Department of Natural Resources Act
S.C. 1994, c. 41
Assented to 1994-12-15
An Act to establish the Department of Natural Resources and to amend related Acts
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
2. In this Act,
“Minister”Version anglaise seulement
“Minister” means the Minister of Natural Resources;
« ressources naturelles »
“natural resources” means mines, minerals and other non-renewable resources, energy, including energy developed from water, and forest resources;
« télédétection »
“remote sensing” means the reception and processing of earth observation data acquired by airborne or space-borne systems;
« développement durable »
“sustainable development” means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs;
« levés »
“technical surveys” has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Resources and Technical Surveys Act.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT
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3. (1) There is hereby established a department of the Government of Canada called the Department of Natural Resources over which the Minister of Natural Resources, appointed by commission under the Great Seal, shall preside.
(2) The Minister holds office during pleasure and has the management and direction of the Department.
Marginal note:Deputy head
4. The Governor in Council may appoint an officer called the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources to hold office during pleasure and to be the deputy head of the Department.
POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MINISTER
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5. 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) natural resources;
(b) explosives; and
(c) technical surveys relating to any matter other than a matter to which the powers, duties and functions of the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans extend by law.
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