Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

legal officer

Civil Law

legal officer

Title of the Legislative Text

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, R.S., c. B-3

Provision

  206. (1) Where the official receiver or trustee believes on reasonable grounds that an offence under this Act or the Criminal Code relating to the property of the bankrupt was committed either before or after the date of the initial bankruptcy event by the bankrupt or any other person, the official receiver or trustee shall make a report thereon to the Deputy Attorney General or other appropriate legal officer of the province concerned or to such person as is duly designated by that legal officer for that purpose.

Problem

The French version refers to a "conseiller juridique" . In the context of this provision, it is more appropriate in the French version to use "officier de justice" to which "legal officer" corresponds in the English verison.

Solution

In the French version, the terms "conseiller juridique" are replaced by "officier de justice" .

Harmonized Provision

(Amendment to the French version only)

  206. (1) S'il a des motifs raisonnables de croire qu'une infraction prévue par la présente loi ou le Code criminel, relative aux biens du failli, a été commise soit avant soit après l'ouverture de la faillite par le failli ou par toute autre personne, le séquestre officiel ou le syndic fait rapport à ce sujet au sous-procureur général ou à tout autre officier de justice compétent de la province concernée ou à la personne dûment désignée à cette fin par cet officier de justice.

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2, S.C. 2004, c. 25, s. 94.

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