FEDERAL REG

SOR/2016-5: North American Foreign Ministers Meeting 2016 — Privileges and Immunities Order Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act

REGISTRATION OF FEDERAL REGULATION - VIA PART II OF THE GAZETTE

Registered
January 27, 2016


REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT (This statement is not part of the Order.) 1. Background Historically, to help inform the agenda for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), foreign ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico have met in advance of the Summit to discuss broad areas of trilateral cooperation, such as energy and the environment, global and regional issues, security c... (Click for more)


Published on January 27, 2016

Bill Summary

SOR/2016-5: North American Foreign Ministers Meeting 2016 — Privileges and Immunities Order Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT (This statement is not part of the Order.) 1. Background Historically, to help inform the agenda for the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), foreign ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico have met in advance of the Summit to discuss broad areas of trilateral cooperation, such as energy and the environment, global and regional issues, security challenges, and ongoing work to reduce impediments to trade between our countries and to strengthen North America’s global competitiveness. The last North American Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (NAFMM) was held in January, 2015, and hosted by the U.S. Secretary of State, in Boston, Massachusetts. Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs will host the next NAFMM in Québec City on January 28–29, 2016. 2. Issues The North American Foreign Ministers Meeting 2016 — Privileges and Immunities Order (the Order), made pursuant to paragraph 5(1)(c) of the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act (FMIOA), will grant limited privileges and immunities to foreign state representatives attending the meeting. In so doing, the Order will also grant the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) primary responsibility to ensure the security for the proper functioning of this international meeting, through the operation of section 10.1 of the FMIOA. 3. Objectives The Order grants limited privileges to foreign state representatives not otherwise protected under customary international law during their attendance at the NAFMM in Québec City, Quebec, on January 28–29, 2016. The Order also has the effect of granting the RCMP primary responsibility to ensure the security for the proper functioning of the international meeting through the operation of section 10.1 of the FMIOA. 4. Description The Order grants to foreign state representatives not otherwise protected under customary international law the privileges and immunities set out in paragraphs 11(b) and (e) and sections 14 to 16 of Article IV of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations to the extent required for the exercise of their functions, namely inviolability of their papers and documents and facilities in respect of currency or exchange restrictions. Under the provisions of the FMIOA, the Order will also grant the RCMP the primary responsibility for ensuring the security of the meeting. 5. “One-for-One” Rule The “One-for-One” Rule does not apply to this proposal, as there is no change in administrative costs to business. 6. Small business lens The small business lens does not apply to this proposal, as there are no costs for small business, and small businesses would not be disproportionately affected. 7. Consultation Consultations were carried out between the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, the Canada Border Services Agency, Justice Canada, the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. All consulted departments agreed with the proposed submission. 8. Rationale The Order grants limited privileges and immunities to foreign state representatives that are otherwise not protected under customary international law during their attendance at the NAFMM. The Order also has the effect of granting the RCMP primary responsibility to ensure the security for the proper functioning of the international meeting through the operation of section 10.1 of the FMIOA. 9. Contact Daniel Desfossés Director Summits, Official Events and Management Services Global Affairs Canada 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Telephone: 343-203-0803 Email: [email protected] Footnote a S.C. 2002, c. 12, s. 3(2) Footnote b S.C. 1991, c. 41

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