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Canadian Legal Research Guide


Finding Canadian Federal Legislation

The citation for a statute varies depending on whether you are citing to a revision, or to a sessional volume. When you are citing a revision, you will cite RSC (Revised Statutes of Canada). When citing a sessional volume, use SC (Statutes of Canada). For example:

  • If you are citing to section 6 of chapter S-20 of the 1985 revision, the citation is Statute Revision Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-20, s. 6.
  • If you are citing to an Act that was passed after the 1985 revision, the citation is Proceeds of Crime Act, S.C. 1991, c. 26.

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