Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

property

Civil Law

property

Title of the Legislative Text

Visiting Forces Act, R.S., c. V-2

Provision

 6. (2) With respect to the alleged commission by a member of a visiting force of an offence respecting

  • (a) the property or security of the designated state,
  • (b) the person or property of another member of the visiting force or a dependant, or
  • (c) the service courts of the visiting force have the primary right to exercise jurisdiction.
Problem

The term "propriété" which is used in the French version to render the term "property" in the English version is inappropriate for civil law. To avoid any confusion between the right of ownership and property in French, the concept of "property" should be expressed for both legal systems by the term "biens" .

Solution

In the French version, the terms "la propriété" are replaced by "les biens" .

Harmonized Provision

(Amendment to the French version only)

 6. (2) S'il est présumé qu'un membre d'une force étrangère présente au Canada a commis une infraction concernant :

  • (a) soit les biens ou la sécurité de l'État désigné;
  • (b) soit la personne ou les biens d'un autre membre de cette force ou de quelqu'un qui est à la charge d'un autre membre de cette force;

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2, S.C. 2004, c. 25, s. 180.

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