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National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act

Version of section 13 from 2019-07-12 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Right of access

  •  (1) Despite any other Act of Parliament but subject to sections 14 and 16, the Committee is entitled to have access to any information that is under the control of a department and that is related to the fulfilment of the Committee’s mandate.

  • Marginal note:Protected information

    (2) The information includes information that is protected by litigation privilege or by solicitor-client privilege or the professional secrecy of advocates and notaries.

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (2.1) For greater certainty, the disclosure to the Committee under this section of any information that is subject to solicitor-client privilege or the professional secrecy of advocates and notaries or to litigation privilege does not constitute a waiver of those privileges or that secrecy.

  • Marginal note:Inconsistency or conflict

    (3) In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between subsection (1) and any provision of an Act of Parliament other than this Act, subsection (1) prevails to the extent of the inconsistency or conflict.

  • 2017, c. 15, s. 13
  • 2019, c. 13, s. 49

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