NATIONAL DEFENCE ACT (NDA)
Using its constitutional authority, the Parliament of Canada has over time enacted a number of laws governing the armed forces raised by Canada. The National Defence Act (NDA) is the law currently in force and sets out, among a number of matters, the organization of the Department of National Defence (DND) and the CF as well as the particulars of the Canadian military justice system.
CODE OF SERVICE DISCIPLINE
The Code of Service Discipline is a central part of the NDA and comprises approximately one-half of the Act.
The Code of Service Discipline sets out the foundation of the Canadian military justice system including:
* disciplinary jurisdiction
* service offences