Resources and Technical Surveys Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. R-7)

Act current to 2015-11-16

Marginal note:Surveys

 The Minister may, for the purpose of obtaining a basis for the representation of the mineral and mining resources and of the geographical and geological features of any part of Canada, cause the measurements, observations, investigations and physiographic, exploratory and reconnaissance surveys to be made that are necessary for or in connection with the preparation of maps, sketches, plans, sections or diagrams.

  • R.S., c. R-7, s. 4.
Marginal note:Distribution of specimens and publications

 The Minister may authorize the distribution or sale of products, data, duplicate specimens, maps and other documents produced or issued by or on behalf of the Department.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-7, s. 5;
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 35.
Marginal note:Powers

 Subject to section 5 of the Department of Natural Resources Act respecting the powers, duties and functions of the Minister in relation to matters mentioned in that section over which Parliament has jurisdiction, the Minister shall be responsible for coordinating, promoting and recommending national policies and programs with respect to energy, mines and minerals, water and other resources, and, in carrying out the Minister’s responsibilities under this section, the Minister may

  • (a) conduct or cooperate with persons conducting applied and basic research programs and investigations and economic studies in relation to those resources, and for that purpose maintain and operate research institutes, laboratories, observatories and other facilities for exploration and research related to the source, origin, properties, development or use of those resources; and

  • (b) study, keep under review and consider recommendations with respect to matters relating to the exploration for, or the production, recovery, manufacture, processing, transmission, transportation, distribution, sale, purchase, exchange or disposition of, any of those resources, and with respect to matters relating to the sources of those resources within or outside Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-7, s. 6;
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 35.
Marginal note:Conservation, etc., of resources
  •  (1) The Minister may, in exercising the powers and carrying out the duties and functions mentioned in section 6, formulate plans for the conservation, development and use of the resources specified in that section and for related research and the Minister may carry out those plans in cooperation with other departments, branches and agencies of the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Cooperation and agreements

    (2) In formulating and carrying out any plans under subsection (1), the Minister may

    • (a) cooperate with the provinces and with municipalities;

    • (b) enter into agreements with any person or body, including the government of any province or any department, branch or agency of such a government, respecting the carrying out of those plans; and

    • (c) make grants and contributions and, with the approval of the Governor in Council, provide other forms of financial assistance.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (3) The Minister may, in exercising the powers and carrying out the duties and functions mentioned in this section, including in relation to technical surveys, consult with, and inaugurate conferences of representatives of, producers, industry, the universities, labour and provincial and municipal authorities.

  • R.S., 1985, c. R-7, s. 7;
  • 1994, c. 41, s. 35.