Federal Proclamations

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Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1

Sections 68, 69, 74, 75, 84 to 91, 97(2), 98 to 101 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, SC 2017, c 20, are proclaimed into force April 26, 2018 (PC 2018-0458).

According to the bill summary, the proclamation affects Division 1 of Part 4, amending the Special Import Measures Act “to provide for binding and appealable rulings as to whether a particular good falls within the scope of a trade remedy measure, authorities to investigate and address the circumvention of trade remedy measures, consideration of whether a particular market situation is rendering selling prices in an exporting country unreliable for the purposes of determining normal values and the termination of a trade remedy investigation in respect of an exporter found to have an insignificant margin of dumping or amount of subsidy.”

Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law)

Sections 4, 6(2), 10 and 11 of the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law), SC 2014, c 24, are proclaimed into force April 20, 2018 (PC 2018-0442).

According to the bill summary, “This enactment amends the Food and Drugs Act regarding therapeutic products in order to improve safety by introducing measures to, among other things,

(a) strengthen safety oversight of therapeutic products throughout their life cycle;
(b) improve reporting by certain health care institutions of serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents that involve therapeutic products; and
(c) promote greater confidence in the oversight of therapeutic products by increasing transparency.

Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act

Sections 14, 16, 20, 22(1), 23, 24, 27, 28, 31 to 37, 39, 40, 47, 50, 51, 52(1), 53, 54, 56 to 59, 61 to 67, 69, 70, 74, 75, 99, 103 and 105 of the Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act, SC 2013, c 24, are proclaimed into force September 1, 2018 (PC 2018-0441).

According to the bill summary, “This enactment amends provisions of the National Defence Act governing the military justice system. The amendments, among other things,

(a) provide for security of tenure for military judges until their retirement;
(b) permit the appointment of part-time military judges;
(c) specify the purposes, objectives and principles of the sentencing process;
(d) provide for additional sentencing options, including absolute discharges, intermittent sentences and restitution;
(e) modify the composition of a court martial panel according to the rank of the accused person; and
(f) modify the limitation period applicable to summary trials and allow an accused person to waive the limitation periods.

 

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