Ontario e-Laws are Now Considered Official Sources of Law

December 9, 2008

Good News for researchers and practitioners.  As of November 30, 2008, Statutes and Regulations from the Ontario e-Laws website are now  considered official sources of law. Rather than being compelled to locate the print version of a statute and all its related amending statutes for presentation in court,  researchers can now locate consolidated up-to-date versions of each statute easily and quickly via the e-Laws website.

Legislation Act, 2006

ONTARIO REGULATION 413/08

OFFICIAL COPY OF LAW FROM e-LAWS WEBSITE

1. For the purposes of clause 41 (1) (b) of the Act, the following are the prescribed forms or formats of a copy of a source law or a consolidated law accessed from the e-Laws website:

1. An on-screen display of a copy viewed on or downloaded from the e-Laws website in HTML format or Microsoft Word format.

2. A print-out of a copy viewed on or downloaded from the e-Laws website in HTML format or Microsoft Word format. O. Reg. 413/08, s. 1.