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Hansard

the official report of Parliamentary debates, known by the name of the original publisher, now published by HMSO. While it reflects verbatim what is said in Parliament, until very recently it could not be referred to for the purposes of statutory interpretation.

Since an important decision of the House of Lords reported in 1992, it is now permissible to refer to Hansard in cases of ambiguity.

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DC: We have a Hansard reporter at every session, whether it's the legislature or committee, and they're just at a laptop taking very brief notes to help with the transcript.
They have language professionals doing other things for the rest of the year who can be applied to Hansard when it needs to be produced.
CPR: What are some of the ways Hansard (in your jurisdiction and in general) has changed over the years?
That is the classic courtroom transcriber scenario where the MPPs have seen the movies and think that's how Hansard is produced.
The hansards surveyed containing debates on this bill indicated that conclusion had not been made to enact it.
According to the data collected from the sampled hansards while engaging in discussions to review health policies in the country, women Members of Parliament recognised and commended the government for its effort in designing a strategic plan to improve the health sector.
Therefore, while scanning the hansard to establish policy outcome, the focus was laid on identifying these issues and reaching logical conclusions.
They pointed out that this Act did not have provision for a wife and husband to co-own their family land and did not consider girls inheriting or sharing their father's properties (Hansard March 2006; Hansard June 2009).
Citing Sopinka in the Morgentaler case as his justification, Iacobucci then went on to examine statements made by the Minister of Labour recorded in Ontario's Hansard specifically on the termination provisions of the Employment Standards Act.
Legislative history, which includes examination of white papers, policy papers, law commission reports, bills, Hansard, committee reports, and witness submissions are used to determine the intent of a parliament.
A recent article we discovered in our research, which studies the use of Hansard in 2010 Supreme Court of Canada cases, clarified that the use of Hansard has matured in courts.
18) John James Magyar "Evolution of Hansard Use at the Supreme Court of Canada: A Comparative Study in Statutory Interpretation" (2012) 33(3) Stat.