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Parliament of Canada Act

Version of section 79.4 from 2017-09-21 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Access to information

  •  (1) Except as provided by any other Act of Parliament that expressly refers to this subsection, the Parliamentary Budget Officer is entitled, by request made to the head of a department or of a parent Crown corporation, to free and timely access to any information under the control of the department or parent Crown corporation that is required for the performance of his or her mandate.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any information

    • (a) the disclosure of which is restricted under section 19 of the Access to Information Act;

    • (b) that is protected by solicitor-client privilege or professional secrecy of advocates and notaries or by litigation privilege;

    • (c) the disclosure of which is restricted under any provision of any other Act of Parliament set out in Schedule II to the Access to Information Act; or

    • (d) that is a confidence of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as defined in subsection 39(2) of the Canada Evidence Act.

  • 2006, c. 9, ss. 116, 117
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 128
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