When searching for laws that have current effect in Ontario, the first place to check is of course eLaws – the Ontario government’s website for official current legislation. But did you know that there are two types of statutes that are not included in the current consolidation?
With their jumble of letters, numbers and symbols, legal citations can give researchers quite the headache. While you may have already figured out how to navigate case citations, legislative citations are quite different and can seem even more confusing. One place you may come across legislative citations is in the source notes (or historical notes) found at the end of sections of consolidated law online or in printed statute and regulation revisions. This blog post will help you to decipher and interpret source notes found in statute consolidations.Continue reading “Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 4 – Following the Breadcrumbs: Source Notes and How to Use Them”