Canadian Human Rights Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-6)

Act current to 2017-08-27 and last amended on 2017-06-19. Previous Versions

Reports

Marginal note:Annual report of Commission
  •  (1) The Commission shall, within three months after December 31 in each year, prepare and submit to Parliament a report on the activities of the Commission under this Part and Part II for that year, including references to and comments on any matter referred to in paragraph 27(1)(e) or (g) that it considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Special reports

    (2) The Commission may, at any time, prepare and submit to Parliament a special report referring to and commenting on any matter within the scope of its powers, duties and functions if, in its opinion, the matter is of such urgency or importance that a report on it should not be deferred until the time provided for submission of its next annual report under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Annual report of Tribunal

    (3) The Tribunal shall, within three months after December 31 in each year, prepare and submit to Parliament a report on its activities under this Act for that year.

  • Marginal note:Transmission of report

    (4) Every report under this section shall be submitted by being transmitted to the Speaker of the Senate and to the Speaker of the House of Commons for tabling in those Houses.

  • R.S., 1985, c. H-6, s. 61;
  • 1998, c. 9, s. 32.

Minister Responsible

Marginal note:Minister of Justice

 The Minister of Justice is responsible for this Act, and the powers of the Governor in Council to make regulations under this Act, with the exception of section 29, are exercisable on the recommendation of that Minister.

  • 1998, c. 9, s. 32.

Application

Marginal note:Limitation
  •  (1) This Part and Parts I and II do not apply to or in respect of any superannuation or pension fund or plan established by an Act of Parliament enacted before March 1, 1978.

  • Marginal note:Review of Acts referred to in subsection (1)

    (2) The Commission shall keep under review those Acts of Parliament enacted before March 1, 1978 by which any superannuation or pension fund or plan is established and, where the Commission deems it to be appropriate, it may include in a report mentioned in section 61 reference to and comment on any provision of any of those Acts that in its opinion is inconsistent with the principle described in section 2.

  • 1976-77, c. 33, s. 48.
Marginal note:Application in the territories

 Where a complaint under this Part relates to an act or omission that occurred in Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, it may not be dealt with under this Part unless the act or omission could be the subject of a complaint under this Part had it occurred in a province.

  • R.S., 1985, c. H-6, s. 63;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 127.
Marginal note:Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 For the purposes of this Part and Parts I and II, members of the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are deemed to be employed by the Crown.

  • 1976-77, c. 33, s. 48.
Marginal note:Acts of employees, etc.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), any act or omission committed by an officer, a director, an employee or an agent of any person, association or organization in the course of the employment of the officer, director, employee or agent shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be an act or omission committed by that person, association or organization.

  • Marginal note:Exculpation

    (2) An act or omission shall not, by virtue of subsection (1), be deemed to be an act or omission committed by a person, association or organization if it is established that the person, association or organization did not consent to the commission of the act or omission and exercised all due diligence to prevent the act or omission from being committed and, subsequently, to mitigate or avoid the effect thereof.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 143, s. 23.

PART IVApplication

Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty
  •  (1) This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada, except in matters respecting the Yukon Government or the Government of the Northwest Territories or Nunavut.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2002, c. 7, s. 128]

  • (3) [Repealed, 2014, c. 2, s. 11]

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (4) The exception referred to in subsection (1) shall come into operation in respect of the Government of Nunavut on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • R.S., 1985, c. H-6, s. 66;
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 128;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 11.

 [Repealed, 2008, c. 30, s. 1]

 
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