State Immunity Act

Version of section 2 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-03-12:


Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

agency of a foreign state

organisme d’un État étranger

agency of a foreign state means any legal entity that is an organ of the foreign state but that is separate from the foreign state; (organisme d’un État étranger)

commercial activity

activité commerciale

commercial activity means any particular transaction, act or conduct or any regular course of conduct that by reason of its nature is of a commercial character; (activité commerciale)

foreign state

État étranger

foreign state includes

  • (a) any sovereign or other head of the foreign state or of any political subdivision of the foreign state while acting as such in a public capacity,

  • (b) any government of the foreign state or of any political subdivision of the foreign state, including any of its departments, and any agency of the foreign state, and

  • (c) any political subdivision of the foreign state; (État étranger)

political subdivision

subdivision politique

political subdivision means a province, state or other like political subdivision of a foreign state that is a federal state. (subdivision politique)

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 95, s. 2
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