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Department of Justice Act

Version of section 3 from 2006-12-12 to 2024-05-01:


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 except in respect of the powers, duties and functions that the Director of Public Prosecutions is authorized to exercise or perform under subsection 3(3) of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act.

  • 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., 1985, c. J-2, s. 3
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 137

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