BILL 7 An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act

BILL 7

An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 Subsection 2(1) of the Executive Council Act, chapter E-12 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is repealed and the following is substituted:

2(1) The Lieutenant-Governor may appoint, under the Great Seal of the Province, from among the members of the Executive Council the following Ministers who shall hold office during pleasure: a President of the Executive Council, an Attorney General who shall also be Minister of Justice, a Solicitor General, a Minister of Finance, a Minister of Supply and Services, a Minister of Transportation, a Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, a Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, a Minister of Health and Community Services, a Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing, a Minister of Labour, a Minister of Education, a Minister of Municipalities, a Minister of the Environment, a Minister of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, a Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and a Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

2(1) Where in any Act, other than this Act, or in any regulation, rule, order, by-law, agreement or other instrument or document, reference is made to the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Human Resources Development, it shall be read, unless the context otherwise requires, as a reference to the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Human Resources Development and Housing.

2(2) Where in any Act, other than this Act, or in any regulation, rule, order, by-law, agreement or other instrument or document, reference is made to the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs, it shall be read, unless the context otherwise requires, as a reference to the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Intergovernmental Affairs.

2(3) Where in any Act, other than this Act, or in any regulation, rule, order, by-law, agreement or other instrument or document, reference is made to the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Municipalities and Housing, it shall be read, unless the context otherwise requires, as a reference to

(a) the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Human Resources Development and Housing, or

(b) the Minister, Deputy Minister or Department of Municipalities,

as the case may be.

Agricultural Land Protection and
Development Act

3(1) Section 1 of the Agricultural Land Protection and Development Act, chapter A-5.11 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1996, is amended in the definition "local government" by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

3(2) Subsection 10(2) of the Act is amended in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

3(3) Section 11 of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

4 Subsection 9(1) of New Brunswick Regulation 97-83 under the Agricultural Land Protection and Development Act is amended by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Ambulance Services Act

5 Paragraph 4(2)(g) of the Ambulance Services Act, chapter A-7.3 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1990, is amended by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Assessment Act

6 Subparagraph 29(1.2)(a)(ii) of the Assessment Act, chapter A-14 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Business Improvement Areas Act

7 Subsection 1(1) of the Business Improvement Areas Act, chapter B-10.2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1985, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities;

Cemetery Companies Act

8 Paragraph 5(1)(b) of the Cemetery Companies Act, chapter C-1 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

9(1) Section 12 of New Brunswick Regulation 94-129 under the Cemetery Companies Act is amended

(a) in subparagraph (4)(b)(v) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subparagraph (5)(b)(v) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

9(2) Subparagraph 13(3)(b)(v) of the Regulation is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Civil Service Act

10(1) Section 3 of New Brunswick Regulation 93-137 under the Civil Service Act is amended

(a) by striking out

Department of Human Resources Development

Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Municipalities and Housing

(b) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Human Resources Development and Housing

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Department of Municipalities

10(2) Section 5.1 of the Regulation is amended

(a) by striking out

Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

(b) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Clean Environment Act

11(1) Section 15.4 of the Clean Environment Act, chapter C-6 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended

(a) in paragraph (1)(b) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (5) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(c) in paragraph (6)(b) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(d) in subsection (9) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(e) in subsection (12) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(f) in subsection (13) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

11(2) Section 15.7 of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(c) in subsection (3) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

11(3) Subsection 15.8(3) of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

11(4) Paragraph 32(f.4) of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

12(1) Subsection 3(5) of New Brunswick Regulation 96-11 under the Clean Environment Act is amended in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

12(2) Section 5 of the Regulation is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

12(3) Subsection 7(1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Community Planning Act

13(1) Section 1 of the Community Planning Act, chapter C-12 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities and includes anyone designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf;

13(2) Subsection 4(1) of the Act is amended by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

13(3) Clause 54(6)(g)(v)(C) of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Control of Municipalities Act

14 Section 1 of the Control of Municipalities Act, chapter C-20 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities.

Edmundston Act, 1998

15 Subsection 1(1) of the Edmundston Act, 1998, chapter E-1.111 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1998, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities;

Elections Act

16 Schedule C of the Elections Act, chapter E-3 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended in section 3) by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Emergency 911 Act

17 Section 1 of the Emergency 911 Act, chapter E-6.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1994, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities and includes persons designated by the Minister under subsection 7(2) to act on the Minister’s behalf;

Emergency Measures Act

18 Section 1 of the Emergency Measures Act, chapter E-7.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1978, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities;

19 Section 4 of New Brunswick Regulation 84-7 under the Emergency Measures Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1)

(i) by striking out

Department of Human Resources Development

Department of Municipalities and Housing

(ii) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Human Resources Development and Housing

Department of Municipalities

(b) in subsection (3)

(i) in paragraph (h) in the portion preceding subparagraph (i) by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities";

(ii) in paragraph (j) in the portion preceding subparagraph (i) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Evidence Act

20(1) Section 88 of the Evidence Act, chapter E-11 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

20(2) Section 89 of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

20(3) Section 90 of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Family Income Security Act

21 Section 1 of the Family Income Security Act, chapter F-2.01 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1994, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing and includes any person designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf;

22(1) Section 31 of New Brunswick Regulation 95-61 under the Family Income Security Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(c) in subsection (3) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(d) in paragraph (4)(a) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

22(2) Paragraph 32(1)(c) of the Regulation is amended by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Family Services Act

23(1) Section 115 of the Family Services Act, chapter F-2.2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1980, is amended

(a) in subsection (3) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(b) in subsection (3.1) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(c) in subsection (4) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

23(2) Section 122.2 of the Act is amended

(a) in paragraph (3)(c) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(b) in subsection (6) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

23(3) Section 123 of the Act is amended

(a) by repealing paragraph (1)(a) and substituting the following:

(a) the Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing,

(b) in subsection (2)

(i) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(ii) in paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

23(4) Section 134 of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

24 Form 5 of New Brunswick Regulation 97-71 under the Family Services Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Financial Administration Act

25 Schedule A of New Brunswick Regulation 83-227 under the Financial Administration Act is amended

(a) by striking out

Department of Human Resources Development

Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Municipalities and Housing

(b) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Human Resources Development and Housing

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Department of Municipalities

Fire Prevention Act

26 Section 1 of the Fire Prevention Act, chapter F-13 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities;

Greater Saint John Regional Facilities
Commission Act

27 Section 1 of the Greater Saint John Regional Facilities Commission Act, chapter G-5.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1998, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities;

Health Services Act

28(1) Section 5 of New Brunswick Regulation 84-115 under the Health Services Act is amended by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

28(2) Section 9 of the Regulation is amended by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

28(3) Section 19 of the Regulation is amended

(a) in paragraph (1)(b) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(b) in subsection (4) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

28(4) Schedule II of the Regulation is amended in section 2 by striking out "Department of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Department of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Hospital Act

29 Section 21 of the Hospital Act, chapter H-6.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1992, is amended by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Legal Aid Act

30 Paragraph 6(1)(f) of the Legal Aid Act, chapter L-2 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by striking out "Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Deputy Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Livestock Operations Act

31 Subsection 14(3) of New Brunswick Regulation 99-32 under the Livestock Operations Act is amended

(a) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Municipal Assistance Act

32 Section 1 of the Municipal Assistance Act, chapter M-19 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities and includes anyone designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf;

33 Form 1 of New Brunswick Regulation 84-120 under the Municipal Assistance Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Municipal Capital Borrowing Act

34 Section 1 of the Municipal Capital Borrowing Act, chapter M-20 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities.

Municipal Debentures Act

35 Section 1 of the Municipal Debentures Act, chapter M-21 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities;

Municipal Elections Act

36 Section 3.1 of the Municipal Elections Act, chapter M-21.01 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1979, is amended

(a) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (3) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

37 Schedule A of New Brunswick Regulation 98-10 under the Municipal Elections Act is amended in section 3 by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Municipalities Act

38 Section 1 of the Municipalities Act, chapter M-22 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities and includes anyone designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf;

39(1) Form 1 of New Brunswick Regulation 84-168 under the Municipalities Act is amended

(a) in the English version by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in the French version

(i) by striking out "ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "ministre des Municipalités";

(ii) by striking out "Ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "Ministre des Municipalités".

39(2) Form 2 of the Regulation is amended

(a) in the English version by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in the French version

(i) by striking out "ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "ministre des Municipalités";

(ii) by striking out "Ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "Ministre des Municipalités".

39(3) Form 3 of the Regulation is amended

(a) in the English version by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in the French version

(i) by striking out "ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "ministre des Municipalités";

(ii) by striking out "Ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "Ministre des Municipalités".

39(4) Form 4 of the Regulation is amended

(a) in the English version by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in the French version

(i) by striking out "ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "ministre des Municipalités";

(ii) by striking out "Ministre des Municipalités et de l’Habitation" and substituting "Ministre des Municipalités".

New Brunswick Housing Act

40 Subsection 1(1) of the New Brunswick Housing Act, chapter N-6 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing;

New Brunswick Municipal Finance
Corporation Act

41 (1) Section 14 of the New Brunswick Municipal Finance Corporation Act, chapter N-6.2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1982, is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(c) in subsection (3) in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(d) in subsection (4) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

41(2) Subsection 16(4) of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

New Brunswick Public Libraries Act

42 Section 1 of the New Brunswick Public Libraries Act, chapter N-7.01 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, formerly known as the Libraries Act, chapter L-5 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities and includes anyone designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf;

New Brunswick
Public Libraries Foundation Act

43 Section 1 of the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation Act, chapter N-7.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1997, is amended by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Municipalities, and includes persons designated by the Minister to act on the Minister’s behalf;

Police Act

44(1) Paragraph 17.05(2)(b) of the Police Act, chapter P-9.2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1977, is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

44(2) Section 17.06 of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (3) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (4) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

44(3) Paragraph 17.2(3)(b) of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

44(4) Section 17.4 of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (3) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (4) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Public Purchasing Act

45(1) Section 41 of New Brunswick Regulation 94-157 under the Public Purchasing Act is repealed and the following is substituted:

41 The following special exemptions from purchasing services and supplies through the Minister are made for the Department of Human Resources Development and Housing:

(a) services and supplies purchased on an individual basis for clients of the department; and

(b) supplies and repair services for the Housing Emergency Repair Program, with such supplies and services restricted to those that are required to render dwelling units fit for human habitation.

45(2) Section 42 of the Regulation is repealed and the following is substituted:

42 The following special exemptions from purchasing supplies or services through the Minister are made for the Department of Municipalities:

(a) services and supplies for any of the purposes set out in paragraph 3(a) of the Environmental Trust Fund Act; and

(b) solid waste collection services on behalf of local service districts.

45(3) Schedule A of the Regulation is amended

(a) by striking out

Department of Human Resources Development

Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Municipalities and Housing

(b) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Human Resources Development and Housing

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Department of Municipalities

Public Service Labour Relations Act

46 The First Schedule of the Public Service Labour Relations Act, chapter P-25 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended in Part I

(a) by striking out

Department of Human Resources Development

Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Municipalities and Housing

(b) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Human Resources Development and Housing

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Department of Municipalities

Real Property Tax Act

47(1) Section 4 of the Real Property Tax Act, chapter R-2 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended in the portion preceding paragraph (a) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

47(2) Subsection 5(10) of the Act is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

48 Subsection 12(1) of New Brunswick Regulation 84-75 under the Real Property Tax Act is amended by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Reciprocal Enforcement of
Maintenance Orders Act

49 Section 10 of the Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act, chapter R-4.01 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1985, is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Human Resources Development" and substituting "Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing".

Right to Information Act

50 Schedule A of New Brunswick Regulation 85-68 under the Right to Information Act is amended

(a) by striking out

Department of Human Resources Development

Department of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Municipalities and Housing

(b) by adding the following in alphabetical order:

Department of Human Resources Development and Housing

Department of Intergovernmental Affairs

Department of Municipalities

Service New Brunswick Act

51 Paragraph 15.1(3)(b) of the Service New Brunswick Act, chapter S-6.2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1989, formerly known as the New Brunswick Geographic Information Corporation Act, chapter N-5.01 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1989, is amended by striking out "Department of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Department of Municipalities".

Sport Development
Trust Fund Act

52(1) Section 4 of the Sport Development Trust Fund Act, chapter S-12.12 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1990, is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" wherever it appears and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

52(2) Section 5 of the Act is amended

(a) in subsection (1) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities";

(b) in subsection (2) by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

Vocational Rehabilitation of
Disabled Persons Act

53 Section 1 of the Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons Act, chapter V-4 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1989, is amended

(a) by repealing the definition "Department" and substituting the following:

"Department" means the Department of Human Resources Development and Housing;

(b) by repealing the definition "Minister" and substituting the following:

"Minister" means the Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing and includes any person designated by the Minister to act on behalf of the Minister under this Act;

Youth Assistance Act

54 Subsection 11(1) of the Youth Assistance Act, chapter Y-2 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1984, is amended by striking out "Minister of Municipalities and Housing" and substituting "Minister of Municipalities".

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Section 1

A number of changes are made to subsection 2(1) of the Executive Council Act which authorizes the appointment of Ministers from among members of the Executive Council.

References to the following Ministers are deleted:

Minister of Human Resources Development

Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs

Minister of Municipalities and Housing

References to the following Ministers are added:

Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Minister of Municipalities

 

Section 2

Transitional provisions.

Sections 3 to 54

Amendments to Acts and Regulations update references to Departments and Ministers.