Interpreting Legislation

Course Description

This 14 hour course introduces a method (a process and a template) for interpreting Acts, Regulations, bylaws, policies and contracts. The method, based on the Supreme Court of Canada’s modern approach to interpretation, combines theory with practice and gives participants a sound foundation to tackle interpretation questions. The course will include: what you need to know before starting to interpret legislation; how to unravel complicated text; techniques to resolve different interpretation questions, and a template for tackling the interpretation of legislation.

Course Outcomes – In this course you will learn:

  • a modern method template
  • tools aid in interpretation of legislation, policy and contracts
  • experience in analyzing and interpreting legislation
  • experience integrating a dependable process for interpretation designed to reach a defendable decision based on the legislation
  • confidence in making understandable and defendable interpretation decisions
  • a self-learning plan.

Course Learning Objectives 

  • introduce the modern method and template
  • build confidence in using the modern method and template
  • interpret legislative text using the modern method of interpretation
  • develop clear reasons for interpretation decisions linked to the template

Recommended prior FOAJ Training:  Principles of Administrative Justice and Decision Making
In-Person or Live Stream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members

e-Learning: $1,320.00