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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Works, Services and Transportation Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 96‑317)

(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.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Works, Services and Transportation Notice.


        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Works, Services and Transportation; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Works, Services and Transportation.

Department restructured and reconstituted

        3. (1) The department is restructured and reconstituted by Order in Council 96‑317 and is presided over by the minister.

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

             (a)  Works and Services; and

             (b)  Transportation.

Powers and duties of the minister

        4. The powers, functions and duties of the minister extend to and include the supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works and supplies generally, including all matters relating to

             (a)  construction, repair and maintenance of highways, local roads, airstrips and ferry landings;

             (b)  the use and operation of ferries;

             (c)  property that belongs to or is held or occupied by the Crown, and the works and properties acquired, constructed, extended, enlarged, repaired or improved at the expense of the province, or for the acquisition, construction, extension, enlargement, repair or improvement of which public funds are voted and appropriated by the Legislature, other than property and works assigned under another Act to another minister or department of the government of the province;

             (d)  construction, repair, maintenance, heating, lighting and cleaning of buildings that belong to or are held or occupied by the Crown and grounds that belong to those buildings;

             (e)  subject to Part V of the Works, Services and Transportation Act,

                      (i)  distribution, control, furnishing of supplies, including the providing, purchasing, advice or other assistance to government departments or public institutions or otherwise acquiring of the supplies required in the public service of the province, including public institutions,

                     (ii)  the establishment, maintenance and operation of depots or warehouses in which supplies may be stored and from which they may be distributed, and

                    (iii)  price control; and

              (f)  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.  Expropriation Act

               2.  Local Road Boards Act

               3.  Motor Carrier Act (with Government Services and Lands)

               4.  Pippy Park Commission Act

               5.  Provincial Preference Act

               6.  Public Tender Act

               7.  Rail Service Act

               8.  Works, Services and Transportation Act (with Government Services and Lands)