25.1 (1) Definitions
25.1 (1) The following definitions apply in this section and sections 25.2 to 25.4.
“competent authority” « autorité compétente »
“competent authority” means, with respect to a public officer or a senior official,
(a) in the case of a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, personally;
(b) in the case of a member of a police service constituted under the laws of a province, the Minister responsible for policing in the province, personally; and
(c) in the case of any other public officer or senior official, the Minister who has responsibility for the Act of Parliament that the officer or official has the power to enforce, personally.
“public officer” « fonctionnaire public »
“public officer” means a peace officer, or a public officer who has the powers of a peace officer under an Act of Parliament.
“senior official” « fonctionnaire supérieur »
“senior official” means a senior official who is responsible for law enforcement and who is designated under subsection (5).