Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

omission or default

Civil Law

omission or default

Title of the Legislative Text

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

Provision

217. ...
(k) after notice has been given to all interested parties, an order relieving a liquidator from any omission or default on such terms as the court thinks fit and confirming any act of the liquidator;

Problem

The linguistic versions differ as to content. The terms "omission or default" used in the English version have a meaning that is narrower than the term "faute" used in the French version. The term "manquement" is now used in most recently adopted legislation referring to the same concept in the context of liquidation of corporations.

Solution

In the French version, "fautes" is replaced by "manquements".

Harmonized Provision

(Amendment to the French version only)

217....
k) sur avis à tous les intéressés, de décharger le liquidateur de ses manquements, selon les modalités que le tribunal estime pertinentes, et de confirmer ses actes;

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3, S.C. 2011, c. 21, s. 62(2).

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