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Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-03-09 to 2018-12-12:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,



    agreement means a treaty, convention or other international agreement that is in force, to which Canada is a party and that contains a provision respecting mutual legal assistance in criminal matters; (accord)

    competent authority

    autorité compétente

    competent authority means the Attorney General of Canada, the attorney general of a province or any person or authority with responsibility in Canada for the investigation or prosecution of offences; (autorité compétente)



    data means representations, including signs, signals or symbols, that are capable of being understood by an individual or processed by a computer system or other device; (données)

    foreign state

    foreign state[Repealed, 1999, c. 18, s. 97]

    International Criminal Court

    Cour pénale internationale

    International Criminal Court means the International Criminal Court as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act; (Cour pénale internationale)



    judge means

    • (a) in Ontario, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice,

    • (a.1) in Prince Edward Island, a judge of the trial division of the Supreme Court,

    • (b) in Quebec, a judge of the Superior Court,

    • (c) in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, and

    • (d) in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Yukon and the Northwest Territories, a judge of the Supreme Court, and in Nunavut, a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice; (juge)



    Minister means the Minister of Justice; (ministre)



    offence means an offence within the meaning of the relevant agreement; (infraction)



    record means a medium on which data is registered or marked; (document)



    request means a request for assistance presented pursuant to an agreement; (demande)

    state or entity

    État ou entité

    state or entity means

    • (a) a state, a province, state or political subdivision of the state, or a colony, dependency, possession, protectorate, condominium, trust territory or any territory falling under the jurisdiction of the state, that is a party to an agreement with Canada, or

    • (b) an international criminal court or tribunal, the name of which appears in the schedule. (État ou entité)


    treaty[Repealed, 1999, c. 18, s. 97]

  • (2) [Repealed, 1999, c. 18, s. 97]

  • R.S., 1985, c. 30 (4th Supp.), s. 2
  • 1992, c. 51, s. 58
  • 1998, c. 30, s. 14
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 80, c. 18, s. 97
  • 2000, c. 24, s. 56
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 209(E)
  • 2014, c. 31, s. 36

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