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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

Act current to 2023-11-14 and last amended on 2023-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Powers of peace officer

  •  (1) An officer, if so authorized, has the authority and powers of a peace officer — including those set out in sections 487 to 492.2 of the Criminal Code — to enforce this Act, including any of its provisions with respect to the arrest, detention or removal from Canada of any person.

  • Marginal note:Temporary assistants

    (2) An officer may, in cases of emergency, employ a person to assist the officer in carrying out duties under this Act. That person has the authority and powers of the officer for a period of no more than 48 hours, unless approved by the Minister.

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