Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act
Marginal note:Information not to be disclosed
45 (1) Where a person designates information as confidential pursuant to paragraph 46(1)(a) and that designation is not withdrawn by that person, no member and no person employed in the federal public administration who comes into possession of that information while holding that office or being so employed shall, either before or after ceasing to hold that office or being so employed, knowingly disclose that information, or knowingly allow it to be disclosed, to any other person in any manner that is calculated or likely to make it available for the use of any business competitor or rival of any person to whose business or affairs the information relates.
Marginal note:Disclosure of summary or statement
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any non-confidential edited version or non-confidential summary of information or statement referred to in paragraph 46(1)(b).
Marginal note:Disclosure to counsel and experts
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), information to which that subsection applies that has been provided to the Tribunal in any proceedings before the Tribunal may be disclosed by the Tribunal to counsel for any party to those proceedings or to other proceedings arising out of those proceedings or to an expert, acting under the control or direction of that counsel, for use, notwithstanding any other Act or law, by that counsel or expert only in those proceedings, subject to any conditions that the Tribunal considers reasonably necessary or desirable to ensure that the information will not, without the written consent of the person who provided the information to the Tribunal, be disclosed by counsel or the expert to any person in any manner that is calculated or likely to make it available to
Marginal note:Disclosure to Tribunal’s experts
(3.1) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Tribunal may disclose information to which that subsection applies to an expert retained by the Tribunal for use, notwithstanding any other Act or law, by the expert only in proceedings before the Tribunal under the Special Import Measures Act or this Act, subject to any conditions that the Tribunal considers reasonably necessary or desirable to ensure that the information will not, without the written consent of the person who provided the information to the Tribunal, be disclosed by the expert to any person in any manner that is calculated or likely to make it available to
Marginal note:Disclosure to persons described in subsection (5)
(3.2) For greater certainty, disclosure of information under subsection (3) or (3.1) to a person described in subsection (5) who is an employee of an institution of the Government of Canada that is a party to the proceedings or, in the case of subsection (3), other proceedings is not disclosure to a party to those proceedings for the purposes of subsection (3) or (3.1).
Definition of counsel
(4) In subsection (3), counsel, in relation to a party to proceedings, includes any person, other than a director, servant or employee of the party, who acts in the proceedings on behalf of the party.
Marginal note:Persons who may be recognized as experts
(5) In subsections (3) and (3.1), “expert” includes any of the following persons whom the Tribunal recognizes as an expert:
(a) persons whose duties involve the carrying out of the Competition Act and who are referred to in section 25 of that Act, other than persons authorized by the Governor in Council to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Director of Investigation and Research;
(b) in respect of the determination of damages and costs in procurement review proceedings, persons employed in the government institution involved in the procurement under review; and
(c) any prescribed person.
(6) Every person commits an offence who
(7) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (6) is guilty of
(8) No proceedings for an offence under subsection (6) shall be instituted without the consent in writing of the Attorney General of Canada.
Marginal note:Bar from appearing before Tribunal
(9) In addition to any punishment imposed under subsection (7), counsel or an expert who commits an offence under subsection (6) may be barred by the Tribunal from any further appearance before it in respect of any proceedings before the Tribunal for the period that the Tribunal considers appropriate.
- R.S., 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 45
- 1994, c. 47, s. 44
- 1999, c. 12, s. 59
- 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E)
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