Marginal note:Restriction on application
4 (1) This Act does not apply to any of the following persons when acting in their official capacity, namely,
(a) members of the legislature of a province or persons on the staff of such members;
(b) employees of the government of a province;
(c) members of a council or other statutory body charged with the administration of the civil or municipal affairs of a city, town, municipality or district, persons on the staff of such members or officers or employees of a city, town, municipality or district;
(d) members of the council of a band as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act or of the council of an Indian band established by an Act of Parliament, persons on their staff or employees of such a council;
(d.1) members of an aboriginal government or institution that exercises jurisdiction or authority under a self-government agreement, or under self-government provisions contained in a land claims agreement, given effect by or under an Act of Parliament, persons on the staff of those members or employees of that government or institution;
(d.2) [Repealed, 2003, c. 10, s. 3]
(d.3) [Repealed, 2004, c. 17, s. 20]
(e) diplomatic agents, consular officers or official representatives in Canada of a foreign government; or
(f) officials of a specialized agency of the United Nations in Canada or officials of any other international organization to whom there are granted, by or under any Act of Parliament, privileges and immunities.
(2) This Act does not apply in respect of
(a) any oral or written submission made to a committee of the Senate or House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament or to any body or person having jurisdiction or powers conferred by or under an Act of Parliament, in proceedings that are a matter of public record;
(b) any oral or written communication made to a public office holder by an individual on behalf of any person or organization with respect to the enforcement, interpretation or application of any Act of Parliament or regulation by that public office holder with respect to that person or organization; or
(c) any oral or written communication made to a public office holder by an individual on behalf of any person or organization if the communication is restricted to a request for information.
(3) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring the disclosure of the name or identity of any individual where that disclosure could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of that individual.
- R.S., 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 4
- 1994, c. 35, s. 36
- 1995, c. 12, s. 2
- 2000, c. 7, s. 24
- 2003, c. 10, s. 3
- 2004, c. 17, ss. 17, 20
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