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National Defence Act

Version of section 31 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-05-20:

Marginal note:Placing forces on active service

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may place the Canadian Forces or any component, unit or other element thereof or any officer or non-commissioned member thereof on active service anywhere in or beyond Canada at any time when it appears advisable to do so

    • (a) by reason of an emergency, for the defence of Canada; or

    • (b) in consequence of any action undertaken by Canada under the United Nations Charter, the North Atlantic Treaty or any other similar instrument for collective defence that may be entered into by Canada.

  • Marginal note:When officers and non-commissioned members deemed on active service

    (2) An officer or non-commissioned member who

    • (a) is a member of, serving with, or attached or seconded to, a component, unit or other element of the Canadian Forces that has been placed on active service,

    • (b) has been placed on active service, or

    • (c) pursuant to law has been attached or seconded to a portion of a force that has been placed on active service,

    shall be deemed to be on active service for all purposes.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 31
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60

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