PART XIGeneral (continued)
Marginal note:Parliamentary and judicial powers, privileges and immunities saved
90 Nothing in this Act abrogates or derogates from any powers, privileges or immunities of members of the Senate or the House of Commons in respect of their personal offices and staff or of judges of any Court.
Marginal note:Staffing generally
91 Nothing in this Act authorizes the application of official language requirements to a particular staffing action unless those requirements are objectively required to perform the functions for which the staffing action is undertaken.
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 91
- 2023, c. 15, s. 49
Marginal note:References in Acts of Parliament to the “official languages”
92 In every Act of Parliament, a reference to the “official languages” or the “official languages of Canada” shall be construed as a reference to the languages declared by subsection 16(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be the official languages of Canada.
93 The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) prescribing anything that the Governor in Council considers necessary to effect compliance with this Act in the conduct of the affairs of federal institutions other than the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, office of the Senate Ethics Officer, office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Parliamentary Protective Service or office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer; and
(b) prescribing anything that is by this Act to be prescribed by regulation of the Governor in Council.
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 93
- 2004, c. 7, s. 30
- 2006, c. 9, s. 25
- 2015, c. 36, s. 149
- 2017, c. 20, s. 184
93.1 (1) On the 10th anniversary of the day on which this section comes into force and every 10 years after that anniversary, the Minister of Canadian Heritage shall, in consultation with the President of the Treasury Board, undertake a review of the provisions and operation of this Act.
Marginal note:Comprehensive analysis
(1.1) The review undertaken under subsection (1) shall include a comprehensive analysis, over the previous ten years, of the enhancement of the vitality of the English and French linguistic minority communities and of the protection and promotion of the French language in Canada.
(1.2) The comprehensive analysis undertaken under subsection (1.1) may include any relevant
(a) indicators that are related to sectors that are essential to enhancing the vitality of English and French linguistic minority communities, including the culture, education — from early childhood to post-secondary education — health, justice, employment and immigration sectors;
(b) qualitative indicators; and
(c) quantitative indicators, including mother tongue spoken, language most often spoken at home, rate of anglicization and francization, language transfer and language of work.
(2) The Minister of Canadian Heritage shall cause a report of the review to be tabled in each House of Parliament within the first 30 days on which that House is sitting after the report has been completed.
PART XIIRelated Amendments
94 to 99 [Amendments]
PART XIIIConsequential Amendments
100 to 103 [Amendments]
PART XIVTransitional Provisions, Repeal and Coming into Force
104 and 105 [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 106]
Marginal note:Persons appointed remain in office
107 The persons holding the positions referred to in subsection 34(2) immediately before the coming into force of that provision shall continue in office.
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 107
- 2023, c. 15, s. 51
108 [Repealed, 2023, c. 15, s. 51]
Coming into Force
Marginal note:Coming into force
Return to footnote *[Note: Sections 1 to 93, subsection 534(3) of the Criminal Code, as enacted by section 95, and sections 96 and 98 to 109 in force September 15, 1988, and section 97 in force February 1, 1989, see SI/88-197; section 530.1 of the Criminal Code, as enacted by section 94, shall come into force in accordance with subsection 534(2) of the Criminal Code, as enacted by section 95.]
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