FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-47, An Act To Amend The Export And Import Permits Act And The Criminal Code (Amendments Permitting The Accession To The Arms Trade Treaty And Other Amendments)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

Royal Assent
December 13, 2018


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Export and Import Permits Act to (a) define the term “broker” and to establish a framework to control brokering that takes place in Canada and that is undertaken by Canadians outside Canada; (b) require that the Minister take into account certain considerations before issuing an export permit or a brokering permit; (c) authorize the ... (Click for more)


Published on December 14, 2018

Bill Summary

Bill C-47, An Act To Amend The Export And Import Permits Act And The Criminal Code (Amendments Permitting The Accession To The Arms Trade Treaty And Other Amendments)

SUMMARY







This enactment amends the Export and Import Permits Act to


(a) define the term “broker” and to establish a framework to control brokering that takes place in Canada and that is undertaken by Canadians outside Canada;



(b) require that the Minister take into account certain considerations before issuing an export permit or a brokering permit;



(c) authorize the making of regulations that set out additional mandatory considerations that the Minister is required to take into account before issuing an export permit or a brokering permit;



(d) set May 31 as the date by which the Minister must table in both Houses of Parliament a report of the operations under the Act in the preceding year and a report on military exports in the preceding year;



(e) increase the maximum fine for a summary conviction offence to $250,000;



(f) replace the requirement that only countries with which Canada has an intergovernmental arrangement may be added to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List by a requirement that a country may be added to the list only on the recommendation of the Minister made after consultation with the Minister of National Defence; and



(g) add a new purpose for which an article may be added to an Export Control List.









The enactment amends the Criminal Code to include, for interception of private communications purposes, the offence of brokering in the definition of “offence” in section 183.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Export and Import Permits Act R.S.C., 1985, c. E-19

  2. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

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