Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities

 
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Part Ⅱ

OTTAWA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013

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SOR/2013-257 December 24, 2013

CRIMINAL CODE

Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of EntitiesP.C. 2013-1509 December 23, 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 entities referred to in the annexed Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities have knowingly carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity or are 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 ENTITIESAMENDMENT1. 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:

Boko Haram (also known among other names as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (People of the Tradition of the Prophet for Preaching and Striving / Group Committed to Propagating the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad))

Caucasus Emirate (also known among other names as Imarat Kavkaz and Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus)

COMING INTO FORCE2. 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.)

IssueThe 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.

BackgroundOn 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...

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