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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Striking gold: Locating legislative intent in Ontario’s Committee Hansard and materials
Mining legislative debates for legislative intent information can be a laborious task. However, finding the answer in Committee Hansard feels like striking gold! Read on as we dig deeper into the history and whereabouts of Committee materials in Ontario.Continue reading “Striking gold: Locating legislative intent in Ontario’s Committee Hansard and materials”
Ready for Regulations, Part III: Finding legislative intent for regulations
In a past post, we covered tracing regulations, but what about finding the legislative intent of regulations? Unfortunately, compared to statutes, this is not always easy or straightforward.
Read on for strategies to locate legislative intent for Federal and Ontario regulations.Continue reading “Ready for Regulations, Part III: Finding legislative intent for regulations”