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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 161 from 2012-12-15 to 2021-02-15:


Marginal note:Rules

  •  (1) Subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, and in consultation with the Deputy Chairpersons, the Chairperson may make rules respecting

    • (a) the referral of a claim for refugee protection to the Refugee Protection Division;

    • (a.1) the factors to be taken into account in fixing or changing the date of the hearing referred to in subsection 100(4.1);

    • (a.2) the activities, practice and procedure of each of the Divisions of the Board, including the periods for appeal, other than in respect of appeals of decisions of the Refugee Protection Division, the priority to be given to proceedings, the notice that is required and the period in which notice must be given;

    • (b) the conduct of persons in proceedings before the Board, as well as the consequences of, and sanctions for, the breach of those rules;

    • (c) the information that may be required and the manner in which, and the time within which, it must be provided with respect to a proceeding before the Board; and

    • (d) any other matter considered by the Chairperson to require rules.

  • Marginal note:Distinctions

    (1.1) The rules made under paragraph (1)(c) may distinguish among claimants for refugee protection who make their claims inside Canada on the basis of whether their claims are made at a port of entry or elsewhere or on the basis of whether they are nationals of a country that is, on the day on which their claim is made, a country designated under subsection 109.1(1).

  • Marginal note:Tabling in Parliament

    (2) The Minister shall cause a copy of any rule made under subsection (1) to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the approval of the rule by the Governor in Council.

  • 2001, c. 27, s. 161
  • 2010, c. 8, s. 20
  • 2012, c. 17, ss. 49, 61, 84
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