Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 4 from 2013-12-12 to 2014-06-18:

Marginal note:Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for the administration of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Designated Minister

    (1.1) The Governor in Council may, by order, designate a minister of the Crown as the Minister responsible for all matters under this Act relating to special advocates. If none is designated, the Minister of Justice is responsible for those matters.

  • Marginal note:Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    (2) The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is responsible for the administration of this Act as it relates to

    • (a) examinations at ports of entry;

    • (b) the enforcement of this Act, including arrest, detention and removal;

    • (c) the establishment of policies respecting the enforcement of this Act and inadmissibility on grounds of security, organized criminality or violating human or international rights; or

    • (d) declarations referred to in section 42.1.

  • Marginal note:Minister of Employment and Social Development

    (2.1) In making regulations under paragraphs 32(d.1) to (d.3), the Governor in Council may confer powers and duties on the Minister of Employment and Social Development.

  • Marginal note:Specification

    (3) Subject to subsections (1) to (2), the Governor in Council may, by order,

    • (a) specify which Minister referred to in any of subsections (1) to (2) is the Minister for the purposes of any provision of this Act; and

    • (b) specify that more than one Minister may be the Minister for the purposes of any provision of this Act and specify the circumstances under which each Minister is the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (4) Any order made under subsection (3) must be published in Part II of the Canada Gazette.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 4;
  • 2005, c. 38, s. 118;
  • 2008, c. 3, s. 1;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 701;
  • 2013, c. 16, s. 2, c. 40, s. 238.
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