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Radiocommunication Act (Paragraph 9(1)(c)) Exemption Order (SOR/2001-206)

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Radiocommunication Act (Paragraph 9(1)(c)) Exemption Order



Registration 2001-06-07

Radiocommunication Act (Paragraph 9(1)(c)) Exemption Order

P.C. 2001-1048  2001-06-07

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Industry, pursuant to subsection 3(2)Footnote a of the Radiocommunication ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Radiocommunication Act (Paragraph 9(1)(c)) Exemption Order.


  •  (1) In this section, “ship or vessel” means any ship or vessel that is under the direction or control of the Department of National Defence and that is outside the coverage area of any satellite carrying an encrypted subscription programming signal distributed by a lawful distributor.

  • (2) Subject to section 2, Her Majesty in right of Canada, as represented by the Department of National Defence and members of the Canadian Forces, is exempt from the application of paragraph 9(1)(c) of the Radiocommunication Act on board any ship or vessel.


 The exemption under section 1 is granted on the condition that if there is decoding of any encrypted subscription programming signal it shall be performed under and in accordance with an authorization from a person who has a lawful right to transmit the signal and authorize its decoding.

Coming into Force

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.


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