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Access to Information Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-1)

Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

PART 3General (continued)

Marginal note:Records not under control of institution

 The records that the head of a government institution provides to the head of another government institution for the purpose of the other institution providing the services referred to in subsection 96(1) are not under the control of that other institution.

  • 2019, c. 18, s. 37

Marginal note:Protection from civil proceeding or from prosecution — Part 1

  •  (1) Despite any other Act of Parliament, no civil or criminal proceedings lie against the head of any government institution, or against any person acting on behalf or under the direction of the head of a government institution, and no proceedings lie against the Crown or any government institution, for the disclosure in good faith of any record or any part of a record under Part 1, for any consequences that flow from that disclosure, or for the failure to give any notice required under Part 1 if reasonable care is taken to give the required notice.

  • Marginal note:Protection from civil proceeding or from prosecution — Part 2

    (2) Despite any other Act of Parliament, no civil or criminal proceedings lie against any person who is required to cause to be published any information or any materials, in whole or in part, under Part 2 or against any person acting on behalf or under the direction of that person, and no proceedings lie against the Crown or any entity, for the publication in good faith of any information or any materials, in whole or in part, under Part 2, or for any consequences that flow from that publication.

  • 2019, c. 18, s. 37

Marginal note:Permanent review of Act by Parliamentary committee

 The administration of this Act shall be reviewed on a permanent basis by any committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament that may be designated or established by Parliament for that purpose.

  • 2019, c. 18, s. 37

Marginal note:Review and report

 A committee referred to in section 99 shall undertake a review of this Act within one year after the day on which this section comes into force and every five years after the review is undertaken, and shall submit a report on each review to the Senate, the House of Commons or both Houses of Parliament, as the case may be, including a statement of any changes the committee would recommend.

  • 2019, c. 18, s. 37

Marginal note:Binding on Crown

 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • 2019, c. 18, s. 37

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing criteria for adding, under paragraph (2)(a), the name of a body or office to Schedule I.

  • Marginal note:Amendments to Schedule I

    (2) The Governor in Council may, by order,

    • (a) add to Schedule I the name of any department, ministry of state, body or office of the Government of Canada;

    • (b) replace in Schedule I the former name of any department, ministry of state, body or office of the Government of Canada with its new name; and

    • (c) delete from Schedule I the name of any department, ministry of state, body or office of the Government of Canada that has ceased to exist or has become part of another department, ministry of state, body or office of the Government of Canada.

  • 2019, c. 18, s. 37
 
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