Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 520

Why was the policy changed?

The use of force definition was modified in Annex A.

What has changed?

A change in what constitutes a use of force when chemical or inflammatory agents are used.

How was it developed?

This policy was revised by the Security Branch in cooperation with the Strategic Policy Division.


Roles and responsibilities are detailed in the policy document.

Who will be affected by the policy?

All CSC management and all staff responsible for use, care and control of chemical and inflammatory agents.

Other impacts?


For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.