Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

all the interests in the land

Civil Law

immovable real rights in the land

Title of the Legislative Text

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

Provision

6. ...
(2) A notice registered under section 5 is not invalid by reason only that it does not set out the nature of the interest intended to be expropriated and, in that case, the interest intended to be expropriated includes all the interests in the land to which the notice relates.

Problem

The use of the qualifier "intégral" in "droit de propriété intégral" in the French version is not appropriate in civil law, and "droit de propriété intégral" does not correspond in common law to "all the interests in the land".

Solution

In the English version, "or immovable real rights" is added.

In the French version, "dont l'expropriation est proposée est le droit de propriété intégral du" is replaced by "comprend l'ensemble des droits réels immobiliers ou intérêts fonciers sur le".

Harmonized Provision

6. ...
(2) A notice registered under section 5 is not invalid by reason only that it does not set out the nature of the interest or right intended to be expropriated and, in that case, the interest or right intended to be expropriated includes all the interests in the land or immovable real rights to which the notice relates.

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3, S.C. 2011, c. 21, s. 130.

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