Acts and Regulations FAQs

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  1. Who is responsible for the Acts and Regulations site?
  2. How often is the Acts and Regulations site updated?
  3. Where can I get an official copy of a consolidated act or regulation?
  4. Why aren't all the acts and regulations featured on the Transport Canada web site?
  5. How can I print the material?
  6. What do the numbers mean at the end of an act or regulation title?
  7. How can I access older consolidated versions of an act or regulation?

Also consult: Justice Canada Laws - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (Answers)

1. Who is responsible for the Acts and Regulations site?

The Orders-in-Council and Regulatory Coordination group in the Corporate Secretariat has the mandate for the Transport Canada Acts and Regulations Web site. Your queries/comments, and technical concerns can be submitted by visiting the Contact Us page which can be located from the bottom menu.

2. How often is the Acts and Regulations site updated?

The site is updated regularly with information from the following sources:

A complete list of the consolidated acts and regulations of Canada are available from the Justice Canada Website at: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/index.html

3. Where can I get an official copy of a consolidated act or regulation?

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

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.

4. Why aren’t all the acts and regulations featured on the Transport Canada Web site?

At present, only recently modified acts and regulations are featured with a profile page. Additional material will be added when legislation is subject to amendments, or in response to a specific client request.

5. How can I print the material?

Printable versions of consolidated acts and regulations are available for your printing needs from the Justice Canada site. They also have a printing help page from their site.

A complete list of the consolidated acts and regulations of Canada are available from the Justice Canada Website at: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/index.html

6. What do the numbers mean at the end of an act or regulation title?

For acts the numbers are the year and chapter of the original or last consolidated publication in the Statutes of Canada.

For regulations and order the numbers correspond to the enabling statutory order or regulation.

7. How can I access older consolidated versions of an act or regulation?

Older versions of consolidated legislation can be accessed through the Justice Laws Web site.

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