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Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act (S.C. 1987, c. 3)

Act current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

PART IJoint Management (continued)

Establishment of Board (continued)

Marginal note:Absence or incapacity of Chairperson

 The Board shall designate a member to act as Chairperson of the Board during any absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or vacancy in the office of Chairperson, and that person, while acting as Chairperson, has and may exercise all of the powers and perform all of the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 14
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

Marginal note:Term of first Chairperson

  •  (1) The first Chairperson of the Board shall be appointed for a term of seven years.

  • Marginal note:Terms of first members

    (2) The first three members of the Board to be appointed by each government shall be appointed for terms of four, five and six years, respectively.

  • Marginal note:Terms of office after initial term

    (3) On the expiration of the initial terms of office referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the Chairperson and members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of six years.

  • Marginal note:Good behaviour

    (4) A member of the Board, including the Chairperson, shall hold office during good behaviour, but may be removed for cause

    • (a) where the member is appointed by either government, by that government; or

    • (b) where the member is appointed by both governments, by both governments.

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment

    (5) On the expiration of a term of office, the Chairperson or a member of the Board is eligible for re-appointment for one or more further terms.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 15
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

Marginal note:Conflict of interest guidelines

  •  (1) Members of the Board, including the Chairperson, and the Chief Executive Officer appointed pursuant to section 24 shall be subject to conflict of interest guidelines established jointly by the Federal Minister and Provincial Minister and are not subject to any conflict of interest guidelines established by the Federal Government.

  • Marginal note:Insurance

    (2) The Board shall purchase and maintain insurance for the benefit of a person who is a present or former member, officer or employee of the Board, and the heirs or legal representatives of that person, against any liability incurred by that person in the capacity as such a member, officer or employee, except where the liability relates to a failure to act honestly and in good faith with regard to the best interests of the Board.

  • Marginal note:Expenditures for insurance

    (3) For greater certainty, the expenditures of the Board associated with purchasing and maintaining the insurance referred to in subsection (2) shall form part of the budget or revised budget of the Board in respect of a fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Power to indemnify

    (4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where the Board has established to the satisfaction of the Federal Minister the impossibility of purchasing and maintaining the insurance referred to in subsection (2), the Government of Canada shall, subject to subsection (6), indemnify a person who is a present or former member, officer or employee of the Board, or the heirs or legal representatives of that person, against all costs, charges and expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgment, reasonably incurred in respect of any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding to which that person is a party by reason of being or having been such a member, officer or employee, if that person

    • (a) acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Board; and

    • (b) in the case of any criminal or administrative action or proceeding that is enforced by a monetary penalty, believed, on reasonable grounds, that the conduct in issue was lawful.

  • Marginal note:Additional Coverage

    (5) Where the Board has purchased and maintained insurance referred to in subsection (2), the Government of Canada shall indemnify a person referred to in that subsection, or the heirs or legal representatives of that person, for any liability incurred by that person in accordance with this section to the extent that the insurance purchased for the benefit of that person does not cover such liability.

  • Marginal note:Amount to settle an action

    (6) The Government of Canada is not obliged to indemnify anyone pursuant to subsection (4) against an amount paid to settle an action unless the amount so paid was approved by the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Both governments share costs of indemnification

    (7) Where the Government of the Province has indemnified a person referred to in subsection (4), or the heirs or legal representatives of that person, pursuant to section 16 of the Provincial Act, the Government of Canada may pay to the Government of the Province one-half of the amount so indemnified.

  • Marginal note:Payable out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

    (8) Any amount payable in respect of indemnification under this section may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 16
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

Functions of Board

Marginal note:Functions of Board

  •  (1) The Board shall perform such duties and functions as are conferred or imposed on the Board by or pursuant to the Atlantic Accord or this Act.

  • Marginal note:Proposed amendments

    (2) The Board may make recommendations to both governments with respect to proposed amendments to this Act, the Provincial Act and any regulations made under those Acts.

Marginal note:Access to information by governments

  •  (1) The Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister are entitled to access to any information or documentation relating to petroleum resource activities in the offshore area that is provided for the purposes of this Act or any regulation made thereunder and such information or documentation shall, on the request of either Minister, be disclosed to that Minister without requiring the consent of the party who provided the information or documentation.

  • Marginal note:Applicable provision

    (2) Section 119 applies, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of any disclosure of information or documentation or the production or giving of evidence relating thereto by a Minister as if the references in that section to the administration or enforcement of a Part of this Act included references to the administration or enforcement of the Provincial Act or any Part thereof.

Administration

Marginal note:Meetings of Board

 A meeting of the Board shall be held

  • (a) once every month unless the members of the Board unanimously agree to defer such a meeting; and

  • (b) at any other time

    • (i) at the call of the Chairperson of the Board,

    • (ii) on the request of any two members of the Board, or

    • (iii) on the request of the Federal Minister or the Provincial Minister to review any matter referred to it by that Minister.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 19
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

Marginal note:Quorum

  •  (1) Four members constitute a quorum of the Board.

  • Marginal note:Majority vote

    (2) Where, in the absence of unanimous agreement, a vote is required to be taken in respect of a decision of the Board, the decision shall be made on the basis of a majority vote of the members of the Board.

Marginal note:Location of offices and staff

 The principal office and staff of the Board shall be located in the Province.

Marginal note:Storage of information

 The Board shall establish, maintain and operate a facility in the Province for the storage and curatorship of all geophysical records and geological and hydrocarbon samples relating to the offshore area.

Marginal note:By-laws and guidelines

 Subject to this Act and the Atlantic Accord, the Board may

  • (a) make by-laws respecting

    • (i) the members, officers and employees of the Board,

    • (ii) the attendance and participation, including voting rights, at meetings of the Board of alternate members of the Board appointed pursuant to subsection 10(5),

    • (iii) the manner of appointing the officers and employees of the Board on the basis of selection according to merit, including the holding of open competitions therefor,

    • (iv) the procedures to be followed in the performance of any of the duties and functions of the Board,

    • (v) the conduct of meetings of the Board,

    • (vi) the manner of dealing with matters and business before the Board, and

    • (vii) generally, the carrying on of the work of the Board and the management of the internal affairs thereof; and

  • (b) establish conflict of interest guidelines respecting persons employed by the Board pursuant to subsection 25(1).

 
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