Revised Statutes of Canada 1985
Main Set (8 Volumes)
Schedule of Acts and parts of the Acts repealed by the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985; Constitutional Acts and Documents; and Canadian Bill of Rights
Table of the History and Disposal of Acts
Describes the history and disposal of all Acts included in the Revised Statutes of Canada "R.S.C."), 1970, as well as those enacted after the 1970 statute revision and before December 1, 1988, the revision cut-off date for the fourth supplement to R.S.C. 1985. The table presents new section references and the disposition of provisions of all Acts before 1985.
|New Acts enacted in 1985||YX44-1985/I||Hardcover||Bilingual||$54.50|
|New Acts enacted in 1986||YX44-1985/II||Hardcover||Bilingual||$68.50|
|New Acts enacted in 1987||YX44-1985/III||Hardcover||Bilingual||$68.75|
|New Acts enacted in 1988||YX44-1985/IV||Out of Print|
|Income Tax Act and Income Tax Application Rules, as of November 30, 1991||YX44-1985/V||Out of Print|
English Index, Second Edition
|YX44-1985/X1991E||Softcover||English; aussi disponible en français||$57.75|
Produced by Justice Canada.
Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.
|The most recent revision of the Statutes of Canada took place in
1985. The Department of Justice undertakes this task every 15-20 years. This is
necessary because over time, sections of acts can be deleted, added, or amended
many times. Moreover, whole acts may have been repealed, and renumbering is
needed. The revisions therefore mean that acts are renumbered, sections within
acts are renumbered, the language may be changed, and in 1985, the French
language translation was improved.
The Revised Statutes of Canada 1985 covers all legislation which had received Royal Assent by December 31, 1984. Needless to say, the process of making the revisions was extremely lengthy and it was not completed until 1988. The new Revised Statutes, contained in eight main volumes, came into force on December 12, 1988.
All legislation passed between December 31, 1984 and December 12, 1988 referred to the previous Revised Statutes of Canada 1970, and as a result, also had to renumbered in order to refer to the new revisions. Legislation passed in this time period was not included in the main volumes of the Revised Statutes of Canada 1985, but rather in separate supplementary volumes. Legislation from 1985 is in Supplement I, 1986 in Supplement II, 1987 in Supplement III and 1988 assented on or before December 12, 1988) in Supplement IV.
The Fifth Supplement to the Revised Statutes of Canada 1985 contains the Income Tax Act and Income Tax Application Rules, as of November 30, 1991, itself a lengthy, detailed piece of legislation note: the Fifth Supplement is no longer in print).
The government chose to exclude in the 1985 revisions some legislation dating from the earlier Revised Statutes of Canada 1970. One example of this is the Canada Corporations Act, which has some sections still in force. Appropriation Acts were also excluded from the 1985 revisions. To find out the fate of a particular act, consult the Table of the History and Disposal of Acts.
Acts contained in the Revised Statutes of Canada 1985 continue to be amended. Each year since 1987, the government has published all acts from a single calendar year in the Statutes of Canada. Should Justice Canada decide to undertake a new Revised Statutes, the whole process will begin again.
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