Nature in the City

For more than a century, the trees and grounds of Osgoode Hall have been home to the wildlife of the city, and in particular, birds. The publicly accessible greenspace is a rarity in the concrete jungle that is Toronto’s downtown core, and the grounds and trees offer a much-needed sanctuary to Toronto’s wildlife (and there is plenty of wildlife!). We came across the following post in the blog archives, written by a former staff member who was known as the Great Library’s head bird guy. Enjoy! 🐦🌳

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House of Bills: An Update of Ontario Bills

We have gathered an update on bill activity for the November 14-17 sitting week, along with the committee activity that took place on those days the legislature was not in session:

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Annual Statutes: What Gives?

In a previous post on Myths of Legislative Research, we mention that before the existence of e-Laws, Justice Laws, and online consolidations, legislation was not consolidated each year but rather every decade or so with revisions produced by the respective government (Revised Statutes of Canada, Revised Statutes of Ontario, etc.). So, if statutes were not being consolidated annually, what do we mean when we refer to “annual statutes”, and what comprises these annual volumes? Here’s a refresher. 

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