Welcome to the web site of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. The Conference was founded in 1918 to harmonize the laws of the provinces and territories of Canada, and where appropriate the federal laws as well. It also makes recommendations for changes to federal criminal legislation based on identified deficiencies, defects or gaps in the existing law, or based on problems created by judicial interpretation of existing law.
This site sets out the history and operation of the Conference in some detail. Most of the site, however, is dedicated to explaining and furthering the work of the Conference. It describes the activities of the Criminal Section and the Civil Section, with particular emphasis on the comprehensive and long-range ambitions of the Commercial Law Strategy. The Conference’s recent successes with laws affecting electronic communications have their place in that part as well. The site contains study papers, discussion documents, and a significant selection of uniform statutes – statutes that the Conference recommends for enactment by the provinces, territories, and sometimes the federal government.
Finally, the proceedings of annual Conference meetings since its inception are set out in electronic form for the convenience of those without ready access to the printed volumes.
Comments, suggestions and questions are welcome. See the page entitled “Contact Us” for details. As the Conference relies largely on volunteer activity, we cannot promise an instant response. We do promise that all communications will be given due consideration.