Definition : Civil code of Québec - Comments of the Minister of Justice

Publication by the Minister of Justice of Quebec, concurrently with the adoption of the Civil Code of Quebec. It contains information relevant to the sources used in drafting each article of the Code, as well as to changes made in relation with the pre-existing situation, and expresses the official position of the government as to the scope of these provisions. It is therefore an important source used for the interpretation of the Civil Code of Québec.

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This section includes certain articles taken from the Civil Code of Quebec. These are relevant to better understand the legal regime of divided co-ownership in Quebec. They are accompanied by the comments of the Minister of Justice (1993) as well as those made by with regard to the various amendments made to the Act. In order to distinguish these changes from the original texts, a color code was used. The amendments introduced by the various bills are respectively highlighted in yellow for Bill 141 of 2018, in blue for Bill 16 of 2019, in green for Bill 41 of 2020, in orange for Bill 103 of 2021 and in plum for Bill 96 of 2022. These excerpts are not exhaustive. It is appropriate, in certain cases, to know other legislative provisions dealing with divided co-ownership for an adequate understanding. In this regard, the Internet user is invited to read the book entitled Code de la copropriété divise, a publication devised and prepared by Me Yves Joli-Coeur and Me Yves Papineau, two senior lawyers, to promote the knowledge of case law and doctrine. Warning: the text of the articles of the Civil Code of Québec and the comments of the Minister of Justice are presented for information purposes only. In case of discrepancy, the official version shall prevail.
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