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Security of Canada Information Disclosure Act

Version of section 5 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Disclosure of information to institution listed in Schedule 3

  •  (1) Subject to any provision of any other Act of Parliament, or of any regulation made under such an Act, that prohibits or restricts the disclosure of information, a Government of Canada institution may, on its own initiative or on request, disclose information to the head of a recipient Government of Canada institution whose title is listed in Schedule 3, or to a person designated by the head of that recipient institution, if the disclosing institution is satisfied that

    • (a) the disclosure will contribute to the exercise of the recipient institution’s jurisdiction, or the carrying out of its responsibilities, under an Act of Parliament or another lawful authority, in respect of activities that undermine the security of Canada; and

    • (b) the disclosure will not affect any person’s privacy interest more than is reasonably necessary in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Statement regarding accuracy and reliability

    (2) An institution that discloses information under subsection (1) must, at the time of the disclosure, also provide information regarding its accuracy and the reliability of the manner in which it was obtained.

  • 2015, c. 20, s. 2 “5”
  • 2019, c. 13, s. 118

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