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Bishop’s University is registered under the Controlled Goods Program, a security program managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada. Controlled Goods are primarily goods, including components and technical data that have military or national security significance, which are controlled domestically by the Government of Canada and defined in the Defence Production Act.

The program assists organizations in achieving and maintaining compliance with the requirements in safeguarding controlled goods in Canada and supporting Canada’s export control regime. The program is responsible for:

  • registering individuals and organizations who examine, possess or transfer controlled goods
  • performing security assessments
  • processing exemption from registration applications
  • conducting inspections and ensuring compliance with controlled goods legislation
  • training and certifying designated officials
  • investigating security breaches
  • issuing suspensions and revocations of registration
  • working with law enforcement agencies for enforcement-related actions of the Defence Production Act

Bishop’s employees who need to access, examine or possess Controlled Goods for any work or research at Bishop’s University are required to undergo a security assessment. To do so they must contact Jeff MacDonald, the Designated Official for Bishop’s, well in advance of any required access to obtain a certificate of authorization.