FOAJ Interpreting Legislation – Edmonton

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FOAJ Interpreting Legislation – Edmonton

October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017

This two-day 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.  (14 Education Credits)

Watch the Interpreting Legislation video here.

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


Sherilyn Danis


Providence Renewal Centre
3005 119 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6J5R5 Canada
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