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National Capital Act

Version of section 10 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-09-29:

Marginal note:Objects and purposes of Commission

  •  (1) The objects and purposes of the Commission are to

    • (a) prepare plans for and assist in the development, conservation and improvement of the National Capital Region in order that the nature and character of the seat of the Government of Canada may be in accordance with its national significance; and

    • (b) organize, sponsor or promote such public activities and events in the National Capital Region as will enrich the cultural and social fabric of Canada, taking into account the federal character of Canada, the equality of status of the official languages of Canada and the heritage of the people of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Powers

    (2) The Commission may, for the purposes of this Act,

    • (a) acquire, hold, administer or develop property;

    • (b) sell, grant, convey, lease or otherwise dispose of or make available to any person any property, subject to such conditions and limitations as it considers necessary or desirable;

    • (c) construct, maintain and operate parks, squares, highways, parkways, bridges, buildings and any other works;

    • (d) maintain and improve any property of the Commission, or any other property under the control and management of a department, at the request of the authority or Minister in charge thereof;

    • (e) cooperate or engage in joint projects with, or make grants to, local municipalities or other authorities for the improvement, development or maintenance of property;

    • (f) construct, maintain and operate, or grant concessions for the operation of, places of entertainment, amusement, recreation, refreshment, or other places of public interest or accommodation on any property of the Commission;

    • (g) administer, preserve and maintain any historic place or historic museum;

    • (h) conduct investigations and researches in connection with the planning of the National Capital Region;

    • (h.1) subject to any other Act of Parliament, coordinate the policies and programs of the Government of Canada respecting the organization, sponsorship or promotion by departments of public activities and events related to the National Capital Region; and

    • (i) generally, do and authorize such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and purposes of the Commission and the exercise of its powers.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-4, s. 10
  • R.S., 1985, c. 45 (4th Supp.), s. 3

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