Federal Courts Act

Version of section 2 from 2007-07-09 to 2015-06-22:

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Act,

    action for collision

    action pour collision

    action for collision includes an action for damage caused by one or more ships to another ship or ships or to property or persons on board another ship or ships as a result of carrying out or omitting to carry out a manoeuvre, or as a result of non-compliance with law, even though there has been no actual collision; (action pour collision)

    Associate Chief Justice

    Associate Chief Justice[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]

    Canadian maritime law

    droit maritime canadien

    Canadian maritime law means the law that was administered by the Exchequer Court of Canada on its Admiralty side by virtue of the Admiralty Act, chapter A-1 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1970, or any other statute, or that would have been so administered if that Court had had, on its Admiralty side, unlimited jurisdiction in relation to maritime and admiralty matters, as that law has been altered by this Act or any other Act of Parliament; (droit maritime canadien)

    Chief Justice

    Chief Justice[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]


    Court[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]

    Court of Appeal

    Court of Appeal[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]



    Crown means Her Majesty in right of Canada; (Couronne)

    federal board, commission or other tribunal

    office fédéral

    federal board, commission or other tribunal means any body, person or persons having, exercising or purporting to exercise jurisdiction or powers conferred by or under an Act of Parliament or by or under an order made pursuant to a prerogative of the Crown, other than the Tax Court of Canada or any of its judges, any such body constituted or established by or under a law of a province or any such person or persons appointed under or in accordance with a law of a province or under section 96 of the Constitution Act, 1867 ; (office fédéral)

    Federal Court of Appeal

    Federal Court of Appeal[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]

    final judgment

    jugement définitif

    final judgment means any judgment or other decision that determines in whole or in part any substantive right of any of the parties in controversy in any judicial proceeding; (jugement définitif)


    judge[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]

    practice and procedure

    pratique et procédure

    practice and procedure includes evidence relating to matters of practice and procedure; (pratique et procédure)



    property means property of any kind, whether real or personal or corporeal or incorporeal, and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes a right of any kind, a share or a chose in action; (biens)



    Registry means a registry established by the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service pursuant to the Courts Administration Service Act for the purposes of this Act; (greffe)



    relief includes every species of relief, whether by way of damages, payment of money, injunction, declaration, restitution of an incorporeal right, return of land or chattels or otherwise; (réparation)



    Rules means provisions of law and rules and orders made under section 46; (règles)



    ship means any vessel or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for navigation, without regard to method or lack of propulsion, and includes

    • (a) a ship in the process of construction from the time that it is capable of floating, and

    • (b) a ship that has been stranded, wrecked or sunk and any part of a ship that has broken up. (navire)

    Supreme Court

    Supreme Court[Repealed, 1990, c. 8, s. 1]

    Trial Division

    Trial Division[Repealed, 2002, c. 8, s. 15]

  • Marginal note:Senate and House of Commons

    (2) For greater certainty, the expression federal board, commission or other tribunal, as defined in subsection (1), does not include the Senate, the House of Commons, any committee or member of either House, the Senate Ethics Officer or the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner with respect to the exercise of the jurisdiction or powers referred to in sections 41.1 to 41.5 and 86 of the Parliament of Canada Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-7, s. 2;
  • 1990, c. 8, s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 6, s. 115;
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 15;
  • 2004, c. 7, ss. 7, 38;
  • 2006, c. 9, ss. 5, 38.
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