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Canada Evidence Act

Version of section 38.02 from 2003-07-02 to 2023-01-25:


Marginal note:Disclosure prohibited

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 38.01(6), no person shall disclose in connection with a proceeding

    • (a) information about which notice is given under any of subsections 38.01(1) to (4);

    • (b) the fact that notice is given to the Attorney General of Canada under any of subsections 38.01(1) to (4), or to the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of National Defence under subsection 38.01(5);

    • (c) the fact that an application is made to the Federal Court under section 38.04 or that an appeal or review of an order made under any of subsections 38.06(1) to (3) in connection with the application is instituted; or

    • (d) the fact that an agreement is entered into under section 38.031 or subsection 38.04(6).

  • Marginal note:Entities

    (1.1) When an entity listed in the schedule, for any purpose listed there in relation to that entity, makes a decision or order that would result in the disclosure of sensitive information or potentially injurious information, the entity shall not disclose the information or cause it to be disclosed until notice of intention to disclose the information has been given to the Attorney General of Canada and a period of 10 days has elapsed after notice was given.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) Disclosure of the information or the facts referred to in subsection (1) is not prohibited if

    • (a) the Attorney General of Canada authorizes the disclosure in writing under section 38.03 or by agreement under section 38.031 or subsection 38.04(6); or

    • (b) a judge authorizes the disclosure under subsection 38.06(1) or (2) or a court hearing an appeal from, or a review of, the order of the judge authorizes the disclosure, and either the time provided to appeal the order or judgment has expired or no further appeal is available.

  • 2001, c. 41, ss. 43, 141
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