Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. O-7)

Act current to 2015-06-09 and last amended on 2014-12-31. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Interest in oil and gas properties

 No member of the Committee shall have a pecuniary interest of any description, directly or indirectly, in any property in oil or gas to which this Act applies or own shares in any company engaged in any phase of the oil or gas industry in Canada in an amount in excess of five per cent of the issued shares thereof, and no member who owns any shares of any company engaged in any phase of the oil or gas industry in Canada shall vote when a question affecting such a company is before the Committee.

  • R.S., c. O-4, s. 6.
Marginal note:Quorum
  •  (1) A majority of the members, including one member who is not an employee in the federal public administration, constitutes a quorum of the Committee.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Committee

    (2) The Committee may make general rules regulating its practice and procedure and the places and times of its sittings.

  • R.S., 1985, c. O-7, s. 9;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 127(E).

Jurisdiction and Powers

Marginal note:Jurisdiction
  •  (1) Where, under this Act, the Committee is charged with a duty to hold an inquiry or to hear an appeal, the Committee has full jurisdiction to inquire into, hear and determine the matter of the inquiry or appeal and to make any order or give any direction that pursuant to this Act the Committee is authorized to make or give or with respect to any matter, act or thing that by this Act may be prohibited or approved by the Committee or required by the Committee to be done.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Committee

    (2) For the purpose of any inquiry, hearing or appeal or the making of any order pursuant to this Act, the Committee has, regarding the attendance, swearing and examination of witnesses, the production and inspection of documents, the entry on and inspection of property, the enforcement of its orders and regarding other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction pursuant to this Act, all such powers, rights and privileges as are vested in a superior court of record.

  • Marginal note:Finding of fact conclusive

    (3) The finding or determination of the Committee on any question of fact within its jurisdiction is binding and conclusive.

  • R.S., c. O-4, s. 8.
Marginal note:Deputing member to hold inquiry
  •  (1) The Committee may authorize and depute any member thereof to inquire into such matter before the Committee as may be directed by the Committee and to report the evidence and findings, if any, thereon to the Committee, and when the report is made to the Committee, it may be adopted as a finding of the Committee or otherwise dealt with as the Committee considers advisable.

  • Marginal note:Powers of deputed member

    (2) Where an inquiry is held by a member under subsection (1), the member has all the powers of the Committee for the purpose of taking evidence or acquiring information for the purposes of the report to the Committee.

  • R.S., c. O-4, s. 9.