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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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LF: In Saskatchewan we have about 36 part-time editors at Hansard and three full-time people - the managing editor, the production manager and the indexer.
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.
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.
Content analysis was used to analyze a total of 377 data obtained from parliamentary debates hansard, which were systematically selected out of 752.
They also pointed out that, "We know that our society considers man as one who has power over woman but sexual violence/harassment has to stop (Hansard April, 2007)"2.
The promoters of the bill argued that objectionable features of the bill, which had led to its shelving during the 7th parliament had been removed (Hansard April 2009).
In order to discern the answer, Chief Justice Laskin considered a variety of government documents including Hansard; in his judgment, he argued in favour of the adoption of this type of extrinsic evidence in cases when constitutional questions were on the table.
(17) 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.