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National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act (S.C. 2019, c. 13, s. 2)

Act current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2022-07-26. Previous Versions

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  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 3

    • Definitions

      3 The following definitions apply in sections 4 to 17.

      former Commissioner

      former Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment appointed under subsection 273.63(1) of the National Defence Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 68. (ancien commissaire)

      former Committee

      former Committee means the Security Intelligence Review Committee established by subsection 34(1) of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 2. (ancien comité)

      new Agency

      new Agency means the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency. (nouvel office)

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 4

    • Chairman of former Committee
      • 4 (1) The person who, immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force, held office as Chairman of the former Committee ceases to be Chairman and is continued in office as a member of the new Agency for the remainder of the term for which he or she was appointed.

      • Members of former Committee

        (2) The members of the former Committee who, immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force, held office are continued in office as members of the new Agency for the remainder of the term for which they were appointed.

      • Chair of new Agency

        (3) As soon as feasible after the day on which section 2 comes into force, the Governor in Council must designate, under subsection 4(5) of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act, the Chair of the new Agency from among the members who continue in office under subsection (1) or (2) or who are appointed under subsection 4(1) of that Act.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 5

    • Employment continued — staff
      • 5 (1) Nothing in this Part is to be construed as affecting the status of any person who, immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force, occupies a position in the former Committee, except that the person is to, as of that day, occupy their position in the Secretariat of the new Agency.

      • Managerial or confidential position

        (2) For greater certainty, a person’s status includes whether or not they occupy a managerial or confidential position.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 6

    • Powers, duties and functions

      6 A person referred to in section 5 whom the former Committee has authorized to exercise certain powers or perform certain duties or functions relating to a matter before that former Committee, on the day on which section 2 comes into force, retains the authority to exercise those powers and perform those duties and functions.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 7

    • Appropriations

      7 Any money that is appropriated by an Act of Parliament, for the fiscal year in which section 2 comes into force, to defray any expenditure of the former Committee and that, on the day on which section 2 comes into force, is unexpended is deemed, on that day, to be an amount appropriated to defray any expenditure of the new Agency.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 8

    • Rights and obligations

      8 All rights and property of the former Committee and of Her Majesty in right of Canada that are under the administration and control of the former Committee and all obligations of the former Committee are transferred to the new Agency.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 9

    • Contracts

      9 A contract respecting the provision of services or materiel to the former Committee entered into before the day on which section 2 comes into force is deemed to have been entered into by the executive director of the Secretariat of the new Agency.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 10

    • Information — former Committee

      10 The former Committee must transfer to the new Agency all information under its control, including information that relates to a complaint before that former Committee, or to any review or investigation that is being undertaken by that Committee, immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 11

    • Complaints — former Committee
      • 11 (1) The new Agency becomes seized of any complaint made to the former Committee before the day on which section 2 comes into force and that complaint is deemed to have been made to the new Agency.

      • Reports and matters

        (2) The new Agency becomes seized of any report made under section 19 of the Citizenship Act, and any matter referred under section 45 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, to the former Committee before the day on which section 2 comes into force and that report or matter is deemed to have been made or referred, as the case may be, to the new Agency.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 12

    • First report
      • 12 (1) The first report that the new Agency submits under each of subsections 32(1) and 38(1) of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act must include information in respect of any period for which the former Committee has not yet submitted a report under section 53 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 2.

      • First report — Communications Security Establishment

        (2) The first report that the new Agency submits under each of subsections 33(1) and 38(1) of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act must include information in respect of any period for which the former Commissioner has not yet submitted a report under subsection 273.63(3) of the National Defence Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 2.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 13

    • Commencement of proceedings
      • 13 (1) Any action, suit or other legal or administrative proceeding that could have been brought against the former Committee may be brought against the new Agency in any court that would have had jurisdiction if the action, suit or proceeding had been brought against the former Committee.

      • Pending proceedings

        (2) Any action, suit or other legal or administrative proceeding to which the former Committee is a party that is pending immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force may be continued by or against the new Agency in the same manner and to the same extent as it could have been continued by or against the former Committee.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 14

    • No compensation

      14 Despite the provisions of any contract, agreement or order, no person appointed to hold office as Chairman or as a member of the former Committee has any right to claim or receive any compensation, damages, indemnity or other form of relief from Her Majesty in right of Canada or from any employee or agent or mandatary of Her Majesty for ceasing to hold that office or for the abolition of that office by the operation of this Part.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 15

    • Information — former Commissioner

      15 The former Commissioner must transfer to the new Agency all information under his or her control, including information that relates to a complaint before that former Commissioner, or to any review or investigation that is being undertaken by that former Commissioner, immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 16

    • Complaints — former Commissioner

      16 The new Agency becomes seized of any complaint made to the former Commissioner before the day on which section 2 comes into force and that complaint is deemed to have been made to the new Agency.

  • — 2019, c. 13, s. 17

    • Commencement of proceedings
      • 17 (1) Any action, suit or other legal or administrative proceeding, relating to a review or an investigation, that could have been brought against the former Commissioner may be brought against the new Agency in any court that would have had jurisdiction if the action, suit or proceeding had been brought against the former Commissioner.

      • Pending proceedings

        (2) Any action, suit or other legal or administrative proceeding to which the former Commissioner is a party that relates to a review or an investigation and that is pending immediately before the day on which section 2 comes into force may be continued by or against the new Agency in the same manner and to the same extent as it could have been continued by or against the former Commissioner.

  • — 2019, c. 13, par. 82(1)(f), ss. (2)


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