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Bi-juralism and Harmonization Study Papers
Following the adoption of the Civil Code of Quebec in 1994, the federal government decided to ensure that the language and concepts of federal law could be used as validly in Quebec as in common-law jurisdictions. Statutory amendments were made over time. A collection of study papers relating to this effort were made available to the Civil Law Section in 2001. They are available on Justice Canada's web site: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/harmonization/. 

 

Drafting Guides

Drafting Conventions for Acts

Principles for Drafting Uniform Legislation Giving Force of Law to an International Convention

Bi-juralism and Harmonization Study Papers

Henry L. Molot, Clause 8 of Bill S-4: Amending the Interpretation Act (ULCC 2001)

"Bijuralism and Harmonization:  Gensis", Symposium on the Harmonization of Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997) 

Barie-Cluade Gervias and Marie-France Séguin, Bijuralism in Canada and the World (Justice Canada 2001)

Alain Vauclair and Martin-François Parent, "Some Examples from the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act". Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

Marc Cuerrier, "The Harmonization of Federal Tax Legislation". Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

Louise Maguire Wellington, "Bijuralism in Canada:  Harmonization Methodology and Terminology". Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

Louise Maguire Wellington, "Bijuralism in Canada:  Harmonization Methodology and Terminology". Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

"Portrait of a Legal Harmonizer", Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

Marie-Noël Pourbaix, "S-4:  First Harmonization Bill", Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

Supplementary Note (March 29, 2001)

Martin-François Parent, "The Creation by the Federal Parliament of Security Mechanisms in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act", Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

France Allard, "The Supreme Court of Canada and its Impact on the Expression of Bijuralism", Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)

Louise Lavallée, "Bijuralism in Supreme Court of Canada Judgments Since the Enactment of the Civil Code of Quebec", Symposium on the Harmonization of the Federal Legislation with Quebec Civil Law (Montreal, Quebec, November 24, 1997)