Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Department
of Justice for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to
information about the programs and services offered by the Government of
The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright
Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations, and international
agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in
specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
- Non-commercial Reproduction
Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily
available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced,
in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission
from the Department of Justice. We ask only that:
- users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials
- the Department of Justice be identified as the source department; and,
- the reproduction not be represented as an official version of the materials
reproduced, nor as having been made in affiliation with or with the endorsement
of the Department of Justice.
- Commercial Reproduction
Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole
or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited
except with written permission from the Government of Canada's copyright
administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).
Through the permission-granting process, PWGSC helps to ensure that
individuals / organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada
materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate,
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this site for commercial purposes, please go to PWGSC's "Applying
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of Federal Law Order
Anyone may, without charge or request for permission, reproduce enactments
and consolidations of enactments of the Government of Canada, and decisions
and reasons for decisions of federally constituted courts and administrative
tribunals, provided due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy of
the materials reproduced and the reproduction is not represented as an official
- Legal Materials
The legal material on this site may be reproduced,
in whole or in part and by any means, without further permission from the
Department of Justice.
No such reproduction shall indicate that the Department of Justice is in any
way responsible for the accuracy or reliability of the reproduction; nor shall
any such reproduction indicate that it was made with the endorsement of, or
in affiliation with, the Department of Justice.
For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult:
The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries.
- Third-party Materials
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on Government of Canada
Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly
true of sites that are jointly operated by a Government of Canada institution
and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such
cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements
may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder
prior to reproducing the material.
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions
on reproduction on this site, please contact:
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street
Tel: (613) 957-4222
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to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our Web sites.
of Justice's Web sites.
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of the Department of Justice's Web sites, you can choose to correspond via
e-mail or by completing feedback forms. These allow you to make comments and
suggestions or to ask questions. If you choose to provide personal information
through e-mail or by completing these forms, we will use it only to respond
to your message.
- Information on individual visitors is used by employees
of the Department of Justice who need the information in order to respond
to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the
information you give us with another government department if your inquiry
relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual
profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal
- All personal information created, held or collected by the Department of
Justice is protected under the federal Privacy
Act. At any point of collection you will be asked for consent to
collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which
it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.
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or change information or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and
records the Internet Protocol address of the computer that has contacted our
Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no
attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting
our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you
may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling
1-800-267-0441 or via the Internet at www.privcom.gc.ca.
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Universal Software Accessibility
The Department of Justice's Web sites have been modified to facilitate
accessibility and to ensure that all users will benefit from its features.
While these sites are designed to accommodate all types of Internet software
and browsers, including earlier versions and hand-held devices, some viewing
problems can occur when using older software. We are continually striving
to correct such problems. Please contact
us if you are experiencing technical difficulties.
Links to Web sites not under the control of the Department of Justice are provided
solely for the convenience of users. The Department of Justice is not responsible for the
accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. The Department of Justice does not offer
any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links,
nor does it endorse the sites and their content.
Users should be aware that information offered by non-GoC sites that are not subject to the Official
Languages Act and to which the Department of Justice links, may be available only in the language(s) used by
the sites in question.
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