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C.C.S.M. c. G70
THE GOVERNMENT AIR SERVICE ACT
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HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
In this Act,
"air service" means The Manitoba Government Air Service; (« Service aérien »)
"director" means the Director of The Manitoba Government Air Service; (« directeur »)
"minister" means the member of the Executive Council charged by the Lieutenant Governor in Council with the administration of this Act. (« ministre »)
Continuation of air service and duties thereof
The Manitoba Government Air Service is hereby continued and shall be under the control of the minister, and through it he may provide air transportation and short-wave radio communication in connection with
(a) the inspection, supervision, administration, and conservation, of forests and other natural resources of the province;
(b) aerial photography within the province;
(c) the work of other departments of the government or of the Government of Canada on such terms as to payment therefor as the minister may prescribe;
(d) emergency or other services supplied in remote areas of the province, on such terms, as to payment therefor or otherwise, as the minister may prescribe;
(e) such other purposes as the minister deems useful and expedient for the proper conduct of the business of the government.
Appointment of director and staff
A Director of The Manitoba Government Air Service and such other officers and employees as may be required to carry on the business of the air service may be appointed as provided in The Civil Service Act.
The director shall exercise such powers and discharge such duties for the purposes of this Act as are assigned to him by the minister or are specified in the regulations.
Notwithstanding The Public Works Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may dispose of any aircraft equipment, radio equipment, or other equipment, acquired for the purposes of the air service which, in the opinion of the minister, has become obsolete or out of date, for such price as he considers fair and reasonable.
For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act according to their intent, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make such regulations and orders as are ancillary thereto and are not inconsistent therewith; and every regulation or order made under, and in accordance with the authority granted by, this section has the force of law; and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations and orders,
(a) determining the procedure which shall be followed when the use of aircraft or radio equipment is required by another department of the government or by the Government of Canada; and
(b) prescribing the powers and duties of the director.
The minister shall annually lay before the Legislative Assembly within 15 days after the first day of meeting thereof a report of the proceedings, transactions, and affairs, of the air service during the fiscal year of theprovince last preceding.