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Parks Canada Agency Act

Version of section 4 from 2015-05-15 to 2019-06-20:


Marginal note:Minister responsible

  •  (1) The Minister is responsible for the Agency and the powers, duties and functions of the Minister, in that capacity, 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) areas of natural or historical significance to the nation, including national parks, national marine conservation areas, national historic sites, historic canals, historic museums established under the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and Rouge National Urban Park;

    • (b) heritage railway stations, heritage lighthouses, federal heritage buildings, historic places in Canada, federal archaeology and Canadian heritage rivers; and

    • (c) the design and implementation of programs that relate primarily to built heritage.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial direction

    (2) The Minister has the overall direction of the Agency, which shall comply with any general or special direction given by the Minister with reference to the carrying out of its responsibilities.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), no direction may be given with respect to the matters referred to in section 13.

  • 1998, c. 31, s. 4
  • 2005, c. 2, s. 4
  • 2008, c. 16, s. 18
  • 2015, c. 10, s. 57
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