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4.2 Records of Deputy Heads of Government Institutions (Authority No. 96/022)

The National Archivist of Canada, pursuant to subsections 5(1) and 6(1) of the National Archives of Canada Act, is of the opinion that all records in all media (including paper, electronic, photographic, cartographic, documentary art, and video records) created or acquired by the deputy heads of government institutions, as defined by the National Archives of Canada Act, are of historic or archival importance and are required to be transferred to the care and control of the National Archives of Canada in accordance with the appended terms and conditions, with the exception of "general correspondence" series, including enquiries from the public or mass writing campaigns lobbying for or against an issue, and pro forma responses to same, wherever said collections might be housed.

* "Deputy Heads of Government Institution" includes Deputy Ministers of Departments and Presidents, Chairpersons and Executive Directors of Boards, Agencies, and Commissions.

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