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Divorce Act

Version of section 18 from 2021-03-01 to 2024-05-01:


Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this section and in sections 18.1 to 19.1.

competent authority

competent authority means a court that has the authority to make an order or another entity that has the authority to make a decision with respect to support under this Act. (autorité compétente)

designated authority

designated authority means a person or entity that is designated by a province to exercise the powers or perform the duties and functions set out in sections 18.1 to 19.1 within the province. (autorité désignée)

designated jurisdiction

designated jurisdiction means a jurisdiction outside Canada — whether a country or a political subdivision of a country — that is designated under an Act that relates to the reciprocal enforcement of orders relating to support, of the province in which either of the former spouses resides. (État désigné)

responsible authority

responsible authority means a person or entity that, in a designated jurisdiction, performs functions that are similar to those performed by the designated authority under subsection 19(4). (autorité responsable)

  • R.S., 1985, c. 3 (2nd Supp.), s. 18
  • 1993, c. 8, s. 3, c. 28, s. 78
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 159
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 33
  • 2019, c. 16, s. 14

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