Official Languages Act

Version of section 7 from 2003-04-01 to 2014-03-31:

Marginal note:Legislative instruments
  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) an ordinance of the Northwest Territories or a law made by the Legislature of Yukon or the Legislature for Nunavut, or any instrument made under any such ordinance or law, 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;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 225.
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