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Official Languages Act

Version of section 11 from 2023-06-20 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Notices, advertisements and other published matters

  •  (1) A notice, advertisement or other matter that is required or authorized by or under an Act of Parliament to be published by or under the authority of a federal institution primarily for the information of members of the public shall,

    • (a) wherever possible, appear in publications in general circulation within each region where the matter applies, with the English version appearing in at least one publication that is mainly in English and the French version appearing in at least one publication that is mainly in French or those two versions appearing in at least one publication that appears equally in English and French; and

    • (b) if there is no publication in general circulation within a region where the matter applies that is mainly in English or mainly in French and no publication in general circulation within that region that appears equally in English and French, appear in both official languages in at least one publication in general circulation within that region.

  • Marginal note:Publications in electronic form

    (1.1) For greater certainty, a publication referred to in subsection (1) includes a publication in an electronic form.

  • Marginal note:Equal prominence

    (2) Where a notice, advertisement or other matter is printed in one or more publications pursuant to subsection (1), it shall be given equal prominence in each official language.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 11
  • 2023, c. 15, s. 10

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