REVISED STATUTES, 1989
1 This Act may be cited as the Advisory Council on the Status of
Women Act. 1977, c. 3, s. 1.
2 In this Act,
(a) "Council" means the Advisory Council on the Status of
Women established pursuant to Section 3;
(b) "Executive Director" means the Executive Director
appointed pursuant to Section 5;
(c) "Minister" means the member of the Executive Council
who is charged by the Governor in Council with the
administration of this Act. 1977, c. 3, s. 2.
3 (1) There is hereby established a Council to be known as the
Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
(2) The Council shall be composed of such members as are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister.
(3) The Governor in Council shall designate one of the members of
Council to be President of the Council.
Initial term of member
(4) The President and at least one half of the remaining members of
the Council shall be appointed for a term not exceeding three years
and the remaining members of the Council shall be appointed for a
term not exceeding two years.
(5) The President and each member of the Council shall be eligible
for re-appointment upon expiry of the term.
(6) Each member appointed to the Council subsequent to the
appointments made pursuant to subsection (4) shall be appointed for
terms not exceeding three years.
(7) Each member of the Council may be paid such remuneration for
attendance at meetings of the Council as is determined by the
Governor in Council.
(8) The President and each member of the Council shall be paid
such travelling and living expenses incurred by them in the
performance of their duties as are determined by the Governor in
Council. 1977, c. 3, s. 3; 1978, c. 41, s. 2.
4 (1) The Council shall
(a) advise the Minister upon such matters relating to the
status of women as are referred to the Council for
consideration by the Minister;
(b) bring to the attention of the Minister matters of
interest and concern to women.
(2) The Council in carrying out its duties pursuant to subsection (1)
(a) receive and hear petitions and suggestions
concerning the status of women;
(b) undertake and recommend research on matters
relevant to the status of women;
(c) recommend and participate in programs concerning
the status of women;
(d) propose legislation, policies and practices to promote
equality of opportunity and status; and
(e) publish reports, studies and recommendations. 1977,
c. 3, s. 4.
5 (1) The Governor in Council may appoint a person to be
Executive Director of the Council.
(2) The Executive Director shall be paid such remuneration as is
determined by the Governor in Council.
(3) The Executive Director shall perform such functions and duties
as are assigned to the Executive Director by the Council, the Minister
or the Governor in Council and in particular shall
(a) keep and maintain the records of the Council;
(b) provide stenographic and other services required by
the Council; and
(c) supervise any research or other projects undertaken
by the Council.
(4) Any staff required for the purposes of the Council may be
appointed with the approval of the Minister pursuant to the provisions
of the Civil Service Act and that Act shall apply to the staff of the
Commission. 1977, c. 3, s. 5.
Report to Minister
6 (1) The Council shall report from time to time to the Minister
and shall make an annual report to the Minister on the activities of the
Council for each year.
(2) When the Council reviews, considers or inquires into any matter
at the request or with the approval of the Minister, the Council shall
make a report to the Minister with respect to that matter at the
conclusion of the deliberations. 1977, c. 3, s. 6.
7 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) for the management, administration and conduct of
(b) prescribing the duties of the Executive Director and
any other employees engaged pursuant to this Act;
(c) respecting any matter or thing that is necessary to
effectively carry out the intent and purpose of this Act.
(2) Regulations made pursuant to subsection (1) shall be regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act. 1977, c. 3, s. 7.