RCMP Response to Access to Information Act request (File: AI-2019-08479) Annual Report to the Minister dated January 8, 2019

KEY POINTS IN ANNUAL REPORT (July 15, 2017 – July 14, 2018):
Cover Letter to Minister of Public Safety by Brenda Lucki, Commissioner: “In fact, the RCMP has not used this provision since its introduction in 2001.”
Background (page 1, section 3): “Criminal Code section 83.3 was established to assist in disrupting plans to care out a terrorist activity.” (Anti-Terrorism Act 2001)
Amendments by the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 (page 2, section 4): “The most substantive amendment was to lower the threshold to obtain a recognizance with conditions.”
Proposed Amendments, Bill C-59, National Security Act, 2017 (page 2, section 5): “The Act proposes restoring the second of two primary thresholds amending in 2015 to the original wording of the ATA, 2001.”
Expiration of Measure (page 3, section 6): “As such, there has been no renewal of s. 83.3 recognizance, and the provision expired on October 25, 2018. Therefor, the s.83.3 recognizance with provision is not longer in effect and cannot be used.”


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