Uniform Acts Information

The main work of the Civil Section is reflected in "uniform statutes", which the Section adopts and recommends for enactment by all relevant governments in Canada. On occasion the Section adopts a "model statute", on which it expresses no opinion as a matter of policy, but which it offers as a method of harmonization where member governments want to use it.

Uniform statutes are drafted by professional drafters, known as Legislative Counsel, for the member governments. Several drafters attend the annual meetings as well. All uniform statutes since 1990 have been adopted in English and French.

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