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A guide to the legislative process - acts and regulations

Description

Not all "problems" need to be solved by legislation (Acts or Regulations). Legislation should be used only when it is the most appropriate, i.e. when there is no other way to achieve the policy objectives effectively. Officials should focus on achieving a desired outcome, rather than assuming that a particular instrument, particularly an Act or regulation, will be effective. This involves determining the objectives and how these objectives can best be accomplished. The range of possible instruments available to accomplish policy objectives is very broad, allowing the Government to choose the type and degree of its intervention, if any. An Act or regulation should only be chosen after assessing the full range of possible instruments, including legislation.

Updated

November 1, 2008

Tags
legislative process

Title and publication information

Extent

16 pages

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Justice (1992-1993, 2011-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2005-07-01

Date Added

2017-08-08T21:26:54.752135

Date Modified

2008-11-01

Date Issued

2005-07-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

4406286

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