BILL NO. 198
1st Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Executive Council Act
The Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.
Government House Leader
First Reading: April 13, 2007
Second Reading: April 13, 2007
Third Reading: April 13, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill provides for honorary members of the Executive Council and authorizes members of the Executive Council, including honorary members, to use the honorific "the Honourable" and the initials "E.C.N.S."
An Act to Amend Chapter 155
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Executive Council Act
1 Chapter 155 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Executive Council Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 1 the following Section:
1A In this Act and in any other enactment, "member of the Executive Council" does not include an honorary member of the Executive Council except where expressly provided.
2 Chapter 155 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 5 the following Sections:
5A (1) The Lieutenant Governor may appoint under the Great Seal of the Province as honorary members of the Executive Council former members of the Executive Council and members and former members of the House of Assembly.
(2) Notwithstanding any enactment or rule of the House of Assembly, no person is disqualified from being the Speaker of the Assembly by reason only of being an honorary member of the Executive Council.
5B A member of the Executive Council, including an honorary member, may use
(a) the honorific "The Honourable" before the member's name; and
(b) the initials "E.C.N.S." after the member's name to indicate membership in the Executive Council.
This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.
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