The Ontario government has just released version 4 of its E-Laws website.
E-Laws contains the province’s statutes and associated regulations as well as legislative history tables for amendments and repeals.
- Current Consolidated law given prominence to assist new and occasional users
- More precise currency information for consolidated law
- Direct link from home page to the most frequently accessed laws
- Search and Browse functions available on a single web page for each ‘category’ of law
- Basic and advanced search capacities combined for easier searching
- Search and Browse functions available for Period in Time and Repealed, Revoked and Spent law
- Detailed Legislative History tables available for regulations (formerly available only for statutes)
- Updated, issue-specific “Help” text
- Expanded FAQs and Glossary
As I reported in a July 8, 2007 Library Boy post entitled Ontario E-Laws Now Presumed Authentic for Court, E-Laws will (eventually) be considered an official statement of Ontario law, although an item in the FAQ on the E-Laws site adds that this will come into effect via a regulation that has not yet been passed.