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BY-LAW 1

Made:  May 1, 2007
Amended:  June 28, 2007
March 4, 2014
 

BY-LAWS

MAKING, AMENDING AND REVOKING BY-LAWS

Making, amending and revoking by-law

1.  (1)  Convocation shall not make, amend or revoke a by-law unless a motion to make, amend or revoke a by-law is made in accordance with this By-Law.

Procedure for making, amending and revoking by-law

  (2)  At any meeting of Convocation, a bencher who is entitled to vote in Convocation may make a motion to make, amend or revoke a by-law and, subject to subsection (3), Convocation shall vote on a motion to make, amend or revoke a by-law at the meeting of Convocation at which it is made.

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  (3)  If a bencher who is entitled to vote in Convocation and who is present at a meeting of Convocation at  which a motion is made to make, amend or revoke a by-law objects to the motion being voted on at that meeting, the motion shall not be voted on at that meeting but may be debated at that meeting and shall be voted on at the next regular meeting of Convocation or at the next special meeting of Convocation called for by the Treasurer for the purposes of voting on the motion.

TIME FOR COMMENCEMENT

Time for commencement: by-law and amendment to by-law

2.  Unless otherwise provided in a by-law, an amendment to a by-law or the revocation of a by-law, a by-law, an amendment to a by-law or the revocation of a by-law comes into force on the day on which the motion making the by-law, amending the by-law or revoking the by-law is carried at a meeting of Convocation.

CHANGE POWERS

Editorial and other changes

3.  (1)  This section does not authorize any change that alters the legal effect of any by-law.

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 (2)  General Counsel may make the following changes to the by-laws:
 
  1.  Correct spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors, or errors that are of a clerical, typographical or similar nature.
  2.  Replace a description of a date or time with the actual date or time.
  3.  If a provision provides that it is contingent on the occurrence of a future event and the event occurs, remove text referring to the contingency and make any other changes that are required as a result.
  4.  When a reference to a body, office, person, place or thing has been altered to be a reference to another body, office, person, place or thing, change a reference to the original body, office, person, place or thing to a reference to the other.
  5.  When the name, title, location or address of a body, office, person, place or thing has been altered, change references to the name, title, location or address to reflect the alteration, if the body, office, person, place or thing continues under the new name or title or at the new location or address.
  6.  Correct errors in the numbering of provisions or other portions of a by-law and make any changes in cross-references that are required as a result.
  7.  Make a correction, if it is patent both that an error has been made and what the correction should be.
 
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