Canada: Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Canada implements international sanctions and measures to combat terrorism through the following two Canadian statutes and regulations created pursuant to them:

  1. The United Nations Act (UN Act) allows for the enactment of regulations implementing decisions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)-which are binding on all UN members- to list and apply sanctions to terrorists and others who threaten international peace and security. Pertinent regulations under the UN Act are:
    • Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism
    • (RIUNRST);
    • United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations (UNAQTR);
    • Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Iran (RIUNRI); and
    • Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (RIUNRDPRK)
  2. Under the Criminal Code, the Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety, place an entity on the list of terrorist entities if satisfied that the legal threshold outlined in s. 83.05(1) of the Criminal Code has been met. Pertinent regulations under the Criminal Code are the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities.
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