Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3

A third Act to harmonize federal law with the civil law 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 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

Status

Second reading (House), as of Dec. 15, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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

This enactment is the third in a series of enactments drafted in the course of the harmonization of federal statutes by the Department of Justice of Canada 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 amends a number of statutes including the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Expropriation Act in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law.

Elsewhere

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Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3Routine Proceedings

December 15th, 2010 / 3:50 p.m.
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