Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities

 
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Canada Gazette

Part Ⅱ

OTTAWA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013

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SOR/2013-194 November 7, 2013

CRIMINAL CODE

Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities P.C. 2013-1147 November 6, 2013

Whereas the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the entity referred to in the annexed Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities has knowingly carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity or is knowingly acting on behalf of, at the direction of or in association with such an entity;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, pursuant to subsection 83.05(1) (see footnote a) of the Criminal Code (see footnote b), makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities.

REGULATIONS AMENDING THE REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING A LIST OF ENTITIES AMENDMENT 1. Section 1 of the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities (see footnote 1) is amended by adding the following at the end of that section:

Jabhat Al-Nusra (also known among other names as Jabhet al-Nusra, The Victory Front, Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, Jabhat Al-Nusra li-Ahl al-Sham min Mujahedi al-Sham fi Sahat al-Jihad (The Support Front for the People of the Levant by the Levantine Mujahedin on the Battlefields of Jihad), the Front for the Defense of the Syrian People and the Front for the Support of the Syrian People) COMING INTO FORCE 2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT (This statement is not part of the Regulations.)

Issue The Regulations support the Government of Canada’s efforts to protect Canadians against the threat of terrorism. The listing of terrorist entities facilitates the prosecution of perpetrators and supporters of terrorism and plays a key role in countering terrorist financing.

Background On December 18, 2001, Bill C-36, the Anti-terrorism Act, received Royal Assent. The Anti-terrorism Act provides the Government of Canada with the ability to create a list of entities. Under the Criminal Code, the Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, establish a list of entities if the Governor in Council...

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