Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SORs and SIs in the Canada Gazette


Does anyone know of a source that clearly explains the difference between Statutory Orders/Regulations and Statutory Instruments? I know that the former is one type of Statutory Instrument.

While I’ve often retrieved SORs and SIs for students and faculty, I am not clear about the difference between them. I’ve also compared the text of various SORs and SIs to see if any apparent differences appear between them in terms of content, but this approach hasn’t helped either.

This webpage is somewhat helpful, but not quite: <>


Any good legal research manual for Canada will explain. i.e. MacEllven. There was also an article in Canadian Law Libraries about this.Likewise, this page from Justice Canada might help: <> or the Privy Council Office of Canada: <>