Bijural Terminology Records

Common Law

title relating to real property

Civil Law

title relating to immovables

Title of the Legislative Text

Expropriation Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. E-21


2. ...

"registrar" means the registrar or master of deeds or land titles or other officer with whom the title to land is registered or recorded.


The use of "ces titres" in the French version, which refers to the land title (titres de propriété foncière), could be understood in the civil law context as limiting solely to the right of ownership the immovable real rights in question.


In the English version, "title to land is" is replaced by "titles relating to real property and immovables are".

In the French version, "actes ou titres de propriété foncière" is replaced by "les titres relatifs aux immeubles et biens réels".

Harmonized Provision

2. ...

"registrar" means the officer with whom the titles relating to real property and immovables are registered or recorded.

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 3, S.C. 2011, c. 21, s. 127(2).