Department of Industry Act

Version of section 4 from 2005-10-05 to 2017-10-13:

Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions
  •  (1) The powers, duties and functions of the Minister extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not by law assigned to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to

    • (a) industry and technology in Canada;

    • (b) trade and commerce in Canada;

    • (c) science in Canada;

    • (d) consumer affairs;

    • (e) corporations and corporate securities;

    • (f) competition and restraint of trade, including mergers and monopolies;

    • (g) bankruptcy and insolvency;

    • (h) patents, copyrights, trade-marks, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies;

    • (i) standards of identity, packaging and performance in relation to consumer products and services, except in relation to the safety of consumer goods;

    • (j) legal metrology;

    • (k) telecommunications, except in relation to

      • (i) the planning and coordination of telecommunication services for departments, boards and agencies of the Government of Canada, and

      • (ii) broadcasting, other than in relation to spectrum management and the technical aspects of broadcasting;

    • (l) the development and utilization generally of communication undertakings, facilities, systems and services for Canada;

    • (m) investment;

    • (n) small businesses; and

    • (o) tourism.

  • Marginal note:Additional powers, duties and functions

    (2) The powers, duties and functions of the Minister also extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not by law assigned to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to regional economic development in Ontario.

  • 1995, c. 1, s. 4;
  • 2005, c. 26, s. 20.
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