Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act
R.S.C., 1985, c. N-21
An Act to establish the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Marginal note:Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act.
- 1976-77, c. 24, s. 24.
2. In this Act,
« Conseil »
“Council” means the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council established by section 3;
« ministre »
“Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act;
« président »
“President” means the President of the Council appointed under subsection 5(1);
« vice-président »
“Vice-President” means the Vice-President of the Council elected under subsection 6(1).
- 1976-77, c. 24, s. 25.
CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNCIL
Marginal note:Establishment and membership of Council
3. There is established a corporation, to be called the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, consisting of a president and not more than 18 other members to be appointed by the Governor in Council as provided in section 5.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-21, s. 3;
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1761.
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS
Marginal note:Functions of Council
4. (1) The functions of the Council are to
(a) promote and assist research in the natural sciences and engineering, other than the health sciences; and
(b) advise the Minister in respect of such matters relating to such research as the Minister may refer to the Council for its consideration.
Marginal note:Powers of Council
(2) The Council, in carrying out its functions under subsection (1), may
(a) expend, for the purposes of this Act, any money appropriated by Parliament for the work of the Council or received by the Council through the conduct of its operations; and
(b) publish and sell or otherwise distribute such scholarly, scientific and technical information relating to the work of the Council as the Council considers necessary.
- 1976-77, c. 24, s. 27.
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