1. The Name of this Association shall be the “Canadian Technical Asphalt Association”.
2. The Objects of this Association shall be:
a. To provide a technical society that will encourage the exchange of information on the characteristics and uses of asphalt materials and related topics between its Members and between various segments of the bituminous industry.
b. To organize the efforts of its Membership on a non-profit, public service basis to assemble, correlate and disseminate technical information on the characteristics and uses of asphalt materials.
c. To conduct conferences at which the characteristics and uses of asphalt materials are discussed.
d. To stimulate and encourage research on the characteristics and uses of asphalt materials.
3. The Management of the Association shall consist of a Board of Directors composed of no less than nine and no more than fourteen Members, providing that the six geographical regions of Canada i.e., Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie Provinces and Territories, Alberta and British Columbia are suitably represented.
4. Proposed amendments to this Constitution must be either signed by at least fifteen Members in good standing or passed as a resolution by the Board of Directors and submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer at least sixty days before the Annual Meeting. The proposed amendments shall be mailed by the Secretary-Treasurer to the Membership at least thirty days prior to the Annual Meeting. The proposed amendments may be discussed and amended at the Annual Meeting and passed to letter ballot, except where a meeting is required by The Canada Corporations Act, Part II, by a simple majority of the Members present, except where the Act requires a greater majority of votes. If the proposed amendments are passed to letter ballot, two thirds of the Membership votes cast within sixty days after mailing the ballot forms shall be necessary for their adoption. Any amendments to paragraph 3 or 4 of this Constitution shall not be enforced or acted upon until the approval of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs has been obtained.