REVISED STATUTES, 1989
WHEREAS The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League was incorporated by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, being Chapter 84 of the Statutes of Canada, 1948;
AND WHEREAS the Legion is composed of a number of constituent or subordinate branches, each of which is a separate entity, and also of a number of commands among which is the Nova Scotia Command comprising the Province of Nova Scotia;
AND WHEREAS by the Act of incorporation of The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, branches and commands thereof may hold, possess or acquire by purchase, lease, exchange, donation, devise, bequest, endowment or otherwise any real or immovable property necessary or useful for the carrying out of its purposes or objects and may sell, lease, mortgage, pledge, hypothecate or alienate such property in any manner;
AND WHEREAS The Nova Scotia Command of The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League has by its petition prayed that an Act be passed for the purpose of regulating in Nova Scotia the holding of real property by the said Command and branches within Nova Scotia and it is expedient to grant the prayer of the petition:
1 This Act may be cited as the Canadian Legion Act. R.S., c. 54, s. 1.
2 (1) The Nova Scotia Command, hereinafter called the "Command", and every branch of the Canadian Legion within the Province may hold, possess or acquire by purchase, lease, exchange, donation, devise, bequest, endowment or otherwise any real property necessary or useful for the carrying out of its purposes and objects and may, subject to subsection (2), sell, lease, mortgage, pledge, hypothecate or alienate such property in any manner.
Consent to sell
(2) A branch of the Legion in the Province may not sell or alienate, other than by way of mortgage, pledge or hypothecation, and may not lease for a term which is, either directly or by entitlement to renewal, longer than one year, real property of the branch, or personal property surplus to its operation of a value in excess of one thousand dollars, without the written consent of the Command. R.S., c. 54, s. 2.
Registration of real property
3 The real property of the Command or of any branch of the Legion in the Province may be registered in the proper registry of deeds in the name of the Command or the branch. R.S., c. 54, s. 3.
Name of Command and branches
4 The name of the Command and the name of each regularly constituted branch shall be and be deemed to have been the name from time to time prescribed by or pursuant to Chapter 84 of the Statutes of Canada, 1948, An Act to Incorporate The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, and Acts in amendment thereof. R.S., c. 54, s. 4.
5 The Command and every branch shall have an official seal of such design as may be determined by the Dominion Command of the Legion. R.S., c. 54, s. 5.
6 All deeds, bonds, mortgages, transfers, assurances, conveyances, contracts and other instruments with respect to real property owned by the Command or a branch shall be executed under the seal of the Command or branch attested by the signatures of the president of the Command or branch and its secretary for the time being. R.S., c. 54, s. 6.
Inconsistency with Act of incorporation
7 Nothing herein contained shall be held to confer or impose upon the Command or any branch any right, power, obligation or duty inconsistent with the Act of incorporation of the Legion and the by-laws and rules passed pursuant thereto. R.S., c. 54, s. 7.