(3) The corporation may exercise the following powers:
(a) acquire and alienate property by gratuitous or onerous title;
(b) carry out new construction;
(c) invest its funds in its own name or as depositary and administrator;
(d) assist any person, including its members, pursuing any object similar to one of its own, cede any property gratuitously or not and lend money to such person, and secure or guarantee his obligations or commitments;
(e) establish and maintain cemeteries and erect vaults in its chapels for the mortal remains of its members, its benefactors, or any person connected in any way with the corporation, in conformity with the Burial Act (chapter I-11);
(f) have registers of civil status kept; in the cases not contemplated by section 44 of the Civil Code, such registers must be kept by a Canadian citizen authorized to do so by the Government on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice;
(g) provide for the education, instruction, sustenance and support of its members, persons in its service and those connected with it.
If it has a visitor, the corporation must be previously authorized by him to exercise the powers set out in sub-paragraphs a, b, c and d and to accept the endowments contemplated in section 12.