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Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

Version of section 16 from 2014-12-31 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Conflict of interest guidelines

  •  (1) Members of the Board, including the Chairperson, and the Chief Executive Officer appointed pursuant to section 24 shall be subject to conflict of interest guidelines established jointly by the Federal Minister and Provincial Minister and are not subject to any conflict of interest guidelines established by the Federal Government.

  • Marginal note:Insurance

    (2) The Board shall purchase and maintain insurance for the benefit of a person who is a present or former member, officer or employee of the Board, and the heirs or legal representatives of that person, against any liability incurred by that person in the capacity as such a member, officer or employee, except where the liability relates to a failure to act honestly and in good faith with regard to the best interests of the Board.

  • Marginal note:Expenditures for insurance

    (3) For greater certainty, the expenditures of the Board associated with purchasing and maintaining the insurance referred to in subsection (2) shall form part of the budget or revised budget of the Board in respect of a fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Power to indemnify

    (4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where the Board has established to the satisfaction of the Federal Minister the impossibility of purchasing and maintaining the insurance referred to in subsection (2), the Government of Canada shall, subject to subsection (6), indemnify a person who is a present or former member, officer or employee of the Board, or the heirs or legal representatives of that person, against all costs, charges and expenses, including an amount paid to settle an action or satisfy a judgment, reasonably incurred in respect of any civil, criminal or administrative action or proceeding to which that person is a party by reason of being or having been such a member, officer or employee, if that person

    • (a) acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the Board; and

    • (b) in the case of any criminal or administrative action or proceeding that is enforced by a monetary penalty, believed, on reasonable grounds, that the conduct in issue was lawful.

  • Marginal note:Additional Coverage

    (5) Where the Board has purchased and maintained insurance referred to in subsection (2), the Government of Canada shall indemnify a person referred to in that subsection, or the heirs or legal representatives of that person, for any liability incurred by that person in accordance with this section to the extent that the insurance purchased for the benefit of that person does not cover such liability.

  • Marginal note:Amount to settle an action

    (6) The Government of Canada is not obliged to indemnify anyone pursuant to subsection (4) against an amount paid to settle an action unless the amount so paid was approved by the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Both governments share costs of indemnification

    (7) Where the Government of the Province has indemnified a person referred to in subsection (4), or the heirs or legal representatives of that person, pursuant to section 16 of the Provincial Act, the Government of Canada may pay to the Government of the Province one-half of the amount so indemnified.

  • Marginal note:Payable out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

    (8) Any amount payable in respect of indemnification under this section may be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 16
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 52(E)

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