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Research & Writing
Know the Difference Between Consolidated Acts and Annual Acts
One question that comes up on a regular basis is “why can’t I find a copy of this act on CanLII?” One possibility is that the act is an annual statute that only amends another act (or acts), e.g. the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018, S.B.C. 2018, c. 48. Not all amendment acts appear on CanLII; it depends on the jurisdiction. …