Creating Canada’s New National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Act
S.C. 2010, c. 7
Assented to 2010-06-29
An Act to amend the Museums Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
This enactment amends the Museums Act to establish a corporation called the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and to set out its purpose, capacity and powers. It also makes consequential amendments to other Acts.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Creating Canada’s New National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Act.
Marginal note:1990, c. 3
Establishment of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
15.4 (1) There is established a corporation to be called the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
Marginal note:Affiliated museums
(2) The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 shall include any affiliated museums that the Board of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 may, by by-law, establish with the approval of the Governor in Council.
Purpose, Capacity and Powers of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
15.5 The purpose of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is to explore the theme of immigration to Canada in order to enhance public understanding of the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, of the vital role immigration has played in the building of Canada and of the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life.
Marginal note:Capacity and powers
15.6 (1) In furtherance of its purpose, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has, subject to this Act, the capacity of a natural person and, elsewhere than in Quebec, the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person. In particular, but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 may
(a) collect museum material related to immigration;
(b) maintain its collection by preservation, conservation or restoration or the establishment of records or documentation;
(c) sell, exchange, give away, destroy or otherwise dispose of museum material in its collection and use any revenue obtained from that disposal to further its collection;
(d) lend or borrow museum material on long- or short-term loan;
(e) organize, sponsor, arrange for or participate in travelling exhibitions, in Canada or internationally, of museum material in its collection or from other sources;
(f) undertake or sponsor any research related to its purpose or to museology and communicate the results of that research;
(g) provide facilities to permit qualified individuals to use or study its collection;
(h) promote knowledge and disseminate information related to its purpose, throughout Canada and internationally, by any appropriate means of education and communication;
(i) establish and foster links with other organizations that have a purpose similar to its own;
(j) share the expertise of its staff by undertaking or sponsoring training and apprenticeship programs that relate to its purpose;
(k) provide or arrange for professional and technical services to any other organization that has a purpose similar to its own;
(l) acquire property by gift, bequest or otherwise and hold in trust or otherwise, expend, invest, administer and dispose of that property;
(m) develop, operate and maintain branches or exhibition centres;
(n) operate restaurants, lounges, parking facilities, shops and other facilities for the use of the public;
(o) lease or otherwise make available any of its facilities to other persons; and
(p) charge for goods, services and admission and use the revenue so obtained for its own purposes.
(2) The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 may not deal with property otherwise than in accordance with the terms, if any, on which it was acquired or is held.
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