means the time at which a transferred 
person became an active member of the other plan;
	(h)	"transferred person" means any of the promoted persons 
in respect of whom a transfer is made or to be made 
under the terms of the agreement.
(2)  For the purposes of this Part, benefit improvements 
referred to in section 30.2(2) of the plan rules are to be 
considered pension entitlements.
Transfer agreement
24.055(1)  Subject to this section, the Minister may, after 
consulting with the Board, enter into a transfer agreement, not 
being a reciprocal agreement, with an exited MEPP employer 
to transfer the pension entitlements from the Plan to the other 
plan in respect of some or all of its promoted persons.
(2)  An agreement must provide in effect that the transfer of 
pension entitlements is mandatory for all promoted persons 
who ceased to be employees on or after the effective date of the 
agreement.
(3)  Promoted persons who ceased to be employees prior to the 
effective date of the agreement are eligible for the transfer of 
the pension entitlements if, but only if, they are so eligible 
under the criteria, if any, established by the agreement.
(4)  An agreement must provide for the matters required by this 
Part to be included in it.
Amount and timing of asset transfer
24.06(1)  With effect from the later of a transferred person's 
promotion date and the effective date of the agreement, the 
Plan becomes liable to transfer to the other plan the value of 
that person's pension entitlements, with the amount and timing 
of the transfer as set out in this section.
(2)  The amount to be transferred under an agreement in respect 
of a transferred person is to be equal to the going concern 
liabilities, within the meaning of the Employment Pension 
Plans Regulation (AR 35/2000), in respect of that person's 
pension entitlements, as determined by the Plan's actuary as at 
the asset transfer calculation date.
(3)  The going concern liabilities referred to in subsection (2) 
are to be calculated using the actuarial cost methods and 
assumptions in the actuarial valuation report that was most 
recently approved by the Board for funding purposes as at the 
asset transfer calculation date and so as to include a salary 
projection from the day before the promotion date as if the 
transferred person, as at the promotion date, had not ceased to 
be an employee.
(4)  The asset transfer calculation date in respect of a 
transferred person is to be the time set out in the agreement.
(5)  If the actual transfer to the other plan occurs after the asset 
transfer calculation date, interest is payable on the amount 
determined under subsections (2) to (4) at the market rate of 
return of the plan fund, net of investment costs, as determined 
by the Minister, from the asset transfer calculation date to the 
latest date to which that rate is available, and, for the remainder 
of the period to the date of payment, using the 91-day Canada 
Treasury Bill rate, as determined by the Minister.
Indemnities
24.07(1)  Before the effective date of the agreement, the exited 
MEPP employer and the legal owners of the pension fund of 
the other plan must indemnify the Crown in a written form 
acceptable to the Minister with respect to any claim that may be 
made by any person that arises directly or indirectly from the 
transfer.
(2)  The legal owners of the pension fund of the other plan 
indemnify
	(a)	the Board and the past, present and future members of 
the Board for any damages and legal and other expenses 
incurred in defending any claim that may be made by 
any person against any of them that arises directly or 
indirectly from the transfer, and
	(b)	the Plan for any claims that arise directly or indirectly 
from the transfer.
(3)  To the extent permissible by law, any liability under an 
indemnity under this section by the other pension fund's legal 
owners is to be met from that pension fund itself.
Extinguishing of rights
24.075   With effect from the later of a transferred person's 
promotion date and the effective date of the agreement,
	(a)	all entitlements in respect of that person in relation to 
the Plan are extinguished, and
	(b)	the Plan is to have no liability in respect of that person 
except the liability referred to in section 24.06 and, with 
that exception, the pension fund of the other plan is to 
assume all such liability.
Required provisions in other plan
24.08(1)  With respect to transferred persons, the other plan 
must
	(a)	provide for the benefits and entitlements provided for 
by the plan rules and Part 3 of the Regulations in effect 
as at the later of the effective date of the agreement and 
their promotion dates, or for benefits and entitlements 
that are not less favourable in respect of
	(i)	their pensionable service accumulated to the 
promotion date, and
	(ii)	their pensionable salaries earned during 
participation in the Plan and in the other plan,
	(b)	provide in effect that all their service that counts as 
combined pensionable service for the purposes of 
determining eligibility for benefits under the Plan is to 
count for the same purposes under the other plan, and
	(c)	provide for the protection of the rights of their pension 
partners arising from matrimonial property orders or 
agreements to the extent that the latter remain entitled to 
shares in the transferred pension entitlements.
(2)  To avoid any doubt, benefits and entitlements are not less 
favourable, for the purposes of subsection (1)(a), by reason 
only of their being provided by means of defined contribution 
provisions within the meaning of the Employment Pension 
Plans Act if
	(a)	the arrangements under those defined contribution 
provisions are agreed to in writing by each transferred 
person who elects to participate in the other plan under 
those defined contribution arrangements, and
	(b)	the benefits and entitlements provided to each 
transferred person are of equivalent value to those 
benefits and entitlements to which the person would be 
entitled if he did not agree to those arrangements.
(3)  Before the effective date of the agreement, the exited 
MEPP employer in question must submit to the Board and the 
Minister written certification by the other plan's actuary that 
the other plan meets all the requirements of this section.
Transfer of records
24.09   The Minister shall provide the administrator of the 
other plan records needed by the other plan to effectuate fully 
the transfers.


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Alberta Regulation 12/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 20, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on December 12, 2005 and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education 
on January 9, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
1   The Heavy Equipment Technician Trade Regulation 
(AR 282/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2   In the following provisions "include the repair, maintenance 
and replacement" is struck out and "include the repair, 
maintenance, replacement and inspection" is substituted:
section 6; 
section 12; 
section 18.

3   Section 24 is amended by striking out "repair, maintenance 
and inspection" and substituting "repair and maintenance".



Alberta Regulation 13/2006
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
TOOL AND DIE MAKER TRADE AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 20, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 
Board on December 12, 2005 and approved by the Minister of Advanced Education 
on January 9, 2006 pursuant to section 33(2) of the Apprenticeship and Industry 
Training Act.
1   The Tool and Die Maker Regulation (AR 43/2003) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 8 is amended by striking out "March 31, 2006" and 
substituting "March 31, 2008".


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Alberta Regulation 14/2006
Funeral Services Act
GENERAL AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 20, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Government Services 
(M.O. C:003/2006) on January 18, 2006 pursuant to sections 22 and 27 of the Funeral 
Services Act. 
1   The General Regulation (AR 226/98) is amended by this 
Regulation.

2   Section 37.6 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Term of office
37.6(1)  The term of office of a member is the term set by the 
Minister.
(2)  The Minister may extend the term of office for any member, 
including a person who is a member on the coming into force of 
this section.



Alberta Regulation 15/2006
Fair Trading Act
INTERNET SALES CONTRACT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 25, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Government Services 
(M.O. C:005/2006) on January 24, 2006 pursuant to section 42 of the Fair Trading 
Act. 
1   The Internet Sales Contract Regulation (AR 81/2001) is 
amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 14 is amended by striking out "2006" and 
substituting "2016".


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Alberta Regulation 16/2006
Municipal Government Act
ASSESSMENT COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS 
AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 26, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:006/06) 
on January 25, 2006 pursuant to sections 484.1 and 527.1 of the Municipal 
Government Act. 
1   The Assessment Complaints and Appeals Regulation 
(AR 238/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2   Section 16 is amended by striking out "January 31" and 
substituting "December 31".



Alberta Regulation 17/2006
Municipal Government Act
DETERMINATION OF POPULATION AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 26, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs (M.O. L:008/06) 
on January 25, 2006 pursuant to section 604 of the Municipal Government Act. 
1   The Determination of Population Regulation 
(AR 63/2001) is amended by this Regulation.



2   Section 1 is repealed and the following is substituted:
Interpretation
1(1)  In this Regulation, "official census" means, in respect of a 
municipal authority, an official count, conducted in accordance 
with section 3, of the total number of individuals whose usual 
residence is in that municipal authority.
(2)  For the purposes of this Regulation, "usual residence" is 
determined in accordance with the following rules:
	(a)	a person can have only one place of usual residence;
	(b)	a person's usual residence is the place where the person 
lives and sleeps and to which, when the person is absent 
from it, the person intends to return;
	(c)	a student who
	(i)	is in attendance at an educational institution within 
or outside Alberta,
	(ii)	temporarily rents accommodation for the purpose 
of attending an educational institution, and
	(iii)	has family members who are usually resident in 
Alberta and with whom the student usually resides 
when not in attendance at an educational 
institution
		is deemed to reside with those family members;
	(d)	the usual residence of a person who has been in an 
institution, such as a correctional institution or hospital, 
for less than 6 months is deemed to be the person's 
usual place of residence before the person entered the 
institution.

3   Section 3 is amended by adding the following after 
subsection (2):
(3)  A municipality must choose as a census date a date within the 
time period referred to in subsection (1) that is either
	(a)	the date on which enumeration begins, or
	(b)	a date prior to enumeration.

4   Section 7 is amended by striking out "January 31, 2006" 
and substituting "January 31, 2011".

5   The Schedule is amended by adding the following after 
item 1:
1.1	That the date chosen as the official census date for this 
municipality was the          day of                     , 20     .


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Alberta Regulation 18/2006
Marriage Act
MARRIAGE ACT AMENDMENT REGULATION
Filed: January 27, 2006
For information only:   Made by the Minister of Government Services 
(M.O. GS:002/2006) on January 24, 2006 pursuant to section 29 of the Marriage Act. 
1   The Marriage Act Regulation (AR 162/2000) is amended 
by this Regulation.

2   Form 1 of the Schedule is amended by striking out 
"(Name of Registry Agency) (Marriage Licence No.)" and 
substituting the following:
I agree that neither I nor my intended spouse is the property of the 
other.  I am aware that the laws of Alberta and Canada affirm my 
right to live within a marriage free from violence and abuse.
         (Signature)         
(Name of Registry Agency) (Marriage Licence No.)

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AR 6/2006	APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING
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AR 7/2006	APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING
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AR 8/2006	FAIR TRADING
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AR 9/2006	GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION
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AR 10/2006	PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS
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AR 11/2006	PUBLIC SECTOR PENSION PLANS
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