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Bill C-24

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Written notification to be given

25.4 (1) When a public officer commits an act or omission - or directs the commission by another person of an act or omission - under paragraph 25.1(9)(a) or (b), the senior official with whom the public officer files a written report under section 25.2 shall, as soon as is feasible after the report is filed, and no later than one year after the commission of the act or omission, notify in writing any person whose property was lost or seriously damaged as a result of the act or omission.


(2) The competent authority may authorize the senior official not to notify the person under subsection (1) until the competent authority is of the opinion that notification would not

    (a) compromise or hinder an ongoing investigation of an offence under an Act of Parliament;

    (b) compromise the identity of a public officer acting in an undercover capacity, of a confidential informant or of a person acting covertly under the direction and control of a public officer;

    (c) endanger the life or safety of any person;

    (d) prejudice a legal proceeding; or

    (e) otherwise be contrary to the public interest.

1997, c. 23, s. 2

3. Subsection 82(2) of the French version of the Act is replaced by the following:

Possession liée aux activités d'une organisation criminelle

(2) Quiconque, sans excuse légitime, dont la preuve lui incombe, fabrique ou a en sa possession ou sous sa garde ou son contrôle une substance explosive au profit ou sous la direction d'une organisation criminelle, ou en association avec elle, est coupable d'un acte criminel et passible d'un emprisonnement maximal de quatorze ans.

4. The definition ``offence'' in section 183 of the Act is replaced by the following:

« infraction »

``offence'' means an offence contrary to, any conspiracy or attempt to commit or being an accessory after the fact in relation to an offence contrary to, or any counselling in relation to an offence contrary to

      (a) any of the following provisions of this Act, namely,

        (i) section 47 (high treason),

        (ii) section 51 (intimidating Parliament or a legislature),

        (iii) section 52 (sabotage),

        (iv) section 57 (forgery, etc.),

        (v) section 61 (sedition),

        (vi) section 76 (hijacking),

        (vii) section 77 (endangering safety of aircraft or airport),

        (viii) section 78 (offensive weapons, etc., on aircraft),

        (ix) section 78.1 (offences against maritime navigation or fixed platforms),

        (x) section 80 (breach of duty),

        (xi) section 81 (using explosives),

        (xii) section 82 (possessing explosives),

        (xiii) section 96 (possession of weapon obtained by commission of offence),

        (xiv) section 99 (weapons trafficking),

        (xv) section 100 (possession for purpose of weapons trafficking),

        (xvi) section 102 (making automatic firearm),

        (xvii) section 103 (importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized),

        (xviii) section 104 (unauthorized importing or exporting),

        (xix) section 119 (bribery, etc.),

        (xx) section 120 (bribery, etc.),

        (xxi) section 121 (fraud on government),

        (xxii) section 122 (breach of trust),

        (xxiii) section 123 (municipal corruption),

        (xxiv) section 132 (perjury),

        (xxv) section 139 (obstructing justice),

        (xxvi) section 144 (prison breach),

        (xxvii) subsection 145(1) (escape, etc.),

        (xxviii) paragraph 163(1)(a) (obscene materials),

        (xxix) section 163.1 (child pornography),

        (xxx) section 184 (unlawful interception),

        (xxxi) section 191 (possession of intercepting device),

        (xxxii) subsection 201(1) (keeping gaming or betting house),

        (xxxiii) paragraph 202(1)(e) (pool-selling, etc.),

        (xxxiv) subsection 210(1) (keeping common bawdy house),

        (xxxv) subsection 212(1) (procuring),

        (xxxvi) subsection 212(2) (procuring),

        (xxxvii) subsection 212(2.1) (aggravated offence in relation to living on the avails of prostitution of a person under the age of eighteen years),

        (xxxviii) subsection 212(4) (offence - prostitution of person under eighteen),

        (xxxix) section 235 (murder),

        (xl) section 264.1 (uttering threats),

        (xli) section 267 (assault with a weapon or causing bodily harm),

        (xlii) section 268 (aggravated assault),

        (xliii) section 269 (unlawfully causing bodily harm),

        (xliv) section 271 (sexual assault),

        (xlv) section 272 (sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm),

        (xlvi) section 273 (aggravated sexual assault),

        (xlvii) section 279 (kidnapping),

        (xlviii) section 279.1 (hostage taking),

        (xlix) section 280 (abduction of person under sixteen),

        (l) section 281 (abduction of person under fourteen),

        (li) section 282 (abduction in contravention of custody order),

        (lii) section 283 (abduction),

        (liii) section 318 (advocating genocide),

        (liv) section 327 (possession of device to obtain telecommunication facility or service),

        (lv) section 334 (theft),

        (lvi) section 342 (theft, forgery, etc., of credit card),

        (lvii) section 342.1 (unauthorized use of computer),

        (lviii) section 342.2 (possession of device to obtain computer service),

        (lix) section 344 (robbery),

        (lx) section 346 (extortion),

        (lxi) section 347 (criminal interest rate),

        (lxii) section 348 (breaking and entering),

        (lxiii) section 354 (possession of property obtained by crime),

        (lxiv) section 356 (theft from mail),

        (lxv) section 367 (forgery),

        (lxvi) section 368 (uttering forged document),

        (lxvii) section 372 (false messages),

        (lxviii) section 380 (fraud),

        (lxix) section 381 (using mails to defraud),

        (lxx) section 382 (fraudulent manipulation of stock exchange transactions),

        (lxxi) section 423.1 (intimidation of justice system participant or journalist),

        (lxxii) section 424 (threat to commit offences against internationally protected person),

        (lxxiii) section 426 (secret commissions),

        (lxxiv) section 430 (mischief),

        (lxxv) section 431 (attack on premises, residence or transport of internationally protected person),

        (lxxvi) section 433 (arson),

        (lxxvii) section 434 (arson),

        (lxxviii) section 434.1 (arson),

        (lxxix) section 435 (arson for fraudulent purpose),

        (lxxx) section 449 (making counterfeit money),

        (lxxxi) section 450 (possession, etc., of counterfeit money),

        (lxxxii) section 452 (uttering, etc., counterfeit money),

        (lxxxiii) section 462.31 (laundering proceeds of crime),

        (lxxxiv) subsection 462.33(11) (acting in contravention of restraint order),

        (lxxxv) section 467.11 (participation in criminal organization),

        (lxxxvi) section 467.12 (commission of offence for criminal organization), or

        (lxxxvii) section 467.13 (instructing commission of offence for criminal organization),

      (b) section 198 (fraudulent bankruptcy) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act,

      (c) any of the following provisions of the Competition Act, namely,

        (i) section 45 (conspiracy) in relation to any of the matters referred to in paragraphs 45(4)(a) to (d) of that Act,

        (ii) section 47 (bid-rigging), or

        (iii) subsection 52.1(3) (deceptive telemarketing),

      (d) any of the following provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, namely,

        (i) section 5 (trafficking),

        (ii) section 6 (importing and exporting), or

        (iii) section 7 (production),

      (e) section 3 (bribing a foreign public official) of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act,

      (e.1) the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act,

      (f) any of the following provisions of the Customs Act, namely,

        (i) section 153 (false statements), or

        (ii) section 159 (smuggling),