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Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-34)

Act current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2005-04-01. Previous Versions

Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. P-34

An Act to authorize rearrangements and transfers of duties in the federal public administration

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Public Service Rearrangement and Transfer of Duties Act.

  • R.S., c. P-34, s. 1

Transfer of Functions and Amalgamation of Departments

Marginal note:Transferring functions and combining departments

 The Governor in Council may

  • (a) transfer any powers, duties or functions or the control or supervision of any portion of the federal public administration from one minister to another, or from one department in, or portion of, the federal public administration to another; or

  • (b) amalgamate and combine any two or more departments under one minister and under one deputy minister.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-34, s. 2
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 207

Substituting of Minister or Department

Marginal note:Duties and powers of minister and department

 Where under this Act, or under any other lawful authority, any power, duty or function, or the control or supervision of any portion of the federal public administration, is transferred from one minister to another, or from one department in, or portion of, the federal public administration to another, the minister, department, or portion to whom or which the power, duty, function, control or supervision is transferred, and the appropriate officers of that department or portion, shall, in relation thereto, be substituted for and have and carry out the respective powers and duties that formerly belonged to or were to be carried out by the minister, department or portion and the respective officers of the department or portion from whom or which the power, duty, function, control or supervision is so transferred.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-34, s. 3
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 208

Death of Minister

Marginal note:Death of minister

 Where a minister to whom any powers, duties or functions have been transferred by name pursuant to this Act dies or otherwise ceases to be a minister, those powers, duties or functions may be transferred to another minister.

  • R.S., c. 14(2nd Supp.), s. 31
 

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