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

Act current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2015-06-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Date order begins
  •  (1) An order made under section 227.01 begins on the day on which it is made.

  • Marginal note:Duration of order

    (2) An order made under subsection 227.01(1) or (2)

    • (a) ends 10 years after it was made if the maximum term of imprisonment for the offence in connection with which it was made is five years or less;

    • (b) ends 20 years after it was made if the maximum term of imprisonment for the offence is 10 or 14 years; and

    • (c) applies for life if the maximum term of imprisonment for the offence is life.

  • Marginal note:Duration of order

    (2.1) An order made under subsection 227.01(1) applies for life if the person is convicted of, or found not responsible on account of mental disorder for, more than one offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (c) of the definition designated offence in section 227.

  • Marginal note:Duration of order

    (3) An order made under subsection 227.01(1) or (2) applies for life if the person is, or was at any time, subject to an obligation under section 227.06 of this Act, section 490.019 or 490.02901 of the Criminal Code or section 36.1 of the International Transfer of Offenders Act.

  • Marginal note:Duration of order

    (4) An order made under subsection 227.01(1) or (2) applies for life if the person is, or was at any time, subject to an order made previously under section 227.01 of this Act or section 490.012 of the Criminal Code.

  • Marginal note:Duration of order

    (5) An order made under subsection 227.01(3) applies for life.

  • 2007, c. 5, s. 4;
  • 2010, c. 17, s. 48.
Marginal note:Application for termination order
  •  (1) A person who is subject to an order may apply for a termination order

    • (a) if five years have elapsed since the order was made, in the case of an order referred to in paragraph 227.02(2)(a);

    • (b) if 10 years have elapsed since the order was made, in the case of an order referred to in paragraph 227.02(2)(b); or

    • (c) if 20 years have elapsed since the order was made, in the case of an order referred to in paragraph 227.02(2)(c) or subsection 227.02(2.1), (3) or (5).

  • Marginal note:Multiple orders

    (2) A person who is subject to more than one order made under section 227.01 may apply for a termination order if 20 years have elapsed since the most recent order was made.

  • Marginal note:Pardon or record suspension

    (3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), a person may apply for a termination order once they receive a pardon or once a record suspension is ordered.

  • Marginal note:Scope of application

    (4) The application shall be in relation to every order that is in effect. If a person is subject to an obligation under section 227.06 of this Act, section 490.019 or 490.02901 of the Criminal Code or section 36.1 of the International Transfer of Offenders Act, the application shall also be in relation to that obligation.

  • Marginal note:Re-application

    (5) A person whose application is refused may re-apply if five years have elapsed since they made the previous application. They may also re-apply once they receive a pardon or once a record suspension is ordered. However, they may not re-apply under this subsection if an order is made with respect to them under section 227.01 of this Act or section 490.012 of the Criminal Code after the previous application was made.

  • Marginal note:Jurisdiction

    (6) The application shall be made to the Chief Military Judge if the applicant is subject to the Code of Service Discipline or is an officer, or non-commissioned member, of the primary reserve at the time. In any other case, the application shall be made to a court under section 490.015 of the Criminal Code.

  • Marginal note:Court martial

    (7) On receipt of the application, the Chief Military Judge shall cause the Court Martial Administrator to convene a Standing Court Martial to try the issue.

  • 2007, c. 5, s. 4;
  • 2008, c. 29, s. 20;
  • 2010, c. 17, s. 49;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 154.
Marginal note:Termination order
  •  (1) The court martial shall make a termination order if it is satisfied that the person has established that the impact on them of continuing an order or an obligation, including on their privacy or liberty, would be grossly disproportionate to the public interest in protecting society through the effective prevention or investigation of crimes of a sexual nature, to be achieved by the registration of information relating to sex offenders under the Sex Offender Information Registration Act.

  • Marginal note:Reasons for decision

    (2) The court martial shall give reasons for the decision.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Provost Marshal

    (3) If the court martial makes a termination order, it shall cause the Provost Marshal to be notified of the decision.

  • 2007, c. 5, s. 4;
  • 2010, c. 17, s. 50;
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 107(F).
Marginal note:Requirements relating to notice
  •  (1) When a court martial makes an order under section 227.01, it shall cause

    • (a) the order to be read by or to the person who is subject to it;

    • (b) a copy of the order to be given to that person;

    • (c) that person to be informed of sections 4 to 7.1 of the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, section 119.1 of this Act and sections 490.031 and 490.0311 of the Criminal Code; and

    • (d) a copy of the order to be sent to

      • (i) the Review Board that is responsible for making a disposition with respect to that person, if applicable,

      • (ii) the person in charge of the place in which the person who is subject to the order is to serve the custodial portion of a sentence or is to be detained in custody as part of a disposition under Division 7 of this Part, if applicable, and

      • (iii) the Provost Marshal.

  • Marginal note:Notice on disposition by Review Board

    (2) A Review Board shall cause a copy of the order to be given to the person who is subject to the order when it directs,

    • (a) in the exercise of the powers and performance of the duties assigned to it under paragraph 672.54(a) of the Criminal Code, that the person be discharged absolutely; or

    • (b) in the exercise of the powers and performance of the duties assigned to it under paragraph 672.54(b) of the Criminal Code, that the person be discharged subject to conditions, unless the conditions restrict the person’s liberty in a manner and to an extent that prevent them from complying with sections 4, 4.1, 4.3 and 6 of the Sex Offender Information Registration Act.

  • Marginal note:Notice before release

    (3) The person in charge of the place in which the person who is subject to the order is serving the custodial portion of a sentence, or is detained in custody, before their release or discharge shall give them a copy of the order not earlier than 10 days before their release or discharge.

  • 2007, c. 5, s. 4;
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 107(F).

Notice and Obligation to Comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act — Convictions Before September 12, 2008

Marginal note:Obligation to comply

 A person who is served with a notice in the prescribed form shall comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act for the applicable period specified in section 227.09 of this Act unless an exemption order is made under subsection 227.1(4) of this Act or subsection 490.023(2) of the Criminal Code.

  • 2007, c. 5, s. 4.
Marginal note:Persons who may be served
  •  (1) The Provost Marshal may serve a person with a notice if, on the day on which this section comes into force, they are subject to a sentence for an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (c) of the definition designated offence in section 227 or have not been discharged absolutely or unconditionally released from custody under Division 7 of this Part in connection with such an offence.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A notice shall not be served on a person if

    • (a) they may be served with a notice under section 490.021 of the Criminal Code;

    • (b) they have been finally acquitted of, or have received a free pardon granted under Her Majesty’s royal prerogative of mercy or under section 748 of the Criminal Code for, every offence in connection with which the notice may be served on them; or

    • (c) an application has been made for an order under subsection 227.01(3) of this Act or subsection 490.012(3) of the Criminal Code in relation to any offence in connection with which the notice may be served on them.

  • 2007, c. 5, s. 4;
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 107(F).
 
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