CanLII Introduces New Feature for Citation and Search of Specific Statutory Provisions

The Canadian Legal Information Institute — CanLII — has just introduced a refinement to its search and citation tools where legislation is concerned. Now, in the case of legislation for which CanLII provides a table of contents, when you consider a specific section or subsection, you’ll see a link to a popup that will offer you a link to cases citing that specific provision and a further link to a perfectly formed citation for that specific provision. As you’ll see in the graphic below (click on it to enlarge it), the number of citing cases is given in the popup, and the proffered citation comes already selected, ready for Ctrl-C copying.

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CanLII says that “Statutes and regulations from most jurisdictions contain automatically generated tables of contents . . .”

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