36. The funds of the said societies, derived from the subscriptions of members and from public grants, shall not be expended for refreshments, feasts, entertainments, or anything similar thereto, to any amount exceeding $25.
If such expenses be incurred beyond the said sum of $25, they shall not be charged in their accounts, and the directors of the society who have authorized them, either directly or by the agency of members of the said society, or of any other persons in their names, shall be personally responsible for all such expenditure, and shall be liable, on suit by any person who has incurred the cost of such refreshments, feasts, entertainments, or anything similar thereto, and who proves his claim, to be jointly and severally condemned to pay him the amount thereof.
Any society permitting such expenditure beyond $25 to be charged in its accounts, and to be paid out of its funds, in any manner or form or under any disguise whatever, shall, on proof of the fact to the satisfaction of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, be deprived of all or of part of the grant for such period as the Minister shall determine.
R. S. 1964, c. 112, s. 36; 1973, c. 22, s. 22; 1979, c. 77, s. 21.