Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Yemen

SOR/2014-213

UNITED NATIONS ACT

Registration 2014-09-26

Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Yemen

P.C. 2014-975 2014-09-25

Whereas the Security Council of the United Nations, acting under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted Resolution 2140 (2014) on February 26, 2014;

And whereas it appears to the Governor in Council to be necessary to make regulations for enabling the measures set out in that resolution to be effectively applied;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to section 2 of the United Nations ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Yemen.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Canadian

Canadien

Canadian means an individual who is a citizen within the meaning of the Citizenship Act or a body corporate incorporated by or continued under the laws of Canada or a province. (Canadien)

Committee of the Security Council

Comité du Conseil de sécurité

Committee of the Security Council means the Committee of the Security Council of the United Nations established under paragraph 19 of Security Council Resolution 2140. (Comité du Conseil de sécurité)

designated person

personne designée

designated person means a person that is designated by the Committee of the Security Council under paragraph 11 of Security Council Resolution 2140. (personne designée)

entity

entité

entity means a body corporate, trust, partnership, fund, unincorporated association or organization or foreign state. (entité)

Minister

ministre

Minister means the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (ministre)

person

personne

person means an individual or entity. (personne)

property

bien

property means property of every description and documents relating to or evidencing the title or right to property, or giving a right to recover or receive money or goods, and includes any funds, financial assets or economic resources. (bien)

Security Council Resolution 2140

résolution 2140 du Conseil de sécurité

Security Council Resolution 2140 means Resolution 2140 (2014) of February 26, 2014, adopted by the Security Council of the United Nations. (résolution 2140 du Conseil de sécurité)

working day

jour ouvrable

working day means a day that is not Saturday or a holiday. (jour ouvrable)

Yemen

Yémen

Yemen means Yemen and includes:

  • (a) its political subdivisions;

  • (b) its government and departments and the government and departments of its political subdivisions; and

  • (c) its agencies or those of its political subdivisions. (Yémen)

Application

Marginal note:Application

 These Regulations are binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Freezing of assets

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly

  • (a) deal directly or indirectly, in any property in Canada as of February 26, 2014 or at any time after that date, that is owned or controlled by a designated person, by a person acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, a designated person or by a person owned or controlled by a designated person;

  • (b) enter into or facilitate, directly or indirectly, any financial transaction related to a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (c) provide any financial or other related service in respect of the property referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (d) make any property or any financial or related service available to a designated person, to a person acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, a designated person or to a person owned or controlled by a designated person; or

  • (e) make property or any financial or other related service available for the benefit of any person referred to in paragraph (d).

Marginal note:Assisting a prohibited act

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly do anything that causes, assists or promotes or is intended to cause, assist or promote any act or thing prohibited by section 3.

Duty to Determine

Marginal note:Determination of property

 Each of the following entities must determine on a continuing basis whether it is in possession or control of property owned or controlled by or on behalf of a designated person:

  • (a) authorized foreign banks, as defined in section 2 of the Bank Act, in respect of their business in Canada or banks to which that Act applies;

  • (b) cooperative credit societies, savings and credit unions and caisses populaires regulated by a provincial Act and associations regulated by the Cooperative Credit Associations Act;

  • (c) foreign companies, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Insurance Companies Act, in respect of their insurance business in Canada;

  • (d) companies, provincial companies and societies, as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the Insurance Companies Act;

  • (e) fraternal benefit societies regulated by a provincial Act in respect of their insurance activities and insurance companies and other entities engaged in the business of insuring risks that are regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (f) companies to which the Trust and Loan Companies Act applies;

  • (g) trust companies regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (h) loan companies regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (i) entities that engage in any activity described in paragraph 5(h) of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act if the activity involves the opening of an account for a client; and

  • (j) entities authorized under provincial legislation to engage in the business of dealing in securities or to provide portfolio management or investment counselling services.

Disclosure

Marginal note:Disclosure
  •  (1) Every person in Canada and every Canadian outside Canada must disclose without delay to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and to the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

    • (a) the existence of property in their possession or control that they have reason to believe is owned or controlled by a designated person, by a person acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, a designated person or by a person owned or controlled by a designated person; and

    • (b) information about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of property referred to in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (2) No person contravenes subsection (1) by disclosing in good faith under that subsection.

Exceptions

Marginal note:Mistaken identity
  •  (1) A person claiming not to be a designated person may apply to the Minister for a certificate stating that they are not the person who has been designated by the Committee of the Security Council or by the Security Council of the United Nations.

  • Marginal note:Certificate — time period

    (2) If it is established under subsection (1) that the applicant is not a designated person, the Minister must issue a certificate to the applicant within 30 days after the day on which the application is received.

Marginal note:Certificate — basic or extraordinary expenses
  •  (1) A person whose property has been affected by the application of section 3 may apply to the Minister for a certificate to exempt the property from the application of that section if the property is necessary for basic or extraordinary expenses or if it is the subject of a judicial, administrative or arbitral lien or judgment, a hypothec, prior claim, mortgage, charge or security interest.

  • Marginal note:Certificate — time period

    (2) The Minister must issue a certificate, if the necessity of that property for basic or extraordinary expenses is established in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2140, or if the property is the subject of a judicial, administrative or arbitral lien or judgment, a hypothec, prior claim, mortgage, charge or security interest,

    • (a) in the case of property necessary for basic expenses, if the Committee of the Security Council did not refuse the release of the property, within 15 working days after receiving the application;

    • (b) in the case of property necessary for extraordinary expenses, if the Committee of the Security Council approved the release of the property, within 30 working days after receiving the application; and

    • (c) in the case of property that is the subject of a judicial, administrative or arbitral lien or judgment, a hypothec, prior claim, mortgage, charge or security interest, if the lien, judgment, hypothec, prior claim, mortgage, charge or security interest was entered into before February 26, 2014, is not for the benefit of a designated person and has been brought to the attention of the Committee of the Security Council by the Minister, within 90 days after receiving the application.

 
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