1st Session, 60th General Assembly
55 Elizabeth II, 2006
The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Education
First Reading: June 30, 2006
Second Reading: November 10, 2006
Third Reading: November 23, 2006 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
(a) removes the definition of "advertise";
(b) updates the name of the Minister of Education; and
(c) adds a definition of "public institution".
(a) adds that only public institutions authorized by an Act of a legislature may be authorized to grant degrees;
(b) changes institution "designated" to "authorized"; and
(c) repeals certain requirements for an institution to be able to grant degrees.
Clause 3 changes "designate" or "designation" to "authorize" or "authorization" and changes "he" to "Governor in Council" in Section 4 of the Act.
Clause 4 provides regulation-making power
(a) setting out the application process for authorization for an institution to grant a degree;
(b) respecting the process to review the finances and quality of an institution applying for authorization to grant a degree;
(c) respecting the revocation and re-instatement of an authorization to grant a degree;
(d) setting standards of quality for institutions authorized to grant a degree;
(e) setting terms and conditions on an authorization to grant a degree;
(f) allowing for the delegation of duties in the regulations to third parties; and
(g) prescribing fees.
Clause 5 provides that this Act comes into force on proclamation.
(a) repealing clause (a);
(b) striking out "Advanced" in the first line and "and Job Training" in the second line of clause (d);
(c) striking out the period at the end of clause (d) and substituting a semicolon; and
(d) adding immediately after clause (d) the following clause:
2 Section 3 of Chapter 123 is amended by
(a) adding "a public institution" immediately after "is" in the first line of clause (f);
(b) striking out
(c) striking out clauses (h) to (j).
3 (1) Subsection 4(1) of Chapter 123 is amended by striking out "designate" in the first line and substituting "authorize".
(2) Subsection 4(2) of Chapter 123 is amended by
(a) striking out "a designation" in the first and second lines and substituting "an authorization"; and
(b) striking out "he" in the second line and substituting "the Governor in Council".
4 Chapter 123 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 7 the following Section:
(e) establishing a process to review the quality of programs, instructors, facilities and academic standards of an institution applying for authority to grant a degree or authorized to grant a degree under this Act;
(g) respecting educational standards of institutions applying for authorization to grant a degree or authorized to grant a degree under this Act, including standards for the quality of programs, instructors, facilities and academic standards;