Coming into force

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In legal research parlance, C.I.F. stands for “coming into force” and is used by Queen’s Printers to indicate in a Table of Public Statutes when an amendment to a statute comes into force. Example from the Statutes of Canada Table of Public Statutes: CIF, 1995, c. 45 in force 01.03.96 see SI/96-23. The foregoing example tells the reader that chapter 45 of the 1995 Statutes of Canada is in force on 1 March 1996, as per a government order registered as SI/96-23 (which can be found in the Canada Gazette Part II).

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