Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. S-20)

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2009-06-01. Previous Versions

Consolidation of the Statutes and Regulations

Marginal note:Authority to maintain

 The Minister may maintain a consolidation of the public statutes of Canada and a consolidation of the regulations of Canada.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.
Marginal note:Powers of Minister

 In maintaining a consolidation of the statutes or regulations, the Minister may

  • (a) omit any Act or regulation, or any part of an Act or a regulation, that has expired, has been repealed or has had its effect;

  • (b) include historical references or other information that enhances the value of the consolidation;

  • (c) correct grammatical and typographical errors without changing the substance of any enactment; and

  • (d) set out as a separate Act or regulation any Act or regulation enacted by another Act or regulation.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.

Publication and Distribution

Marginal note:Authority to publish
  •  (1) The Minister may cause the consolidated statutes or consolidated regulations to be published in printed or electronic form, and in any manner and frequency that the Minister considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Differences in form

    (2) A publication in an electronic form may differ from a publication in another form to accommodate the needs of the electronic form if the differences do not change the substance of any enactment.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.
Marginal note:Free distribution

 Copies of the consolidated statutes and consolidated regulations must be distributed without charge to the persons or classes of persons, and in the form and manner, that the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, directs.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.

Effect of Consolidation

Marginal note:Consolidation not new law

 The consolidated statutes and consolidated regulations do not operate as new law.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.
Marginal note:Published consolidation is evidence
  •  (1) Every copy of a consolidated statute or consolidated regulation published by the Minister under this Act in either print or electronic form is evidence of that statute or regulation and of its contents and every copy purporting to be published by the Minister is deemed to be so published, unless the contrary is shown.

  • Marginal note:Inconsistencies in Acts

    (2) In the event of an inconsistency between a consolidated statute published by the Minister under this Act and the original statute or a subsequent amendment as certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments under the Publication of Statutes Act, the original statute or amendment prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • Marginal note:Inconsistencies in regulations

    (3) In the event of an inconsistency between a consolidated regulation published by the Minister under this Act and the original regulation or a subsequent amendment as registered by the Clerk of the Privy Council under the Statutory Instruments Act, the original regulation or amendment prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.

Co-publishing Agreements

Marginal note:Agreements

 The Minister may enter into agreements for the production of the consolidated statutes or consolidated regulations and for their publication, sale or distribution.

  • 2000, c. 5, s. 71.
 
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