Bijural Terminology Records
- Common Law
- Civil Law
- Title of the Legislative Text
Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, R.S.C. (1985), c. C-50
4. The Crown is liable for the damage sustained by any person by reason of a motor vehicle, owned by the Crown, on a highway, for which the Crown would be liable if it were a private person of full age and capacity.
The term dommages in the plural means, in both civil and common law, the pecuniary compensation to which a victim is entitled. In French, the term dommage used in the singular means, in both legal systems, a violation of a person's rights. It is to this latter concept that the English version refers to by using the term
In the French version, the term dommages is replaced by dommage.
- Harmonized Provision
(amendment to the French version only)
4. The Crown is liable for the damage sustained by anyone by reason of a motor vehicle, owned by the Crown, on a highway, for which the Crown would be liable if it were a person.
Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4, s. 37
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