12.Notwithstanding any provision of the by-laws or the code of ethics of the Association, no application for membership under this Act shall be refused on the basis that the applicant alone or through partnership or the ownership of shares has an interest in or is employed by a business engaged in the supply of nursery stock or the building of landscapes nor shall any member be required to divest himself or herself of any such business interest or terminate any such employment as a condition of continuing as a full member of the Association.

13.Any surplus derived from carrying on the affairs and business of the Association shall be devoted and applied solely in promoting and carrying out its objects and purposes and shall not be divided among its members.

14.This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

15.The short title of this Act is the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Act, 1984.