Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

pursue on behalf of a person a legal action

Civil Law

pursue on behalf of a person a legal action (subrogation)

Title of the Legislative Text

Pesticide Residue Compensation Act, R.S., c. P-10

Provision

  5. (2) Where he deems it necessary, the Minister may require, as a condition for the payment of any compensation to a farmer under this Act, the consent of that farmer for the Minister to pursue on his behalf any legal action against any manufacturer or person referred to in paragraph (1)(b).

Problem

The concept of subrogation is not exactly the same in civil law and common law. To avoid any confusion with the civil law concept, the descriptive approach used in the English version should be used in the French version.

Solution

In the French version, the terms "d'être subrogé dans les droits de poursuite de l'indemnitaire" are replaced by "de pouvoir exercer, au nom de l'indemnitaire, tout recours de ce dernier".

Harmonized Provision

(Amendment to the French version only)

  5. (2) Le ministre peut exiger, comme condition de paiement de l'indemnité, de pouvoir exercer, au nom de l'indemnitaire, tout recours de ce dernier contre les personnes visées à l'alinéa (1)b).

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2, S.C. 2004, c. 25, s. 167.

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