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Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act

Version of section 18 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-04-22:


Marginal note:Offence to disclose identity

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall disclose any information that the person obtained or to which the person had access in the course of the performance by that person of duties and functions under this Act or the participation by that person in the administration or enforcement of this Act and from which the identity of

    • (a) any other person who is or was a confidential source of information or assistance to the Service, or

    • (b) any person who is or was an employee engaged in covert operational activities of the Service

    can be inferred.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) A person may disclose information referred to in subsection (1) for the purposes of the performance of duties and functions under this Act or any other Act of Parliament or the administration or enforcement of this Act or as required by any other law or in the circumstances described in any of paragraphs 19(2)(a) to (d).

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (3) Every one who contravenes subsection (1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 1984, c. 21, s. 18
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