4 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


Law passed by the Parliament of Canada or one of the provinces.

A bill that has been approved or “read” three times by the Parliament or legislature and signed into law by the queen’s representative (the governor general or lieutenant governor). Also known as a statute.


A written law debated and voted upon by elected officials. Statutes can be amended or repealed, so it is critical to ensure that one is consulting an up-to-date version of the statute.


A law passed by Parliament or a provincial legislature (also called a statute).

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