Official Languages Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2017-08-27 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

AMENDMENTS NOT IN FORCE

  • — 2017, c. 20, s. 179

    • 179 The definition federal institution in subsection 3(1) of the Official Languages Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (c.2):

      • (c.3) the office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer,

  • — 2017, c. 20, s. 180

    • 180 Section 33 of the Act is replaced by the following:

      • Regulations

        33 The Governor in Council may make any regulations that the Governor in Council considers necessary to foster actively communications with and services from offices or facilities 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 — in both official languages, if those communications and services are required under this Part to be provided in both official languages.

  • — 2017, c. 20, s. 181

      • 181 (1) The portion of subsection 38(1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

        • Regulations
          • 38 (1) 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, office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Parliamentary Protective Service or office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer,

      • (2) Paragraph 38(2)(b) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

        • (b) substituting, with respect to any federal institution 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, a duty in relation to the use of the official languages of Canada in place of a duty under section 36 or the regulations made under subsection (1), having regard to the equality of status of both official languages, if there is a demonstrable conflict between the duty under section 36 or the regulations and the mandate of the institution.

  • — 2017, c. 20, s. 182

    • 182 Subsection 41(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:

      • 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, office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Parliamentary Protective Service or office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, prescribing the manner in which any duties of those institutions under this Part are to be carried out.

  • — 2017, c. 20, s. 183

    • 183 Subsection 46(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

      • Responsibilities of Treasury Board
        • 46 (1) The Treasury Board has responsibility for the general direction and coordination of the policies and programs of the Government of Canada relating to the implementation of Parts IV, V and VI in all 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 and office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

  • — 2017, c. 20, s. 184

    • 184 Paragraph 93(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

      • (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

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