Don’t Assume [Part 1]

When conducting legal research, it’s best not to assume. Anything. Go and find out the correct answer. One often heard assumption is that an Act passed in a specific year came into force in that same year. Not necessarily! Ontario Acts can come into force in several different ways:

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Finding Old Regulations: Part II – Federal

To paraphrase what we said in an earlier post, Finding Old Regulations: Part I – Ontario, finding regulations is much easier now than it used to be. Visiting the Justice Laws website, you can locate official versions of consolidated federal regulations, both current and previous versions (back to March 22, 2006).  Continue reading “Finding Old Regulations: Part II – Federal”

Why Annotated Acts?

Why are annotated acts such useful research tools? After all, you can note up any section of any statute from all Canadian jurisdictions using Lexis Advance and WestlawNext Canada. Annotated acts, however, offer more. They are a convenient package of value-added information compiled by a subject expert.  Continue reading “Why Annotated Acts?”