Payment Law: Legislative Competence in Canada

Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Available on SSRN.


This article addresses the legislative competence in Canada in relation to regulatory and transactional aspects of payment of law. Setting out the parameters of payment law, the article examines the federal legislative powers in relation to bills and notes as well as banking, in broader constitutional and historical context, and argues for federal jurisdiction. A possible legislative role for the provinces is also discussed.