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Government Employees Compensation Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-06-23 to 2017-09-20:


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

accident

accident

accident includes a wilful and an intentional act, not being the act of the employee, and a fortuitous event occasioned by a physical or natural cause; (accident)

common-law partner

conjoint de fait

common-law partner, in relation to an employee, means a person who was, immediately before the employee’s death, cohabiting with the employee in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year; (conjoint de fait)

compensation

indemnité

compensation includes medical and hospital expenses and any other benefits, expenses or allowances that are authorized by the law of the province where the employee is usually employed respecting compensation for workmen and the dependants of deceased workmen; (indemnité)

dependant

personne à charge

dependant, in relation to an employee, includes

  • (a) a common-law partner of the employee, and

  • (b) a person who was cohabiting with the employee immediately before the employee’s death and is a parent of the employee’s child; (personne à charge)

employee

agents de l’État

employee means

  • (a) any person in the service of Her Majesty who is paid a direct wage or salary by or on behalf of Her Majesty,

  • (b) any member, officer or employee of any department, corporation or other body that is established to perform a function or duty on the Government of Canada’s behalf who is declared by the Minister with the approval of the Governor in Council to be an employee for the purposes of this Act,

  • (c) any person who, for the purpose of obtaining employment in any department, corporation or other body that is established to perform a function or duty on the Government of Canada’s behalf, is taking a training course that is approved by the Minister for that person,

  • (d) any person who is employed by any department, corporation or other body that is established to perform a function or duty on the Government of Canada’s behalf, who is on leave of absence without pay and, for the purpose of increasing the skills used in the performance of their duties, is taking a training course that is approved by the Minister for that purpose, and

  • (e) any officer or employee of the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, office of the Senate Ethics Officer, office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner or Parliamentary Protective Service; (agents de l’État)

Her Majesty

Sa Majesté

Her Majesty means Her Majesty in right of Canada; (Sa Majesté)

industrial disease

maladie professionnelle

industrial disease means any disease in respect of which compensation is payable under the law of the province where the employee is usually employed respecting compensation for workmen and the dependants of deceased workmen; (maladie professionnelle)

Minister

ministre

Minister means the Minister of Labour. (ministre)

  • R.S., 1985, c. G-5, s. 2
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 125
  • 2004, c. 7, s. 18
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 18
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 420(E)
  • 2015, c. 36, s. 136
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