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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Finance Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 96‑306)

(Filed July 10, 1996)

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, March 14, 1996.

Malcolm Rowe
Clerk of the Executive Council



        1.   Short title

        2.   Definitions

        3.   Department structure confirmed

        4.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Finance Notice.


        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Finance; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Finance.

Department structure confirmed

        3. (1) The structure of the department is confirmed by Order in Council 96‑306.

             (2)  The department has 3 branches, as follows:

             (a)  Debt Management and Pensions;

             (b)  Fiscal and Tax Policy; and

             (c)  Tax Administration.

             (3)  The department is presided over by the minister.

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)  economic and fiscal policy;

             (b)  debt management;

             (c)  administration of pensions and employee benefits;

             (d)  administration of taxation statutes; and

             (e)  the administration of the Acts set out in the Schedule and of all orders and regulations passed or made under those Acts, including those powers, functions or duties necessary or desirable for carrying out the purpose of those Acts,

which are not, or in so far as they are not, the responsibility of another minister, agency, body, corporation, board, organization or person.


               1.  Baie Verte Mines Inc. Tax Exemption Act

               2.  Crown Guarantee and Loan Act

               3.  Crown Royalties Act

               4.  Financial Administration Act (with Treasury Board)

               5.  Financial Corporations Capital Tax Act

               6.  Gasoline Tax Act

               7.  Government‑Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited Agreements Acts

               8.  Government Money Purchase Pension Plan Act

               9.  Health and Post‑Secondary Education Tax Act

             10.  Horse Racing Regulation and Tax Act

             11.  Income Tax Act

             12.  Industrial Development Corporation Act

             13.  Insurance Companies Tax Act

             14.  Labrador Tax Exemption Act

             15.  Liquor Control Act

             16.  Liquor Corporation Act

             17.  Loan Act

             18.  Loan (Canada Pension Plan Investment Fund) Act, 1966

             19.  Loan and Guarantee Act, 1957

             20.  Local Authority Guarantee Act, 1957

             21.  Lotteries Act

             22.  Members of the House of Assembly Pensions Act

             23.  Mining and Mineral Rights Tax Act

             24.  Municipal Financing Corporation Act

             25.  Offshore Area Corporate Income Tax Act

             26.  Pension Contributions Reduction Act

             27.  Pensions Funding Act

             28.  Portability of Pensions Act

             29.  Public Service Pensions Act, 1991

             30.  Reciprocal Taxation Agreement Act, 1994

             31.  Retail Sales Tax Act

             32.  School Tax Authorities Winding Up Act

             33.  Stock Savings Tax Credit Act

             34.  Supply Acts

             35.  Taxation of Utilities and Cable Television Companies Act (with Municipal and Provincial Affairs)

             36.  Teachers' Pensions Act

             37.  Tobacco Tax Act

             38.  Uniformed Services Pensions Act, 1991

             39.  Venture Capital Act

             40.  War Service Pensions Act