S-2.3 - Civil Protection Act

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2. For the purposes of this Act,
(1)  major disaster means an event caused by a natural phenomenon, a technological failure or an accident, whether or not resulting from human intervention, that causes serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and requires unusual action on the part of the affected community, such as a flood, earthquake, ground movement, explosion, toxic emission or pandemic;
(2)  minor disaster means an exceptional event of a nature similar to a major disaster, but which only affects the safety of one or of a few persons;
(3)  civil protection authorities means local municipalities, authorities to which local municipalities have delegated their responsibility for civil protection and authorities which by law are responsible for civil protection in all or part of their territory ; and
(4)  government bodies means bodies a majority of whose members are appointed by the Government or a minister, whose personnel is by law appointed in accordance with the Public Service Act (chapter F‐3.1.1) or whose capital forms part of the domain of the State.
2001, c. 76, s. 2.