Third series of proposals to
harmonize the federal law with the
civil law of the Province of Quebec

Consultation Document - February 2008

The Department of Justice of Canada is seeking comments from Canadians regarding the Third series of proposals 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.

In this third series of harmonization proposals, prepared in co-operation with the departments responsible for the selected acts and with the support of a number of experts from outside government, the acts to which amendments are proposed are the Canada Business Corporations Act and the Expropriation Act.

Comments received will be considered during the preparation of a potential third omnibus harmonization bill.

The deadline for submitting your comments is April 30, 2008.

Introductory Note

Third series of proposals 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
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If you have difficulties accessing PDF documents, please contact the Legislative Bijuralism Team (Revision Initiatives) by email at consultation.harmonisation.2008@justice.gc.ca.

Additional Relevant Documentation

A second special issue of the Revue juridique Thémis produced in collaboration with the Department of Justice of Canada under the initiative to harmonize federal legislation with the civil law of the Province of Quebec was launched on February 20, 2008. This special issue (Volume 42, Nos. 1 and 2 – 2008) is devoted to harmonization and bijuralism questions related to the Canada Business Corporations Act. You will find papers written by experts in business corporations law, discussing in depth some harmonization proposals included in the Consultation Document published for the consultation described above.

All people who received by mail the Consultation Document on the Third series of proposals to harmonize federal law with the civil law of the Province of Quebec will also receive a copy of this special issue.

If you want to have a copy of the second special issue of the Revue juridique Thémis, please send your request by e-mail at consultation.harmonisation.2008@justice.gc.ca.

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