How to Understand Statutes and By-Laws

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9780459553210: How to Understand Statutes and By-Laws

This work provides an introduction to the rules governing the reading and interpretation of statutes,by-laws, and other forms of legislation in Canada.Written in clear,direct language,the book will assist not only the lawyers,but accountants,architects,engineers, and municipal officials and planners in understanding the statutes impacting on their professions and their clients' business activities. The authors systematically explain the elements if a statute,including the preamble,headings,marginal notes,definitions, the organization of sections,subsections and paragraphs, and how they contribute to the meaning of the statute. This is followed by coverage of the special rules developed by the courts in interpreting legislation,such as the plain meaning rule, the purposive approach, the class or category rule, the express inclusions and implied exclusions rule.The growing profusion of legislation at all levels of government increase the need to fully comprehend the various legislative regimes encountered in order to ensure compliance and avoidance of costly litigation.

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Donald J. Gifford; Kenneth H. Gifford; Michael I. Jeffery
Published by Carswell Legal Pubns (1996)
ISBN 10: 0459553216 ISBN 13: 9780459553210
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