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Version of section 83.05 from 2019-06-21 to 2019-08-28:


Marginal note:Establishment of list

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, by regulation, establish a list on which the Governor in Council may place any entity if, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Governor in Council is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that

    • (a) the entity has knowingly carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity; or

    • (b) the entity has knowingly acted on behalf of, at the direction of or in association with an entity referred to in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Recommendation

    (1.1) The Minister may make a recommendation referred to in subsection (1) only if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that the entity to which the recommendation relates is an entity referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

  • Marginal note:Amendment to name of listed entity

    (1.2) The Minister may, by regulation,

    • (a) change the name of a listed entity, or add to the list any other name by which a listed entity may also be or have been known, if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the listed entity is using a name that is not on the list; and

    • (b) delete from the list any other name by which a listed entity may also have been known, if the entity is no longer using that name.

  • Marginal note:Application to Minister

    (2) On application in writing by a listed entity to be removed from the list, the Minister shall decide whether the applicant should remain a listed entity or whether the Minister should recommend to the Governor in Council that the applicant be removed from the list, taking into account the grounds set out in subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Deeming

    (3) If the Minister does not make a decision on the application referred to in subsection (2) within 90 days after receipt of the application, or within any longer period that may be agreed to in writing by the Minister and the applicant, the Minister is deemed to have decided that the applicant should remain a listed entity.

  • Marginal note:Notice of the decision to the applicant

    (4) The Minister shall give notice without delay to the applicant of any decision taken or deemed to have been taken respecting the application referred to in subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Judicial review

    (5) Within 60 days after the receipt of the notice of the decision referred to in subsection (4), the applicant may apply to a judge for judicial review of the decision.

  • Marginal note:Reference

    (6) When an application is made under subsection (5), the judge shall, without delay

    • (a) examine, in private, any security or criminal intelligence reports considered in the making of the decision on whether the applicant should remain a listed entity and hear any other evidence or information that may be presented by or on behalf of the Minister and may, at his or her request, hear all or part of that evidence or information in the absence of the applicant and any counsel representing the applicant, if the judge is of the opinion that the disclosure of the information would injure national security or endanger the safety of any person;

    • (b) provide the applicant with a statement summarizing the information available to the judge so as to enable the applicant to be reasonably informed of the reasons for the decision, without disclosing any information the disclosure of which would, in the judge’s opinion, injure national security or endanger the safety of any person;

    • (c) provide the applicant with a reasonable opportunity to be heard; and

    • (d) determine whether the decision is reasonable on the basis of the information available to the judge and, if found not to be reasonable, order that the applicant no longer be a listed entity.

  • Marginal note:Evidence

    (6.1) The judge may receive into evidence anything that, in the opinion of the judge, is reliable and appropriate, even if it would not otherwise be admissible under Canadian law, and may base his or her decision on that evidence.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (7) The Minister shall cause to be published, without delay, in the Canada Gazette notice of a final order of a court that the applicant no longer be a listed entity.

  • Marginal note:New application

    (8) A listed entity may not make another application under subsection (2) except if, since the time when the entity made its last application,

    • (a) there has been a material change in its circumstances; or

    • (b) the Minister has completed a review under subsection (8.1) with respect to that entity.

  • Marginal note:Review — listed entity

    (8.1) The Minister shall review whether there are still reasonable grounds, as set out in subsection (1), for an entity to be a listed entity and make a recommendation to the Governor in Council as to whether the entity should remain a listed entity

    • (a) within five years after

      • (i) the day on which this subsection comes into force, if the entity is a listed entity on that day, or

      • (ii) the day on which the entity is added to the list, if the entity is added to the list after the day on which this subsection comes into force; and

    • (b) subsequently, within five years after the most recent recommendation made under this subsection with respect to the entity.

  • Marginal note:Validity

    (9) Reviews undertaken under subsection (8.1) do not affect the validity of the list.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (10) The Minister shall cause notice of the results of every review of a listed entity undertaken under subsection (8.1) to be published in the Canada Gazette within five years after the review is completed.

  • Definition of judge

    (11) In this section, judge means the Chief Justice of the Federal Court or a judge of that Court designated by the Chief Justice.

  • 2001, c. 41, ss. 4, 143
  • 2005, c. 10, ss. 18, 34
  • 2019, c. 13, s. 141
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