Statutory Responsibilities of the Minister of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development is responsible for providing a wide range of central support services to government programs. Services fall under the general categories of natural resources and northern development in the province of Manitoba, including lands (other than agricultural Crown lands).

The department operates under the authority of the following acts of the Consolidated Statues of Manitoba (OIC 4/2022 dated January 18, 2022 and OIC 85/2022 dated February 15, 2022):

The Conservation Agreements Act (C 173)
The Conservation Officers Act (C 177)
The Crown Lands Act (C 340)
[except section 1 as it relates to agricultural Crown lands, and subsection 7(1) and section 7.1 as they relate to work permits on agricultural Crown lands, and section 7.1 to 7.6 and 7.7] 
The East Side Traditional Lands Planning and Special Protected Areas Act (E3) 
The Endangered Species and Ecosystems Act (E 111)
The Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund Act (F 87)
The Fisheries Act (F 90)
The Fishermen's Assistance and Polluter's Liability Act (F 100)
The Forest Act (F 150)
The Forest Health Protection Act (F 151)
The Mines and Minerals Act (M 162)
The Mining and Metallurgy Compensation Act (M 190)
The Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Act (N 30)
The Natural Resources Agreement Act, 1938 (N 40)
An Act to Ratify a Certain Agreement Between the Government of the Dominion of Canada and the Government of the Province of Manitoba (N 50)
The Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Act Amendment Act (N 60)
The Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Act Amendment Act, 1963 (N 70)
The Oil and Gas Act (O 34)
The Oil and Gas Production Tax Act (O 37)
The Peatlands Stewardship Act (P 31)
The Polar Bear Protection Act (P 94)
The Resource Tourism Operators Act (R 119.5)
The Surface Rights Act (S 235)
The Surveys Act [Part II] (S 240)
The Wildfires Act (W 128)
The Wildlife Act (W 130)
[except the portion of clause 89(e) that relates to compensation for damage to crops caused by wildlife as it pertains to big game and migratory waterfowl]
The Wild Rice Act (W 140)
Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987 made under s. 43 of the Fisheries Act (Canada)