Quebec Civil Code

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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 conquest, it was accepted in the capitulation of Montreal that the French civil law should apply until altered fully in compliance with the accepted view in the English system in relation to its colonies. The French law was subordinated by the proclamation of 1763, but the Quebec Act 1774 reinstated French civil law (but maintained English criminal law). The Civil Code of Lower Canada became law in 1866 and was closely modelled on the NAPOLEONIC CODE.
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(4) Article 2919, Civil Code of Quebec, whereby an owner may revendicate stolen property against a good faith possessor up to three years from the theft.
in the United States (32) and under the Personal Property Security Acts (33) and the Civil Code of Quebec in Canada.
(9.) As Ross notes, article 976 of the Civil Code of Quebec has an analogue in articles 667 through 669 of the Louisiana Civil Code.
As stated above, necessity jurisdiction was adopted in Canada under article 3136 of the Civil Code of Quebec, 1991.
Contrary to what Vivendi claimed, the judge held that, pursuant to article 3148 (3) of the Civil Code of Quebec ("C.C.Q."), Quebec authorities have jurisdiction to hear the action provided the class action is authorized.
The equality issue was whether excluding de facto (common law) spouses from the Civil Code of Quebec provisions that mandate property sharing and spousal support when either a marriage or civil union breaks down violates section 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ("Charter").
The Civil Code of Quebec addresses the choice of law issues raised by overriding mandatory provisions in a manner roughly corresponding to the Rome I Regulation.
Article 1474 of the Civil Code of Quebec defines gross fault as a fault which shows gross recklessness, gross carelessness or gross negligence.
The coming into force of the Civil Code of Quebec (CCQ) brought with it a wholly renewed trust institution.