Civil Code of Lower Canada

Civil Code of Lower Canada

Civil Code of Lower Canada was the civil code in force in Lower Canada from July 1, 1866 to June 30, 1867 and in Quebec from July 1, 1867 to December 31, 1993 [1]. The Code was based on the Napoleonic code and replaced a mixture of French law and English law.

The revision of the Civil Code of Lower Canada commenced in 1955 and eventually led to its passing of a new civil code on December 18, 1991 and coming in effect of the Civil Code of Quebec on January 1, 1994. Except for certain parts of the book on the Law of the Family which were adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec in the 1980s, the Civil Code of Quebec came into effect on January 1, 1994.

The following laws and ordinances governed over Lower Canada before the introduction of the Civil Code of Lower Canada:

  • Coutume de Paris
  • le droit français de la métropole (mix of royal legislation, royal ordinances ("ordonnances royales"), canon law, marriage and roman law for the law of obligations (les obligations)
  • les ordonnances des intendants (Royal Intendant ordinances)
  • les arrêts de règlement du Conseil souverain

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Civil Code of Quebec — The Civil Code of Quebec (CCQ, French: Code civil du Québec) is the civil code in force in the province of Quebec, Canada. The Civil Code of Quebec came into effect on January 1, 1994, except for certain parts of the book on Family Law which were …   Wikipedia

  • Civil code — First page of the 1804 original edition of the Napoleonic code A civil code is a systematic collection of laws designed to comprehensively deal with the core areas of private law. A jurisdiction that has a civil code generally also has a code of… …   Wikipedia

  • Quebec Civil Code — (Canada) the code of law applying in civil matters in the Canadian province of Quebec. The British conquest of Nouvelle France in 1760 marked the beginning of the difficulty of running two different legal systems together. Even immediately after… …   Law dictionary

  • Timeline of official languages policy in Canada — Because the country contains two major language groups, in Canada Official languages policy has always been an important and high profile area of public policy. In an exhaustive 1971 study of Canadian language law prepared for the Royal… …   Wikipedia

  • CANADA — CANADA, country in northern half of North America and a member of the British Commonwealth. At the beginning of the 21st century, its population of approximately 370,000 Jews made it the world s fourth largest Jewish community after the United… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Divorce (in Civil Jurisprudence) —     Divorce (in Civil Jurisprudence)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Divorce (in Civil Jurisprudence)     Divorce is defined in jurisprudence as the dissolution or partial suspension by law of the marriage relation (Bouvier s Law Dictionary).… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Código civil — Para los Códigos civiles de cada estado, véase la categoría Códigos civiles. Código civil es un conjunto unitario, ordenado y sistematizado de normas de Derecho privado, es decir, un cuerpo legal que tiene por objeto regular las relaciones… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Province of Canada — Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = United Province of Canada common name = Canada ag continent = North America region = Central Canada country = Canada era = British Era status = Colony status text= empire = United… …   Wikipedia

  • cañada — /keuhn yah deuh, yad euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840 50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + ada n. suffix] * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources …   Universalium

  • Canada — /kan euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”