83. No stamp may be issued by the director of classification for the exhibition to the public of a film in a version other than a French-language version except in accordance with the following rules:
(1) the maximum number of stamps that may be issued for prints of such a version cannot exceed the number of stamps applied for for prints of the French-dubbed version of the film, and the latter versions must be available to operators of premises where films are exhibited to the public at the same time as the former;
(2) a stamp may be issued for every print with French subtitles;
(3) a stamp may be issued for as many prints as requested, provided that the applicant files with the director of classification, together with the application, a contract providing for the French dubbing of the film in Québec within such time as the director of classification considers reasonable, with proof of the delivery of the elements required for the performance of such a contract to the person responsible therefor;
(4) a provisional stamp may be issued if, at the time the application is filed, no French-dubbed version exists.
The provisional stamp shall be issued for 45 days starting on the date of the first exhibition of the film to the public for commercial purposes, and the stamp may be issued for as many prints as requested unless the Government, by regulation, fixes a lesser period or determines the maximum number of prints for which the stamp may be issued.
A stamp may not be issued under subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph for a print of a film for which a provisional stamp has already been issued.
After the expiration of a provisional stamp, a stamp, unless obtained under subparagraph 1 or 2 of the first paragraph, may be issued for only one print of the film.
1983, c. 37, s. 83; 1991, c. 21, s. 14; 2016, c. 7, s. 126.