Ministerial Orders Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Ministerial Order?

  • Ministerial Orders are the instrument by which a Minister or a Ministry makes its orders that do not require approval of the Cabinet.

What is the difference between a Ministerial Order and a Regulation

  • Ministerial Orders may or may not be Regulations as defined in the Regulations Act.

What is the difference between the publishing date and the signing date?

  • The signing date is the date when the Ministerial Order was signed. The publishing date is the date when Alberta Queen’s Printer published it on the website.

The MO that I’m searching for is not on your landing page. How do I find it?

  • The Ministerial Orders landing page contains search parameters on the right-hand side. The search can be executed by date, ministry name, Ministerial Order title, etc.

Can I search Ministerial Orders by name/ministry/publishing date?

  • Yes. The search can be executed by date, ministry name, and/or the Ministerial Order title.

Where do I find the historical Ministerial orders?

  • All historical Ministerial Orders are housed by their owning Ministries. Inquires about Ministerial Orders will have to be made directly to the owning Ministry.

Who do I contact if I have questions about a particular Ministerial Order?

  • For any information about any of the published Ministerial Orders, please contact the Ministerial Order’s owning Ministry. Alberta Queen’s Printer is unable to provide any legal advice or interpretation of Ministerial Orders.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the Alberta Queen’s Printer or its website?

  • For any inquires about the Alberta Queen’s Printer or its website you can contact Alberta Queen’s Printer by email qp@gov.ab.ca, phone 780-427-4952 (toll free in Alberta by dialling 310-0000), or in person at our bookstore located at Suite 700, Park Plaza, 10611-98 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.

Will Ministerial Orders be published in the Alberta Gazette

  • Not all Ministerial Orders will be published in the Alberta Gazette. Only Ministerial Orders that have a statutory requirement will continue to be published in the Alberta Gazette.