Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 41 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. 41 (4th Supp.)

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act

[Enacted as Part I to R.S., 1985, c. 41 (4th Supp.), in force September 15, 1988, see SI/88-152.]

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Part may be cited as the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Part,

“Agency”

« Agence »

“Agency” means the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency established by section 10;

“Atlantic Canada”

« Canada atlantique »

“Atlantic Canada” means the Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland;

“Board”

“Board”[Repealed, 2014, c. 20, s. 175]

“designated area”

« zone désignée »

“designated area” means an area of Atlantic Canada designated by order of the Minister pursuant to section 7;

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is appointed by Commission under the Great Seal to be the Minister for the purposes of this Part;

“President”

« président »

“President” means the President of the Agency appointed pursuant to subsection 11(1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 41 (4th Supp.), s. 3;
  • 2014, c. 20, s. 175.

PURPOSE

Marginal note:Purpose

 The purpose of this Part is to increase opportunity for economic development in Atlantic Canada and, more particularly, to enhance the growth of earned incomes and employment opportunities in that region.

POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTER

Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions of the Minister
  •  (1) In furtherance of the purpose of this Part, the Minister may exercise powers and perform duties and functions that affect economic opportunity and development in Atlantic Canada over which Parliament has jurisdiction and that are not by or pursuant to law assigned to any other member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada or to any department, board or agency of the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Coordination

    (2) The Minister shall coordinate the policies and programs of the Government of Canada in relation to opportunity for economic development in Atlantic Canada.

  • Marginal note:Advisory boards

    (3) The Minister may establish advisory boards and provide for their membership, duties, functions and operation.

  • Marginal note:Expenses

    (4) Subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, the Minister may provide for the payment of reasonable travel and living expenses incurred in the performance of their duties and functions by members of advisory boards established under subsection (3).