Incorporation by Reference as a Modern Regulatory Technique: Benefits and Burdens (1:50)
15:00 Incorporation by Reference as a Modern Regulatory Technique: Benefits and Burdens
In an increasingly complex and global world, standards have been developed at a provincial/territorial, national and international level to respond to economic, health and safety issues faced by society. These standards are often incorporated by reference into regulations. While the harmonization of laws and efficiencies may result, the increasing use of this technique has drafting implications and presents implementation challenges for governments. This session will examine the role of standards associations, how and why standards are developed and who is involved. Questions of accountability, accessibility, procedure, enforceability and risks related to this important tool of modern regulation will also be discussed.
- Mark Spakowski, Chief Legislative Counsel of Ontario, Toronto, ON
- Michel Girard, Vice President, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Standards Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON
- Patricia Pledge, Senior Counsel, Justice Canada, Ottawa, ON
- Shannon DeLeskie, Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (Ontario), Guelph, ON