When we talk about commencement for statutes, we normally think of annual or amending statutes. However, did you know that printed official revised statutes also have commencement dates?Continue reading “CIF dates for Revised Statutes”
Both Ontario and Canada recognize English and French as our two official languages. As a result, our laws must be written in both languages. Read on to learn more about bilingual Federal and Ontario legislation.Continue reading “We say “statute”, et nous disons «loi» aussi!”
In our last post we explained how to manually craft point-in-time consolidations and highlighted one of the main tools we use: Revised Statutes.
Consolidated legislation can be crafted by the consolidator using the ‘cut and paste’ method and it is also what you see on government web sites such as e-Laws and Justice Laws. A consolidation of a statute refers to the updating of a statute to discern what that statute or provision looked like at a point-in-time.
Now, what’s the difference between a consolidation and a revision? In this blog post we will highlight what statute revisions are by answering the questions below. But first! A little history.