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”
If you have ever researched legislative intent, there is a good chance you needed to sift through and read committee proceedings. Not every bill that is referred to a committee for review undergoes the same level of analysis (and some bills aren’t referred to a committee at all) but for those that are, committee documents can be sources of very useful information. They help researchers gain a better understanding about a bill’s purpose and the reasoning behind amendments made to the bill as it goes through the legislative process.
Continue reading “Committee Proceedings: What’s What and What’s Online“