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Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. G-2)

Act current to 2020-10-05 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

PART IIDiversion of Pension Benefits to Satisfy Financial Support Orders (continued)

General (continued)

Marginal note:Information to be made available to the public

 The Minister shall cause information on the manner of applying for a diversion under this Part to be made available throughout Canada in such a manner that the public will have reasonable access thereto.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 100, s. 37

PART IIIGeneral Provisions

Marginal note:Designation of Minister

 The Governor in Council may, by order, designate one or more federal ministers as the Minister or Ministers for the purposes of any provision of this Part or Part I.

  • 2019, c. 16, s. 116

Marginal note:Research

  •  (1) The Minister may undertake research related to matters governed by this Act.

  • Marginal note:Agreement to collect information

    (2) The Minister shall not collect information for the purpose of subsection (1) from a parliamentary entity unless the Minister entered into an agreement to do so with the entity in question.

  • Marginal note:Parliamentary entity

    (3) For the purpose of this section, parliamentary entity has the same meaning as in section 2.

  • 2019, c. 16, s. 116

Marginal note:Prohibition

 An officer or employee of, or person who is hired on a contractual basis by, Her Majesty in right of Canada or a parliamentary entity who obtains personal information, as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act, under this Act shall not, except in performing their duties under this Act or if so authorized under another Act of Parliament, knowingly communicate the information or allow it to be communicated to any person, or knowingly allow any person to inspect or have access to any statement or other writing containing the information.

  • 2019, c. 16, s. 116

Marginal note:Offence and punishment

 Every person who contravenes section 50 is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

  • 2019, c. 16, s. 116
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