Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

damage to or loss of property

Civil Law

damage to or loss of property

Title of the Legislative Text

State Immunity Act, R.S.C. (1985), c. S-18

Provision

   6. A foreign state is not immune from the jurisdiction of a court in any proceedings that relate to

  • ...

  • (b) any damage to or loss of property

that occurs in Canada.

Problem

The French version uses the notion of dommages matériels without describing its components, unlike the English version.

Solution

In the French version, the term dommages matériels is replaced by dommages aux biens ou perte de ceux-ci.

Harmonized Provision

(amendment to the French version only)

  6. A foreign state is not immune from the jurisdiction of a court in any proceedings that relate to

  • ...

  • (b) any damage to or loss of property

that occurs in Canada

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1, S.C. 2001, c. 4, s. 121(2)

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