Nuclear Terrorism Act

An Act to amend the Criminal Code

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2013.

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

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

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create four new offences relating to nuclear terrorism in order to implement the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Votes

May 21, 2013 Passed That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on Feb. 6, 2013

  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector, Department of Justice
  • Greg Koster, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Terry Jamieson, Vice-President, Technical Support Branch, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Marie-France Dagenais, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Department of Transport
  • Raoul Awad, Director General, Directorate of Security and Safeguards, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Commissioner James Malizia, Assistant Commissioner, Federal Policing Operations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Justice and Human Rights Committee, on Feb. 13, 2013

  • Shawn Barber, Acting Director General, Global Partnership Program, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Matthew Bunn, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Terry Wood, Senior Co-ordinator, International Nuclear Cooperation, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Graeme Hamilton, Senior Program Manager / Deputy Director, Global Partnership Program, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Greg Koster, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice
  • Carole Morency, Acting Director General and Senior General Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice