Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

contempt of court

Civil Law

contempt of court

Title of the Legislative Text

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

Provision

  192. (3) A registrar has no power to commit for contempt of court.

Problem

The term "résistance" in the French version is not an appropriate equivalent for "contempt of court" in the English version. The appropriate term for both legal systems in French is "outrage".

Solution

In the French version, the term "résistance" is replaced by "outrage".

Harmonized Provision

(Amendment to the French version only)

  192. (3) Un registraire n'a pas le pouvoir de délivrer un mandat de dépôt pour outrage au tribunal.

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2, S.C. 2004, c. 25, s. 88(2).

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