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Department of Employment and Social Development Act

Version of section 5 from 2005-10-05 to 2013-02-28:

Marginal note:Powers, duties and functions

  •  (1) The powers, duties and functions of the Minister extend to and include all matters relating to human resources and skills development in Canada over which Parliament has jurisdiction and which are not by law assigned to any other Minister, department, board or agency of the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Exercise of powers

    (2) The Minister shall exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions assigned by subsection (1) with a view to improving the standard of living and quality of life of all Canadians by promoting a highly skilled and mobile workforce and an efficient and inclusive labour market.

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