BILL 16 An Act to Amend the Marriage Act


An Act to Amend the Marriage Act


Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 Paragraph 2(2)(a) of the Marriage Act, chapter M-3 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by adding "or under the laws of Canada" after "Province".


Section 1

The existing provision is as follows:

2(2) The Registrar may recognize a church or religious denomination for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b) where that church or religious denomination

(a) is duly incorporated under the laws of the Province; and

(b) is, to the satisfaction of the Registrar, permanently established as to the continuity of its existence in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the regulations.