POWERS OF COMMISSION
5. In order to carry out its purpose, the Commission may
(a) initiate, sponsor and support conferences, seminars and meetings;
(b) on its own initiative or at the request of the Minister, undertake and support studies on matters relating to the polar regions and publish and disseminate studies, reports and other documents in relation to such matters;
(c) recognize achievements and contributions in areas related to its purpose and give prominence to scientific research and the applications of such research in respect of Canada’s polar regions;
(d) support and encourage the programs and activities of organizations, institutions, associations and individuals involved in research relating to the polar regions;
(e) acquire any money, securities or other property by gift, bequest or otherwise, and hold, expend, invest, administer or dispose of that property, subject to any terms on which it is given, bequeathed or otherwise made available to the Commission;
(f) expend any money appropriated by Parliament or any legislature or government for the activities of the Commission, subject to any terms on which it is appropriated; and
(g) undertake any other activities that are conducive to the furtherance of its purpose and to the exercise of its powers.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marginal note:Management of activities of the Commission
6. (1) The activities of the Commission shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of up to twelve members, including a Chairperson and two Vice-Chairpersons, to be appointed by the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister.
Marginal note:Qualifications of members
(2) Persons appointed to the Board must have knowledge or experience that will assist the Commission in the furtherance of its purpose, having regard to the ethnic, linguistic and regional diversity of Canada’s polar regions.
(3) Full-time employees in the federal public administration are not eligible to be appointed or to continue as members of the Board.
- 1991, c. 6, s. 6;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E).
Marginal note:Terms of office
7. (1) Members of the Board shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure for terms not exceeding three years.
(2) A member of the Board is eligible for re-appointment for a second term of office in the same or another capacity.
8. A member of the Board who wishes to resign shall notify the Minister in writing to that effect, and the resignation becomes effective at the time the Minister receives the notice or at the time specified in the notice, whichever is the later.
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