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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Justice Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 96‑312)

(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 restructured and reconstituted

        4.   Minister of Justice

        5.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

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


        2. In this Notice

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

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

Department restructured and reconstituted

        3. (1) The department is restructured and reconstituted by Order in Council 96‑312 and is presided over by the minister.

             (2)  The department has 4 divisions, as follows:

             (a)  Public Protection and Support Services;

             (b)  Civil Law and Related Services;

             (c)  Public Prosecutions; and

             (d)  Office of the Legislative Counsel.

Minister of Justice

        4. The Minister of Justice is the Attorney General and has those powers, duties and responsibilities assigned to the Attorney General in section 4 of the Executive Council Act.

Powers and duties of the minister

        5. The powers, functions and duties of the minister include the supervision, control and direction of all matters relating to the administration of the Acts set out in the Schedule, and of all orders and regulations passed or made under those Acts, including the 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.  Adult Corrections Act

               2.  Advance Health Care Directives Act

               3.  Age of Majority Act

               4.  Agreement for Policing the Province Act

               5.  American Bases Act, 1941

               6.  Apportionment Act

               7.  Arbitration Act

               8.  Attachment of Wages Act

               9.  Bankers' Books Act

             10.  Blind Persons' Rights Act

             11.  Canada and the United Kingdom Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments Act

             12.  Change of Name Act (with Government Services and Lands)

             13.  Chattels Real Act

             14.  Children's Law Act (with Government Services and Lands)

             15.  Commissioners for Oaths Act

             16.  Contributory Negligence Act

             17.  Criminal Code

             18.  Defamation Act

             19.  Detention of Intoxicated Persons Act

             20.  Divorce Act, 1985 (Canada)

             21.  Election Act

             22.  Electoral Boundaries Act

             23.  Enduring Powers of Attorney Act

             24.  Evidence Act

             25.  Exhumation Act

             26.  Family Law Act

             27.  Family Relief Act

             28.  Fatal Accidents Act

             29.  Fatalities Investigations Act

             30.  Federal Courts Jurisdiction Act

             31.  Fraudulent Conveyances Act (with Government Services and Lands)

             32.  Freedom of Information Act

             33.  Frustrated Contracts Act

             34.  International Commercial Arbitration Act

             35.  International Sale of Goods Act

             36.  International Trusts Act

             37.  Interpretation Act

             38.  Interprovincial Subpoena Act

             39.  Intestate Succession Act

             40.  Judgment Debts Instalments Act

             41.  Judgment Interest Act

             42.  Judicature Act

             43.  Jury Act, 1991

             44.  Justices Act

             45.  Justices and Public Authorities Protection Act

             46.  Law Reform Commission Act

             47.  Law Society Act

             48.  Leaseholds in St. John's Act

             49.  Legal Aid Act

             50.  Limitations Act

             51.  Mentally Disabled Persons' Estates Act

             52.  Notaries Public Act

             53.  Oaths Act

             54.  Oaths of Office Act

             55.  Partnership Act

             56.  Penitentiary Act (Canada)

             57.  Petty Trespass Act

             58.  Presumption of Death Act

             59.  Prisons Act

             60.  Prisons and Reformatories Act (Canada)

             61.  Privacy Act

             62.  Proceedings Against the Crown Act

             63.  Proof of Death of Members of the Armed Forces Act

             64.  Provincial Court Act, 1991

             65.  Provincial Offences Act

             66.  Public Inquiries Act

             67.  Public Investigations Evidence Act

             68.  Public Trustee Act

             69.  Public Utilities Act

             70.  Public Utilities Acquisition of Lands Act

             71.  Queen's Counsel Act

             72.  Quieting of Titles Act

             73.  Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act

             74.  Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Orders Act

             75.  Recording of Evidence Act

             76.  Revised Statutes, 1990 Act

             77.  Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Act, 1992

             78.  Sheriff's Act, 1991

             79.  Small Claims Act

             80.  Statutes Act

             81.  Statutes Amendment Acts

             82.  Statutes and Subordinate Legislation Act

             83.  Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act

             84.  Support Orders Enforcement Act (with Social Services)

             85.  Survival of Actions Act

             86.  Survivorship Act

             87.  Unified Family Court Act

             88.  Victims of Crime Services Act

             89.  Wills Act

             90.  Young Offenders Act (Canada) (with Social Services)

             91.  Young Persons Offences Act (with Social Services)