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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Industry, Trade and Technology Notice
under the
Executive Council Act

(O.C. 96‑311)

(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 Industry, Trade and Technology Notice.


        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Industry, Trade and Technology; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology.

Department structure confirmed

        3. (1) The structure of the department is confirmed by Order in Council 96‑311.

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

             (a)  Industry, Trade and Investment;

             (b)  Advanced Technologies and Industry Development; and

             (c)  Policy, Planning and Business Analysis.

             (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 the development and promotion of industry, trade and technology in the province, including all matters relating to

             (a)  the manufacturing, technical and service industries, petroleum and mineral developments, industrial benefits, trade policy, exports and industrial promotion, investment attraction, and technology development;

             (b)  the encouragement of the establishment of new industries suited to the needs of the province, and especially industries based on the natural resources and strategic advantages of the province;

             (c)  the encouragement of the development of established industries, the diversification of products and the application of modern methods for the production, manufacture and marketing of products;

             (d)  the provision of a centralized business project analysis service for all other government departments and agencies;

             (e)  the analyses and evaluation of requests for financial assistance for establishing or expanding industries, the identification of problems likely to affect the success of those projects, the conduct of studies to determine the industrial development advantages of the province and its industrial opportunities, and the conduct of feasibility studies and cost‑benefit analyses and related tasks;

              (f)  the promotion of the industrial development opportunities of the province by the utilization of mass media advertising, preparation and publication of promotional literature, participating in trade fairs, exhibitions and international trade missions, and the provision of guidance and general assistance to industrial prospects accessing established government programs;

             (g)  the monitoring of the operations of industries receiving financial assistance from the government of the province to the end that the interests of the government are fully protected;

             (h)  the creation of a climate conducive to innovation in business and the enhancement of business development through the facilitation of research and development, technology transfer and technology commercialization;

              (i)  communications generally, including all matters relating to liaison with a government, agency, corporation, body or person to the end that the communication needs and interests of the province are fully provided and protected, including needs and interests respecting broadcasting of radio and television and telephone and telegraph; and

              (j)  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.  Economic Diversification and Growth Enterprises Act

               2.  Industries Act

               3.  Research Council Act