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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Government Services and Lands Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 96‑309)

(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 created

        4.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Government Services and Lands Notice.


        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Government Services and Lands; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Government Services and Lands.

Department created

        3. (1) The department is created by Order in Council 96‑309 and is presided over by the minister.

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

             (a)  Lands;

             (b)  Government Services; and

             (c)  Commercial and Corporate 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)  the operation, administration, function and services provided by the Government Service Centre including vital statistics and motor vehicle, all‑terrain vehicle and driver licensing;

             (b)  provincial lands;

             (c)  provincially regulated financial institutions, insurance, consumer and corporate affairs of the province; and

             (d)  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.  Accident and Sickness Insurance Act

               2.  Adoption of Children (with Social Services)

               3.  Amusement Rides Act

               4.  Architects Act

               5.  Assignment of Book Debts Act

               6.  Automobile Dealers Act

               7.  Automobile Insurance Act

               8.  Bills of Sale Act

               9.  Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Compressed Gas Act

             10.  Buildings Accessibility Act

             11.  Bulk Sales Act

             12.  Certified General Accountants Act

             13.  Certified Public Accountants Act

             14.  Change of Name (with Justice)

             15.  Chartered Accountants Act

             16.  Chartered Accountants and Certified Public Accountants Merger Act

             17.  Children's Law Act (with Justice)

             18.  Collections Act

             19.  Conditional Sales Act

             20.  Condominium Act

             21.  Consumer Protection Act

             22.  Consumer Reporting Agencies Act

             23.  Conveyancing Act

             24.  Co‑operative Societies Act

             25.  Corporations Act

             26.  Corporations Guarantees Act

             27.  Credit Union Act

             28.  Crown Lands Act

             29.  Dangerous Goods Transportation Act

             30.  Direct Sellers Act

             31.  Elevators Act

             32.  Engineers and Geoscientists Act

             33.  Environment Act (with Environment and Labour)

             34.  Fire Insurance Act

             35.  Fire Prevention Act, 1991 (with Municipal and Provincial Affairs)

             36.  Food and Drug Act (with Health)

             37.  Fraudulent Conveyances Act (with Justice)

             38.  Geographical Names Board Act

             39.  Highway Traffic Act

             40.  Income Tax Savings Plans Act

             41.  Innkeepers Act

             42.  Insurance Adjusters, Agents and Brokers Act

             43.  Insurance Companies Act

             44.  Insurance Contracts Act

             45.  Investment Contracts Act

             46.  Judgment Recovery (Nfld.) Ltd. Act

             47.  Land Surveyors Act, 1991

             48.  Landlord's Taxes Act

             49.  Lands Act

             50.  Life Insurance Act

             51.  Limited Partnership Act

             52.  Lodgers' Goods Protection Act

             53.  Management Accountants Act

             54.  Mechanics' Lien Act

             55.  Mortgage Brokers Act

             56.  Motor Carrier Act (with Works, Services and Transportation)

             57.  Motorized Snow Vehicles and All‑Terrain Vehicles Act

             58.  Packaging Material Act (with Environment and Labour)

             59.  Pension Benefits Act

             60.  Pension Plans Designation of Beneficiaries Act

             61.  Perpetuities and Accumulations Act

             62.  Pesticides Control Act (with Environment and Labour)

             63.  Private Investigation and Security Services Act

             64.  Public Accountancy Act

             65.  Public Health Act (with Health)

             66.  Public Safety Act

             67.  Real Estate Trading Act

             68.  Registration of Deeds Act

             69.  Residential Tenancies Act

             70.  Sale of Goods Act

             71.  Salvage Dealers Licensing Act

             72.  Securities Act

             73.  Security Interest Registration Act

             74.  Smoke‑free Environment Act (with Health)

             75.  Solemnization of Marriage Act

             76.  Tobacco Control Act (with Health)

             77.  Trade Practices Act

             78.  Trust and Loan Companies Licensing Act

             79.  Trustee Act

             80.  Unconscionable Transactions Relief Act

             81.  Unsolicited Goods and Credit Cards Act

             82.  Urban and Rural Planning Act (with Municipal and Provincial Affairs)

             83.  Vital Statistics Act

             84.  Warehouse Receipts Act

             85.  Warehouser's Lien Act

             86.  Waste Material Disposal Act (with Environment and Labour)

             87.  Well Drilling Act (with Environment and Labour)

             88.  Works, Services and Transportation Act (with Works, Services and Transportation)