Tabling of Annual Reports under the Statutes Repeal Act

The Statutes Repeal Act (SRA) helps ensure that consideration is given to bringing legislation into force. Until laws come into force, they are not binding and have no legal effect.

The annual reports list provisions of Acts that have not been brought into force within 9 years of their enactment. All the listed laws will be repealed at the end of the year (that is, on December 31 of the year of the report) unless they are brought into force or are repealed before that date or a resolution of one House of Parliament defers their repeal.

Notice of the repeals is published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Annual Reports