Following the Bread Crumbs Part II: Regulations

In our previous blog post “Following the Breadcrumbs: Source Notes and How to Use Them”, we reviewed how to decipher and interpret legislative citations, or source notes, found in statute consolidations. In this post, we will review how to decipher and interpret sources notes found in regulation consolidations

In our previous blog post “Following the Breadcrumbs: Source Notes and How to Use Them”, we reviewed how to decipher and interpret legislative citations, or source notes, found in statute consolidations. In this post, we will review how to decipher and interpret sources notes found in regulation consolidations.

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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”