By Ken Fox
In an earlier tip, we told you how to find the effective date of a Saskatchewan statute by using the Tables of Public Statutes. Through the Department of Justice website, the same service is available for Federal Statues.
The Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers lists all chapters of the 1985 Revised Statutes of Canada, and all new chapters passed since 1985. For each chapter, the table displays all additions, amendments, and repeals, organized by section:
So for the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of 1996, the table shows that sections 5 through 7 were amended by 2012, chapter 1, specifically by sections 39 through 41 of the amending act.
Immediately under the list of sections, the table displays CIF (Coming In Force) provisions for each amendment:
In the final line, we see that 2012, chapter 1 was assented to on March 13, 2012, and that sections 39 to 46, which include the amendments to sections 5 through 7 above, came into force on June 11, 2012. The table also displays the number of the statutory instrument (SI/2012-48) through which the amendments came into effect.
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