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Sex Offender Information Registration Act

Version of section 2 from 2004-04-01 to 2004-12-14:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Purpose

  •  (1) The purpose of this Act is to help police services investigate crimes of a sexual nature by requiring the registration of certain information relating to sex offenders.

  • Marginal note:Principles

    (2) This Act shall be carried out in recognition of, and in accordance with, the following principles:

    • (a) in the interest of protecting society through the effective investigation of crimes of a sexual nature, police services must have rapid access to certain information relating to sex offenders;

    • (b) the collection and registration of accurate information on an ongoing basis is the most effective way of ensuring that such information is current and reliable; and

    • (c) the privacy interests of sex offenders and the public interest in their rehabilitation and reintegration into the community as law-abiding citizens require that

      • (i) the information be collected only to enable police services to investigate crimes that there are reasonable grounds to suspect are of a sexual nature, and

      • (ii) access to the information, and use and disclosure of it, be restricted.

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