Interpretation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-21)

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Marginal note:Duality of legal traditions and application of provincial law

 Both the common law and the civil law are equally authoritative and recognized sources of the law of property and civil rights in Canada and, unless otherwise provided by law, if in interpreting an enactment it is necessary to refer to a province’s rules, principles or concepts forming part of the law of property and civil rights, reference must be made to the rules, principles and concepts in force in the province at the time the enactment is being applied.

  • 2001, c. 4, s. 8
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