Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations
Regulations Respecting Communications with and Services to the Public in Either Official Language
P.C. 1991-2541 1991-12-16
Whereas, pursuant to section 84 of the Official Languages ActFootnote *, the President of the Treasury Board has sought the views of members of the English and French linguistic minority communities and members of the public generally on the proposed Regulations concerning communications with and services to the public in either official language;
Return to footnote *R.S., c. 31 (4th Supp.)
Whereas, pursuant to section 85 of the said Act, the President of the Treasury Board has laid a draft of the proposed Regulations before the House of Commons on November 8, 1990, which date is at least thirty days before a copy of the proposed Regulations was published in the Canada Gazette under section 86 of the said Act;
And Whereas, pursuant to section 86 of the said Act, the proposed Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette on March 23, 1991, which date is at least thirty days before the proposed effective date thereof, and a reasonable opportunity was thereby afforded to interested persons to make representations to the President of the Treasury Board with respect thereto;
Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasury Board, pursuant to section 32 of the Official Languages ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to make the annexed Regulations respecting communications with and services to the public in either official language.
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations.
2. In these Regulations,
“Act” means the Official Languages Act; (Loi)
“CMA” means a census metropolitan area, excluding Ottawa-Hull, as used by Statistics Canada for the purposes of the census referred to in section 3; (région métropolitaine de recensement)
“CSD” means a census subdivision, excluding any CSD or any part thereof within the National Capital Region, as used by Statistics Canada for the purposes of the census referred to in section 3; (subdivision de recensement)
- “immigration services”
“immigration services” means services that are provided, powers that are exercised and duties and functions that are performed by an immigration officer under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, other than services provided, powers exercised or duties or functions performed under that Act by an officer as defined in section 2 of the Customs Act; (services d’immigration)
- “Method I”
“Method I” means the method of estimating first official language spoken that is described as Method I in Population Estimates by First Official Language Spoken, published by Statistics Canada in September 1989, which method gives consideration, firstly, to knowledge of the official languages, secondly, to mother tongue, and thirdly, to language spoken in the home, with any cases in which the available information is not sufficient for Statistics Canada to decide between English and French as the first official language spoken being distributed equally between English and French; (méthode I)
(a) for the purposes of paragraphs 7(4)(c) and (d), a route on which a federal institution provides the travelling public with a transportation service by aircraft or train that is carried out by a single conveyance, and
(b) for the purposes of subsection 7(2) and paragraph 7(4)(e), a route on which a federal institution provides the travelling public with a two-way transportation service by aircraft, train or ferry between the starting and finishing points of a flight, train run or ferry crossing that is carried out by a single conveyance between those two points, with or without intermediate stops. (trajet)
- 2001, c. 27, s. 273.
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