Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Much Awaited Updates to Justice Canada Laws Website

The listserv of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries contained a very welcome message today about the updating and consolidation of legislation and regulations on the website of Justice Canada.

For a long time, the versions on the website were out of date by months if not longer.

Justice Canada has made it known that it has upgraded its ability to ensure "regular and timely updating of Acts and regulations on our public Web site. As of January 27, 2006, all Acts on this site have been updated to September 28, 2005 at a minimum and many have been updated to dates beyond this point, as will be indicated at the beginning of each Act". Regulations should be current to December 2005 by the end of February. "Further updates are scheduled for February and March 2006, after which the site should be fully current".

Of course, researchers could always go on Quicklaw for extremely accurate information but it looked very bad to go to an official government website in the fall of 2005 and find legislation that was only current to August 2004 in some cases.

Good to see that a lot of effort has gone into improving the provision of legal information to the general public.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 9:28 pm

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