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Federal Courts Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-7)

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

  • — 2019, c. 15, s. 55

    • 2002, c. 8, s. 28

      55 Subsection 18.3(2) of the Federal Courts Act is replaced by the following:

      • Reference by Attorney General of Canada

        (2) The Attorney General of Canada may, at any stage of the proceedings of a federal board, commission or other tribunal, other than a court martial and an officer conducting a summary hearing, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act, refer any question or issue of the constitutional validity, applicability or operability of an Act of Parliament or of regulations made under an Act of Parliament to the Federal Court for hearing and determination.

  • — 2019, c. 15, s. 56

    • 2002, c. 8, s. 54(1)

      56 Subsection 57(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

      • Constitutional questions
        • 57 (1) If the constitutional validity, applicability or operability of an Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, or of regulations made under such an Act, is in question before the Federal Court of Appeal or the Federal Court or a federal board, commission or other tribunal, other than a court martial and an officer conducting a summary hearing, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the National Defence Act, the Act or regulation shall not be judged to be invalid, inapplicable or inoperable unless notice has been served on the Attorney General of Canada and the attorney general of each province in accordance with subsection (2).

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