Emergencies Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 22 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2016-05-12 and last amended on 2003-07-02. Previous Versions

Parliamentary Review Committee

Marginal note:Review by Parliamentary Review Committee
  •  (1) The exercise of powers and the performance of duties and functions pursuant to a declaration of emergency shall be reviewed by a committee of both Houses of Parliament designated or established for that purpose.

  • Marginal note:Membership

    (2) The Parliamentary Review Committee shall include at least one member of the House of Commons from each party that has a recognized membership of twelve or more persons in that House and at least one senator from each party in the Senate that is represented on the committee by a member of the House of Commons.

  • Marginal note:Oath of secrecy

    (3) Every member of the Parliamentary Review Committee and every person employed in the work of the Committee shall take the oath of secrecy set out in the schedule.

  • Marginal note:Meetings in private

    (4) Every meeting of the Parliamentary Review Committee held to consider an order or regulation referred to it pursuant to subsection 61(2) shall be held in private.

  • Marginal note:Revocation or amendment of order or regulation

    (5) If, within thirty days after an order or regulation is referred to the Parliamentary Review Committee pursuant to subsection 61(2), the Committee adopts a motion to the effect that the order or regulation be revoked or amended, the order or regulation is revoked or amended in accordance with the motion, effective on the day specified in the motion, which day may not be earlier than the day on which the motion is adopted.

  • Marginal note:Report to Parliament

    (6) The Parliamentary Review Committee shall report or cause to be reported the results of its review under subsection (1) to each House of Parliament at least once every sixty days while the declaration of emergency is in effect and, in any case,

    • (a) within three sitting days after a motion for revocation of the declaration is filed under subsection 59(1);

    • (b) within seven sitting days after a proclamation continuing the declaration is issued; and

    • (c) within seven sitting days after the expiration of the declaration or the revocation of the declaration by the Governor in Council.

Inquiry

Marginal note:Inquiry
  •  (1) The Governor in Council shall, within sixty days after the expiration or revocation of a declaration of emergency, cause an inquiry to be held into the circumstances that led to the declaration being issued and the measures taken for dealing with the emergency.

  • Marginal note:Report to Parliament

    (2) A report of an inquiry held pursuant to this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament within three hundred and sixty days after the expiration or revocation of the declaration of emergency.

PART VIIConsequential and Related Provisions

 [Amendments and repeal]

 
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