Note from The Department of Justice Canada

Consolidation Official

As of June 1, 2009, the consolidated Acts and regulations on the Justice Laws Website are “official”, meaning that they can be used for evidentiary purposes.

Amendments made to the Statute Revision Act, renamed the Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act by chapter 5 of the 2000 Statutes of Canada, in force on June 1, 2009, authorize the Minister of Justice to publish an electronic consolidation of statutes and regulations and provide that the consolidation is evidence of those statutes and regulations. The Act also provides that, in the case of an inconsistency between the consolidated statute or regulation and the original or a subsequent amendment, the original or amendment prevails.

For the text of the relevant provisions of the Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, click here.


The Department of Justice Canada assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any reproduction derived from the legislative material on this site.

Interpretation and Application

For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult:

The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries.

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