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Legislative Counsel Office

The mission of the Legislative Counsel Office is to draft and coordinate the publication of all government bills and regulations for the Government of Prince Edward Island.

The Legislative Counsel Office is responsible for the following services and functions:

  • Reviewing proposals for bills;
  • Drafting bills and regulations for government;
  • Providing legal advice to government respecting legislation;
  • Drafting government motions respecting government bills;
  • Providing legal advice to the committee that reviews legislation;
  • Providing a variety of services to the Legislative Assembly, including
    • staffing the position of the Law Clerk,
    • drafting and formatting legislation for private members,
    • indexing the Private Acts of the Assembly, and
    • sending bills to the government web site for the assembly;
  • Maintaining the printed and electronic records of the legislation of Prince  Edward Island, including:  
    • preparing consolidated statutes after each Session of the Legislative Assembly for the government web site;
    • updating the electronic data base of the statutes and regulations of PEI;
    • updating the electronic histories of the amendments made to the legislation of PEI;
    • maintaining the Legislative Counsel web site; and
    • preparing the Annual Volume of the Statutes of PEI.


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