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Witness Protection Program Act

Version of section 6 from 2014-11-01 to 2023-03-20:

Marginal note:Admission to Program

  •  (1) A witness shall not be admitted to the Program unless

    • (a) a recommendation for the admission has been made by a law enforcement agency, a federal security, defence or safety organization or an international criminal court or tribunal;

    • (b) the Commissioner has been provided by the witness with such information, in accordance with any regulations made for the purpose, concerning the personal history of the witness as will enable the Commissioner to consider the factors referred to in section 7 in respect of the witness; and

    • (c) an agreement has been entered into by or on behalf of the witness with the Commissioner setting out the obligations of both parties.

  • Marginal note:Emergency situations

    (2) Despite subsection (1), the Commissioner may, in a case of emergency, and for a period of not more than 90 days, provide protection to a person who has not entered into a protection agreement. The Commissioner may, if the emergency persists, provide protection for one additional period of not more than 90 days.

  • 1996, c. 15, s. 6
  • 2000, c. 24, s. 72
  • 2013, c. 29, s. 6
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