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Sex Offender Information Registration Act

Version of section 3 from 2004-12-15 to 2008-09-11:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Act.


    database means the database that contains the information that is registered under this Act. (banque de données)


    information includes characteristics recorded and photographs taken under subsection 5(3) and fingerprints taken under subsection 9(2). (renseignements)

    main residence

    main residence means the place in Canada where a person lives most often or, if there is no such place, the place in Canada where they may be found most often. (résidence principale)

    member of a police service

    member of a police service includes

    • (a) an officer or non-commissioned member of the Canadian Forces who is appointed for the purposes of section 156 of the National Defence Act; and

    • (b) in an area in which an aboriginal police service is responsible for policing, a member of that police service. (membre d’un service de police)

    Ontario Act

    Ontario Act has the same meaning as in subsection 490.011(1) of the Criminal Code. (loi ontarienne)


    order means an order under section 490.012 of the Criminal Code. (ordonnance)

    person who collects information

    person who collects information means a person who is authorized under paragraph 18(1)(b) or subsection 19(1) to collect information. (préposé à la collecte)

    person who registers information

    person who registers information means a person who is authorized under paragraph 18(1)(c) or subsection 19(1) to register information. (préposé à l’enregistrement)

    registration centre

    registration centre means a place that is designated as a registration centre under paragraph 18(1)(d) or subsection 19(1). (bureau d’inscription)


    retained means retained under a contract for services, whether the contract is entered into with an individual, or with their employer or another person to whom the individual provides services. (agent contractuel)

    secondary residence

    secondary residence means a place in Canada, other than a main residence, where a person regularly lives. (résidence secondaire)

    sex offender

    sex offender means a person who is subject to one or more orders or to an obligation under section 490.019 of the Criminal Code. (délinquant sexuel)

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, a crime is of a sexual nature if it consists of one or more acts that

    • (a) are either sexual in nature or committed with the intent to commit an act or acts that are sexual in nature; and

    • (b) constitute an offence.

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