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Education Law: Legislation

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Consolidated Statute

A consolidated statute is a statute that includes all amendments that have been made to it. A statute changes when it is amended or when provisions not previously in force come into force.

Coming into force

Most Acts take effect on Royal Assent, but many require proclamation of some or all of the sections. Check the commencement section for specific details of the in-force provisions. This is usually found at the end of an Act, but separate notices may also appear at the ends of Parts or Schedules. By requiring all or part of an Act to be proclaimed at a later date, the government can delay certain legislative provisions from taking immediate effect.

Federal Legislation

Justice Laws Website provides access to:

  • An official consolidation of laws as of June, 1, 2009
  • Point-in-time access to consolidated Acts and regulations
  • A side-by-side bilingual PDF version of all Acts and regulations and more...
  • To find the Charter, click on the "Constitutional Documents", located on the left-hand side of the page.

LEGISinfo provides access to:

  • LEGISinfo is an essential research tool for finding information on legislation currently before Parliament.

Citing Statutes and Regulations

Example of a statute in a revised statute volume:
The Business Corporations Act
, R.S.S. 1978, c.B-10

Example of a statute in an annual statute volume:
The Education Act, 1995
, S.S. 1995, c. E-0.2

R.S.S. stands for Revised Statutes of Saskatchewan
S.S. stands for Statutes of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan regulations are cited as:

"Saskatchewan Regulations" or by the abbreviation Sask. Reg., followed by a number and the last two digits of the year in which the regulation was filed.

  • Example: Sask. Reg. E-0.2 Reg 11