Marginal note:Choice of service providers
67. Despite section 9 of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, the Centre may, with the approval of the Governor in Council given on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, procure goods and services, including legal services, from outside the federal public administration.
- 2000, c. 17, s. 67;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E).
68. Actions, suits or other legal proceedings in respect of any right or obligation acquired or incurred by the Centre, whether in its own name or in the name of Her Majesty in right of Canada, may be brought or taken by or against the Centre in the name of the Centre in any court that would have jurisdiction if the Centre were a corporation that is not an agent of Her Majesty.
Marginal note:No liability
69. No action lies against Her Majesty, the Minister, the Director, any employee of the Centre or any person acting under the direction of the Director for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in the administration or discharge of any powers, duties or functions that under this Act are intended or authorized to be exercised or performed.
70. (1) All receipts and expenditures of the Centre are subject to examination and audit by the Auditor General of Canada.
Marginal note:Use and disclosure
(2) The Auditor General of Canada and every person acting on behalf of or under the direction of the Auditor General of Canada shall not use or disclose any information referred to in subsection 55(1) that they have obtained, or to which they have had access, in the course of exercising powers or performing duties and functions under this Act or the Auditor General Act, except for the purposes of exercising those powers or performing those duties and functions.
Marginal note:Annual report
71. (1) The Director shall, on or before September 30 of each year following the Centre’s first full year of operations, submit an annual report on the operations of the Centre for the preceding year to the Minister, and the Minister shall table a copy of the report in each House of Parliament on any of the first 30 days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report.
Marginal note:Human rights and freedoms
(2) The report referred to in subsection (1) shall include a description of the management guidelines and policies of the Centre for the protection of human rights and freedoms.
Marginal note:Review of Act by parliamentary committee
72. (1) Every five years beginning on the day on which this section comes into force, the administration and operation of this Act shall be reviewed by the committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses that is designated or established for that purpose.
Marginal note:Review by Privacy Commissioner
(2) Every two years beginning on the day on which this section comes into force, the Privacy Commissioner, appointed under section 53 of the Privacy Act, shall review the measures taken by the Centre to protect information it receives or collects under this Act and shall, within three months after the review, submit a report on those measures to the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons, who shall each table the report in the House over which he or she presides without delay after receiving it or, if that House is not then sitting, on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the Speaker receives it.
- 2000, c. 17, s. 72;
- 2006, c. 12, s. 38.
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