Foreign Influence Registry and Accountability Act

An Act to establish the Foreign Influence Registry and to amend the Criminal Code

Status

Second reading (Senate), as of March 29, 2022

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Summary

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This enactment enacts the Foreign Influence Registry and Accountability Act , which imposes an obligation on individuals acting on behalf of a foreign principal to file a return when they undertake specific actions with respect to public office holders. It also provides for the establishment of a public registry in which all returns must be kept.
It also amends the Criminal Code to increase the sentence for intimidation if the offender acted on behalf of the government of a foreign state, and it specifies that anyone who has filed a return under the Foreign Influence Registry and Accountability Act is presumed to be acting on behalf of the government of a foreign state unless the contrary is proved on a balance of probabilities.

Elsewhere

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