9. Professional syndicates may appear before the courts and acquire, by gratuitous or onerous title, moveable and immoveable property suited to their particular objects.
They shall, subject to existing laws, enjoy all necessary powers for the attainment of their object, and may, in particular:
(1) Establish and administer special indemnity funds for the heirs or beneficiaries of deceased members, or for the members on the decease of their consorts, special funds for assistance in case of illness or unemployment, or other funds of the same nature, which shall be governed exclusively by the by-laws approved by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Cooperatives and Financial Institutions, on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Insurance;
(2) Establish and administer special, superannuation funds, which shall be governed exclusively by the by-laws approved by the Régie des rentes du Québec;
(3) Devote a part of their resources to the erection of cheap dwellings and the purchase of grounds for workmens’ gardens, and physical and hygienic training;
(4) Establish and administer information bureaus for offers of and applications for work;
(5) Establish, administer and subsidize professional undertakings, such as professional provident institutions, laboratories, experimental fields, scientific, agricultural and social training undertakings, lectures and publications of interest to the profession;
(6) Subsidize and assist cooperative associations for production and consumption;
(7) Purchase to resell, lease, lend or distribute, amongst their members, all necessaries for the maintenance of a family, for the exercise of their profession, raw materials, tools, instruments, machines, fertilizers, seeds, plants, animals and alimentary substances;
(8) Lend their services for the sale of products derived solely from personal labour or from syndical operations; assist such sale by exhibitions, advertising, grouping of orders and of shipment;
(9) Deposit their mark or label;
(10) Enter into contracts or agreements with all other syndicates, societies, undertakings or persons, respecting the attainment of their objects and particularly such as relate to the collective conditions of labour;
(11) Exercise before any court of law, all the rights of their members with respect to acts directly or indirectly prejudicial to the collective interest of the profession which they represent.