Interpretation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-21)

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Act current to 2018-07-05 and last amended on 2015-02-26. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Repeal does not imply enactment was in force
  •  (1) The repeal of an enactment in whole or in part shall not be deemed to be or to involve a declaration that the enactment was previously in force or was considered by Parliament or other body or person by whom the enactment was enacted to have been previously in force.

  • Marginal note:Amendment does not imply change in law

    (2) The amendment of an enactment shall not be deemed to be or to involve a declaration that the law under that enactment was or was considered by Parliament or other body or person by whom the enactment was enacted to have been different from the law as it is under the enactment as amended.

  • Marginal note:Repeal does not declare previous law

    (3) The repeal or amendment of an enactment in whole or in part shall not be deemed to be or to involve any declaration as to the previous state of the law.

  • Marginal note:Judicial construction not adopted

    (4) A re-enactment, revision, consolidation or amendment of an enactment shall not be deemed to be or to involve an adoption of the construction that has by judicial decision or otherwise been placed on the language used in the enactment or on similar language.

  • R.S., c. I-23, s. 37.

Demise of Crown

Marginal note:Effect of demise
  •  (1) Where there is a demise of the Crown,

    • (a) the demise does not affect the holding of any office under the Crown in right of Canada; and

    • (b) it is not necessary by reason of the demise that the holder of any such office again be appointed thereto or, having taken an oath of office or allegiance before the demise, again take that oath.

  • Marginal note:Continuation of proceedings

    (2) No writ, action or other process or proceeding, civil or criminal, in or issuing out of any court established by an Act is, by reason of a demise of the Crown, determined, abated, discontinued or affected, but every such writ, action, process or proceeding remains in full force and may be enforced, carried on or otherwise proceeded with or completed as though there had been no such demise.

  • R.S., c. I-23, s. 38.
 
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