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Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act

Version of section 38 from 2015-06-18 to 2019-07-11:

Marginal note:Functions of Review Committee

  •  (1) The functions of the Review Committee are

    • (a) to review generally the performance by the Service of its duties and functions and, in connection therewith,

      • (i) [Repealed, 2012, c. 19, s. 381]

      • (ii) to review directions issued by the Minister under subsection 6(2),

      • (iii) to review arrangements entered into by the Service pursuant to subsections 13(2) and (3) and 17(1) and to monitor the provision of information and intelligence pursuant to those arrangements,

      • (iv) to review any report or comment given to it pursuant to subsection 20(4),

      • (v) to monitor any request referred to in paragraph 16(3)(a) made to the Service,

      • (vi) to review the regulations, and

      • (vii) to compile and analyse statistics on the operational activities of the Service;

    • (b) to arrange for reviews to be conducted, or to conduct reviews, pursuant to section 40; and

    • (c) to conduct investigations in relation to

      • (i) complaints made to the Committee under sections 41 and 42,

      • (ii) reports made to the Committee pursuant to section 19 of the Citizenship Act, and

      • (iii) matters referred to the Committee pursuant to section 45 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

  • Marginal note:Review of measures

    (1.1) In reviewing the performance by the Service of its duties and functions the Review Committee shall, each fiscal year, review at least one aspect of the Service’s performance in taking measures to reduce threats to the security of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Review Committee’s other functions

    (2) As soon as the circumstances permit after receiving a copy of a report referred to in subsection 6(4), the Review Committee shall submit to the Minister a certificate stating the extent to which it is satisfied with the report and whether any of the Service’s operational activities described in the report, in its opinion,

    • (a) is not authorized by or under this Act or contravenes any directions issued by the Minister under subsection 6(2); or

    • (b) involves an unreasonable or unnecessary exercise by the Service of any of its powers.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-23, s. 38
  • 2001, c. 27, s. 225
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 381
  • 2015, c. 20, s. 50

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