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Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act

Version of section 39 from 2012-06-29 to 2015-04-22:


Marginal note:Committee procedures

  •  (1) Subject to this Act, the Review Committee may determine the procedure to be followed in the performance of any of its duties or functions.

  • Marginal note:Access to information

    (2) Notwithstanding any other Act of Parliament or any privilege under the law of evidence, but subject to subsection (3), the Review Committee is entitled

    • (a) to have access to any information under the control of the Service that relates to the performance of the duties and functions of the Committee and to receive from the Director and employees such information, reports and explanations as the Committee deems necessary for the performance of its duties and functions; and

    • (b) during any investigation referred to in paragraph 38(c), to have access to any information under the control of the deputy head concerned that is relevant to the investigation.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) No information described in subsection (2), other than a confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada in respect of which subsection 39(1) of the Canada Evidence Act applies, may be withheld from the Committee on any grounds.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-23, s. 39
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 382
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