S-14.01 - Act respecting the Société du Grand Théâtre de Québec

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chapter S-14.01
Act respecting the Société du Grand Théâtre de Québec
SOCIÉTÉ DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE QUÉBECMarch 31 1982July 1 1982
CHAPTER I
ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION
1. A body, herein referred to as “the Société”, is hereby established under the name of the “Société du Grand Théâtre de Québec”.
1982, c. 8, s. 1; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
2. The Société is a legal person.
1982, c. 8, s. 2; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
3. The head office of the Société is in the territory of the Communauté urbaine de Québec.
1982, c. 8, s. 3; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
4. The affairs of the Société are administered by a board of directors consisting of nine members appointed by the Government; three of the members, excluding the chairman, are appointed upon the recommendation of the Communauté urbaine de Québec.
1982, c. 8, s. 4; 1982, c. 58, s. 84; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
5. The Government shall fix the salary, fees or allowances of the members of the Société and any indemnities they are entitled to.
1982, c. 8, s. 5; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
6. The members of the Société are appointed for a term of not over four years.
1982, c. 8, s. 6; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
7. The members of the Société remain in office notwithstanding the expiry of their term until they are replaced or reappointed.
1982, c. 8, s. 7; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
8. Five members are a quorum at sittings of the Société.
1982, c. 8, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
9. In case of a tie-vote, the chairman has a casting vote.
1982, c. 8, s. 9.
10. If a member of the Société is absent or unable to act, the Government, according to the mode of appointment provided in section 4 and on the conditions it determines, may appoint a person as interim member.
1982, c. 8, s. 10; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
11. Each year, at its first meeting, the Société shall form an executive committee of three members, whose functions are determined by the by-laws of the Société.
The by-laws come into force from the date of their approval by the Government.
The president of the Société is chairman of the committee exofficio; a vice-chairman and the third member are to be designated from among the other members of the Société.
1982, c. 8, s. 11; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
12. The Société shall appoint a director general, whose salary, allowances, indemnities and other conditions of employment are determined by the Government.
1982, c. 8, s. 12; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
13. The director general is responsible for the management of the Société within the scope of its by-laws.
1982, c. 8, s. 13; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
14. The director general shall perform his duties on a full-time basis; however, he may simultaneously carry out the duties of secretary.
1982, c. 8, s. 14.
15. The Société may appoint a secretary and any other employee necessary for its functions.
1982, c. 8, s. 15; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
16. The secretary and the other employees of the Société are appointed and remunerated in accordance with the standards, scales and staffing plan established by the by-laws of the Société.
The by-laws come into force from the date of their approval by the Government.
1982, c. 8, s. 16; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
17. The Société may adopt internal management by-laws.
The by-laws come into force from the date of their approval by the Government.
1982, c. 8, s. 17; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
18. Every member of the Société having a direct or indirect interest in an undertaking causing his personal interest to conflict with that of the Société shall, under pain of forfeiture of office, disclose it in writing to the board of directors and abstain from participating in any decision bearing on the undertaking in which he has an interest.
1982, c. 8, s. 18; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
19. The minutes of the sittings of the board of directors, approved by the board and certified by the president of the Société or by the secretary, are authentic.
Similarly, documents or copies emanating from the Société or forming part of its records are authentic if certified by the secretary.
1982, c. 8, s. 19; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
CHAPTER II
FUNCTIONS AND POWERS
20. The functions of the Société are to manage the Grand Théâtre de Québec and to present, stage and produce performances.
1982, c. 8, s. 20; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
21. The Société shall not, without obtaining the prior authorization of the Government,
(1)  exercise its powers in respect of property other than the Grand Théâtre de Québec;
(2)  acquire, alienate, hypothecate or take a lease on an immoveable;
(3)  enter into a contract for more than three years, except a contract for less than five years in which the Société is the lessor;
(4)  contract a loan that increases the aggregate of sums borrowed by the Société and outstanding above the amount determined by the Government;
(5)  exercise a mandate pertaining to the negotiation of a collective labour agreement with its employees;
(6)  sign a collective labour agreement with its employees.
1982, c. 8, s. 21; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
22. The Société shall proceed by way of public tenders in all cases where a department must do so according to the rules adopted under the Financial Administration Act (chapter A-6).
1982, c. 8, s. 22; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
CHAPTER III
GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES
23. The Government may determine the conditions of any subsidy it grants to the Société to cover the whole or part of the payment in capital and interest of any loan or other obligation of the Société.
1982, c. 8, s. 23; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
24. The Government may guarantee, on such conditions as it may fix, the payment in capital and interest of any loan or other obligation of the Société.
The sums required for the administration of this section are taken out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
1982, c. 8, s. 24; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
CHAPTER IV
ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS
25. The fiscal period of the Société ends on 31 August each year.
1982, c. 8, s. 25; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
26. The Société must have its development plan approved by the Government.
The Government shall determine the form and general tenor of the development plan and the time when the plan must be filed with it.
1982, c. 8, s. 26; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
27. Within three months from the end of its fiscal period, the Société shall file its financial statements and a report of its activities for the preceding fiscal period with the Minister of Culture and Communications.
The financial statements and the report of activities must contain all the information required by the Minister.
1982, c. 8, s. 27; 1992, c. 65, s. 43; 1994, c. 14, s. 34; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
28. The Minister shall table the report of activities and the financial statements of the Société before the National Assembly within 30 days of receiving them, if the Assembly is in session or, if it is not sitting, within 30 days of the next session or of resumption, as the case may be.
1982, c. 8, s. 28; 1982, c. 62, s. 143; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
29. The Société shall also furnish to the Minister any information he requires on its activities.
1982, c. 8, s. 29; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
30. The books and accounts of the Société must be audited every year and whenever the Government orders them audited, by the Auditor General or by an auditor recommended by the Société with the approval of the Government.
1982, c. 8, s. 30; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
31. The report of the auditors must accompany the report of activities and the financial statements of the Société.
1982, c. 8, s. 31; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
32. The sums received by the Société must be used to meet its obligations and the balance paid annually into the consolidated revenue fund.
1982, c. 8, s. 32; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
CHAPTER V
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
33. The name “Grand Théâtre de Québec” and the name “Grand Théâtre” shall not be used in Québec to designate any immovable, undertaking or body, without the written authorization of the Société.
1982, c. 8, s. 33; 1999, c. 40, s. 288.
34. The Société du Grand Théâtre de Québec is substituted for the Régie du Grand Théâtre de Québec and, in that capacity, assumes its powers and obligations and acquires its rights.
1982, c. 8, s. 34.
35. Members and employees of the Régie du Grand Théâtre de Québec who are in office on 1 July 1982 become members and employees, respectively, of the Société du Grand Théâtre de Québec.
1982, c. 8, s. 35.
36. The term of office of a member of the Régie du Grand Théâtre de Québec that has not expired on 1 July 1982 is continued until the appointment of a new member by the Government according to the mode of appointment provided in section 4.
1982, c. 8, s. 36.
37. Every provision of a by-law, order in council or order made under the Act respecting the Grand Théâtre de Québec (chapter G-2) remains in force until it is amended or replaced.
1982, c. 8, s. 37.
38. (Omitted).
1982, c. 8, s. 38.
39. (Omitted).
1982, c. 8, s. 39.
40. The Minister of Culture and Communications is responsible for the administration of this Act.
1982, c. 8, s. 40; 1992, c. 65, s. 43; 1994, c. 14, s. 34.
41. (Omitted).
1982, c. 8, s. 41.
42. (This section ceased to have effect on 1 July 1987).
1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.
REPEAL SCHEDULE

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 8 of the statutes of 1982, in force on 1 July 1982, is repealed, except sections 38 and 41, effective from the coming into force of chapter S-14.01 of the Revised Statutes.