National Defence Act
Primary enabling legislation for organizing and funding Canada's military.- National Defence Act
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Unified military of Canada, including sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force.
Under the National Defence Act, the Canadian Armed Forces are an entity separate and distinct from the Department of National Defence (the federal government department responsible for administration and formation of defence policy), which also exists as the civilian support system for the Forces.
Department of the Government of Canada which supports the Canadian Armed Forces in its role of defending Canadian national interests domestically and internationally.
Under the National Defence Act, the Canadian Armed Forces is a completely separate and distinct organization from, and is not part of, the Department of National Defence.
The unification of the Canadian Armed Forces took place on 1 February 1968, when the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force were merged to form the Canadian Armed Forces.
Unlike the situation prior to 1968 where the services existed as separate legal entities, the current Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force have no separate legal status and, under terms of amendments made to the National Defence Act in 2014, exist as commands within the unified Canadian Armed Forces.
The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces (QR&O) are regulations having the force of law for the governance of the Canadian Forces.
They are regarded as the primary document of military law and regulations in Canada – aside from the National Defence Act.
The department responsible for the naval services in Canada during the transition from the Royal Navy to the Royal Canadian Navy from 1910 to 1923.
The department was charged with the responsibility of the RCN until the passage of the National Defence Act in 1922 and the RCN was transferred over to the Department of National Defence (Canada) and the former department dissolved.
In Canada, Non-Public Property (NPP) (French: Biens non publics; BNP) is created by the National Defence Act (NDA) and includes all money and property received for or administered by or through NPP organizations, and all money and property contributed to or by Canadian Forces members for their collective benefit and welfare.
Minister of the Crown in the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the management and direction of all matters relating to the national defence of Canada.
On 1 January 1923, the National Defence Act, 1922 came into effect, merging the Department of Militia and Defence, the Department of the Naval Service, and the Air Board to form the Department of National Defence.
The War Measures Act (Loi sur les mesures de guerre; 5 George V, Chap.
Under provisions of the National Defence Act, the Canadian Forces were deployed to assist the police.
Use of the armed forces in support of the civil authorities of a state.
Canada has provisions, similar to the UK's military aid to the civil authorities, for military aid to the civil power inscribed in its National Defence Act, an historical inheritance from its days as a British dominion.
Legal system (bodies of law and procedure) that governs the conduct of the active-duty personnel of the armed forces of a country.
All Commands of the Canadian Forces (CF) (that is, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Joint Operations Command, and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command) are primarily governed by the National Defence Act (NDA).