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Statistics Act

Version of section 18 from 2002-12-31 to 2017-12-11:

Marginal note:Information is privileged

  •  (1) Except for the purposes of a prosecution under this Act, any return made to Statistics Canada pursuant to this Act and any copy of the return in the possession of the respondent is privileged and shall not be used as evidence in any proceedings whatever.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) No person sworn under section 6 shall by an order of any court, tribunal or other body be required in any proceedings whatever to give oral testimony or to produce any return, document or record with respect to any information obtained in the course of administering this Act.

  • Marginal note:Application of section

    (3) This section applies in respect of any information that Statistics Canada is prohibited by this Act from disclosing or that may only be disclosed pursuant to an authorization under subsection 17(2).

  • 1970-71-72, c. 15, s. 17

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