1 The Agrologists Act being Chapter A-16 of The Revised Statutes of Saskatchewan, 1978 (effective February 26, 1979). NOTE: This consolidation is not official. Amendments have been incorporated for convenience of reference and the original statutes and regulations should be consulted for all purposes of interpretation and application of the law. In order to preserve the integrity of the original statutes and regulations, errors that may have appeared are reproduced in this consolidation.
2 Table of Contents SHORT TITLE 1 Short title INTERPRETATION 2 Interpretation INSTITUTE 3 Incorporation COUNCIL 4 Council of management 5 Members of council 6 Elections 7 Term of office 8 Vacancies 9 Qualifications 10 Inquiry OFFICERS 11 Appointment, duties and remuneration MEETINGS 12 Meetings 13 Casting vote 14 Absence 15 Majority 16 Fees POWERS OF THE INSTITUTE 17 Power to hold property 18 Power to pass bylaws MEMBERSHIP 19 Application for membership and qualifications 20 Agrologists in training 21 Application for membership and qualifications of other persons 22 Corporations cannot register REGISTRATION 24 Register 25 Certificates of registration 26 Publication of list of members 27 Published list as evidence 28 Fees DISCIPLINE 29 Complaint and investigations 30 Witnesses 31 Appeal 32 Costs OFFENCES 33 Unauthorized persons practising as agrologists 34 False and fraudulent representations 35 Limitation of prosecution 36 Registrar s certificate MISCELLANEOUS 37 Exceptions 38 Returns to Lieutenant Governor in Council 39 Head office 40 Bylaws, rules and regulations to be filed with Provincial Secretary 41 Effective date of bylaws, etc. 42 Effect of failure to file bylaw, etc. 43 Review by Legislative Assembly 44 Record of revocation and notification to institute 45 List of members etc., to be filed with Provincial Secretary 46 Additions and alterations in list filed in department 47 Report to Minister of Agriculture where application for admission refused 48 Discipline 23 Examinations EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULE
3 CHAPTER A-16 An Act respecting Agrologists SHORT TITLE Short title 1 This Act may be cited as The Agrologists Act. R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.1. Interpretation 2 In this Act: INTERPRETATION agrologist (a) agrologist means a person registered as an agrologist under this Act; agrologist in training (b) agrologist in training means a person registered as an agrologist in training under this Act; board (c) board means the board of examiners mentioned in section 23; council (d) council means the council of the institute; institute (e) institute means the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists; member (f) member means a registered member of the institute; practising agrology (g) practising agrology and similar forms of expression mean the engaging for hire, gain or the hope of reward in the investigation of, experimenting with teaching of, or advising on the application of scientific principles and practices relating to the cultivation, production, improvement, use and protection of agricultural plants; or to farm forestry; or to the raising, feeding, improvement, protectionor use of farm animals, poultry or bees; or to the production and protection of milk; or to the classification, cultivation, use, fertilization, conservation and improvement for agricultural purposes of arable, forest and range lands; or to the making of econonic surveys of any aspect of the agricultural industry; or to the management of farms; or to the agricultural use of machinery and equipment; or to the identification and control of the pests of agricultural plants and animals or to the evaluation of agricultural land for tax base purposes; registrar (h) registrar means the registrar of the institute; senate (i) senate means the senate of The University of Saskatchewan. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.2; 1968, c.3, s.2; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.2.
4 4 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS INSTITUTE Incorporation 3(1) The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists is continued as a body corporate. (2) The institute shall consist of its present members and those who hereafter become members in accordance with this Act. (3) The objectives of the institute are: (a) to promote and increase the knowledge, skill and proficiency of its members in the practice of agrology; (b) to do all things that may be necessary or incidental or conducive to the usefulness of agrologists to the public; and (c) to ensure to the public the proficiency and competency of agrologists. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.3; 1968, c.3, s.3; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.3. COUNCIL Council of management 4 There shall be a council of management of the institute to be constituted in the manner hereinafter mentioned. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.4; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.4. Members of council 5(1) The council shall consist of the president, president-elect, honorary secretary and not less than eight other councillors elected in the manner provided by the bylaws of the institute. (2) All members of the council shall be resident in Saskatchewan and in good standing. (3) On retirement each president shall hold office as councillor on the next succeeding council. (4) The Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Saskatchewan shall be, by virtue of his office, a member of the council. (5) At least one member of the council shall be a person actively engaged in farming. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.5; 1968, c.3, s.4; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.5. Elections 6 The president-elect shall be elected by and from the registered members of the institute. 1968, c.3, s.5; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.6.
5 AGROLOGISTS c. A-16 5 Term of office 7(1) The president-elect shall serve as president during the second year following his election and shall hold office until his successor has served as president-elect for one year. (2) The president-elect shall be elected annually and shall have all the powers of the president during his absence. (3) Subject to subsection (4), the elected members of council shall hold office for a term of two years. (4) The present elected members of council shall continue to hold office until the expiration of the respective terms for which they were elected or until their successors are elected; and where additional members are added to the council they shall hold office for such term and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed by the bylaws of the institute. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.7; 1968, c.3, s.6; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.7. Vacancies 8 In case of resignation or death of an elected member of the council the vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided by the bylaws of the institute. 1968, c.3, s.7; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.8. Qualifications 9 No person shall be eligible for election to the council or qualified to fill a vacancy thereon or to vote for members thereof unless duly registered under this Act and the bylaws of the institute. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.9; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.9. Inquiry 10 In case of a doubt or dispute as to who has been elected a member of the council or as to the legality of the election of a member, the other duly elected members shall be a committee to hold an inquiry and decide the question at issue; and the person, if any, whom they decide to have been elected shall be deemed to be a member legally elected; and if the election is found to have been illegal, the committee may order a new election. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.10; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.10.
6 6 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS OFFICERS Appointment, duties and remuneration 11(1) The council shall appoint a registrar, secretary and treasurer who shall perform the duties assigned to them by this Act and such further duties as the council may prescribe; but all three offices may be held by the same person. (2) The council shall appoint such other officers as may in the opinion of the council be necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act. (3) All officers shall hold office during the pleasure of the council and shall be officers of the council as well as officers of the institute. (4) The council may by bylaw fix the salaries or fees to be paid to officers and examiners appointed under this Act. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.11; 1968, c.3, s.8; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.11. MEETINGS Meetings 12(1) The meetings of the institute and of the council shall be held at the times and places fixed by the bylaws of the institute or resolutions of the council respectively, and in the absence of any rule or regulation on the subject, the president, or in the event of his absence, resignation or death, the president-elect, may, by circular letter mailed to each member of the institute or of the council, as the case may require, summon a meeting at such time and place as to him seems meet. (2) The circular letter mentioned in subsection (1) shall be mailed at least twenty days before the day on which the meeting is to be held. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.12; 1968, c.3, s.9; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.12. Casting vote 13 At all meetings the president for the time being shall have a casting vote only. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.13; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.13. Absence 14 If the president is absent from a meeting the president-elect, or, in his absence, a member to be chosen from the members present, shall act as president. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.14; 1968, c.3, s.10; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.14. Majority 15 All questions submitted to the institute or the council shall be decided by a majority of the members present, a quorum being not less than fifteen in number in the case of the institute, and five in the case of the council. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.15; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.15.
7 AGROLOGISTS c. A-16 7 Fees 16 There shall be paid to the members of the council such fee for attendance and such reasonable travelling expenses as may be fixed by bylaw passed by the institute at an annual meeting. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.16; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.16. POWERS OF THE INSTITUTE Power to hold property 17 The institute may acquire by gift, purchase or otherwise, and alienate, sell, mortgage, lease or otherwise charge or dispose of real or personal property for the purpose of carrying into effect and of promoting the aims, objects and designs of the institute. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.17; 1968, c.3, s.11; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.17. Power to pass bylaws 18 The institute may make bylaws, rules and regulations respecting: (a) the election of the council, the filling of vacancies thereon and defining the duties thereof; (b) the conduct, discipline and honour of its members; (c) the management of its property; (d) the appointment of such officers, in addition to those provided for in section 6 and 11, as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of the institute, and the defining of the duties of such officers; (e) the maintenance of the institute by levying annual and other fees and prescribing the same, and the levying of fines for non-payment of fees; (f) the time, place and conduct of the annual and other meetings of the institute and meetings of the council; (g) the admission of candidates to membership in the institute; (h) the registration of agrologists in training and recording of agricultural students and technicians; (i) the formation of groups of members throughout Saskatchewan, to be known as branches, and if deemed advisable the election of members of the council by branches; (j) the making of grants to such branches and to any other association or institute of agrologists or persons with similar qualifications; (k) all other purposes deemed necessary or convenient for the management or welfare of the institute and for the conduct of its business. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.18; 1968, c.3, s.12; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.18.
8 8 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS MEMBERSHIP Application for membership and qualifications 19 A person who, at least three years prior to the date of his application, has obtained: (a) a degree in agriculture from The University of Saskatchewan or from a university or college recognized by the senate; or (b) any other degree deemed by the council to be equivalent to a degree mentioned in clause (a), if the person satisfies the council that he possesses an adequate knowledge of and scientific training in agriculture obtained by him pursuant to the courses followed by him in obtaining his degree; is entitled, upon application and payment of the proper fees, to be registered as a member of the institute and to receive a certificate of such membership in form A; but may be required before receiving his certificate of membership to pass an examination in accordance with section , c.3, s.13; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.19. Agrologists in training 20(1) A graduate in agriculture from The University of Saskatchewan or other college or university approved by the senate may apply to be registered as an agrologist in training and, on payment of the registration fee and subsequent annual fees determined by the bylaws of the institute, he may be allowed to practise agrology under the guidance of an agrologist. (2) The term of training shall be three years. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.20; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.20. Application for membership and qualifications of other persons 21 In addition to persons eligible for membership under section 19, the following other persons may, upon payment of the proper fees, be registered as members of the institute and receive a certificate of membership in form A: (a) every person who is a graduate of three years standing in a course of study other than agriculture, of a university or college recognized by the senate and who makes application to the council for registration and satisfies the council by examination or otherwise that he possesses qualifications similar to those required by section 19; (b) every person who is a registered member of a professional agricultural body having standards of qualifications for membership similar to those required by section 19 and who produces to the council a certificate of membership in good standing in that body and an application for transfer of registry duly endorsed. 1968, c.3, s.14; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.21. Corporations cannot register 22 No partnership, company, corporation or association of persons shall as such be registered as a member of the institute or licensed as an agrologist. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.22; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.22.
9 AGROLOGISTS c. A-16 9 EXAMINATIONS Examinations 23(1) The examination of candidates for admission to the institute shall be under the control of The University of Saskatchewan. (2) The senate may, after consultation with the council, appoint a board of examiners to examine candidates, and may make regulations prescribing the subjects of examination and the fees payable by applicants and governing the conduct of examinations. (3) Every examination of candidates for admission to practise agrology shall be held at a time and place fixed by the senate. (4) Application for admission to examination shall be made on a blank form to be supplied on application to the registrar of the university and shall be filed with him at least two weeks before the time fixed for the examination. Every application shall be accompanied by the prescribed examination fee and shall contain such information concerning the applicant s preliminary education and course of study as the senate may by resolution prescribe. (5) The registrar of the university shall report the result of all examinations to the registrar of the institute. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.23; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.23. REGISTRATION Register 24(1) The council shall cause to be kept by the registrar a record to be known as the register in which shall be entered the names and addresses of all persons who, having complied with this Act and the bylaws thereunder, have been admitted to the institute, and the register shall be open to inspection at all times free of charge. (2) The registrar shall keep the register correctly and strictly in accordance with this Act, the bylaws of the institute and the rules, orders and regulations of the council. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.24; 1968, c.3, s.15; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.24. Certificates of registration 25(1) The registrar shall issue an annual certificate of registration in the form and subject to the regulations prescribed by bylaw of the institute to all persons whose names have been duly entered in the register as agrologists by the authority of the council. (2) All certificates of registration shall expire on the thirty-first day of December but shall be renewable for one year upon payment of the prescribed fee. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.5; 1968, c.3, s.16; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.25.
10 10 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS Publication of list of members 26 The registrar shall, under the direction of the council, cause to be printed and published a correct list of the names in alphabetical order according to the surnames, with the respective residences, of all persons whose names are in the register; and if the list is not published yearly, he shall issue a yearly addendum. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.26; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.26. Published list as evidence 27(1) Such list or addendum published or purporting to be published by the institute shall be prima facie evidence in all courts in the province and before all magistrates and justices of the peace in and for the province that the persons therein named are registered according to this Act, and, subject to subsection (2), the absence of the name of any such person from the list or addendum shall be prima facie evidence that such person is not registered. (2) A certificate of registration purporting to be signed by a person in his capacity as registrar of the institute shall be prima facie evidence that he is registrar and of the facts certified. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.27; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.27. Fees 28(1) Members shall pay on registration and annually the fees prescribed by the bylaws of the institute. (2) The names of those in default shall be removed from the register by order of the council after one month s notice by prepaid registered mail to the parties, and shall not be reinstated except upon payment of all arrears and of such fine, if any, as may be imposed under the bylaws of the institute. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.28; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.28. DISCIPLINE Complaint and investigations 29(1) The council shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any complaint made against a member of the institute for violation of any of the provisions of this Act or of the bylaws, rules or regulations or rules of professional ethics of the institute, or any complaint of disgraceful or improper conduct. (2) Upon receipt of the complaint the council, five members of which shall be a quorum, shall fix the time and place for hearing the complaint, of which time and place the person accused and the complainant shall have due notice, and at the time and place so fixed the council shall meet and hear the evidence adduced and if the charge is found to be proven the council may in its discretion reprimand, censure or fine any member or suspend or expel any member as it deems just. (3) The member suspended or expelled may be reinstated and all his rights and privileges as a member restored in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as the council deems just.
11 AGROLOGISTS c. A (4) At least fourteen days before the holding of an inquiry by the council under this Act, a notice shall be served upon the person whose conduct is the subject of inquiry, which notice shall embody, or be accompanied by, a copy of the charges made against him, or a statement of the subject matter of the inquiry and shall be signed by the president or president-elect. (5) The testimony of witnesses shall be taken under oath, which the presiding chairman is hereby authorized to administer, and there shall be full right to crossexamine and re-examine all witnesses called and to adduce evidence in defence and reply. (6) If the person whose conduct is the subject of inquiry, though duly notified, does not attend, the council may proceed in his absence, and he shall not be entitled to notice of future meetings or proceedings of the council. (7) Where the council directs that a member be suspended, it may direct that the costs of and incidental to the inquiry be paid by such member and after the taxation of the costs by a taxing officer at Regina on the district court scale, execution may issue out of the district court at any judicial centre for the recovery thereof, as upon a judgment in an action in that court. (8) No action lies against the council, or any member thereof, for any proceedings taken in good faith, or orders made or enforced under the disciplinary provisions of this Act. (9) The council may make rules for regulating the making of complaints and the hearing and determination of matters of complaint under the disciplinary provisions of this Act. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.29; 1968, c.3, s.17; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.29. Witnesses 30 The person against whom a complaint is made or the person preferring the complaint or the council may obtain from the local clerk of the district court at the judicial centre nearest to which the person against whom the complaint is made resides a subpoena ad testificandum or a subpoena duces tecum requiring the attendance of any witness or witnesses before the council at the hearing of a complaint. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.30; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.30. Appeal 31 A person suspended or whose name has been erased from the register may, at any time within six months after the date of the order of the council, appeal to a judge of the Court of Queen s Bench for such relief as the nature of the case may require, and the judge to whom the appeal has been taken shall, after due notice to all parties concerned, hear the appeal and make such order as to the restoration of the name of the appellant, or confirming the erasure, or for further inquiries into the facts of the case by the council, and as to costs as shall be just. R.S.S. 1953, c.293, s.31; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.31.
12 12 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS Costs 32 The council may order to be paid out of the funds at its disposal such costs as to it seem just to any person against whom any complaint has been made that when formally determined is found to be frivolous and vexatious. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.32; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.32. OFFENCES Unauthorized persons practising as agrologists 33 A person who, not being an agrologist and registered under this Act: (a) practises agrology; (b) usurps the function of an agrologist; (c) assumes verbally or otherwise the title of agrologist or makes use of any abbreviation thereof, or of any name, title or designation that may lead the public to the belief that he is an agrologist of the Province of Saskatchewan or a member of the institute; (d) holds himself out to the public as an agrologist; is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $100 for the first offence and not exceeding $200 for every subsequent offence, and he shall be incapable of recovering any fees, rewards or disbursements for any service rendered as such agrologist. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.33; 1968, c.3, s.18; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.33. False and fraudulent representations 34 A person wilfully procuring or attempting to procure himself to be registered under this Act by making or producing, or causing to be made or produced, a false or fraudulent representation or declaration, either verbally or in writing and every person knowingly aiding and assisting him therein, is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $200. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.34; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.34. Limitation of prosecution 35 No prosecution shall be commenced for an offence against this Act after the expiration of two years from the date of the alleged offence. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.35; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.35. Registrar s certificate 36 A certificate of the registrar under the seal of the institute shall be prima facie evidence of registration or non-registration. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.36; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.36.
13 13 AGROLOGISTS c. A-16 Exceptions 37 Nothing in this Act applies: MISCELLANEOUS (a) to a person carrying on the business of farming or the growing of crops, unless he becomes a member of the institute or practises agrology; (b) to a member of Her Majesty s naval, military or air forces while actually employed on duty with those forces; (c) to undergraduate student assistants in agriculture working under the direct supervision of an agrologist and not taking responsibility for their work other than to their immediate superiors; (d) to a person who is not registered as an agrologist under the Act but is registered as a professional engineer under The Engineering Profession Act or as a veterinarian under The Veterinarians Act, if he does not hold himself out as an agrologist; (e) to a person who is not registered as an agrologist under the Act but practises his profession, trade or calling as a chemist, forester, land appraiser or valuator, except a valuator of agricultural lands for tax base purposes, land surveyor or a person servicing or repairing farm machinery, if he does not hold himself out as an agrologist. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.37; 1968, c.3, s.19; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.37. Returns to Lieutenant Governor in Council 38 The registrar shall, when required by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to do so, transmit to the Provincial Secretary a certified return under the seal of the institute setting forth all such information and particulars relating to the institute as he may require. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.38; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.38. Head office 39 The head office of the institute shall be located at such place as may be specified in the bylaws of the institute. 1968, c.3, s.20; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.39. Bylaws, rules and regulations to be filed with Provincial Secretary 40(1) The institute shall file in the Department of the Provincial Secretary two copies, certified by the registrar to be true copies, of: (a) all bylaws, rules and regulations hereafter made under this Act; (b) all amendments made to such bylaws, rules and regulations; (c) all amendments hereafter made to bylaws, rules and regulations and to amendments thereto made before the twenty-fifth day of March, 1948; within thirty days after they are made.
14 14 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS (2) Where the institute adopts a code of ethics governing its members, and subscription thereto or observance thereof is a condition of membership, the code of ethics shall for the purposes of this section and sections 41, 42, 43 and 44 be deemed to be a bylaw of the institute. (3) Where a bylaw, rule or regulation is hereafter amended, two copies thereof shall be filed with the amendment. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.40; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.40. Effective date of bylaws, etc. 41 All bylaws, rules, regulations and amendments thereto hereafter made shall take effect upon the making thereof or on a date stated therein for the purpose. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.41; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.41. Effect of failure to file bylaw, etc. 42 Failure to file any bylaw, rule, regulation or amendment as required by section 40 shall render the bylaw, rule, regulation or amendment ineffective as from the expiration of the time allowed for filing it and it shall be deemed to have been revoked. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.42; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.42. Review by Legislative Assembly 43(1) One copy of all bylaws, rules and regulations and amendments thereto filed in the Department of the Provincial Secretary as required by section 40 shall be laid before the Legislative Assembly forthwith if the Assembly is then in session or, if the Assembly is not then in session, within fifteen days from the commencement of its next session. (2) Where any bylaw, rule or regulation or any amendment thereto laid before the Legislative Assembly is found by the Assembly to be beyond the powers delegated by the Legislature or in any way prejudicial to the public interest, such bylaw, rule, regulation or amendment shall thereupon cease to have any effect and be deemed to have been revoked. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.43; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.43. Record of revocation and notification to institute 44(1) Where it appears from any Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly that any bylaw, rule or regulation or amendment thereto has ceased to have effect, the Clerk of the Assembly shall forthwith forward two copies of such Votes and Proceedings to the Deputy Provincial Secretary and at the same time advise him that the copies are forwarded pursuant to this subsection. (2) Upon receipt of such copies the Deputy Provincial Secretary shall file one of the copies with the bylaw, rule, regulation or amendment to which it relates and forthwith forward the other copy to the registrar of the institute and at the same time advise the institute that the copy is forwarded pursuant to this subsection. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.44; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.44.
15 15 AGROLOGISTS c. A-16 List of members etc., to be filed with Provincial Secretary 45 The institute shall, before the first day of February in each year, file in the Department of the Provincial Secretary a return certified by the registrar to be correct, showing: (a) the names and addresses and dates of admission to membership in the institute of all persons who became members during the preceding year; (b) the names of all persons who were expelled from membership or who otherwise ceased to be in good standing during that year; (c) the names of all persons who were reinstated as members during that year; (d) any known changes in the addresses of members. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.45; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.45. Additions and alterations in list filed in department 46 Upon receipt of the return required by section 45 the Provincial Secretary shall cause the list of agrologists on file in his department to be amended by the addition or insertion of appropriate entries in accordance with the information contained in the return. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.46; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.46. Report to Minister of Agriculture where application for admission refused 47 Where an application for reinstatement or for admission to membership in the institute is made in compliance with this Act where the bylaws, rules and regulations and is refused, the institute shall within seven days thereafter forward by registered mail to the Minister of Agriculture a report setting forth the circumstances and stating the reasons for the refusal. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.47; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.47. Discipline 48(1) Where the council expels or suspends a member, the institute shall within fourteen days thereafter forward by registered mail to the Minister of Agriculture a copy, certified by the registrar to be a true copy, of the complaint, any report upon the conduct of the member and the order of the council, and shall furnish the minister with such relative information as he may require. (2) If the minister is of opinion that the action of the council is unjust or contrary to the public interest, he may: (a) request the council to reconsider the case and its findings thereon; (b) if the council and the person whose conduct is under inquiry agree, appoint a board of arbitration consisting of one member nominated by the council, one nominated by the person whose conduct is under inquiry and one appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to review or rehear the case and render decision thereon; or (c) institute an appeal to a judge of the Court of Queen s Bench. (3) Nothing in this section shall prejudice any right of appeal conferred by this Act. R.S.S. 1965, c.328, s.48; R.S.S. 1978, c.a-16, s.48.
16 16 c. A-16 AGROLOGISTS SCHEDULE Form A (Section 19) CERTIFICATE 0F MEMBERSHIP The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists by virtue of the authority vested in it by the Legislature of the Province of Saskatchewan awards this certificate to who has complied with all the requirements of the law regarding the practice of agrology and has been adjudged qualified to practise agrology. In witness whereof we the undersigned officers of the Institute have hereunto signed our names and affixed the corporate seal of the Institute this day of one thousand nine hundred and at the in the Province of Saskatchewan.... President.... Registrar. REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN Printed by the authority of THE QUEEN S PRINTER Copyright 2011