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Statistics Act

Version of section 18 from 2017-12-12 to 2022-05-02:


Marginal note:Privileged information — inadmissibility as evidence

  •  (1) Except for the purposes of a prosecution under this Act, any return and any identifying information provided to Statistics Canada under this Act and any copy of a return in the possession of a respondent is privileged and shall not be used as evidence in any proceedings.

  • Marginal note:Privileged information — person sworn

    (2) A person sworn under section 6 shall not, by an order of any court, tribunal or other body, be required in any proceedings to give oral testimony with respect to information obtained in the course of administering this Act or to produce any return or identifying information obtained.

  • Marginal note:Application of section

    (3) This section applies in respect of any information that Statistics Canada is prohibited by this Act from disclosing or that may only be disclosed pursuant to an authorization under subsection 17(2).

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-19, s. 18
  • 2017, c. 31, s. 9
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