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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 159.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2023-03-24:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this section and sections 159.2 to 159.7.


Agreement means the Agreement dated December 5, 2002 between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America for Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries. (Accord)


claimant means a claimant referred to in paragraph 101(1)(e) of the Act. (demandeur)

designated country

designated country means a country designated by section 159.3. (pays désigné)

family member

family member, in respect of a claimant, means their spouse or common-law partner, their legal guardian, and any of the following persons, namely, their child, father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. (membre de la famille)

legal guardian

legal guardian, in respect of a claimant who has not attained the age of 18 years, means a person who has custody of the claimant or who is empowered to act on the claimant’s behalf by virtue of a court order or written agreement or by operation of law. (tuteur légal)

United States

United States means the United States of America, but does not include Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam or any other United States of America possession or territory. (États-Unis)

  • SOR/2004-217, s. 2

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