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Guild Election Regulations made under Statute 20 - Interpretation

Guild Election Regulations made under Statute 20

Interpretation

602(1) Initial interpretations

All initial interpretation of these Regulations shall be made by the Returning Officer.

602(2) "May" and "Shall" usage

(a) Where in these Regulations the word "may" is used to confer a power, the word shall be interpreted to imply that the power so conferred may be exercised at the discretion of the exercising party.

(b) Where in these Regulations the word "shall" is used to confer a power, the word shall be interpreted to mean that the power so conferred must be exercised.

602(3) Use of the word “person”

Where in these Regulations the word “person” is used, the word shall be interpreted to include a person who is a Guild Member and a person who is not a Guild Member.

602(4) Powers to appoint to include revocation

Where in these Regulations a power or a duty to make appointments to an office or position is imposed on a person or body, unless the contrary intention appears, this power includes the power to remove or suspend a person appointed, and to appoint another person temporarily in the place of the person suspended or in the place of a sick, absent or deceased holder of the office or position.

602(5) Precedence of electoral regulations over other regulations

Where another regulation is inconsistent with these Regulations, the latter prevails and the former, to the extent of inconsistency, is invalid. The inconsistent regulation remains valid for all other purposes.

602(6) Remedial action where appointments untimely

Where the Regulations provide that an appointment shall be made at a specific meeting of Guild Council and such appointment is not made, for whatever reason, the appointment shall be made at the earliest next meeting.

602(7) Singular to mean the plural

In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires each singular number is to be construed as including the plural number.

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