Petition to Re-instate the Detailed Legislative History Tables on E-Laws

Annette  Demers
Anonymous 52 Comments
213 Signatures Goal: 1,000

In the interests of maintaining the integrity of our statutory research tools into perpetuity, the undersigned individual herein humbly request that the E-Laws editorial team be instructed forthwith that they shall not discontinue the Detailed Legislative History Tables until a suitable replacement research tool can be found.

As advanced users of legal information, who conduct research on behalf of lawyer, judges, law professors and students, and as teachers of the next generation of lawyers, we are opposed to the discontinuation of this research tool, particularly insofar as an alternative has not yet been devised.

No technology upgrade should result in a loss of functionality - upgrades should achieve the goal of maintaining and enhancing existing functionality. This project should not have been made live until a suitable solution was devised, and after appropriate consultation with stakeholders.

To read the full draft of the letter visit: http://www.uwindsor.ca/law/library/291/petition-reinstate-ontario-e-laws-detailed-legislative-history-tables

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  • John C.T. Inglis
    John C.T. Inglis Canada, Oakville
    Aug 28, 2015
    Aug 28, 2015
    It is a loss of an important research tool.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jul 02, 2015
    Jul 02, 2015
    I am a lawyer who routinely relies on legislative histories. I understand there is a cost associated, but it would be a shame to lose this functionality.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 26, 2015
    Jun 26, 2015
    Legislative History tables are essential to legal research.
  • Simon Shields
    Simon Shields Greece, P
    Jun 07, 2015
    Jun 07, 2015
    not so "humbly" for me please; the only reason we have democracy is so that we can make our own laws, and to the extent that they become less accessible so democracy is degraded; people died for democracy - don't let some cost-cutting render their sacrifice demeaned
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    John C.T. Inglis Canada
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    Leah Strudwick United States
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    Susan MacFarlane Canada
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    Margaret Stanier Canada
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    Sarah Taylor Canada
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    Simon Shields Greece
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    Karen Findlay Canada
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    Michelle Gerrits Canada
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