Chapter 5 - Analysis of Legislation
Analysis of legislation provides a procedure for examining offence-creating provisions to obtain a precise interpretation of a regulation and to determine if the facts and evidence support an allegation of a contravention. The decision to continue or terminate a case is often based on the results of the analysis of legislation. Enforcement inspectors will complete an analysis of each provision that has been contravened for each case where a comprehensive investigation is conducted. All other inspectors are encouraged to complete an analysis of the provisions they suspect have been contravened in order to ensure sufficient and appropriate evidence is gathered during the initial enforcement process.