Marginal note:Contractual assistance
(2) The Commission may, for specific projects, enter into contracts for the services of persons having technical or specialized knowledge of any matter relating to the work of the Commission to advise and assist the Commission in the exercise of its powers or the performance of its duties and functions under this Act, and those persons may be paid such remuneration and expenses as may be prescribed by by-law of the Commission.
- 1976-77, c. 33, s. 26.
Marginal note:Compliance with security requirements
33. (1) Every member of the Commission and every person employed by the Commission who is required to receive or obtain information relating to any investigation under this Act shall, with respect to access to and the use of such information, comply with any security requirements applicable to, and take any oath of secrecy required to be taken by, individuals who normally have access to and use of such information.
(2) Every member of the Commission and every person employed by the Commission shall take every reasonable precaution to avoid disclosing any matter the disclosure of which
(a) might be injurious to international relations, national defence or security or federal-provincial relations;
(b) would disclose a confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada;
(c) would be likely to disclose information obtained or prepared by any investigative body of the Government of Canada
(i) in relation to national security,
(ii) in the course of investigations pertaining to the detection or suppression of crime generally, or
(iii) in the course of investigations pertaining to particular offences against any Act of Parliament;
(d) might, in respect of any individual under sentence for an offence against any Act of Parliament,
(i) lead to a serious disruption of that individual’s institutional, parole or mandatory supervision program,
(ii) reveal information originally obtained on a promise of confidentiality, express or implied, or
(iii) result in physical or other harm to that individual or any other person;
(e) might impede the functioning of a court of law, or a quasi-judicial board, commission or other tribunal or any inquiry established under the Inquiries Act; or
(f) might disclose legal opinions or advice provided to a government department or body or privileged communications between lawyer and client in a matter of government business.
- 1976-77, c. 33, s. 27.
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