Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 30 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2015-03-31 and last amended on 2015-03-09. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Foreign things

 In a proceeding with respect to which Parliament has jurisdiction, a thing and any affidavit, certificate or other statement pertaining to the thing made by a person in a state or entity as to the identity and possession of the thing from the time it was obtained until its sending to a competent authority in Canada by the state or entity in accordance with a Canadian request, are not inadmissible in evidence by reason only that the affidavit, certificate or other statement contains hearsay or a statement of opinion.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 30 (4th Supp.), s. 37;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 97;
  • 1999, c. 18, s. 120.
Marginal note:Status of certificate
  •  (1) An affidavit, certificate or other statement mentioned in section 36 or 37 is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof of the statements contained therein without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed the affidavit, certificate or other statement.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) Unless the court decides otherwise, in a proceeding with respect to which Parliament has jurisdiction, no record or copy thereof, no thing and no affidavit, certificate or other statement mentioned in section 36 or 37 shall be received in evidence unless the party intending to produce it has given to the party against whom it is intended to be produced seven days notice, excluding holidays, of that intention, accompanied by a copy of the record, copy, affidavit, certificate or other statement and unless, in the case of a thing, the party intending to produce it has made it available for inspection by the party against whom it is intended to be produced during the five days following a request by that party that it be made so available.

Marginal note:Service abroad

 The service of a document in the territory over which the state or entity has jurisdiction may be proved by affidavit of the person who served it.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 30 (4th Supp.), s. 39;
  • 1999, c. 18, s. 121.

PART IIIIMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENTS IN CANADA

Special Authorization to Come Into Canada

Marginal note:Special authorization
  •  (1) The Minister may, in order to give effect to a request of a Canadian competent authority, authorize a person in a state or entity who is inadmissible under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to come into Canada at a place designated by the Minister and to go to and remain in a place in Canada so designated for the period of time specified by the Minister, and the Minister may make the authorization subject to any conditions that the Minister considers desirable.

  • Marginal note:Variation of authorization

    (2) The Minister may vary the terms of an authorization granted under subsection (1) and, in particular, may extend the period of time during which the person is authorized to remain in a place in Canada.

  • Marginal note:Non-compliance with conditions of authorization

    (3) A person to whom an authorization is granted under subsection (1) who is found in a place in Canada other than the place designated in the authorization or in any place in Canada after the expiration of the period of time specified in the authorization or who fails to comply with some other condition of the authorization shall, for the purposes of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, be deemed to be a person who entered Canada as a temporary resident and remains after the period authorized for their stay.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 30 (4th Supp.), s. 40;
  • 1999, c. 18, s. 123;
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 261.