Ministry of the Environment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.24Skip to content
Ministry of the Environment Act
R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.24
Consolidation Period: From August 20, 2007 to the e-Laws currency date.
Last amendment: 2006, c. 35, Sched. C, s. 81.
1. In this Act,
“Minister” means the Minister of the Environment; (“ministre”)
“Ministry” means the Ministry of the Environment. (“ministère”) R.S.O. 1990, c. M.24, s. 1.
Minister to have charge
(2) The Minister shall preside over and have charge of the Ministry. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.24, s. 2 (2).
(2) Such employees as are considered necessary from time to time for the proper conduct of the business of the Ministry shall be appointed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.24, s. 3 (2); 2006, c. 35, Sched. C, s. 81.
Assignment of Acts to Minister
4. Despite any other Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may assign the administration of any Act to the Minister, and the Minister is responsible for the administration of any Act so assigned and may exercise the powers and shall perform the duties of the minister named in any Act so assigned. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.24, s. 4.
5. In addition to the responsibilities that are assigned to the Minister under section 4, the Minister shall perform such functions and duties as are assigned to him or her from time to time by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.24, s. 5.