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The Department of Natural Resources (French: Ministère des Ressources naturelles), operating under the FIP applied title Natural Resources Canada
Canada
(NRCan), is the ministry of the government of Canada responsible for natural resources, energy, minerals and metals, forests, earth sciences, mapping and remote sensing. It was created in 1995 by amalgamating the now-defunct Departments of Energy, Mines and Resources and Forestry. Natural Resources Canada
Canada
(NRCan) works to ensure the responsible development of Canada's natural resources, including energy, forests, minerals and metals. NRCan also uses its expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass and resources. To promote internal collaboration, NRCan has implemented a departmental wide wiki based on MediaWiki.[1] Natural Resources Canada
Canada
also collaborates with American and Mexican government scientists, along with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, to produce the North American Environmental Atlas, which is used to depict and track environmental issues for a continental perspective. Under the Canadian constitution, responsibility for natural resources belongs to the provinces, not the federal government. However, the federal government has jurisdiction over off-shore resources, trade and commerce in natural resources, statistics, international relations, and boundaries. The current Minister of Natural Resources is Jim Carr
Jim Carr
as of November 4, 2015. The department is governed by the Resources and Technical Surveys Act, R.S.C., c.R-7 and the Department of Natural Resources Act, S.C. 1994, c. 41. The department currently has these sectors:

Corporate Management and Services Sector Earth Sciences Sector Energy
Energy
Sector Innovation and Energy
Energy
Technology Sector Minerals and Metals Sector Science and Policy Integration Public Affairs and Portfolio Management Sector Shared Services Office Geographical Names Board of Canada Space Weather Canada[2]

The following sub-agencies are attached to the department:

Canadian Forest
Forest
Service Northern Pipeline Agency Canada National Energy
Energy
Board Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Atomic Energy
Energy
of Canada
Canada
Limited

Related legislation[edit] Acts for which Natural Resources Canada
Canada
has responsibility

Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act Canada
Canada
Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act Canada
Canada
Labour Code Canada
Canada
Lands Surveyors Act Canada
Canada
Lands Surveys Act Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act Canada
Canada
Oil and Gas Operations Act Canada
Canada
Petroleum Resources Act Canadian Ownership and Control Determination Act Cape Breton Development Corporation Act Cape Breton Development Corporation Divestiture Authorization and Dissolution Act Cooperative Energy
Energy
Act Department of Natural Resources Act Energy
Energy
Administration Act Energy
Energy
Efficiency Act Energy
Energy
Supplies Emergency Act Explosives Act Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Act Forestry Act Hibernia Development Project Act International Boundary Commission Act National Energy
Energy
Board Act Northern Pipeline Act Nuclear Energy
Energy
Act Nuclear Fuel Waste Act Nuclear Liability Act Nuclear Safety and Control Act Oil Substitution and Conservation Act Resources and Technical Surveys Act

Not in force[edit]

Greenhouse Gas Technology Investment Fund Act

See also[edit]

Geography of Canada
Canada
portal

EnerGuide for Houses Canada
Canada
Green Building Council List of Canadian Ministers of Natural Resources R-2000 program

References[edit]

^ http://www.gtec.ca/distinction-awards/2008-medalists.php ^ Smith, Marie-Danielle (30 December 2017). "Forty years ago, she pioneered Canada's space weather programs. Now, they might prevent another stone age". The National Post. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 

External links[edit]

Official website Natural Resources Canada
Canada
Map
Map
Publication Website

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Departments of the Government of Canada

Principal departments

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canadian Heritage Employment and Social Development Environment and Climate Change Finance Fisheries and Oceans Global Affairs Health Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Indigenous and Northern Affairs Innovation, Science and Economic Development Justice National Defence Natural Resources Privy Council Office Public Safety Public Services and Procurement Transport Veterans Affairs

Major agencies

Canada
Canada
Border Services Agency Canada
Canada
Mortgage and Housing Corporation Canada
Canada
Pension Plan Canada
Canada
Revenue Agency Canadian Armed Forces Canadian Coast Guard Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Canadian Space Agency Geological Survey of Canada National Research Council of Canada Parks Canada Public Health Agency of Canada Public Prosecution Service of Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service Canada Statistics Canada

Historic/defunct major departments

Canadian International Development Agency Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment Passport Canada Solicitor

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