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Library and Archives of Canada Act

Version of section 2 from 2006-12-12 to 2015-02-25:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.

documentary heritage

patrimoine documentaire

documentary heritage means publications and records of interest to Canada. (patrimoine documentaire)

government institution

institution fédérale

government institution has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Access to Information Act or in section 3 of the Privacy Act or means an institution designated by the Governor in Council. (institution fédérale)

government record

document fédéral

government record means a record that is under the control of a government institution. (document fédéral)

Librarian and Archivist

Version anglaise seulement

Librarian and Archivist means the Librarian and Archivist of Canada appointed under subsection 5(1). (Version anglaise seulement)



Minister means the member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada who is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act. (ministre)

ministerial record

document ministériel

ministerial record means a record of a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada who holds the office of a minister and that pertains to that office, other than a record that is of a personal or political nature or that is a government record. (document ministériel)



publication means any library matter that is made available in multiple copies or at multiple locations, whether without charge or otherwise, to the public generally or to qualifying members of the public by subscription or otherwise. Publications may be made available through any medium and may be in any form, including printed material, on-line items or recordings. (publication)



record means any documentary material other than a publication, regardless of medium or form. (document)

  • 2004, c. 11, s. 2
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 179.1

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