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Extradition Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-03-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.

Attorney General

procureur général

Attorney General means the Attorney General of Canada. (procureur général)



court means

  • (a) in Ontario, the Ontario Court (General Division);

  • (b) in Quebec, the Superior Court;

  • (c) in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, the Court of Queen’s Bench;

  • (d) in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon Territory and Nunavut, the Supreme Court; and

  • (e) in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, the Trial Division of the Supreme Court. (tribunal)

court of appeal

cour d’appel

court of appeal means

  • (a) in the Province of Prince Edward Island, the Appeal Division of the Supreme Court; and

  • (b) in all other provinces, the Court of Appeal. (cour d’appel)

extradition agreement


extradition agreement means an agreement that is in force, to which Canada is a party and that contains a provision respecting the extradition of persons, other than a specific agreement. (accord)

extradition partner


extradition partner means a State or entity with which Canada is party to an extradition agreement, with which Canada has entered into a specific agreement or whose name appears in the schedule. (partenaire)

International Criminal Court

Cour pénale internationale

International Criminal Court means the International Criminal Court as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act. (Cour pénale internationale)



judge means a judge of the court. (juge)


juge de paix

justice has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Criminal Code. (juge de paix)



Minister means the Minister of Justice. (ministre)

specific agreement

accord spécifique

specific agreement means an agreement referred to in section 10 that is in force. (accord spécifique)

State or entity

État ou entité

State or entity means

  • (a) a State other than Canada;

  • (b) a province, state or other political subdivision of a State other than Canada;

  • (c) a colony, dependency, possession, protectorate, condominium, trust territory or any territory falling under the jurisdiction of a State other than Canada;

  • (d) an international criminal court or tribunal; or

  • (e) a territory. (État ou entité)

  • 1999, c. 18, s. 2
  • 2000, c. 24, s. 47

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