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The proposed Act contains provisions that would enable the federal government to develop regulations.
Under the proposed Act, the Governor in Council may make regulations that will aid in carrying out the purposes and provisions of the Act. This may include regulations that are applicable to any proceedings under the Act.
Anticipated Areas for Regulation
It is anticipated that regulations will be developed to govern the procedures involved in making an application for an emergency protection order. The provisional federal rules of the proposed Act identify to whom, and by whom, such an application can be made.
So that orders may be granted expediently to prevent further family violence, an application can be made to a designated justice of the peace or judge. Also, the proposed Act allows that in certain situations peace officers and others may make an application on behalf of an individual. The forms, practices and procedures governing such applications will be set out in federal regulations.
In addition to providing any necessary procedural mechanisms for the implementation of the Act, the regulations can provide further mechanisms for increased accessibility of the rights and protections provided by the Act, and for the prevention of family violence.