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The Interpretation Act

R.S.M. 1987, c. I80

The Interpretation Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
(2) Expired Act deemed repealed.
APPLICATION
2 Application.
(2) Interpretation sections subject to exceptions.
(3) Application to this Act.
(4) Saving.
FORM OF ENACTING
3 Form of enacting clause.
(2) Form of preamble.
(3) Parts of Act.
COMMENCEMENT OF ACTS
4 Endorsement of assent or reservation of Act.
(2) Endorsement when Act reserved.
(3) Coming into force of Acts when no time specified.
OPERATION
5 Date of operation.
(2) Preliminary proceedings.
(3) Proclamation of portions of Acts, etc.
(4) Effective date of coming into force section.
CONSTRUCTION
6 Persona designata rule.
(2) Appeal from judge.
(3) Proceedings by one judge continued by another.
7 Law always speaking.
(2) "Now", "next", "heretofore", "hereafter".
(3) "Shall", "may".
(4) "Herein".
(5) Interpretation provisions.
8 Provisions in private Acts.
9 Pending litigation.
10 Preamble part of enactment.
11 Supplementary matters forming no part of Act.
12 Enactments deemed remedial.
13 Words in regulations to have same meaning as in enactment
(2) Right to prerogative writs not affected.
14 Her Majesty not bound unless named.
15 Powers vested in corporations.
16 Proclamations.
17 Public officers hold office during pleasure.
18 Implied power re public officers.
(2) Implied power of successors.
(3) Implied power to deputy or successor to minister.
(4) Power of public officer may be exercised by holder of office.
(5) Exercise of powers delegated by minister of the Crown.
(6) Meaning of "deputy".
19 Implied powers.
(2) Extension of time for filing, etc.
REFERENCES
20 Citation of statutes.
(2) Citation includes amendments.
21 Reference to sections by numbers to be inclusive.
(2) References in an enactment to parts thereof.
(3) References in sections.
(4) References to regulations.
(5) References to enactments.
WORDS AND PHRASES
22 Definitions.
(2) Holidays falling on Sunday.
(3) Boxing Day.
(4) Common names of countries, etc.
REPEAL AND AMENDMENT
23 Power of repeal reserved.
(2) Amendment at same session.
(3) Amendment one with enactment.
24 Effect of repeal.
(2) Repeal and substitution.
25 References where enactment replaced.
26 Repeal does not imply enactment was in force.
(2) Amendment does not imply change in law.
(3) Repeal does not declare previous law.
(4) Judicial construction not adopted.
GENERAL
27 Pecuniary penalties may be recovered by civil action.
28 Penalties, etc., to go to the revenue of government.
29 Expenditure of appropriated public money.
SCHEDULE