Department of National Defence - Reports on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

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Legislative Environment

The Minister of National Defence is responsible to Parliament on matters relating to national defence for the following statutes:

  • Aeronautics Act;
  • Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Implementation Act;
  • Canadian Forces Superannuation Act;
  • Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act;
  • Defence Services Pension Continuation Act;
  • Emergencies Act;
  • Injured Military Members Compensation Act;
  • National Defence Act;
  • Pension Benefits Division Act;
  • Visiting Forces Act.

The Minister is also assigned relevant responsibilities in respect of all legislation and in particular with regard to the following acts:

  • Access to Information Act;
  • Alternative Fuels Act;
  • Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act;
  • Auditor General Act;
  • Canada Elections Act;
  • Canada Evidence Act;
  • Canada Labour Code;
  • Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act;
  • Canada Pension Plan;
  • Canada Shipping Act, 2001;
  • Canada Water Act;
  • Canada Wildlife Act;
  • Canadian Bill of Rights;
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012;
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999;
  • Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act;
  • Canadian Human Rights Act;
  • Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act;
  • Canadian Multiculturalism Act;
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act;
  • Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act;
  • Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act;
  • Constitution Act, 1982;(Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms)
  • Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act;
  • Criminal Code;
  • Defence Production Act;
  • Department of Public Works and Government Services Act;
  • Emergency Management Act;
  • Employment Equity Act;
  • Employment Insurance Act;
  • Explosives Act;
  • Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act;
  • Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act;
  • Federal Sustainable Development Act;
  • Financial Administration Act;
  • Fisheries Act;
  • Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act;
  • Geneva Conventions Act;
  • Government Employees Compensation Act;
  • Government Property Traffic Act;
  • Human Pathogens and Toxins Act;
  • Income Tax Act;
  • Inquiries Act;
  • Library and Archives Act of Canada;
  • Marine Transportation Security Act;
  • Non-smokers' Health Act;
  • Nuclear Safety and Control Act;
  • Official Development Assistance Accountability Act;
  • Official Languages Act;
  • Patent Act;
  • Pension Act;
  • Privacy Act;
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act;
  • Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act;
  • Public Servants Inventions Act;
  • Public Service Employment Act;
  • Public Service Labour Relations Act;
  • Public Service Superannuation Act;
  • Radiocommunications Act;
  • Remote Sensing Space Systems Act;
  • Security of Information Act;
  • Sex Offender Information Registration Act;
  • Species at Risk Act;
  • Surplus Crown Assets Act;
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.