Review the list of Quebec Catholic
cemeteries laws and regulations

The legislation that governs Catholic cemeteries in Quebec

All Roman Catholic cemeteries in Quebec are subject to either of these laws:

  • Act respecting Roman Catholic cemetery companies, R.S.Q., c. C-40.1
  • Act respecting fabriques, R.S.Q., c. F-1
  • Roman Catholic Bishops Act, R.S.Q., c. E-17
  • Religious Corporations Act, R.S.Q., c. C-71
  • Private Act

The corporations governed by these Acts are concerned with the holding and administration of Roman Catholic cemeteries. For this reason, they have letters patent and the various powers, rights and privileges of ordinary corporations, but also powers, rights and privileges specific to them.

Here is a list of the different laws and regulations for Catholic cemeteries in Quebec:

Funeral Operations Act

Regulation Respecting the Application of the Funeral Operations Act

Regulation Respecting Certain Information and Documents of the Funeral Industry

Register of Prearranged Funeral Services Contracts, Funeral Services and Sepultures

CSST Data Sheet Concerning the Grave Digging in Cemeteries