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Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)

Version of section 2 from 2017-10-18 to 2022-06-22:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Act.


Canadian means a person who is a citizen within the meaning of the Citizenship Act or a corporation incorporated or continued by or under the laws of Canada or of a province. (Canadien)


entity means a corporation, trust, partnership, fund, an unincorporated association or organization or a foreign state. (entité)

foreign national

foreign national means an individual who is not

foreign public official

foreign public official has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. (agent public étranger)

foreign state

foreign state means a country other than Canada, and includes

  • (a) any of its political subdivisions;

  • (b) its government and any of its departments, or the government or any department of any of its political subdivisions; and

  • (c) any of its agencies or any agency of any of its political subdivisions. (État étranger)


Minister means the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (ministre)


person means an individual or an entity. (personne)


prescribed means prescribed by regulation. (version anglaise seulement)

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