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[1]               Gavin Murphy, Law Reform Agencies (Department of Justice Canada, 2004): [accessed December 21.07].  The history of law reform in Canada is derived primarily from this paper.  For a thorough account, see William H. Hurlburt, Law Reform Commissions in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada (Juriliber, 1986).

[2]               See note 1.

[3]               Justice Michael Adams and Peter Hennessy, “Law Reform Commissions: Is there a place for the principled study of criminal law issues?”  The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 15th International Conference: Politics and Criminal Justice (Canberra, Australia, August 2001): [accessed December 31.07].

[4]               See note 1.

[5]               See note 3.

[6]               Marcia Neave, “Law Reform in the 21st Century – Some Challenges for the Future” [c.2000]: [6]        Marcia Neave, “Law Reform in the 21st Century – Some Challenges for the Future” [c.2000]:$file/Law_reform_in+the+_21st+Century+speech_C.pdf [accessed May 15.07].   [accessed December 31.07].

[7]               See note 1.

[8]               William Charles, “Measuring Success in Law Reform,” Commonwealth Law Conference (August 1996): [accessed December 31.07].

[9]               See Hurlburt, note 1.

[10]             See note 1.

[11]             Rt. Hon. Sir Geoffrey Palmer, President, Law Commission of New Zealand, “Law Reform and the Law Commission in New Zealand after 20 Years – we need to try a little harder,” para. 4 (March 30, 2006): [accessed January 23.08].

[12]             William Charles noted that a measure of public approval for the Nova Scotia Commission is the number of enquiries the Commission receives from individuals and groups who want the Commission to embark of particular law reform projects, indicating that they see the Commission “as an important instrument of change.”  See note 8.

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