Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

void

Civil Law

null

Title of the Legislative Text

Federal Real Property Act, S.C. 1991, c. 50 (title changed to Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act by the Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4, s. 10)

Provision

  20. A Crown grant that is issued to or in the name of a person who is deceased is not for that reason void ....

Problem

With the reform of the Civil Code of Québec, the term "void", used in the English version, is inappropriate.

Solution

In the English version, the term "null" is added to reflect the new civil law terminology. The term "void" is maintained for common law purposes.

Harmonized Provision

  20. A Crown grant that is issued to or in the name of a person who is deceased is not for that reason null or void ....

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4, s. 22

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