Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-23)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-06-29. Previous Versions

Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. C-23

An Act to establish the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act.

  • 1984, c. 21, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“department”

« ministère »

“department”, in relation to the government of Canada or of a province, includes

  • (a) any portion of a department of the Government of Canada or of the province, and

  • (b) any Ministry of State, institution or other body of the Government of Canada or of the province or any portion thereof;

“Deputy Minister”

« sous-ministre »

“Deputy Minister” means the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and includes any person acting for or on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness;

“Director”

« directeur »

“Director” means the Director of the Service;

“employee”

« employé »

“employee” means a person who is appointed as an employee of the Service pursuant to subsection 8(1) or has become an employee of the Service pursuant to subsection 66(1) of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, chapter 21 of the Statutes of Canada, 1984, and includes a person who is attached or seconded to the Service as an employee;

“foreign state”

« État étranger »

“foreign state” means any state other than Canada;

“Inspector General”

“Inspector General”[Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 378]

“intercept”

« intercepter »

“intercept” has the same meaning as in section 183 of the Criminal Code;

“judge”

« juge »

“judge” means a judge of the Federal Court designated by the Chief Justice thereof for the purposes of this Act;

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness;

“place”

« lieux »

“place” includes any conveyance;

“Review Committee”

« comité de surveillance »

“Review Committee” means the Security Intelligence Review Committee established by subsection 34(1);

“security assessment”

« évaluation de sécurité »

“security assessment” means an appraisal of the loyalty to Canada and, so far as it relates thereto, the reliability of an individual;

“Service”

« Service »

“Service” means the Canadian Security Intelligence Service established by subsection 3(1);

“threats to the security of Canada”

« menaces envers la sécurité du Canada »

“threats to the security of Canada” means

  • (a) espionage or sabotage that is against Canada or is detrimental to the interests of Canada or activities directed toward or in support of such espionage or sabotage,

  • (b) foreign influenced activities within or relating to Canada that are detrimental to the interests of Canada and are clandestine or deceptive or involve a threat to any person,

  • (c) activities within or relating to Canada directed toward or in support of the threat or use of acts of serious violence against persons or property for the purpose of achieving a political, religious or ideological objective within Canada or a foreign state, and

  • (d) activities directed toward undermining by covert unlawful acts, or directed toward or intended ultimately to lead to the destruction or overthrow by violence of, the constitutionally established system of government in Canada,

but does not include lawful advocacy, protest or dissent, unless carried on in conjunction with any of the activities referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d).

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-23, s. 2;
  • 2001, c. 41, s. 89;
  • 2005, c. 10, s. 13;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 378.