Orders-in-Council give evidence of the exercise of powers delegated to the Lieutenant Governor in Council by statute. Such powers are delegated in legislation so that certain routine or essential decisions can be taken and acted upon as required without returning to the Legislative Assembly for approval.
An Order-in-Council is issued when a statute provides authority or permission for the Lieutenant Governor in Council to carry out certain actions or responsibilities (for example, to make regulations, to appoint the members of a board, to authorize certain land transactions or to approve certain initiatives with financial implications).
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