When do Ontario Regulations Come into Force?

When conducting legislative research, gathering data on statutes is only half the job. Most acts are accompanied by a set of related regulations. They are a package – regulations take care of the important details needed to implement the broader provisions of the act. Therefore, you should not overlook regulations when conducting legislative research. And just as you have to gather the coming into force information for statutes[1], so too do you have to do the same for regulations.

When conducting legislative research, working with statutes is only half the job. Most acts are accompanied by a set of related regulations. They are a package – regulations take care of the important details needed to implement the broader provisions of the act. Therefore, you should not overlook regulations when conducting legislative research. And just as you have to check the coming into force information for statutes[1], you have to do the same for regulations.

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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”

Finding Old Regulations: Part I – Ontario

We are spoiled today. Finding Ontario regulations is much easier than it used to be. For an up-to-date version of a regulation, we have the e-Laws website. To see the text of a regulation as it was when first enacted, there is the “Regulations as Filed” option under the “Source Law” bullet on e-Laws, or the PDF version of the Ontario Gazette. Of course, there is always a catch.  Continue reading “Finding Old Regulations: Part I – Ontario”