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  1. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (9/2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017 | CAN-2017-L-105747

    Contains unproclaimed and not in force (at 1/9/2017) amendments to the Employment Standards Code, the Labour Relations Code and the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

  2. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Règlement du Tribunal des droits de la personne (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er mai 2017). - Règlement (dans sa teneur modifiée) Regulation (as amended)

    Adoption: 2015-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | CAN-2015-R-101278

    Approuvé par décision, le 17 décembre 2015.

  3. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Canadian Victims Bill of Rights [S.C. 2015, c. 13, s. 2]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-23 | CAN-2015-L-105637

  4. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prevention of Terrorist Travel Act [S.C. 2015, c. 36, s. 42 ]. - Laws in French and English

    Adoption: 2015-06-23 | CAN-2015-L-105672

    An Act respecting the protection of information in relation to certain decisions made under the Canadian Passport Order.

  5. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons) (S.C. 2015, c. 16). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-18 | CAN-2015-L-105618

    Amends section 279 concerning exploitation and trafficking of persons.

  6. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 (S.C. 2015, c. 20). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-18 | CAN-2015-L-105619

    An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

  7. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (CHAPTER A-1.2). - Act on-line (consolidated)

    Adoption: 2015-06-01 | CAN-2015-L-99609

  8. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act (R.S.N.B. 2014, c. 100). - Act on-line (consolidated)

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | CAN-2014-L-99575

  9. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Standards Reciprocity Order Regulations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-21 | CAN-2014-R-105838

  10. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fair Elections Act (S.C. 2014, c. 12). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-19 | CAN-2014-L-96458

    This enactment amends the Canada Elections Act ("the Act") to require the thief Electoral Officer to issue interpretation notes and guidelines on the application of that Act to registered parties, registered associations, nomination contestants, candidates and leadership contestants. It also requires the Chief electoral Officer, on request, to issue a written opinion on the application of
    provisions of the Act to an activity or practice that a registered party, registered association, nomination contestant, candidate or leadership contestant proposes
    to engage in.
    The enactment also modifies the Chief Electoral Officer's power under section 17 of the Act so that the power may only be exercised to allow electors to exercise their right to vote or to allow votes to be counted. It also limits the
    Chief Electoral Officer's power to transmit advertising messages to electors and requires the Chief Electoral Officer to ensure that any information so transmitted is accessible to electors with disabilities.
    The enactment further amends the Act to permit the Chief Electoral Officer to seek approval from parliamentary committees to test an alternative voting process (but where such a pilot project is to test a form of electronic voting, the Chief Electoral Officer must first obtain the approval of the Senate and House of Commons). The enactment also eliminates the mandatory retirement of the Chief Electoral Officer at age 65 and replaces it with a 10-year non-renewable term. It provides for the establishment of an Advisory Committee of Political Parties to provide advice to the Chief Electoral Officer on matters relating to elections and political financing. The enactment also amends the Act to provide for the appointment of field liaison officers, based on merit, to provide support to returning officers and provide a link between returning officers and the
    Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. It also enables the Chief Electoral Officer to temporarily suspend a returning officer during an election period and provides for the appointment of additional election officers at polling stations.
    Finally, it empowers registered parties and registered associations, in addition to candidates, to provide names of individuals for election officer positions and changes the deadline for providing those names from the 17th day before
    polling day to the 24th day before polling day.

  11. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act (S.C. 2014, c. 6). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-11 | CAN-2014-L-96456

    This enactment amends the mental disorder regime in the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act to specify that the paramount consideration in the decision-making process is the safety of the public and to create a scheme for finding that certain persons who have been found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder are high-risk accused. It also enhances the involvement of victims in the regime and makes procedural and technical amendments.

  12. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code de procédure civile (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er mars 2017). - Code (dans sa teneur modifiée) Act (as amended)

    Adoption: 2014 | CAN-2014-L-96638

  13. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom) (S.C. 2013, c. 37). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-26 | CAN-2013-L-94230

    This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act by deleting section 13 to ensure there is no infringement on freedom of expression guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  14. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Criminal Code (kidnapping of young person) (S.C. 2013, c. 32). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-26 | CAN-2013-L-96449

    This enactment amends the Criminal Code to prescribe a minimum punishment of five years when a kidnap victim is under sixteen years of age, unless the person who commits the offence is a parent, guardian or person having the lawful care or charge of the victim.

  15. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights) (S.C. 2013, c. 19). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-19 | CAN-2013-L-96451

  16. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Combating Terrorism Act (S.C. 2013, c. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-25 | CAN-2013-L-94229

    This enactment replaces sections 83.28 to 83.3 of the Criminal Code to provide for an investigative hearing for the purpose of gathering information for an investigation of a terrorism offence and to allow for the imposition of a recognizance with conditions on a person to prevent them from carrying out a terrorist activity. In addition, the enactment provides for those sections to cease to have effect or for the possible extension of their operation. The enactment also provides that the Attorney General of Canada and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness include in their respective annual reports their opinion on whether those sections should be extended. It also amends the Criminal Code to create offences of leaving or attempting to leave Canada to commit certain terrorism offences.

    The enactment also amends the Canada Evidence Act to allow the Federal Court to order that applications to it with respect to the disclosure of sensitive or potentially injurious information be made public and to allow it to order that hearings related to those applications be heard in private. In addition, the enactment provides for the annual reporting on the operation of the provisions of that Act that relate to the issuance of certificates and fiats.

    The enactment also amends the Security of Information Act to increase, in certain cases, the maximum penalty for harbouring a person who committed an offence under that Act.

    Lastly, it makes technical amendments in response to a parliamentary review of these Acts.

  17. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi sur l'économie sociale (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er mars 2017). - Loi (dans sa teneur modifiée) Act (as amended)

    Adoption: 2013 | CAN-2013-L-96774

    A pour objectif:
    1° de promouvoir l'économie sociale comme levier de développement socioéconomique;
    2° de soutenir le développement de l'économie sociale par l'élaboration ou l'adaptation d'outils d'intervention, dans une perspective de cohérence gouvernementale et de transparence;
    3° de favoriser, pour les entreprises d'économie sociale, l'accès aux mesures et aux programmes de l'Administration.

  18. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Saskatchewan Employment Act (Chapter S-15.1). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013 | Date of entry into force: 2014-04-29 | CAN-2013-L-97729

    An Act respecting employment standards, occupational health and safety, labour relations and related matters and making consequential amendments to certain Acts.

    Repeals the following Acts:
    - The Assignment of Wages Act
    - The Building Trades Protection Act
    - The Construction Industry Labour Relations Act, 1992
    - The Construction Industry Labour Relations Act, 1992
    - The Fire Departments Platoon Act
    - The Health Labour Relations Reorganization Act
    - The Labour-Management Dispute (Temporary Provisions) Act
    - The Labour Standards Act
    - The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993
    - The Radiation Health and Safety Act, 1985
    - The Trade Union Act
    - The Wages Recovery Act

  19. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-29 | CAN-2012-L-94236

    An Act respecting the environmental assessment of certain activities and the prevention of significant adverse environmental effects.

  20. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) (S.C. 2012, c. 15). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-28 | CAN-2012-L-94227

    This enactment amends the Criminal Code to add the offence of trafficking in persons to the offences committed outside Canada for which Canadian citizens or permanent residents may be prosecuted in Canada.

    It also amends the Act to add factors that the Court may consider when determining whether an accused exploits another person.

  21. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fair and Efficient Criminal Trials Act [2011, c. 16]. - Legislation on-line in French and English

    Adoption: 2011-06-26 | CAN-2011-L-89038

    This enactment amends the Criminal Code to
    (a) allow for the appointment of a judge as a case management judge;
    (b) define the role and the powers of a case management judge;
    (c) streamline the use of direct indictments preferred under section 577;
    (d) allow for delayed severance orders;
    (e) improve the protection of the identity of jurors;
    (f) increase the maximum number of jurors who can hear the evidence on the merits; and
    (g) provide that, in the case of a mistrial, certain decisions made during the trial are binding on the parties in any new trial.

  22. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Custody and Detention of Young Persons Act (C. 137, 2011). - Act on-line (consolidated)

    Adoption: 2011-05-13 | CAN-2011-L-95857

  23. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act [2010, c. 17]. - Legislation on-line in French and English

    Adoption: 2010-12-15 | CAN-2010-L-89043

    This enactment amends the Criminal Code, the Sex Offender Information Registration Act and the National Defence Act to enhance police investigation of crimes of a sexual nature and allow police services to use the national database proactively to prevent crimes of a sexual nature.

    It also amends the Criminal Code and the International Transfer of Offenders Act to require sex offenders arriving in Canada to comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act.

    It also amends the Criminal Code to provide that sex offenders who are subject to a mandatory requirement to comply with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act are also subject to a mandatory requirement to provide a sample for forensic DNA analysis.

    It also amends the National Defence Act to reflect the amendments to the Criminal Code relating to the registration of sex offenders.

  24. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Standards Act General Regulations,. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-11-20 | CAN-2010-R-105837

  25. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Human Rights Act, 2010 (SNL2010 CHAPTER H-13.1). - Act on-line (consolidated)

    Adoption: 2010-06-24 | CAN-2010-L-96025

  26. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Mobility Amendments Act, 2010 (SY 2010, c.4). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | CAN-2010-L-94239

  27. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, S.O. 2010, c. 15. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | CAN-2010-L-96531

  28. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act [2009, c. 23]. - Laws in French and English

    Adoption: 2009-06-23 | CAN-2009-L-85941

    The purpose of this Act is to allow the incorporation or continuance of bodies corporate as corporations without share capital, including certain bodies corporate incorporated or continued under various other Acts of Parliament, for the purposes of carrying on legal activities and to impose obligations on certain bodies corporate without share capital incorporated by a special Act of Parliament.

  29. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Corrections Act, 2009 (SY 2009, c.3). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-05-14 | CAN-2009-L-94246

  30. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Sustainable Development Act [2008, c. 33]. - Laws in French and English

    Adoption: 2008-06-26 | CAN-2008-L-85960

    An Act to require the development and implementation of a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and the development of goals and targets with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to the Auditor General Act.

  31. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (C30). - Canada Gazette Part III

    Adoption: 2008-06-18 | CAN-2008-L-79624

    Repeals section 67 of the Act which provided that the Indian Act was not subject to the application of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and all activities of the federal government and Band Councils that originate from the Indian Act.

  32. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (criminal procedure, language of the accused, sentencing and other amendments) (Chapter 18). - Canada Gazette Part III

    Adoption: 2008-05-29 | CAN-2008-L-79617

    Makes numerous amendments to the Criminal Code with respect to treatment of evidence, sentencing of offences relating to alcohol, search warrants, languages to be used in trails, change of venues, trails by jury and sentencing.

  33. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Order amending Schedule 2 to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (SOR/2008-114).

    Adoption: 2008-04 | CAN-2008-L-79742

    Amendment to allow employers to use electronic means to send pay statements.

  34. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Règlement sur la diffusion de l'information et sur la protection des renseignements personnels (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er mai 2017). - Règlement (dans sa teneur modifiée) Regulation (as amended)

    Adoption: 2008 | CAN-2008-R-93170

  35. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement Implementation Act [SBC 2008] c. 39. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | CAN-2008-L-96467

  36. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Act Regulations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-11-10 | CAN-2007-R-105840

  37. Canada - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Code de déontologie des membres du Tribunal des droits de la personne (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er mai 2017). - Code (dans sa teneur modifiée) Code (as amended)

    Adoption: 2007-09-05 | CAN-2007-M-95955

    Adopté par décision du 5 septembre 2007.

  38. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act respecting the Québec correctional system (R.S.Q., c. S-40.1). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-05 | CAN-2007-L-80831

    Establishes the general principles that are to guide the actions of correctional services of the Ministère de la Sécurité Publique, the Commission québécoise des libérations conditionnelles and their community-based partners as well as all other stakeholders of the correctional system as they exercise their respective functions. Underlying these general principles is the objective of protecting society, ensuring compliance with the decisions of the courts and reintegrating offenders into the community.

  39. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Employment Standards Code: Employment Standards Regulation (6/2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-31 | CAN-2007-R-75399

    Regulates the application of the Code and exceptions to certain parts of the Code, in particular volunteers, employees in farming and fishing sector, certain professions. Also regulates minimum wages, standard hours of work and overtime, deductions from wages, work breaks, transportation for employees, termination of employment, employment of children and administrative penalties.

  40. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment Standards Act (S.N.W.T. 2007,c.13). - Act on-line (consolidated)

    Adoption: 2007 | CAN-2007-L-95917

  41. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons) (Chapter 43). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-11-25 | CAN-2005-L-74005

    A new section has been added after section 279 concerning kidnapping, trafficking in persons, hostage taking and abduction. Amendments have also been made to section 486(1.1), 486(3)(a)(i), 490.011(1) and 738(1)(b) concerning testimony and other related matters.

  42. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act (Chapter 32). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-20 | CAN-2005-L-74007

    Amends sections 127(1) (disobeying order of court), 150.1(2)(c), 150.1(3) (court appearances), 151, 152, 153(1) (sexual exploitation and offences), 161(1) (order of prohibition), 162-163 (voyeurism), 163-164 (distribution of child pornography), 170-171 (parent or guardian procuring sexual activity), 212 (living on the avails of prostitution of persons under the age of 18 years), 215(3) (penalties), 218 (abandoning child), 276.3(1) (publication prohibited), 486 (protection of witnesses under 18 years), 487.2(1) (prohibition of publication), 517(1), 539(1), 542(2), 631(6), 648(1), 715 and 718 concerning testimony and evidence. Sections 487.2(2), 517(3), 539(4), 542(3) of the Code are also repealed. Amendments are also made to the Canada Evidence Act with respect to witnesses under the age of 18 years (section 16).

  43. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration Act.

    Adoption: 2005-05-05 | CAN-2005-L-71469

    Amends section 11 of the Citizenship Act, which grants citizenship to any person who, having ceased to be a citizen, has become a permanent resident and has resided in Canada for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the application. The amendment creates an exception, providing that the above condition does not apply to a person who has ceased to be a citizen before February 15 1977 because the parent of that person ceased to be a citizen.

  44. Canada - General provisions - Constitution

    Representation Act, 2005 [S.O. 2005, c. 35.]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005 | CAN-2005-C-89104

    Deals with the establishment of electoral districts in the different areas of Ontario.

    Schedule 1 amends the Constitution Act.

  45. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 2 [2004, c. 25]. - Laws in French and English

    Adoption: 2004-12-15 | CAN-2004-L-69795

    Amends various Acts including the Employment Insurance Act and Canada Pension Plan in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law.

  46. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Standards Reciprocating Jurisdictions Regulations (94/04). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-09-13 | CAN-2004-R-96040

  47. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Human Rights Act, S.Nu 2003, c 12. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-11-05 | CAN-2003-L-97746

  48. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Personal Information Protection Act [SBC 2003] Chapter 63. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | CAN-2003-L-76805

    Part 1 - Introductory Provisions
    Part 2 - General Rules Respecting Protection of Personal Information by Organizations
    Part 3 - Consent
    Part 4 - Collection of Personal Information
    Part 5 - Use of Personal Information
    Part 6 - Disclosure of Personal Information
    Part 7 - Access to and Correction of Personal Information
    Part 8 - Administration
    Part 9 - Care of Personal Information
    Part 10 - Role of Commissioner
    Part 11 - Reviews and Orders
    Part 12 - General Provisions

  49. Canada - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Règlement sur des normes du travail particulières à certains secteurs de l'industrie du vêtement (dans sa teneur modifiée au 1er août 2016). - Règlement (dans sa teneur modifiée) Regulation (as amended)

    Adoption: 2003 | CAN-2003-R-96205

    Contient des dispositions relatives au salaire minimum; à la durée du travail; aux jours fériés, chômés et payés ainsi qu'aux congés payés et aux congés pour évènements familiaux.

  50. Canada - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi no 143 modifiant la loi sur les normes du travail et d'autres dispositions législatives.

    Adoption: 2002-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2003-05-01 | CAN-2002-L-63165

    Prévoit l'application de la loi sur les normes du travail aux employés de maison quel que soit leur lieu de résidence, aux travailleurs agricoles selon la durée de travail qu'ils effectuent ainsi qu'aux personnes assumant la garde ou la prise en charge d'une personne handicapée, d'un enfant, d'un malade ou d'une personne âgée, sauf si cette fonction est exercée ponctuellement ou repose sur une relation d'entraide familiale. Précise les pouvoirs de la Commission des normes du travail en matière d'information des travailleurs, les règles applicables aux pourboires dus à un salarié ainsi que les règles applicables lorsque l'employeur rend obligatoire le port d'un vêtement ou d'un équipement particulier. Contient des dispositions relatives à la durée du temps de travail ainsi qu'au harcèlement psychologique. Précise les conditions du droit au maintien du statut de salarié lors de changements apportés par l'employeur.

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