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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2003


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 87/03

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 87/03

Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 2001-136 & O.C. 2003-375)

(Filed July 21, 2003)

Under the authority of section 5 of the Executive Council Act, the Clerk of the Executive Council gives the following Notice.

Dated at St. John’s, July 11, 2003.

Tim Murphy
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council

NOTICE

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Definitions

        3.   Department created and structure confirmed

        4.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs Notice.

Definitions

        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs.

Department created and structure confirmed

        3. (1) The department was created by Order in Council 2001-136 and the departmental structure is confirmed by Order in Council 2003-375 and the department is presided over by the minister.

             (2)  The department has 2 branches, as follows:

             (a)  Labrador Affairs; and

             (b)  Aboriginal Affairs.

Powers and duties of the minister

        4. The powers, functions and duties of the minister include the supervision, control and direction of all matters relating to

             (a)  negotiating land claim treaties and self-government agreements, and implementing and managing land claims agreements once achieved;

             (b)  managing Federal-Provincial Agreements

                      (i)  related to the development of Labrador, and

                     (ii)  for the Innu and Inuit communities of Labrador;

             (c)  co-ordinating and developing policies and programs relating to Aboriginal issues and other significant issues of Government interest in Labrador; and

             (d)  providing public information and education in matters related to land claims.