We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close
Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax
Story image

Ottawa tables statute clean-up bill: 41 federal laws fixed or repealed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