Statutory Instruments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. S-22)

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-06-18. Previous Versions

RIGHT OF ACCESS TO STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

Marginal note:Inspection of statutory instruments

 Subject to any other Act of Parliament and to any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(d), any person may, on payment of the fee prescribed therefor, inspect

  • (a) any statutory instrument that has been registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council, by attending at the office of the Clerk of the Privy Council or at such other place as may be designated by him and requesting that the statutory instrument be produced for inspection; or

  • (b) any statutory instrument that has not been registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council, by attending at the head or central office of the authority that made the statutory instrument or at such other place as may be designated by that authority and requesting that the statutory instrument be produced for inspection.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 38, s. 24.
Marginal note:Copies of statutory instruments

 Subject to any other Act of Parliament and to any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(d), any person may, on payment of the fee prescribed therefor, obtain copies of

  • (a) any statutory instrument that has been registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council, by writing to the Clerk of the Privy Council or by attending at the office of the Clerk of the Privy Council or at such other place as may be designated by him and requesting that a copy of the statutory instrument be provided; or

  • (b) any statutory instrument that has not been registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council, by writing to the authority that made the statutory instrument or by attending at the head or central office of the authority or at such other place as may be designated by that authority and requesting that a copy of the statutory instrument be provided.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 38, s. 25.

INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

Marginal note:Power to incorporate documents by reference
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the power to make a regulation includes the power to incorporate in it by reference a document — or a part of a document — as it exists on a particular date or as it is amended from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) In the case of a document produced by the regulation-making authority, either alone or jointly with a person or body in the federal public administration, the document or part may be incorporated only if it

    • (a) contains only elements that are incidental to or elaborate on the rules set out in the regulation and is incorporated as it exists on a particular date;

    • (b) is reproduced or translated from a document, or part of a document, produced by a person or body other than the regulation-making authority, with any adaptations of form or reference that will facilitate its incorporation in the regulation; or

    • (c) is a regulation.

  • Marginal note:Index, rate or number

    (3) The power to make a regulation also includes the power to incorporate by reference an index, rate or number — as it exists on a particular date or as it is varied from time to time — established by Statistics Canada, the Bank of Canada or a person or body other than the regulation-making authority.

  • Meaning of “regulation-making authority”

    (4) For the purposes of subsections (2) and (3), “regulation-making authority” includes the following:

    • (a) if the regulation-making authority is the Governor in Council or the Treasury Board,

      • (i) the minister who recommends the making of the regulation,

      • (ii) the minister who is accountable to Parliament for the administration of the regulation, and

      • (iii) any person or body — other than Statistics Canada and standards development organizations accredited by the Standards Council of Canada — for which either of those ministers is accountable to Parliament;

    • (b) if the regulation-making authority is a minister, any person or body — other than Statistics Canada and standards development organizations accredited by the Standards Council of Canada — for which that minister is accountable to Parliament; and

    • (c) in any other case, any minister who is accountable to Parliament for the regulation-making authority.

  • 2015, c. 33, s. 2.