Report of the committee

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence has the honour to present its


Your committee, to which was referred Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Canada Border Services Agency Act (Inspector General of the Canada Border Services Agency) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, has, in obedience to the order of reference of April 14, 2016, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Clause 2, pages 1 to 11:

(aOn page 3, replace lines 22 to 44 with the following:

15.5 The mandate of the Inspector General is to consider any complaint made under subsection 15.6(1).”;

(bon page 4,

(i)  delete lines 1 to 10, and

(ii) replace lines 11 to 13 with the following:

15.6 (1) Any person who claims to be aggrieved by any act or thing done by the Agency may make a complaint to the Inspector General and, subject to this”;

(con page 7, replace line 39 with the following:

“(2) Subject to subsection (3), the”;

(don page 8, delete lines 32 to 37;

(eon page 9,

(i)  delete lines 1 to 15, and

(ii)  add the following after line 39:

15.191 The Inspector General’s decisions in respect of a complaint or an investigation under this Act, and the findings and recommendations contained in the Inspector General’s report referred to in subsection 15.11(1), are final and are not subject to appeal or to review by any court.”;

(f on page 10,

(i)  replace line 4 with the following:

“$5,000.”, and

(ii)  delete lines 5 to 42;

(g on page 11, delete lines 1 to 43; and

(h make any necessary changes to the numbering of the proposed sections contained in clause 2 and to all cross-references thereto.

Respectfully submitted,