Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

probate or letters of administration

Civil Law

probate of the will or notarial minutes of the probate

Title of the Legislative Text

Canada Business Corporations Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. C-44.

Provision

51. ...

(7) ...
  • (a) the original grant of probate or of letters of administration, or a copy thereof certified to be a true copy by

    • (i) the court that granted the probate or letters of administration,

Problem

Only common law terminology ("grant of probate or letters of administration/jugement d'homologation de testament et de nomination d'un exécuteur testamentaire ou d'un administrateur") is used in the English and French versions.

In the French version, "jugement en vérification du testament ou du procès-verbal notarié de vérification" must be added to reflect civil law terminology.

In common law in French, it is more accurate to refer to "lettres d'homologation ou d'administration" than to a "jugement de nomination".

Solution

In the English version, in the portion of paragraph 51(7)(a) before subparagraph (i), "or, in Quebec, of the probate of the will or of the notarial minutes of the probate" is added.

In the English version, in subparagraph 51(7)(a)(i), "or the notary who prepared the minutes of the probate" is added.

In the French version, in the portion of paragraph 51(7)(a) before subparagraph (i), "l'original, au Québec, du jugement en vérification du testament ou du procès-verbal notarié de vérification" is added and "jugement de nomination" is replaced by "lettres d'homologation ou des lettres d'administration".

In the French version, in subparagraph 51(7)(a)(i), "ou délivré les lettres d'homologation ou d'administration ou le notaire qui a dressé le procès-verbal" is added.

Harmonized Provision

51. ...

(7) ...

  • (a) the original grant of probate, of letters of administration or, in Quebec, of the probate of the will or of the notarial minutes of the probate, or a copy certified to be a true copy of one of those documents by

    • (i) the court that granted the probate or letters of administration, or the notary who prepared the minutes of the probate,

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3, S.C. 2011, c. 21, s. 31(3).

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