Vol. 147, No. 26 — December 18, 2013


SI/2013-123 December 18, 2013


Order Fixing February 1, 2014 and February 1, 2015 as the Days on which Certain Provisions of the Act Come into Force

P.C. 2013-1282 November 26, 2013

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Natural Resources, pursuant to subsection 112(1) of the Public Safety Act, 2002 (“the Act”), chapter 15 of the Statutes of Canada, 2004, fixes


(This note is not part of the Order.)

Proposal and objective

Pursuant to subsection 112(1) of the Public Safety Act, 2002, which received Royal Assent on May 6, 2004, certain provisions of the Explosives Act were amended but are not currently in force. The proposed Order would fix February 1, 2014, as the day on which the following sections and certain definitions of the Explosives Act come into force, and February 1, 2015, as the day on which section 40 of the Public Safety Act, 2002 comes into force.

The objective of the proposed Order is


The sections that would be brought into force as a result of the proposed Order would amend the Explosives Act to


The proposed Order would bring certain sections of the Explosives Act that were adopted by the Public Safety Act, 2002 into force. This is intended to further strengthen the safety and the security of explosives use in Canada, and would allow for increased control over the exportation and transportation “in transit” of explosives through Canada, the acquisition, possession and sale of explosives and certain physical components of the explosives, and would provide increased penalties for certain offences, through section 45 of the Public Safety Act, 2002.

Without the proposed Order, the authority to make regulations for the transportation in transit and for the exportation of explosives under the Act would not be possible.


Extensive consultations were undertaken on the legislative changes to the Explosives Act when the Public Safety Act, 2002 was being adopted. Stakeholder feedback was positive and was incorporated into the final legislation.

Departmental contact

Patrick O’Neill
Director General
Natural Resources Canada
Explosives Safety and Security Branch
580 Booth Street, 10th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E4
Telephone: 613-948-5181
Email: Patrick.O’Neill@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca