Telefilm Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-16)

Act current to 2014-06-12 and last amended on 2005-04-01. Previous Versions

Telefilm Canada Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. C-16

An Act establishing Telefilm Canada

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Telefilm Canada Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-16, s. 1;
  • 2002, c. 17, s. 6.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“Canadian feature film”

“Canadian feature film” and “Canadian feature film production”[Repealed, 2005, c. 14, s. 1]

“Corporation”

« Société »

“Corporation” means Telefilm Canada, established by section 3;

“film activity”

“film activity”[Repealed, 2005, c. 14, s. 1]

“film-maker”

“film-maker”[Repealed, 2005, c. 14, s. 1]

“film production”

“film production”[Repealed, 2005, c. 14, s. 1]

“film technician”

“film technician”[Repealed, 2005, c. 14, s. 1]

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-16, s. 2;
  • 2002, c. 17, s. 7;
  • 2005, c. 14, s. 1.

CONSTITUTION OF TELEFILM CANADA

Marginal note:Corporation established

 There is hereby established a corporation, to be known as Telefilm Canada, consisting of six members to be appointed by the Governor in Council as provided in section 4 and the Government Film Commissioner appointed under the National Film Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-16, s. 3;
  • 2002, c. 17, s. 8.
Marginal note:Appointment and tenure of office of members
  •  (1) Each of the members of the Corporation, other than the Government Film Commissioner, shall be appointed to hold office for a term of five years, except that, of those members first appointed, three shall be appointed for a term of three years and three shall be appointed for a term of five years.

  • Marginal note:Chairperson

    (2) The Governor in Council shall designate one of the members of the Corporation to serve as chairperson of the Corporation during pleasure and the chairperson may receive a yearly honorarium to be determined by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Eligibility for re-appointment

    (3) A retiring member of the Corporation is eligible for re-appointment.

  • Marginal note:Filling vacancy

    (4) When a member of the Corporation ceases to be a member before the end of the term for which he was appointed, the Governor in Council shall appoint a person to be a member of the Corporation for the remainder of that term.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-16, s. 4;
  • 1995, c. 29, s. 20(E).