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Department of Justice Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2)

Act current to 2020-05-17 and last amended on 2006-12-12. Previous Versions


  • — 2018, c. 29, s. 73

    • 73 The Department of Justice Act is amended by adding the following after section 4.1:

      • Charter statement
        • 4.2 (1) The Minister shall, for every Bill introduced in or presented to either House of Parliament by a minister or other representative of the Crown, cause to be tabled, in the House in which the Bill originates, a statement that sets out potential effects of the Bill on the rights and freedoms that are guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

        • Purpose

          (2) The purpose of the statement is to inform members of the Senate and the House of Commons as well as the public of those potential effects.

  • — 2018, c. 29, s. 75

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