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Department of Justice Act

Version of section 3 from 2002-12-31 to 2006-12-11:

Marginal note:Deputy head

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may appoint an officer called the Deputy Minister of Justice to hold office during pleasure and to be the deputy head of the Department.

  • Marginal note:Deputy Attorney General

    (2) The Deputy Minister is ex officio the Deputy Attorney General.

  • Marginal note:Associate Deputy Ministers

    (3) The Governor in Council may appoint two Associate Deputy Ministers of Justice, each of whom shall have the rank and status of a deputy head of a department and as such shall under the Deputy Minister exercise and perform such powers, duties and functions as deputies of the Minister and otherwise as the Minister may specify.

  • R.S., c. J-2, s. 3

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