Approaches to the interpretation of legislation Extrinsic aids to interpretation Intrinsic or grammatical aids to interpretation Legal assumptions Interpretation acts and sections Interpretation of repealing acts, amending acts and acts incorporating other statutes Interpretation of consolidating, reprinted and codifying acts Interpretation of remedial, penal and fiscal provisions Retrospective operation of legislation Obligatory and discretionary provisions Drafting conventions and expressions.
"The rules of statutory interpretation are at the crux of many legal disputes. They are central to the work of legal forums, government tribunals and government agencies. Practitioners and students of all legal disciplines must master these rules and know how to apply them to support their legal claims. This book is the essential guide for this fundamental area of law. It treats the approaches, assumptions and techniques of statutory interpretation with precision and clarity. It provides full exposition of the use of extrinsic materials."--from publisher.
Previous ed. 2006.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.