Researching Royalty: Deciphering Regnal Years

If you have ever found yourself tracing a statute far back into history, working with very old legislation, or completing any research that takes you back into the distant annals of time, you may have encountered a source note that looks quite different than the rest. While we are used to source notes that follow the more intuitive formula of calendar year, chapter, and section (i.e. 2000, c. 41, s. 18), if we go back far enough, we encounter a time when regnal years sorted themselves into the equation.

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Losing the Breadcrumb Trail – Tracing Legislation without Source Notes

In our previous blog post Following the Breadcrumbs, we walked you through how to use source notes to trace legislation back to its inception. But what happens when these source notes disappear, and you no longer have a trail of breadcrumbs to follow?

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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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