Assented to 2000-10-20
An Act to establish the Canadian Tourism Commission
WHEREAS the Canadian tourism industry is vital to the social and cultural identity and integrity of Canada;
WHEREAS the Canadian tourism industry makes an essential contribution to the economic well-being of Canadians and to the economic objectives of the Government of Canada;
WHEREAS the Canadian tourism industry consists of mainly small and medium-sized businesses that are essential to Canada’s goals for entrepreneurial development and job creation;
AND WHEREAS it is desirable to strengthen Canada’s commitment to Canadian tourism by establishing a Tourism Commission that would work with the governments of the provinces and the territories and the Canadian tourism industry to promote the interests of that industry and to market Canada as a desirable tourist destination;
NOW, THEREFORE, 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
2 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.
Commission means the Canadian Tourism Commission established by section 3. (Commission)
Minister means the Minister of Industry. (ministre)
Canadian Tourism Commission
3 There is hereby established a corporation to be known as the Canadian Tourism Commission.
Marginal note:Agent of Her Majesty
4 The Commission is, for the purposes of this Act, an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada.
5 The objects of the Commission are to
(a) sustain a vibrant and profitable Canadian tourism industry;
(b) market Canada as a desirable tourist destination;
(c) support a cooperative relationship between the private sector and the governments of Canada, the provinces and the territories with respect to Canadian tourism; and
(d) provide information about Canadian tourism to the private sector and to the governments of Canada, the provinces and the territories.
(2) The Commission may not initiate or finance programs involving the acquisition or construction of real property, immovables or facilities related to tourism.
Board of Directors
7 The affairs and business of the Commission shall be managed by a Board of Directors.
8 The Board consists of not more than 12 directors, including a Chairperson and a President.
- 2000, c. 28, s. 8
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1717
Marginal note:Appointment of Chairperson and term of office
9 The Chairperson shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure on a part-time basis for a term of not more than five years.
Marginal note:Appointment of President and term of office
10 The President shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure on a full-time basis for a term of not more than five years.
Marginal note:Appointment of directors
(2) The Board shall establish a committee that shall provide advice to the Minister on the appointment of directors under subsection (1).
Marginal note:Term of office
(3) The directors appointed under subsection (1) hold office during pleasure on a part-time basis for a term not exceeding four years.
(4) and (5) [Repealed, 2010, c. 12, s. 1718]
- 2000, c. 28, s. 11
- 2006, c. 9, s. 244.1
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1718
12 [Repealed, 2010, c. 12, s. 1719]
Marginal note:Ex officio director
13 The Deputy Minister of Industry is, ex officio, a director.
14 A director is eligible to be re-appointed to the Board in the same or another capacity.
Remuneration and Fees
15 The President shall be paid the remuneration that the Governor in Council may fix.
16 The Chairperson and the directors appointed under subsection 11(1) shall be paid the fees that the Governor in Council may fix.
- 2000, c. 28, s. 16
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1720
17 The Chairperson shall determine the times when and places where the Board will meet and shall preside at those meetings.
Marginal note:Absence, etc., of Chairperson
18 If the Chairperson is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Board may designate any director appointed under section 11 to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson during the absence, incapacity or vacancy, but no director may be so designated for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.
19 The President is the chief executive officer of the Commission and has supervision over and direction of the work of the Commission including the management of its internal affairs and the hiring and termination of its staff.
Marginal note:Absence, etc., of President
20 If the President is absent or incapacitated or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may designate any person to exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the President during the absence, incapacity or vacancy, but no person may be so designated for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.
21 Subject to any contrary provision in any other Act of Parliament, the President may delegate to any person any power, duty or function conferred on the President under this Act or any other enactment.
Marginal note:Minimum number of meetings
22 The Board shall meet at least twice a year.
23 The Board shall make by-laws respecting the management and conduct of the affairs of the Commission and the carrying out of the duties of the Board, including by-laws establishing
(a) a code of ethics for the directors and employees of the Commission;
(b) committees of the Board, including an executive committee, a human resources committee, a committee for the purposes of section 11 and an audit committee; and
(c) a contracting policy for the Commission.
Marginal note:Head office
24 The head office of the Commission shall be in the place in Canada that the Governor in Council may, by order, designate.
Marginal note:Accident compensation
25 The Chairperson, the President, the directors appointed under subsection 11(1) and the employees of the Commission are deemed to be employees for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of any regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.
- 2000, c. 28, s. 25
- 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E)
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1721
Marginal note:Incorporation of corporations
(2) If the agreement provides for the incorporation of a corporation or the acquisition of shares in a corporation or all or substantially all of the assets of a corporation, the Commission may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, do any of those things, either by itself or jointly with any person or the government of a province or a territory, in order to carry out the provisions of the agreement.
Marginal note:Consistent activities
(3) A corporation mentioned in subsection (2) may carry out only activities that are consistent with the objects of the Commission, taking into account the restriction set out in subsection 6(2).
27 The Commission may engage any officers, employees and agents and any technical and professional advisers that it considers necessary for the proper conduct of its activities and may fix the terms and conditions of their engagement.
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