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An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (promotion of English and French) (S.C. 2005, c. 41)

Assented to 2005-11-25

An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (promotion of English and French)

S.C. 2005, c. 41

Assented to 2005-11-25

An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (promotion of English and French)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Official Languages Act to enhance the enforceability of the Government of Canada’s obligations under Part VII of the Act.

R.S., c. 31, (4th Supp.)

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

 Section 41 of the Official Languages Act is renumbered as subsection 41(1) and is amended by adding the following:

  • Marginal note:Duty of federal institutions

    (2) Every federal institution has the duty to ensure that positive measures are taken for the implementation of the commitments under subsection (1). For greater certainty, this implementation shall be carried out while respecting the jurisdiction and powers of the provinces.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (3) The Governor in Council may make regulations in respect of federal institutions, other than the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, office of the Senate Ethics Officer or office of the Ethics Commissioner, prescribing the manner in which any duties of those institutions under this Part are to be carried out.

 Subsection 77(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Application for remedy
  • 77. (1) Any person who has made a complaint to the Commissioner in respect of a right or duty under sections 4 to 7, sections 10 to 13 or Part IV, V or VII, or in respect of section 91, may apply to the Court for a remedy under this Part.

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