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Operational records of the Legislation Section [textual record]. 

Series consists of

1. Registry Files, Legislation Section [textual records]
2. Dossiers du registre central [document textuel] (117-000067-2)
3. Dossiers de Législation [documents textuels] (117-000139-3)
4. Dossiers de législation [document textuel] (118-000161-3)
5. Operational files [textual record] (121-000204-3)
6. Legislation files and general correspondence from the public. [textual record] (122-000407-3)
7. Conferences and Regulations [textual records] (122-000446-4)
8. Regulations files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (1999-00423-X)
9. Conferences and regulations [textual record] (1997-01242-1)
10. Regulation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2000-00762-7)
11. Regulations files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2000-00764-3)
12. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2000-00765-1)
13. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2000-00781-3)
14. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2000-00787-2)
15. Prosecution, conference and regulation case files [textual record] (2000-01038-5)
16. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2003-00451-3)
17. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2003-00452-1)
18. Files of Legislation Section [textual record] (2003-00474-2)
19. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2003-00461-0)
20. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2003-00475-0)
21. Files of the Conferences and Regulations section [textual record] (2003-00479-3)
22. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2003-00480-7)
23. Litigation and legislation case files [textual record] (2003-01168-4)
24. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2005-00348-4)
25. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2005-00349-2)
26. Subject files of Legislation Section [textual record] (2005-00351-4)
27. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2005-00352-2)
28. Operational records of the Legislation Section [textual record] (2005-00637-8)
29. Legislation files and general correspondance of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2005-00764-1)
30. Operational records of Legislation Section [textual record] (2006-00834-X)
31. Records of the Legal section of the Privy council office[textual record] (2008-00231-4)
32. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2008-00985-8)
33. Conferences and regulations [textual record] (2008-00989-0)
34. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00002-1)
35. Conferences and regulations [textual record] (2009-00102-8)
36. Conferences and regulations [textual record] (2009-00103-6)
37. Records of the Legal section of the Privy Council Office [textual record] (2009-00196-6)
38. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00571-6)
39. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00573-2)
40. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00609-7)
41. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00618-6)
42. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00624-0)
43. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00685-2)
44. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00690-9)
45. Legislation files of the Department of Justice [textual record] (2009-00810-3)

Date(s)

1935-1979

Place of creation

Canada

40.0 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of operational and subject files created and/or maintained by the Legislation Section of the Department. The mandates of this section include drafting federal government bills, drafting or reviewing federal regulations, harmonizing federal legislation with the civil law of Quebec, and publishing federal legislation and related tables. Legislative counsel of the DoJ draft all government bills and most regulations, whatever the sponsoring department or agency. They also provide legal and legislative policy advice to the departmental or agency officials in the course of the development of legislative proposals. As part of their work, legislative counsel review government bills and regulations for consistency with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Bill of Rights. Legislative counsel also review draft regulations under the Statutory Instruments Act to determine whether they are authorized by their enabling statute and ensure they meet drafting standards. Because Canada has two official languages and two legal systems for private law matters, its legislation must be sound bilingually and bijurally, and the work of the Branch helps to attain these objectives. This is a preliminary record; please consult the linked accessions.

Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
1371
2745
2753
from 2811 to 2813
2815
2817
2830
2841
2843
2853
from 2932 to 2936
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 2701 to 2744
from 2746 to 2752
from 2754 to 2810
2814
2816
from 2818 to 2829
from 2831 to 2840
2842
from 2844 to 2852
from 2854 to 2890
from 2924 to 2928
32: Restricted by law
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 3024 to 3045
32: Restricted by law
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
Volume
from 3627 to 3642
3644
from 3648 to 3650
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Textual records Finding aid 13-3 is a typed file list relating to volumes 2701-2890, 2924-2926, 2932-2936. 13-3 90 (Paper)

Textual records Finding aid 13-13 is a typed file list relating to volumes 1371, 2927-2928, 2932-2933. 13-13 90 (Paper)

Textual records Finding aid is an electronic list relating to RG13 volumes 3024-3045; R188 volumes 3627-3642, 3644, 3648-3650 Excel 13-3 66 (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The Legislation Section of the Justice Department was established in 1946 to prepare the legislation in co-operation with other departments and to provide planning and co-ordination of legislation being considered by Parliament. The Legislation Section is responsible, by Cabinet authority, for the drafting of all Government bills. The drafters of the Section draft bills authorized by Cabinet or the Prime Minister. They also draft the motions to amend that the responsible Minister may propose during the consideration of the bill by Parliament. At the stage of policy development, drafters provide advice on both formal and substantive legal questions to the departmental officials responsible for preparing legislative proposals.

The Chief Legislative Counsel acts for the Minister of Justice in certifying the consistency of the government bills with the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Section is responsible for reviewing each bill for such consistency.

The Tax Counsel Division to the Department of Finance includes a satellite unit of drafters of the Legislation Section located on the premises of that department. That unit works on tax bills and other legislative initiatives of that department. RG13 General Inventory

INFOSOURCE

Additional information

Accruals
Further accruals are expected.

Government

Related control no.

1. 95/030
2. 1986-87/163 GAD
3. 1989-90/067 GAD
4. 1989-90/139 GAD
5. 1990-91/161 GAD
6. 1993-94/204 GAD
7. 1994-95/407 GAD
8. 1994-95/446 GAD
9. 1997-98/243 GAD
10. 1997-98/414 GAD
11. 1997-98/415 GAD
12. 1997-98/416 GAD
13. 1997-98/417 GAD
14. 1997-98/418 GAD
15. 1997-98/419 GAD
16. 2004-0847 OFRC
17. 79-114 OFRC
18. 79-182 OFRC
19. 79-182 OFRC
20. 79-194 OFRC
21. 80-137 OFRC
22. 80-82 OFRC
23. 81-119 OFRC
24. 84-194 OFRC
25. 84-360 OFRC
26. 86-0319 OFRC
27. 86-270 OFRC
28. 86-319 OFRC
29. 87-0440 OFRC
30. 88-177 OFRC
31. 88-274 OFRC
32. 88-274 OFRC
33. 88-332 OFRC
34. 89-151 OFRC
35. 90-383 OFRC
36. 90-469 OFRC
37. 95-0946 OFRC
38. 117-000067-2
39. 117-000139-3
40. 118-000161-3
41. 121-000204-3
42. 122-000407-3
43. 122-000446-4
44. 1997-01242-1
45. 1999-00423-X
46. 2000-00762-7
47. 2000-00764-3
48. 2000-00765-1
49. 2000-00781-3
50. 2000-00787-2
51. 2000-01038-5
52. 2003-00451-3
53. 2003-00452-1
54. 2003-00461-0
55. 2003-00474-2
56. 2003-00475-0
57. 2003-00479-3
58. 2003-00480-7
59. 2003-01168-4
60. 2005-00348-4
61. 2005-00349-2
62. 2005-00351-4
63. 2005-00352-2
64. 2005-00637-8
65. 2005-00764-1
66. 2006-00834-X
67. 2008-00231-4
68. 2008-00985-8
69. 2008-00989-0
70. 2009-00002-1
71. 2009-00102-8
72. 2009-00103-6
73. 2009-00196-6
74. 2009-00571-6
75. 2009-00573-2
76. 2009-00609-7
77. 2009-00618-6
78. 2009-00624-0
79. 2009-00685-2
80. 2009-00690-9
81. 2009-00810-3
82. 79-194 OFRC
83. RG13
84. RG13-A-8
85. RG13-A-9
86. RG13-A-10