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Legislative drafting

2016 | The New Legislative Counsel: At the Intersection of Law, Policy and Politics

Conference Title: The New Legislative Counsel: At the Intersection of Law, Policy and Politics
Date: September 12-13, 2016
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
LD211 Presentation Notes Julie Lynn Blackhawk 9 pages 3.15
LD212 Notes d'allocution Julie Lynn Blackhawk 11 pages 3.85
LD213 What happens next? Anticipating the future for sub-national legislative counsel (PowerPoint) Lawrence Purdy 24 pages 8.40
LD214 De certaines dispositions législatives en matière de sécurité automobile (PowerPoint) Mistrale Goudreau 32 pages 11.20

2014 | Nudging Regulations: Designing and Drafting Regulatory Instruments for the 21st Century

Conference Title: Nudging Regulations: Designing and Drafting Regulatory Instruments for the 21st Century
Date: September 8-9, 2014
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD187 The Promises and Pitfalls of Behavioural Regulation (PowerPoint) Alberto Alemmano 90 pages
  LD188 La réglementation par orientation : promesses et défi (PowerPoint) Alberto Alemmano 88 pages
  LD189  Nudging and Other Regulatory Techniques (Speaking Notes)  W. A. Bogart 4 pages
  LD190  Leveling the Playing Field: Using the Internet to Get Broader Better Public Participation in Rule Making (PowerPoint) Cynthia R. Farina  18 pages
  LD191  L’effet des politiques réglementaires sur l’existence d’attentes légitimes d’être consulté lors du processus réglementaire : commentaire de jurisprudence France Houle  13 pages
  LD192  Judicial Review of Delegated Legislation: Whatever Happened to the Standard of Review? John Mark Keyes  41 pages
  LD193  Delegated Legislation: The Tangled World of Grounds and Standards of Review (PowerPoint) John Mark Keyes  26 pages
  LD194 Législation déléguée : Le mélange des normes et motifs de contrôle judiciaire (PowerPoint) John Mark Keyes  26 pages
  LD195 Incorporation by Reference of Standards in Regulations (PowerPoint) Michel Girard 20 pages
  LD196 Incorporation by Reference as a Modern Regulatory Technique: Benefits and Burdens – Incorporation by Reference of Standards in Regulations (PowerPoint) Incorporation par renvoi – technique moderne de réglementation : avantages et inconvénients Patricia Pledge 16 pages
  LD197 Incorporation by Reference as a Modern Regulatory Technique: Benefits and Burdens Perspective of Counsel to a Line Ministry (PowerPoint) Shannon DeLeskie 15 pages
  LD198 Meaningful Public Access to Legislation (PowerPoint) Daniel Poulin 33 pages
  LD199 Meaningful Public Access to Legislation: The Role of Public Legal Education and Information (PowerPoint) Julie Mathews 18 pages
  LD200 Clarity in Drafting: How Can We Know What Works Best for the Reader? (PowerPoint) Alison Bertlin 35 pages
  LD201 The Importance of Legislative Drafters to Legislative Scrutiny by Parliamentary Committees – Challenges Presented by Recent Developments in the (Australian) Commonwealth Jurisdiction Stephen Argument 40 pages
  LD202 The Importance of Legislative Drafters to Legislative Scrutiny by Parliamentary Committees – Challenges Presented by Recent Developments in the (Australian) Commonwealth Jurisdiction (PowerPoint) Stephen Argument 68 pages
  LD203 UK Secondary Legislation and Parliamentary Committees Peter Davis 9 pages
  LD204 Parliamentary Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation in Canada: Too Late and Too Little? Peter Bernhardt 11 pages

2012 | Legislative Architecture – Building With Words

Conference Title: Legislative Architecture - Building With Words
Date: September 10-11, 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD157 The Development and use of Policies and Guidelines in the Decision-Making Process - A Discussion Paper (PowerPoint) Administrative Justice Office, Ministry of Attorney General, Province of British Columbia 27 pages
  LD158 Principle-Based Securities Regulation in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis Cristie Ford 50 pages
  LD159 Alternative Design - Emerging Trends in Instrument Choice - Policies, Directives and Guidelines (PowerPoint) Dianne Flood 17 pages
  LD160 Draft Speaking Notes Dianne Flood 8 pages
  LD161 Forward and Addendum to: Legislative Methodology Edward Rubin 25 pages
  LD162 Legislative Methodology: It Is Actually Possible to Improve the Process of Designing Statutes Edward Rubin 76 pages
  LD163 Emerging Trends in Instrument Choice - Incorporation by Reference (PowerPoint) Jacqueline Kuehl 12 pages
  LD164 Nouvelles tendances dans le choix des outils d'intervention (PowerPoint) Jacqueline Kuehl 12 pages
  LD165 Cleaning Up The Statute Book / Épuration du corpus législatif John Mark Keyes 11 pages
  LD166 The Evolution of Statute Revision: The New Brunswick Experience (PowerPoint) Kimberley Poffenroth 23 pages
  LD167 L'évolution de la révision des lois au Nouveau-Brunswick (PowerPoint) Kimberley Poffenroth 23 pages
  LD168 Cleaning Up Regulations: Regulatory Reform (Provincial Perspective) Peter Pagano, Q.C. 15 pages
  LD169 Legislative Building Blocks - 1 Basic Design - Statutes, Regulations, Rules, Principles and Discretion - Fundamental Choices for Statutes and Regulations (PowerPoint) Rodney Fehr 10 pages
  LD170 Legislative Building Blocks - Basic Design: Fundamental Choices for Statutes and Regulations Rodney Fehr 11 pages
  LD171 Commission sur la réduction de la paperasse - Principales leçons retenues (PowerPoint) Roger Scott-Douglas 8 pages
  LD172 Red Tape Reduction Commission - Key Lessons Learned (PowerPoint) Roger Scott-Douglas 8 pages
  LD173 Cleaning Up the Statute Book In Ontario (PowerPoint) Tamara Kuzyk 12 pages
  LD174 Le nettoyage du corpus législatif de l'Ontario (PowerPoint) Tamara Kuzyk 12 pages
  LD175 Architecture législative : le pouvoir de la parole Ted Glas 7 pages
  LD176 Legislative Architecture: Building with the Spoken Word Ted Glas 7 pages
  LD177 Accessibility of Legislative Texts on line to Readers With Visual Disabilities - La consultation en ligne des textes législatifs par les lecteurs ayant une déficience visuelle Ted Glas 12 pages
  LD178 Drafting Directive on the Web Accessibility of Visual Components of Laws Ted Glas 7 pages
  LD179 Regulatory Responsibility - Notes for Remarks Alan Nymark 7 pages
  LD180 A Digest of Recent Canadian Appellate Case Law (Mostly Statutory Interpretation Cases) of Possible Interest to Legislative Drafters - January 2010 to July 2012 Ruth Sullivan 108 pages
  LD181 Sommaire des décisions rendues récemment par des tribunaux d'appel canadiens (principalement sur l'interprétation législative) et pouvant intéresser les rédacteurs législatifs - de janvier 2010 à juillet 2012 Ruth Sullivan 116 pages
  LD182 Case law of possible interest to legislative drafters (PowerPoint) Ruth Sullivan 5 pages
  LD183 La jurisprudence qui pouvait être d'intérêt aux rédacteurs législatifs (PowerPoint) Ruth Sullivan 5 pages
  LD184 L'entrée en vigueur des lois (PowerPoint) Richard Tremblay 32 pages
  LD185 Ethical Issues for Legislative Counsel (PowerPoint) Louis Sormany 23 pages
  LD186 Le rédacteur législatif face à l'éthique et à la déontologie Louis Sormany 23 pages

2010 | Re-Imaging the Law: Legislative Drafting Redefined

Conference Title: Re-Imaging the Law: Legislative Drafting Redefined
Date: September, 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD149A Professional Responsibilities of Legislative Counsel John Mark Keyes 47 pages
  LD149B Les responsabilités professionnelles du conseiller législatif John Mark Keyes 51 pages
  LD149C Professional Responsibilities of Legislative Counsel - Les responsabilités professionnelles du conseiller législatif (PowerPoint) John Mark Keyes 13 pages
  LD150 L'émergence des langues autochtones dans les textes législatifs : les défis d'un rendez-vous interculturel (PowerPoint) Maxime Lamothe, Sarret Smit 40 pages
  LD151 Réinventer le droit à partir de l’harmonisation des concepts et traditions juridiques – La conférence pour l’harmonisation des lois au Canada et le droit civil québécois Frédérique Sabourin 13 pages
  LD152A Inuktitut: An official language of legislation in Nunavut - L’inuktitut : une des langues officielles de la législation au Nunavut Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 28 pages
  LD152B Atauttimungaqtirniq umani ilitariyauhimayunut uqauhirnut maligaq Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 39 pages
  LD152C Consolidation of Official Languages Act Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 37 pages
  LD152D Codification administrative de la loi sur les langues officielles Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 38 pages
  LD152E Language Rights in Canada's North: Nunavut's New Official Languages Act (Final Report) Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 29 pages
  LD152F Les droits linguistiques dans le grand nord Canadien: la nouvelle loi sur les langues officielles du Nunavut (Rapport final) Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 31 pages
  LD152G Document in Inuktitut language Susan Hardy, André Samson, Government of Nunavut 47 pages
  LD153 Re-Imagine the Law: Legislative Drafting Refined. The Harmonization of Legal Regimes and Concepts Edwin E. Smith 13 pages
  LD154 Atelier de rédaction Jacques Lagacé 3 pages
  LD155 Introductory Remarks for "Re-Imaging the Law through Language and Culture: Aboriginal Law Making" panel Naiomi Metallic 6 pages
  LD156 Harmonization - Key Legislative Drafting Techniques and Issues (PowerPoint) Laura Hopkins 31 pages

2008| Who Really Writes the Law?

Conference Title: Who Really Writes the Law?
Date: September, 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD130 Best Practices for Developing Drafting Team Expertise: British Columbia - Legislation and Legislative Process Course Rod Fehr 10 pages
  LD131 Best Practices for Developing Drafting Team Expertise: British Columbia - Legislation and Legislative Process Course (PowerPoint) Rod Fehr 3 pages
  LD132 Meilleures pratiques pour le perfectionnement de l'équipe de rédaction, Colombie-Britannique - Cours sur la législation et le processus législatif (PowerPoint) Rod Fehr 3 pages
  LD139 Best Pratices for Developing Drafting Team Expertise - Australia: Publications and Presentations Claire Parkhill 14 pages
  LD140 Drafting Bills in the Senate and the House of Commons Marie-Andrée Roy 9 pages
  LD141 La rédaction des projets de loi au Sénat et à la Chambre des communes Marie-Andrée Roy 10 pages
  LD142 The Dialogue Between Drafters and Instructing Officials During the Drafting Process Mark Spakowski 23 pages
  LD143 The Changing Role of the Departmental Solicitor in the New Brunswick Legislative Drafting Process C. Clyde Spinney 9 pages
  LD145 La double détermination normative: toute règle est en soi la réponse à une question - Exercises Jean-Paul Chapdelaine 2 pages
  LD146 La double détermination normative: toute règle est en soi la réponse à une question Jean-Paul Chapdelaine 8 pages
  LD148 From Drafting Instructions to Judicial Decisions and Back Again Richard G. Mosley 14 pages

2006 | Drafting for Diversity: A Singular Challenge

Conference Title: Drafting for Diversity: A Singular Challenge
Date: September, 2006
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD106 Drafting for Diversity Through Private Members' Bills : A Senate Perspective - PowerPoint Mark A. Audcent 8 pages
  LD107 La rédaction des projets de loi émanant des parlementaires : un point de vue sénatorial - PowerPoint Mark A. Audcent 8 pages
  LD108 Drafting for Diversity Through Private Members' Bills : A Senate Perspective Mark A. Audcent 46 pages
  LD109 La rédaction des projets de loi émanant des parlementaires : un point de vue sénatorialLa rédaction des projets de loi émanant des parlementaires : un point de vue sénatorial Mark A. Audcent 49 pages
  LD110 La rédaction législative en contexte bilingue - la corédaction des lois fédérales - PowerPoint Josée Baril 2 pages
  LD111 Drafting for Diversity Through Private Members' Bills : An Executive Perspective Selena Beattie 1 pages
  LD112 Le droit pluriel grâce aux affaires émanant des députés: Une perspective gouvernementale Selena Beattie 1 pages
  LD113 L'intelligibilité du droit et les conséquences de la codification : L'inintelligibilité croissante de la loi Catherine Bergeal 22 pages
  LD114 À chaque loi son ministre, mais comment le dire?À chaque loi son ministre, mais comment le dire? Jean-Paul Chapdelaine 31 pages
  LD115 À chaque loi son ministre, mais comment le dire? PowerPoint Jean-Paul Chapdelaine 6 pages
  LD116 Drafting for Diversity Through Private Members' Bills - La rédaction des projets de loi émanant des parlementaires - PowerPoint Richard Denis 9 pages
  LD117 Applying "Reader Expectation Theory" to Legislative Texts - PowerPoint Earl Evaniew, Lynn Douglas 6 pages
  LD118 The Role for Parliaments in Treaty-Making Joanna Harrington pages
  LD119 Diversity in Drafting: The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and the Interaction of Inuit and Provincial Law Mary E. Hatherly 35 pages
  LD120 L'outre-loi - Séance VII : Droit et langue Nicholas Kasirer 30 pages
  LD121 L'outre-langue de la loi - Résumé Nicholas Kasirer 2 pages
  LD122 The Law's Language-beyond - Summary Nicholas Kasirer 2 pages
  LD123 A Legislative Perspective on the Interaction of International and Domestic Law John Mark Keyes, Ruth Sullivan 63 pages
  LD124 L'interaction du droit international et du droit national dans une perspective législativeL'interaction du droit international et du droit national dans une perspective législative John Mark Keyes, Ruth Sullivan 67 pages
  LD125 L'incidence du pluralisme juridique sur la rédaction des textes législatifs: Une perspective canadienne de common law en français Donald Poirier 25 pages
  LD126 Expression de la règle pénale - PowerPoint Richard Tremblay 3 pages
  LD127 Exercices de rédaction des dispositions pénales - PowerPoint Richard Tremblay 2 pages

2004 | Legislative Drafting in Perspective

Conference Title: Legislative Drafting in Perspective
Date: September, 2004
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD95 Creating Expert Legislative Drafters: A Literature Review and Research Agenda Erika J. Abner 16 pages
  LD96 Ce que le traducteur juridique doit savoir des règles d'interprétation législative - What Translators Need to Know about the Rules of Statutory Interpretation Michel Bastarache 23 pages
  LD97 Ethics and Drafting Deborah Macnair 11 pages
  LD98 Legal Ethics and the Legislative Drafter Beverley Smith 11 pages
  LD99 L'éthique au service du légiste québécois Louis Sormany 12 pages
  LD100 Notes for a Speech by The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Q.C. Donald H. Oliver 11 pages
  LD101 Tips and Techniques for Drafting Complex Law Janet Erasmus, David Elliott 28 pages
  LD102 Notes for a Speech by The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., Senator, representing the Honourable Dan Hays, Speaker of the Senate Sharon Carstairs 2 pages
  LD104 Interpretive Roles of Non-judicial Bodies and Officials John Mark Keyes, Suzanne Comtois, Thomas Cromwell, Ann Chaplin 9 pages
  LD104A Le rôle interprétatif des organismes non judiciaires et des fonctionnaires John Mark Keyes, Suzanne Comtois, Thomas Cromwell, Ann Chaplin 9 pages

2002 | Drafting to Communicate the Law: The State of the Art

1998 | Legislative Drafting, Getting Results

Conference Title: Legislative Drafting, Getting Results
Date: November, 1998
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD70 Les lois d'interprétation - sont-elles utiles? Richard Tremblay 14 pages
  LD71 Plain Language Drafting Meets Interpretive Principles and Rules - A Drafter's Perspective Janet Erasmus 14 pages
  LD72 Legislative Drafting in a Crisis Environment - Real Life Tips Colleen Parrish 9 pages

1997 | Legislative Drafting: Current Shock, Future Reality

Conference Title: Legislative Drafting: Current Shock, Future Reality
Date: April, 1997
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD59 How Expert Systems in Legislative Drafting Might Influence the Law Grayfred B. Gray 23 pages
  LD60 L'écriture de la loi; de la codification à l'informatisation Danièle Boursier 5 pages
  LD63 Les réelles difficultés de modifier les projets de la loi à l'Assemblée Nationale René Chrétien 5 pages
  LD67 The Difficulties Inherent in the Amendment of Bills at the National Assembly René Chrétien 5 pages
  LD69 The Up and Down of Lawyering in the '90s; Our Traditional Profession in the Postmodern World Tom Carter 11 pages

1995 | Regulations and By-laws – Real Laws in the Real World

Conference Title: Regulations and By-laws - Real Laws in the Real World
Date: November, 1995
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD44 Designing the Regulatory Scheme Gilles Létourneau 19 pages
  LD46 A New Approach to Enabling Legislation. Alberta's Municipal Government Act Alex Fyfe 22 pages
  LD47 The Alberta Municipal Government Act: A Municipal Perspective Brand Inlow 12 pages
  LD48 The Alberta Municipal Government Act: How We Got There Tom Forgrave 24 pages
  LD49 La réglementation municipale : Conditions de validité et moyens de défense Jean Hétu 37 pages

1994 | Communicating the Law: Getting the Message Across

Conference Title: Communicating the Law: Getting the Message Across
Date: September, 1994
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD30 Want to know the law? It'll cost you - Law texts and Legislative History Francis Bennion www.francisbennion.com 14 pages
  LD31 Le recours aux travaux préparatoires dans la pratique canadienne récente  Alain-François Bisson 15 pages
  LD32 The Indiscipline of Common Law: Dilemmas of the Use of Legislative History in the United Kingdom T. St. John N. Bates 43 pages

1990 | Legislative Drafting, Language and Law

Conference Title: Legislative Drafting, Language & Law
Date: November, 1990
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD10 Semiotics: Does Modern French Language Theory Have Lessons for the Draftsperson William E. Conklin 22 pages
  LD12 New technology and drafting: The latest devices, techniques and ideas David Elliott 79 pages

1989 | Legislative Drafting and Subordinate Legislation

Conference Title: Legislative Drafting and Subordinate Legislation
Date: November, 1989
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD5 Drafting in Municipal Legislation - A Weird Science George Rust-d'Eye 19 pages
  LD9 Special Warrants Merrilee Rasmussen 18 pages

1987 | National Seminar on Legislative Drafting and Interpretation

Conference Title: National Seminar on Legislative Drafting and Interpretation
Date: August 19 - 21, 1987
Location: Ottawa, ON

# Title Author(s) Pages Price
  LD87-1 Should the Rules Relating to the Admissibility of Extrinsic Evidence be Relaxed? Outline of Comments on a Paper Prepared by Professor W.H. Charles J. A. Scollin 15 pages
  LD87-2 La rédaction des lois en langage ordinaire Roch Rioux 18 pages
  LD87-3 The Interpretation of Bilingual Legislation R. G. L. Fairweather 14 pages
  LD87-4 Interprétation stricte et interprétation libérale Pierre-André Côté 17 pages
  LD87-5 Bilingual Drafting - The Government of Canada System - Part 1 Peter Johnson 10 pages
  LD87-6 Judicial Approaches to the Interpretation of Bilingual Legislation Michael Beaupré 20 pages
  LD87-7 Formal vs. Functional Approaches to Statutory Interpretation H. Wade MacLaughlan 24 pages
  LD87-8 Rédaction bilingue des lois - Partie II M. Gérard Bertrand 12 pages
  LD87-9 Plain Language, Legal Documents and Forms: Background Information Gail S. Dykstra 47 pages