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Defence Production Act

Version of section 16 from 2004-12-15 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Ministerial powers of procurement and disposal

 The Minister may, on behalf of Her Majesty and subject to this Act,

  • (a) buy or otherwise acquire, utilize, store, transport, sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of defence supplies;

  • (b) manufacture or otherwise produce, finish, assemble, process, develop, repair, maintain or service defence supplies or manage and operate facilities therefor;

  • (c) construct or acquire defence projects and sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of them;

  • (d) arrange for the performance of professional or commercial services;

  • (e) purchase or otherwise acquire, sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of real or personal property or any interest in real or personal property, or an immovable or a movable or any right in an immovable or a movable, that, in the opinion of the Minister, is or is likely to be necessary or desirable for any of the purposes mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c);

  • (f) make loans or advances to or guarantee repayment of loans or advances made to a person

    • (i) for the purpose of providing assistance for the construction, acquisition, extension or improvement of capital equipment or works by, or to provide working capital for, that person for the manufacture, production, finishing, assembling, processing, development, storage, transportation, repairing, maintenance or servicing of defence supplies or for the construction or operation of defence projects, or

    • (ii) by way of advance payment on account of or to enable that person to carry out any contract entered into with the Minister under this Act or any defence contract; and

  • (g) do all such things as appear to the Minister to be incidental to or necessary or expedient for the matters referred to in the foregoing provisions of this section or as may be authorized by the Governor in Council with respect to the procurement, construction or disposal of defence supplies or defence projects.

  • R.S., 1985, c. D-1, s. 16
  • 2004, c. 25, s. 125

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