SOR/2014-246

 
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OTTAWA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014

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SOR/2014-246 October 30, 2014

CRIMINAL CODE

Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities P.C. 2014-1153 October 30, 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 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:

Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar (JMA) (also known among other names as Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar, Jaysh al-Muhajireen wa’l-Ansar, Army of Migrants and Supporters, Army of Emigrants and Helpers, Muhajireen Brigade and Mujahideen Army)

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.)

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 of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, establish a list of entities if the Governor in Council is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the entity has knowingly carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist...

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