PART IPROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT
Marginal note:Official languages of Parliament
4. (1) English and French are the official languages of Parliament, and everyone has the right to use either of those languages in any debates and other proceedings of Parliament.
Marginal note:Simultaneous interpretation
(2) Facilities shall be made available for the simultaneous interpretation of the debates and other proceedings of Parliament from one official language into the other.
Marginal note:Official reports
(3) Everything reported in official reports of debates or other proceedings of Parliament shall be reported in the official language in which it was said and a translation thereof into the other official language shall be included therewith.
PART IILEGISLATIVE AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS
Marginal note:Journals and other records
5. The journals and other records of Parliament shall be made and kept, and shall be printed and published, in both official languages.
Marginal note:Acts of Parliament
6. All Acts of Parliament shall be enacted, printed and published in both official languages.
Marginal note:Legislative instruments
7. (1) Any instrument made in the execution of a legislative power conferred by or under an Act of Parliament that
(a) is made by, or with the approval of, the Governor in Council or one or more ministers of the Crown,
(b) is required by or pursuant to an Act of Parliament to be published in the Canada Gazette, or
(c) is of a public and general nature
shall be made in both official languages and, if printed and published, shall be printed and published in both official languages.
Marginal note:Instruments under prerogative or other executive power
(2) All instruments made in the exercise of a prerogative or other executive power that are of a public and general nature shall be made in both official languages and, if printed and published, shall be printed and published in both official languages.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) an ordinance of the Northwest Territories or a law made by the Legislature of Yukon or the Legislature for Nunavut, or any instrument made under any such ordinance or law, or
(b) a by-law, law or other instrument of an Indian band, band council or other body established to perform a governmental function in relation to an Indian band or other group of aboriginal people,
by reason only that the ordinance, by-law, law or other instrument is of a public and general nature.
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 7;
- 1993, c. 28, s. 78;
- 2002, c. 7, s. 225.
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