By Ken Fox
Need a refresher in legislative research? We have yet to develop a single, comprehensive guide (it’s on our to-do list), but here is a brief summary of what we can offer today.
The basic process of how to find relevant statutory provisions and update them is outlined in a Legal Research Guide. For a more detailed examination of the main online sources of Saskatchewan legislation, you might consult Part 2 (pgs.31-59) of our Essential Legal Research report.
But for a handy guide on tracing a statute’s history, I would recommend reviewing Reché McKeague’s blog post on that topic. We have also done blog posts on Research the Effective Date of a Saskatchewan statute using the Queen’s Printer website, and the Saskatchewan Bills database.
For research on federal legislation, we did a seven-part series beginning with a post on using the Justice Laws website. The remaining parts can be accessed in a grey-shaded area at the bottom of that post.
Please contact the library if you have any questions about researching legislation in Saskatchewan or other legal-research-related topics.