SOR/2014-211

 
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Canada Gazette

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OTTAWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

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SOR/2014-211 September 22, 2014

CRIMINAL CODE

Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities P.C. 2014-971 September 22, 2014

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 AMENDMENTS 1. The reference to “Al Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (also known among other names as” in section 1 of the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities (see footnote 1) is replaced by the following:

Islamic State (IS) (also known among other names as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, ISIL, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS, Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, Al Qaida in Iraq, al-Qaida in Iraq,

2. The reference to “The Organization Base of Jihad/Country of the Two Rivers,” in section 1 of the French version of the Regulations is deleted.

COMING INTO FORCE 3. 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.)

Issues 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...

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