Interpreting Legislation

Interpreting Legislation is a two-day course that 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. This course qualifies for the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice™ (CTAJ™). (14 Professional Education Hours)

The objectives of this course are to:

  • 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

Workshop Outcomes – Participants will take away:

  • 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.

Recommended prior FOAJ Training:  Principles of Administrative Justice
$1,070 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members

Interpreting Legislation is available though e-Learning.