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DNA Identification Act

Version of section 2 from 2008-01-01 to 2018-03-05:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.



authorization means an authorization made under section 487.055 or 487.091 of the Criminal Code or section 196.24 of the National Defence Act. (autorisation)



Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (commissaire)

designated offence

infraction désignée

designated offence means a designated offence within the meaning of section 487.04 of the Criminal Code or section 196.11 of the National Defence Act. (infraction désignée)



DNA means deoxyribonucleic acid. (ADN)

DNA profile

profil d’identification génétique

DNA profile means the results of forensic DNA analysis of a bodily substance. (profil d’identification génétique)

forensic DNA analysis

analyse génétique

forensic DNA analysis, in relation to a bodily substance, means forensic DNA analysis of the bodily substance. (analyse génétique)



order means an order made under section 487.051 of the Criminal Code or section 196.14 of the National Defence Act. (ordonnance)

Young Offenders Act

Loi sur les jeunes contrevenants

Young Offenders Act means chapter Y-1 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985. (Loi sur les jeunes contrevenants)

young person


young person has the meaning assigned by subsection 2(1) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act or subsection 2(1) of the Young Offenders Act, as the case may be. (adolescent)

  • 1998, c. 37, s. 2
  • 2000, c. 10, s. 4
  • 2002, c. 1, s. 187
  • 2005, c. 25, s. 14
  • 2007, c. 22, s. 27
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