Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2

A second Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of the Province of Quebec and to amend certain Acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment is the second in a series of enactments drafted in the course of the harmonization initiation of the Department of Justice of Canada undertaken as a result of the coming into force of the Civil Code of Québec in 1994, which substantially changed the concepts, institutions and terminology of civil law.

It continues and completes the harmonization, with the civil law of the Province of Quebec, of some of the statutes that were partially harmonized by the first harmonization Act (Federal Law–Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4) and of certain other statutes.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.