It’s difficult to analyze the impact of complex bills like Bill C-51, partly because the amendments it makes to other Acts don’t have any context. I’ve found that when analyzing legislation, it’s a big help to actually merge the amendments into the text of the other Acts. That’s what I’ve done here.
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In the hope that they may help others to analyze the impact of Bill C-51, the following documents show the Bill C-51 amendments in context. Please copy and share these documents freely.
New Acts created by Bill C-51:
Existing Acts amended by Bill C-51 (excerpted, as appropriate):
- Aeronautics Act – s. 7.6-8.3
- Canada Evidence Act – s. 38-38.17
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act (in full)
- Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (in full)
- Criminal Code of Canada – excerpts showing Bill C-51 amendments in context
- Customs Act – s. 107
- Department of Fisheries and Oceans Act
- Excise Act 2001 – s. 211
- Excise Tax Act – s. 295
- Immigration and Refugee Protection Act – s. 72-87.2
- Income Tax Act – s. 241
- Youth Criminal Justice Act – sections 14 and 142
NOTE: I have not included the coordinating amendments contained in Bill C-51 sections 34-38. These would be complex to represent, since they interact with the amendments contained in four other bills currently before Parliament, namely:
- Bill C-30, Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act, which would amend the Criminal Code to to allow a court to require that an offender or defendant provide a sample of a bodily substance on the demand of peace officers, probation officers, etc.;
- Bill S-7, the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act“, which would, inter alia, amend the Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act;
- Bill C-26, the “Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act“, which would amend, inter alia, the Criminal Code; and
- Bill C-32, the “Victims Bill of Rights Act“, which would amend, inter alia, the Criminal Code.