An Act to amend the State Immunity Act and the Criminal Code (deterring terrorism by providing a civil right of action against perpetrators and sponsors of terrorism)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Status

Second reading (Senate), as of Dec. 14, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the State Immunity Act to prevent a foreign state from claiming immunity from the jurisdiction of Canadian courts in respect of proceedings that relate to the support of terrorism or terrorist activity engaged in by the foreign state.

It also amends the Criminal Code to provide victims who suffer loss or damage as a result of conduct that is contrary to Part II.1 of the Criminal Code (Terrorism) with a civil remedy against the person who engaged in the terrorist-related conduct.

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