Petition to Re-Instate the Ontario E-Laws Detailed Legislative History Tables

Below is an email from Annette Demers, Acting Law Librarian and Sessional Lecturer of Paul Martin Law Library

As you may have heard, during the recent E-Laws website migration, the decision was taken to discontinue producing the Detailed Legislative History Tables.

As you may know, in 2002, Ontario stopped publishing the Table of Public Statutes in the Statutes of Ontario.  Instead the SO directed users to E-Laws for these tables moving forward.

The Table of Public Statutes has been published since 1877 as an important historical legal research tool.

Now the tables have been discontinued outright, however the E-Laws team has not yet devised a solution to take its place.

Accordingly, I have prepared a letter and petition to the Ontario Attorney General requesting that these tables be re-instated, at least as long as a suitable replacement tool can be devised.

To sign the petition, please click here:   http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/elaws

To review the full letter, click here: Letter re ELaws

Please circulate this petition widely.  I hope to deliver it to the Ministry by June 15.

Thank you!

Annette