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Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations

made under Section 7 of the
Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 7
O.I.C. 2003-432 (October 16, 2003), N.S. Reg. 177/2003

Citation
1 These regulations may be cited as the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations.

Definitions
2 In these regulations

(a) "Act" means the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act;

(b) "Chair" means the member of the Council elected by the Council to preside over meetings of the Council;

(c) "Council" means the Advisory Council on the Status of Women established pursuant to the Act;

(d) "Executive Director" means the Executive Director appointed pursuant to the Act;

(e) "Minister" means the member of the Executive Council who is charged by the Governor in Council with the administration of the Act.

Chair
3 (1) There must be a Chair of the Council.

(2) The Chair must be a person who is a member of the Council and who has been elected to serve as Chair by a majority of the members of the Council.

(3) If the Council is unable to elect a Chair, the Minister must appoint the Chair.

(4) The term of office of the Chair is 2 years.

(5) A person may hold the office of Chair for an unlimited number of terms but may not hold the office of Chair for consecutive terms.

(6) The election of a Chair must be held at the last Council meeting of each fiscal year during which the current Chairís term expires.

(7) If the Chair is unable to perform the duties of Chair, another Council member may be elected by a majority of the members of the Council to serve as Chair for the balance of the term.

(8) Despite the prohibition on consecutive terms in subsection (5), a Chair elected pursuant to subsection (7) is eligible to be re-elected as Chair for one term immediately following the expiration of their partial term.

(9) The Chair must

(a) chair the meetings of the Council;

(b) act as the liaison between the Minister and the Council for purposes of the duties of the Council as provided in subsection 4(1) of the Act;

(c) advise the Executive Director of services required by the Council;

(d) represent the Council at conferences, meetings or other forums;

(e) act as spokesperson for the Council;

(f) carry out such other duties as assigned by the Minister.

Committees
4 (1) The Council may strike such committees as are required from time to time.

(2) The chair of a committee must be a member of the Council and must be elected to serve as the committee chair by a majority of the members of the committee.

(3) With the approval of the chair of a committee, a person who is not a member of the Council may participate on the committee on a volunteer basis.

Meetings
5 (1) The Council must hold not more than 5 meetings in each year.

(2) The quorum for any meeting of the Council is a majority of the members of the Council.