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National Defence Act

Version of section 273.61 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-07-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.


Canadian means a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act or a body corporate incorporated and continued under the laws of Canada or a province. (Canadien)


entity means a person, group, trust, partnership or fund or an unincorporated association or organization and includes a state or a political subdivision or agency of a state. (entité)

foreign intelligence

foreign intelligence means information or intelligence about the capabilities, intentions or activities of a foreign individual, state, organization or terrorist group, as they relate to international affairs, defence or security. (renseignements étrangers)

global information infrastructure

global information infrastructure includes electromagnetic emissions, communications systems, information technology systems and networks, and any data or technical information carried on, contained in or relating to those emissions, systems or networks. (infrastructure mondiale d’information)


Minister means the Minister of National Defence or such other member of the Queen’s Privy Council as may be designated by the Governor in Council to be responsible for the Communications Security Establishment. (ministre)

private communication

private communication has the same meaning as in section 183 of the Criminal Code. (communication privée)

  • 2001, c. 41, ss. 102, 128

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