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Museums Act (S.C. 1990, c. 3)

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Act current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2014-08-29. Previous Versions

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  • — 1995, c. 29, s. 47

    • Trustees cease to hold office

      47 Notwithstanding subsection 19(3) of the Act and subsection 105(4) of the Financial Administration Act, every person who was a trustee of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Nature or National Museum of Science and Technology immediately before the coming into force of section 46 of this Act by reason of those subsections shall cease to hold office on the coming into force of section 46 of this Act.

  • — 2010, c. 7, s. 4

    • Appropriation

      4 Subject to approval by the Governor in Council of the corporate plan of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Minister of Canadian Heritage may make payments out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund in an aggregate amount not exceeding $15 million to the museum for operating and capital expenditures that it incurs in the first 12 months after the coming into force of this Act. That amount may be modified by any appropriation Act.

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 4

    • Definitions

      4 The following definitions apply in sections 5 to 10.

      former museum

      former museum means the Canadian Museum of Civilization established under section 7 of the Museums Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 2. (ancien musée)

      new museum

      new museum means the Canadian Museum of History established under section 7 of the Museums Act. (nouveau musée)

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 5

    • Continued status

      5 Section 2 does not affect the status of any person who was an officer, a trustee, an employee or an agent or mandatary of the former museum immediately before the day on which that section comes into force, except that, as of that day, the person is an officer, a trustee, an employee or an agent or mandatary of the new museum.

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 6

    • Transfer of rights and obligations

      6 All rights and property held by or in the name of or in trust for the former museum and all obligations and liabilities of the former museum are deemed to be rights, property, obligations and liabilities of the new museum.

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 7

    • Transfer of powers and duties
      • 7 (1) Any power or duty that is vested in or is exercisable by the former museum under a contract, lease, licence, deed, agreement or other document is vested in or is exercisable by the new museum.

      • References

        (2) Every reference to the former museum in any contract, lease, licence, deed, agreement or other document executed or signed by the former museum in its own name shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be read as a reference to the new museum.

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 8

    • Transfer of appropriations

      8 Any amount appropriated, for the fiscal year in which section 2 comes into force, by an appropriation Act based on the Estimates for that year for defraying the charges and expenses of the former museum and that, on the day on which section 2 comes into force, is unexpended is deemed, on that day, to be an amount appropriated for defraying the charges and expenses of the new museum.

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 9

    • Commencement of legal proceedings

      9 Any action, suit or other legal proceeding in respect of an obligation or liability incurred by the former museum may be brought against the new museum in any court that would have had jurisdiction if the action, suit or other legal proceeding had been brought against the former museum.

  • — 2013, c. 38, s. 10

    • Continuation of legal proceedings

      10 Any action, suit or other legal proceeding to which the former museum is a party that is pending in any court immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force may be continued by or against the new museum in the same manner and to the same extent as it could have been continued by or against the former museum.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 194

    • Definitions

      194 The following definitions apply in sections 195 to 204.

      Minister

      Minister means the Minister of Canadian Heritage. (ministre)

      Museum

      Museum means the Canadian Museum of History. (musée)

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 195

    • Definition of program

      195 In sections 196 to 199, program means the program known as the “Online Works of Reference”.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 196

    • Responsibility for program transferred

      196 On the day on which this section comes into force, the responsibility for the administration of the program is transferred from the Minister to the Museum.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 197

    • Credits transferred

      197 Any money that is appropriated by an Act of Parliament for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force to defray any expenditures related to the program and that, on the day on which this section comes into force, is unexpended is deemed, on that day, to have been appropriated to defray any of the Museum’s expenditures related to the program.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 198

    • Obligations, contracts and authorizations

      198 On the day on which this section comes into force,

      • (a) the Minister’s obligations that relate to the program are assumed by the Museum;

      • (b) contracts entered into by the Minister that relate to the program and are still in force are deemed to have been entered into by the Museum;

      • (c) permits, licences and other authorizations issued to the Minister that relate exclusively to the program and are still valid are transferred to the Museum; and

      • (d) permits, licences and other authorizations issued by the Minister that relate to the program and are still valid are deemed to have been issued by the Museum.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 199

    • Assets

      199 On the day on which this section comes into force, the assets of the Department of Canadian Heritage that relate exclusively to the program are transferred to the Museum.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 200

    • Definition of program

      200 In sections 201 to 204, program means the program known as the “Virtual Museum of Canada”.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 201

    • Responsibility for program transferred

      201 On the day on which this section comes into force, the responsibility for the administration of the program is transferred from the Minister to the Museum.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 202

    • Credits transferred

      202 Any money that is appropriated by an Act of Parliament for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force to defray any expenditures related to the program and that, on the day on which this section comes into force, is unexpended is deemed, on that day, to have been appropriated to defray any of the Museum’s expenditures related to the program.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 203

    • Obligations, contracts and authorizations

      203 On the day on which this section comes into force,

      • (a) the Minister’s obligations that relate to the program are assumed by the Museum;

      • (b) contracts entered into by the Minister that relate to the program and are still in force are deemed to have been entered into by the Museum;

      • (c) permits, licences and other authorizations issued to the Minister that relate exclusively to the program and are still valid are transferred to the Museum; and

      • (d) permits, licences and other authorizations issued by the Minister that relate to the program and are still valid are deemed to have been issued by the Museum.

  • — 2014, c. 20, s. 204

    • Assets

      204 On the day on which this section comes into force, the assets of the Department of Canadian Heritage that relate exclusively to the program are transferred to the Museum.

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