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Ottawa tables statute clean-up bill: 41 federal laws fixed or repealed

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 7:22 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, says there are no Charter problems with a legislative clean-up bill introduced into the Commons on Oct. 3.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-RaybouldThe federal government considers The Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017 (Bill C-60) as simply housekeeping legislation.

According to the government, the proposed legislation amends 41 laws to correct grammatical, spelling, terminological, typographical and cross-referencing errors; update archaic wording; and correct discrepancies between the two language versions.

“At a brief glance, it looks like it...