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Orders in Council Database

What is an Order in Council?

An Order in Council is a legal instrument made by the Lieutenant Governor, acting on the advice of the Cabinet or Premier, pursuant to a statutory authority or, less frequently, the royal prerogative. All Orders in Council take legal effect only when signed by the Lieutenant Governor.

The Cabinet Secretariat maintains the Orders in Council database. If you are looking for an Order in Council prior to 2008, or are unable to access this database for any reason, please contact the Director of Information Management, Cabinet Secretariat, at (709) 729-6628 or email cabinetsecretariat@gov.nl.ca.

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