Researching Saskatchewan Legislation Online – Tip of the Week

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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.



2 thoughts on “Researching Saskatchewan Legislation Online – Tip of the Week

    Ken said:
    August 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Thank you for your comment Marrilee – I hope you will consider developing your cards and tables into a public resource in the future!


    Merrilee Rasmussen said:
    August 17, 2016 at 9:44 am

    If anyone is looking for information about legislation enacted prior to the mid-1990s, I have a collection of cards and tables tracing legislative history backwards to the Consolidated Ordinances of the NWT, by the current name of the statute.


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