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Section 18

Regional Councils

18.1  Establishment
There shall be a Regional Council for each Region which, subject to the By-laws, shall represent the Members of such Region.
18.2  Composition
Each Regional Council shall be composed of:
18.2.1 Elected
From 4 to 20 members, as may be determined by the Board from time to time, including a Chair and a Vice-Chair, to be elected in accordance with Section 18.5 and who shall be entitled to attend and vote at meetings of the Council;
18.2.2 Ex-officio
The immediate Past Chair of the Region, the Chair of the Corporation, the President, the Director of Regional Councils and the Regional Director of the Corporation for the Region in which the Regional Council is located who shall be ex-officio members of such Regional Council entitled to attend and vote at meetings of the Council; and
18.2.3 Appointed
Industry representatives appointed in accordance with Section 19.2 and public representatives appointed in accordance with Section 19.4 whose duties shall be restricted to sitting as members of Hearing Panels in accordance with Section 19.6 and such other duties as the Board of Directors may from time to time direct or prescribe.
18.3  Duties
The duties of a Regional Council shall be:
18.3.1 consideration of those policy matters relevant to the Corporation that are identified by the Corporation or the Regional Chair;
18.3.2 the conduct of hearings by Hearing Panels in accordance with Sections 20 and 24; and
18.3.3 such other matters as determined by the Board.
18.4  Nomination Process
18.4.1 The Members of a Region shall nominate candidates willing to stand for election to the Regional Council. To be eligible as a candidate, an individual must:
(a) be resident in the region; and
(b) be a partner, officer, director, employee or agent of a Member of the Region.