Official Languages Act
Marginal note:Legislative instruments
7. (1) Any instrument made in the execution of a legislative power conferred by or under an Act of Parliament that
(a) is made by, or with the approval of, the Governor in Council or one or more ministers of the Crown,
(b) is required by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament to be published in the Canada Gazette, or
(c) is of a public and general nature
shall be made in both official languages and, if printed and published, shall be printed and published in both official languages.
Marginal note:Instruments under prerogative or other executive power
(2) All instruments made in the exercise of a prerogative or other executive power that are of a public and general nature shall be made in both official languages and, if printed and published, shall be printed and published in both official languages.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) an ordinance of the Northwest Territories or the Yukon Territory or a law made by the Legislature for Nunavut, or any instrument made thereunder, or
(b) a by-law, law or other instrument of an Indian band, band council or other body established to perform a governmental function in relation to an Indian band or other group of aboriginal people,
by reason only that the ordinance, by-law, law or other instrument is of a public and general nature.
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 7;
- 1993, c. 28, s. 78.
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