Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

legal counsel

Civil Law

legal counsel

Title of the Legislative Text

Expropriation Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. E-21

Provision

10. ...
(6) Any person who may be heard at a public hearing under this section may be represented by counsel at the hearing.

Problem

The use of "counsel" in the English version is not appropriate for the English civil law audience when referring to both a notary and a lawyer.

Solution

In the English version, "legal" is added.

Harmonized Provision

(Amendment to the English version only)

10. ...
(6) Any person who may be heard at a public hearing under this section may be represented by legal counsel at the hearing.

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3, S.C. 2011, c. 21, s. 133(1).

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