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R.S.C. - Revised Statutes of Canada (Canada)

Related Citation: S. C. (Canada)


Federal statutes are constantly being amended by Parliament. In some cases, whole statutes are added or deleted or changed or simply re-worded.

The Government of Canada, from time to time, issues complete consolidation or revisions of the statutes of the federal Parliament to incorporate all of these changes and to reflect the law as of the date of issue. The federal statutes have been revised six times since Confederation.

Most recent edition is the R.S.C. of 1985, cited R.S.C. 1985, even though the individual statutes have been often amended since 1985.

The Internet has removed the expensive requirement to re-issue a complete set of hard-copy, printed revised statutes every 15 years or so. Indeed, the Revised Statutes came out as whole, new collections in 1886, 1906, 1927, 1952, 1970 and 1985.

An example of the R.S.C. legal citation:

Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, Chapter C-46

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