Legislation Update
June 2022 Charity & NFP Law Update
Published on June 29 2022

By Terrance S. Carter
   
 

Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act 2022, No. 1

After its introduction on April 28, 2022 following Budget 2022, federal Bill C-19, Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1 completed Third Reading and received Royal Assent on June 23, 2022. Among its many provisions, Bill C-19 changes how charities can make gifts provide resources to non-qualified donees. The Bill itself has undergone various changes, including changes made in response to concerns expressed by the charitable sector. For full details on Bill C-19 and its impact on charities, please see Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 513.

Bills C-26 and C-27 Propose New Federal Privacy Legislation

Two new privacy-focused bills were introduced to the House of Commons in June 2022. Bill C-26, Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act was introduced and completed First Reading on June 14, 2022, and Bill C-27, Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2022 was introduced and completed First Reading on June 16, 2022.

Generally speaking, Bill C-26 enacts the Critical Cyber Systems Protection Act to protect “critical cyber systems of services and systems that are vital to national security or public safety”, among other things. Bill C-27 re-introduces the Digital Charter Implementation Act, which was previously proposed in 2020 by way of Bill C-11, Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, but died on the Order Paper.

For further details on Bills C-26 and C-27, please see the Privacy Law Update, below.

Quebec Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec

Quebec’s Charter of the French Language received a significant overhaul when Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec was assented to on June 1, 2022. Bill 96 promotes and strengthens the use of the French language in Quebec and introduces strict rules regarding the use of non-French language signs in the province, as well as setting out when the French language must be used by Quebecois businesses and organizations from an employment perspective.

 

   
 

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