The Table of Public Statutes for federal legislation is a cumulative, alphabetical listing of all federal statutes in force and provides a citation to the main statute plus citations to any amendments in the annual volumes of the Statutes of Canada. The Table is found in the orange pages of the Statutes of Canada volumes. The federal Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers is also published three times a year, separately from the bound statutes. Be sure to check the most current edition. For Ontario statutes the Table was found at the end of every volume of the Statutes of Ontario until 2002 and moved to e-Laws after that date. For both federal and provincial statutes it is important to always use the most recent table.
After updating a statute by searching for any amendments, in order to be absolutely current, you must consult the status of bills for recent amendments which may have been passed. There are several different methods of accessing the status of current bills. Print sources offer two main alternatives: statute citators or legislative indexes. These sources contain current information, yet they can be awkward and time consuming to use. The internet offers efficient electronic alternatives through various government and legal websites. See next page for further information.