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Law - Federal Regulations

How to find regulations of Canada.

Citation

The full citation of a Canadian federal regulation consists of:

  • title of the regulation.
  • appropriate designation SOR or SI
  • combined year and regulation number
    • for years between 1958 and 1999 use two digits, e.g. 76-142.
    • from 2000 onwards, use four digits for the year, e.g. 2001-16.
  • as needed, reference to a specific section(s)

Examples:
Competition Tribunal Rules, SOR/94-290.
Secure Electronic Signature Regulations, SOR/2005-30.


Federal regulations published in the Consolidated Regulations of Canada, published in 1978, are cited by title, CRC, and chapter number

Example:
Quarantine Regulations, CRC, c 1368.