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Interpretation Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2005-03-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,



    Act means an Act of Parliament; (loi)


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    enact includes to issue, make or establish; (Version anglaise seulement)



    enactment means an Act or regulation or any portion of an Act or regulation; (texte)

    public officer

    fonctionnaire public

    public officer includes any person in the public service of Canada who is authorized by or under an enactment to do or enforce the doing of an act or thing or to exercise a power, or on whom a duty is imposed by or under an enactment; (fonctionnaire public)



    regulation includes an order, regulation, rule, rule of court, form, tariff of costs or fees, letters patent, commission, warrant, proclamation, by-law, resolution or other instrument issued, made or established

    • (a) in the execution of a power conferred by or under the authority of an Act, or

    • (b) by or under the authority of the Governor in Council; (règlement)


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    repeal includes revoke or cancel. (Version anglaise seulement)

  • Marginal note:Expired and replaced enactments

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, an enactment that has been replaced is repealed and an enactment that has expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect is deemed to have been repealed.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-21, s. 2
  • 1993, c. 34, s. 88
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 146

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