Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act
Marginal note:CHARS — functions
6 (1) In carrying out its purpose, CHARS is to
(a) undertake scientific research and develop technology;
(b) plan, direct, manage and implement programs and projects relating to scientific research and the development of technology;
(c) promote the testing, application, transfer, diffusion and commercialization of technology;
(d) encourage integration across disciplines and activities;
(e) publish and disseminate studies, reports and other documents;
(f) complement national and international networks of expertise and of facilities; and
(g) perform any other functions that the Minister assigns to it.
Marginal note:CHARS — powers
(2) In carrying out its purpose, CHARS may
(a) construct, manage and operate research facilities and systems;
(b) spend any money that it receives through the conduct of its operations, in the fiscal year in which the money is received or in subsequent fiscal years;
(c) provide services and facilities to any department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, or to any other government or any organization or person;
(d) make recoverable expenditures on behalf of any department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, or on behalf of any other government or any organization or person;
(e) license, assign, sell or otherwise make available, and receive fees, royalties and payment for, any patent, copyright, industrial design, trademark, trade secret or other similar property right held, controlled or administered by CHARS;
(f) enter into contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding or other arrangements in the name of Her Majesty in right of Canada or of CHARS;
(g) lease personal property or movables, acquire any money, securities or other personal property or movables, including by purchase, gift or bequest or legacy, and — subject to any terms of the acquisition — spend or invest the money or securities;
(h) acquire real property or immovables, have the administration, as defined in section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act, of the real property or immovables or acquire a licence as defined in section 2 of that Act;
(i) as lessor, lease any personal property or movables referred to in paragraph (g) or dispose by any means of property or movables acquired under that paragraph, subject to any terms on which the property or movables were acquired;
(j) subject to any terms on which the real property or immovables were acquired, dispose of any real property or immovables or give a licence as defined in section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act; and
(k) undertake any other activities that the Board considers conducive to the furtherance of CHARS’s purpose and to the performance of its functions and exercise of its powers.
Marginal note:Approval of Governor in Council
(3) Despite paragraphs (2)(h) and (j), CHARS may acquire or dispose of real property or immovables, and interests in real property or immovable real rights, only with the approval of the Governor in Council.
(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to any
(a) acquisition or disposition by lease;
(b) acquiring or giving of a licence as defined in section 2 of the Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act; or
(c) disposition to a public utility or a municipality of easements or servitudes or other interests in real property or immovable real rights if the disposition is necessary for the utility or municipality to carry out its activities, including the construction or maintenance of a public work.
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