|Date of accession||12 May 1986|
|Date of entry into force||10 August 1986|
Canada declared that it would apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that were considered commercial under the laws of Canada, except in the case of the Province of Quebec, where the law did not provide for such limitation.
|Instrument of accession||
United Nations Foreign Arbitral Awards Convention Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 16 (2nd Supp.)
|National Arbitration Act in force||
Commercial Arbitration Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. 17 (2nd Supp.) [Original in English | Original in French]. Pursuant to its Section 5(2), the Commercial Arbitration Act applies only “in relation to matters where at least one of the parties to the arbitration is Her Majesty in right of Canada, a departmental corporation or a Crown corporation or in relation to maritime or admiralty matters”.
All other arbitrations are governed by provincial or territorial law:
- International Commercial Arbitration Act, RSBC 1996, c 233 (British Columbia) [Original in English]
|Author(s) and Contributor(s)||
Margaret Clare Ryan (Shearman & Sterling LLP)
Justice Law Website: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng [Available in English and French]
Alain Prujiner / La qualification de la prescription d'une action en reconnaissance et exécution d'une sentence arbitrale internationale ; Jugement de la Cour Suprême du Canada dans l'affaire Yugraneft contre Rexx Management, 240 CSC 19, , 1 RCS 649 / 2010 (4) Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (The Paris Journal of International Arbitration) 1107 - 2010