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Official Languages Act

Version of section 25 from 2023-06-20 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Where services provided on behalf of federal institutions

  •  (1) Every federal institution has the duty to ensure that, where services are provided or made available by another person or organization on its behalf, any member of the public in Canada or elsewhere can communicate with and obtain those services from that person or organization in either official language in any case where those services, if provided by the institution, would be required under this Part to be provided in either official language.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the other person or organization is presumed to provide or make available services on behalf of the federal institution if

    • (a) the federal institution exercises sufficient control over the other person or organization; or

    • (b) the other person or organization implements a program or legislative regime for which the federal institution is responsible.

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (3) For greater certainty, a mere financial contribution by the Government of Canada to another person or organization is not sufficient to trigger the application of subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 25
  • 2023, c. 15, s. 12.2

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