List of Legal Systems (Québec Laws)

Below is the list of laws that define the different legal forms of enterprises.

Legal form

Title of the law

PMSBL

Charter of Ville de Montréal, CQLR, chapter C-11.4

PMSBL

Charter of Ville de Québec, CQLR, chapter C-11.5

PMSBL

Civil Code of Québec, S.Q. 1991, chapter 64

Syc

Civil Code of Québec, S.Q. 1991, chapter 64

PMSBL

Professional Code, CQLR, chapter C-26

PMSBL

Municipal Code of Québec, CQLR, chapter C-27.1

SA

Mutual fund created by trust deed

PMSBL

Québec School Board Reorganization and Management Act

SA

Québec special private act

PMSBL

Québec special private act

Au

Québec special private act

SA

Québec special public act 

PMSBL

Québec special public act 

Au

Québec special public act 

PMSBL

Act respecting land use planning and development, CQLR, chapter A-19.1

PMSBL

Education Act, CQLR, chapter I-13.3

PMSBL

Act respecting municipal organization of certain territories, CQLR, chapter O-8 

PMSBL

Wild-life Conservation Act, CQLR, chapter C-61

PMSBL

Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife, CQLR, chapter C-61.1

PMSBL

Church Incorporation Act, CQLR, chapter C-63

PMSBL

Québec Federation of Catholic Guides Act

PMSBL

1937 Québec Federation of Catholic Scouts Act

PMSBL

Act respecting manpower vocational training and qualification, CQLR, chapter F-5

PMSBL

Act respecting the marketing of agricultural, food and fish products, CQLR, chapter M-35.1

PMSBL

Farm Products Marketing Act, CQLR, chapter M-35

PMSBL

Act respecting probation and houses of detention, CQLR, chapter P-26

PMSBL

Act respecting occupational health and safety, CQLR, chapter S-2.1

PMSBL

Act respecting the Société d’habitation du Québec, CQLR, chapter S-8

PMSBL

Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Trois-Rivières Act

PMSBL

Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Québec Act

PMSBL

Cooperative Associations Act, CQLR, chapter A-24

PMSBL

Act respecting insurance, CQLR, chapter A-32

SA

Act respecting insurance, CQLR, chapter A-32 

Mut

Act respecting insurance, CQLR, chapter A-32 

Smu

Act respecting insurance, CQLR, chapter A-32

Cop

Savings and Credit Unions Act, CQLR, chapter C-4.1

PMSBL

Farmers’ Club Act, CQLR, chapter C-9

PMSBL

Province of Québec Knights of Columbus Act

PMSBL

Cities and Towns Act, CQLR, chapter C-19

PMSBL

Fish and Game Clubs Act, CQLR, chapter C-22

PMSBL

Amusement Clubs Act, CQLR, chapter C-23

PMSBL

General and Vocational Colleges Act, CQLR, chapter C-29

SA

Companies Act (Part I), CQLR, chapter C-38

SA

Companies Act (Part IA), CQLR, chapter C-38

PMSBL

Companies Act (Part II), CQLR, chapter C-38

PMSBL

Companies Act (Part III), CQLR, chapter C-38

PMSBL

Cemetery Companies Act, CQLR, chapter C-40

PMSBL

Act respecting Roman Catholic cemetery corporations, CQLR, chapter C-40.1

SA

Trust Companies Act, CQLR, chapter C-41

SA

Timber-Driving Companies Act, CQLR, chapter C-42

SA

Gas, Water and Electricity Companies Act, CQLR, chapter C-44

SA

Telegraph and Telephone Companies Act, CQLR, chapter C-45

SA

Mining Companies Act, CQLR, chapter C-47

Cop

Act respecting financial services cooperatives, CQLR, chapter C-67.3

Cop

Cooperatives Act, CQLR, chapter C-67.2

PMSBL

Act respecting security fund corporations, CQLR, chapter C-69.1

PMSBL

Religious Corporations Act, CQLR, chapter C-71

PMSBL

Act respecting collective agreement decrees, CQLR, chapter D-2

PMSBL

Roman Catholic Bishops Act, CQLR, chapter E-17

PMSBL

Act respecting fabriques, CQLR, chapter F-1

PMSBL

Act respecting correctional services, CQLR, chapter S-4.01

PMSBL

Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons, CQLR, chapter S-5

PMSBL

Act respecting health services and social services, CQLR, chapter S-4.2

PMSBL

Act respecting farmers’ and dairymen’s associations, CQLR, chapter S-23

PMSBL

Agricultural Societies Act, CQLR, chapter S-25

PMSBL

Colonization Societies Act

SA

Construction Companies Act

SA

Act respecting corporations for the development of Québec enterprise firms, CQLR, chapter S-28

SA

Act respecting trust companies and savings companies, CQLR, chapter S-29.01

SA

Dairy Producer Fabrique Patron Societies Act

SA

Act respecting the sociétés d'entraide économique, CQLR, chapter C-3

SA

Act respecting mineral exploration partnerships, CQLR, chapter S-26

PMSBL

Horticultural Societies Act, CQLR, chapter S-27

PMSBL

National Benefit Societies Act, CQLR, chapter S-31

SA

Business Corporations Act, CQLR, chapter S-31.1

Cop

Cooperative Syndicates Act, CQLR, chapter S-38

SA

Stock-breeding Syndicates Act, CQLR, chapter S-39

PMSBL

Professional Syndicates Act, CQLR, chapter S-40

PMSBL

Mining Villages Act, CQLR, chapter V-6

PMSBL

Act respecting Northern villages and the Kativik Regional Government, CQLR, chapter V-6.1

PMSBL

Mining Towns Act, CQLR, chapter V-7

PMSBL

Act respecting municipal territorial organization, CQLR, chapter O-9

PMSBL

Act respecting societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, CQLR, chapter S-32

PMSBL

Sidac

List of Legal Systems (foreign laws):

Code

Acronym

Title of law

32

SA

Other foreign law

32

PMSBL

Other foreign law

32

COP

Other foreign law

32

MUT

Other foreign law

103

SA

ONTARIO: Business Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. B.16

103

PMSBL

ONTARIO: Business Corporations Act, R.S.O., chap. B.16

104

SA

CANADA: Canada Business Corporations Act, R.S.C. (1985), c. C-44

105

SA

CANADA: Insurance Companies Act, S.C. 1991, chap. 47

105

MUT

CANADA: Insurance Companies Act, S.C. 1991, chap. 47

105

SMU

CANADA: Insurance Companies Act, S.C. 1991, chap. 47

106

SA

CANADA: Bank Act, S.C. 1991, chap. 46

122

PMSBL

CANADA: Canadian Veterans Legion Act 

124

PMSBL

CANADA: Indian Act, R.S.C. 1985, chap. I-5

129

SA

CANADA : Canada Corporations Act (Part 1), R.S.C. 1970, chap. C-32

129

PMSBL

CANADA: Canada Corporations Act, R.S.C. 1970, chap. C-32

132

PMSBL

CANADA: Boards of Trade Act, R.S.C. 1985, chap. B-6

140

PMSBL

ONTARIO: Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, chap. C-38

201

SA

CANADA: Trust and Loan Companies Act, S.C. 1991, chap. 45

300

SA

Other Canadian law

300

PMSBL

Other Canadian law

300

COP

Other Canadian law

300

MUT

Other Canadian law

302

SA

ALBERTA: Business Corporations Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. B-9

303

SA

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Business Corporations Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 57

303

PMSBL

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Business Corporations Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 57

304

SA

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Companies Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c. C-14

304

PMSBL

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Companies Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, c. C-14

305

SA

MANITOBA: Corporations Act, C.C.S.M., chap. C225

305

PMSBL

MANITOBA: Corporations Act, C.C.S.M., chap. C225

306

SA

NEW BRUNSWICK: Business Corporations Act, S.N.B., chap. B-9.1

307

SA

NOVA SCOTIA: Companies Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 81

309

SA

NUNAVUT: Business Corporations Act, S.N.W.T. (Nu.) 1996, chap. 19

310

SA

SASKATCHEWAN: Business Corporations Act, R.S.S. 1978, c. B-10

311

SA

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Corporations Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. C-36

312

SA

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Business Corporations Act, S.N.W.T. 1996, chap. 19

315

PMSBL

ALBERTA: Companies Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. C-21

319

PMSBL

NEW BRUNSWICK: Companies Act, R.S.N.B. 1973, chap. C-13

320

PMSBL

NOVA SCOTIA: Societies Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 435

322

PMSBL

NUNAVUT: Business Corporations Act, S.N.W.T. (Nu.) 1996, chap. 19

323

PMSBL

SASKATCHEWAN: Non-profit Corporations Act, R.S.S. 1995, c. N-4.2

324

PMSBL

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Corporations Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. C-36

325

PMSBL

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Societies Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c .S-11

326

SA

YUKON: Business Corporations Act, R.S.Y. 2002, chap. 20

326

PMSBL

YUKON: Business Corporations Act, R.S.Y. 2002, chap. 20

327

PMSBL

CANADA: Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, chap. 23

To be created

COP

CANADA, Canada Cooperatives Act, S.C. 1998, chap. 1

Legal forms

ASS

Association

AUG

Group of persons

IND

Sole proprietorship

SEC

Limited partnership (Québec)

SEP

Undeclared partnership (Québec)

SENC

General partnership (Québec)

SENCRL

General partnership with limited liability(Québec)

SOC

Foreign partnership

SA

Business corporation

PMSBL

Non-profit legal person

COP

Cooperative

MUT

Insurance mutual

SMU

Fraternal benefit society

SYC

Syndicate of co-ownership

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