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Boards of Trade Act

Version of section 3 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-03-31:

Marginal note:Persons who may form a board of trade

  •  (1) Any number of persons, not fewer than thirty, who are merchants, traders, brokers, mechanics, manufacturers, managers of banks or insurance agents, carrying on business in, or resident in, a district that has a population of not less than two thousand five hundred, or in the Province of British Columbia or in the Yukon Territory not less than one thousand five hundred, may associate themselves together as a board of trade and appoint a secretary.

  • Marginal note:Use of names restricted

    (2) No person shall, within any district in which there is a board of trade that is registered under this Act, use the words “Board of Trade” or “Chamber of Commerce” as part of the name under which that person is incorporated or doing business, or any other words so similar as to be liable to be confused therewith, unless that person is incorporated as a body corporate under this Act or under a special or general Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (3) Any person who contravenes subsection (2) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars and costs and not less than one hundred dollars and costs or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

  • R.S., c. B-8, s. 3

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