Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

disposition

Civil Law

disposition

Title of the Legislative Text

Federal Real Property Act, S.C. 1991, c. 50 (title changed to Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act by the Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4, s. 10)

Provision

   16. (1) ... the Governor in Council may ...

  • (a) authorize the sale, lease or other disposition of any federal real property ....
Problem

The terminology used here creates a disparity between linguistic versions. Aliénation, which includes "sale"/vente, is a narrower concept already included in the concept of "disposition" found in the English version. In the French version, disposition is a broader concept that already includes the concept of aliénation.

Solution

In the English version, the term "sale" is withdrawn. In the French version, the terms vente and ou autre forme d'aliénation are replaced by the term disposition.

Harmonized Provision

   16. (1) ... the Governor in Council may ...

  • (a) authorize the disposition or lease of federal real property ...

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4, s.18(1)

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