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Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 4 (2nd Supp.))

Act current to 2020-05-17 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

PART IIILicence Denial (continued)

No Appeal

Marginal note:No appeal

 Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act of Parliament, of any regulation or order made under any other Act of Parliament or of any order made pursuant to a prerogative of the Crown, no appeal lies from any action taken under this Part.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

Request to Terminate Application of Part

Marginal note:Request to terminate application of Part

  •  (1) A provincial enforcement service shall immediately request that all actions taken under this Part in respect of a debtor be terminated where

    • (a) the provincial enforcement service is satisfied that the debtor

      • (i) is no longer in arrears under all support orders against the debtor that are enforced by a licence denial application,

      • (ii) is complying, in respect of those support orders, with a payment plan that the provincial enforcement service considers reasonable, or

      • (iii) is unable to pay the amount in arrears and that the application of this Part against the debtor is not reasonable in the circumstances; or

    • (b) the provincial enforcement service ceases to enforce those support orders against the debtor.

  • Marginal note:Prescribed manner

    (2) A request under subsection (1) must be made to the Minister in the prescribed manner.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 76

Marginal note:Informing appropriate Ministers

 Where the Minister receives a request under section 72, the Minister shall immediately inform each appropriate Minister of the receipt of the request.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

Marginal note:Obligation of appropriate Ministers

 Immediately on being informed under section 73, each appropriate Minister shall

  • (a) cancel the suspension of every schedule licence suspended by that appropriate Minister and inform the licence holder that the suspension has been cancelled;

  • (b) stop refusing to renew schedule licences of the debtor solely on the basis of this Part; and

  • (c) stop refusing to issue schedule licences to the debtor solely on the basis of this Part.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

Marginal note:When licence not revived

 The cancellation of the suspension of a schedule licence pursuant to section 74 does not operate to revive the licence if the term of the licence expired while the suspension was in force.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

Offence

Marginal note:Offence

 Every person who is notified that a passport issued to the person has been suspended under this Part and who fails to return the passport forthwith to a Passport Office, as defined in section 2 of the Canadian Passport Order, or who subsequently uses the passport after being so notified, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

 [Repealed, 2019, c. 16, s. 77]

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) respecting the conducting of searches for the purposes of this Part of the information banks that may be searched under Part I;

  • (b) prescribing anything that by this Part is to be or may be prescribed.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 78

PART IVGeneral Provisions

No Liability

Marginal note:No liability

 No action lies against Her Majesty in right of Canada, any Minister of the Crown in right of Canada or any officer or employee of Her Majesty in right of Canada for anything done or omitted to be done, or purported to be done or omitted to be done, in good faith in the exercise of any power or performance of any duty under Part I or III.

  • 2019, c. 16, s. 79

Research

Marginal note:Matters governed by this Act

 The Minister may undertake research related to matters governed by this Act.

  • 2019, c. 16, s. 79

Release Authorization

Marginal note:Release authorization

 Notwithstanding any provision in any other Act of Parliament that prohibits or restricts the release of information, the following information may be released for the purposes of this Act:

  • (a) information in any information bank that may be searched under Part I,

  • (b) information that is necessarily incidental to the garnishment of moneys under Part II, and

  • (c) information that is necessarily incidental to the administration of Part III.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

Prohibition, Offence and Punishment

Marginal note:Prohibition

 An officer or employee of, or person who is hired on a contractual basis by, Her Majesty in right of Canada who obtains personal information, as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act, under this Act shall not, except in performing their duties under this Act or if so authorized under another Act of Parliament, knowingly communicate the information or allow it to be communicated to any person, or knowingly allow any person to inspect or have access to any statement or other writing containing the information.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 80

Marginal note:Offence and punishment

 Every person who contravenes section 80 is guilty of an offence, and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000, or to both.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22

Marginal note:Limitation period

 Any proceedings under section 81 may be instituted at any time within but not later than three years after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • 1997, c. 1, s. 22
 
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