Witness Protection Program Act

Version of section 2 from 2005-04-04 to 2014-10-31:


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

Commissioner

commissaire

Commissioner means the Commissioner of the Force; (commissaire)

Force

Gendarmerie

Force means the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; (Gendarmerie)

Minister

ministre

Minister means the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; (ministre)

Program

programme

Program means the Witness Protection Program established by section 4; (programme)

protectee

bénéficiaire

protectee means a person who is receiving protection under the Program; (bénéficiaire)

protection

protection

protection, in respect of a protectee, may include relocation, accommodation and change of identity as well as counselling and financial support for those or any other purposes in order to ensure the security of the protectee or to facilitate the protectee’s re-establishment or becoming self-sufficient; (protection)

protection agreement

accord de protection

protection agreement means an agreement referred to in paragraph 6(1)(c) that applies in respect of a protectee; (accord de protection)

witness

témoin

witness means

  • (a) a person who has given or has agreed to give information or evidence, or participates or has agreed to participate in a matter, relating to an inquiry or the investigation or prosecution of an offence and who may require protection because of risk to the security of the person arising in relation to the inquiry, investigation or prosecution, or

  • (b) a person who, because of their relationship to or association with a person referred to in paragraph (a), may also require protection for the reasons referred to in that paragraph. (témoin)

  • 1996, c. 15, s. 2
  • 2005, c. 10, s. 34
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