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Industrial and Regional Development Act

Version of section 2 from 2003-04-01 to 2024-05-01:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

approved lender

approved lender means an approved lender as defined by the regulations; (prêteur agréé)

commercial operation

commercial operation means a commercial operation as defined by the regulations and includes such class of operations within the service industry as are designated by the Minister pursuant to subsection 7(2); (affaire commerciale)

development index

development index means the index that may be established pursuant to regulations made under paragraph 15(a); (indice de développement)


district means a census division established by Statistics Canada for the purpose of tabulating and publishing census data; (district)

eligible person

eligible person means a person who carries on activities that support commercial operations and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes an economic, business or technological institute or centre, a municipal corporation or a municipal industrial development corporation; (personne admissible)


Minister, in relation to any class of matters to which this Act extends in any province or region of a province, means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act in relation to that class of matters in that province or region of a province; (ministre)


prescribed means prescribed by regulations of the Governor in Council; (Version anglaise seulement)


province does not include Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut. (province)

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-8, s. 2
  • R.S., 1985, c. 11 (4th Supp.), s. 14
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 185(E)

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