National Defence Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5)

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-08-18. Previous Versions

Limitation on Deployment

Marginal note:Persons under eighteen

 A person who is under the age of eighteen years may not be deployed by the Canadian Forces to a theatre of hostilities.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 34;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60;
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 9;
  • 2000, c. 13, s. 1.

Pay and Allowances

Marginal note:Treasury Board to establish
  •  (1) The rates and conditions of issue of pay of officers and non-commissioned members, other than military judges, shall be established by the Treasury Board.

  • Marginal note:Reimbursements and allowances

    (2) The payments that may be made to officers and non-commissioned members by way of reimbursement for travel or other expenses and by way of allowances in respect of expenses and conditions arising out of their service shall be determined and regulated by the Treasury Board.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 35;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60(E);
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 10.

Supply and Issue of Materiel

Marginal note:Ministerial approval

 The materiel supplied to or used by the Canadian Forces shall be of such type, pattern and design and shall be issued on such scales and in such manner as the Minister, or such authorities of the Canadian Forces as are designated by the Minister for that purpose, may approve.

  • R.S., c. N-4, s. 36.

Public Property

Marginal note:Liability for loss or damage

 The conditions under which and the extent to which an officer or non-commissioned member is liable to Her Majesty in respect of loss of or damage to public property shall be as prescribed in regulations.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 37;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60.

Non-public Property

Marginal note:Non-public property of units
  •  (1) The non-public property of a unit or other element of the Canadian Forces shall vest in the officer from time to time in command of that unit or other element, and shall be used for the benefit of officers and non-commissioned members or for any other purpose approved by the Chief of the Defence Staff in the manner and to the extent authorized by the Chief of the Defence Staff.

  • Marginal note:Non-public property of disbanded units

    (2) The non-public property of every disbanded unit or other disbanded element of the Canadian Forces vested in the officer in command of that unit or other element shall pass to and vest in the Chief of the Defence Staff, and may be disposed of at the discretion and direction of the Chief of the Defence Staff for the benefit of all or any officers and non-commissioned members or former officers and non-commissioned members, or their dependants.

  • Marginal note:Non-public property of units or elements in altered circumstances

    (3) Where, by reason of a substantial reduction in the number of officers and non-commissioned members serving in a unit or other element of the Canadian Forces or by reason of a change in the location or other conditions of service of a unit or other element, the Chief of the Defence Staff considers it desirable to do so, he may direct that the non-public property or any part thereof that is vested in the officer in command of that unit or other element shall pass to and be vested in the Chief of the Defence Staff on the terms set out in subsection (2).

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 38;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60.