I-16 - Interpretation Act

56. (1)  When anything is ordered to be done by or before a judge, magistrate, functionary or public officer, one is understood whose powers or jurisdiction extend to the place where such thing is to be done.
(2)  The duties imposed, and the powers conferred, upon an officer or public functionary in his official capacity, shall pass to his successor and belong to his deputy, in so far as they are compatible with the office of the latter.
R. S. 1964, c. 1, s. 56.