Meaningful public access to legislation


Daniel Poulin, President of Lexum was a panelist at the Nudging Regulations conference by Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice in Ottawa on September 9th, 2014. See his slides below.

Meaningful public access to legislation

by Daniel Poulin, Emeritus professor, U. of Montreal, President, Lexum Inc.

Can a statute or regulation be understood by its intended audience? Is an up-to-date copy readily available to the public? As online access to legislation becomes the norm, public expectations and needs are changing. Fostering meaningful access to increasingly complex legislative schemes is a growing challenge for legislative drafters.

A sophisticated interplay is emerging between classic drafting principles, the design of user interfaces and database management requirements.This session canvasses recent research and explores opportunities for improving meaningful access to legislation.

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