Yesterday I whined a little about how hyperlinks and convenient search tools may be making for lazy researching. Today’s Tip is a reminder about how to search for judicial consideration of a statue section without using those convenient tools in CanLII, Quicklaw and Westlaw . If you are looking for cases that consider section 119 of the Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7 you could use the legislation note up shortcut tools that are provided with your favourite service OR you can search within any full text case law database with this formula:
“name of act” /10 #
Stated in words, the search is: act name as a phrase within 10 words of the section number. Using my example, the search looks like this:
“Health Professions Act” /10 119
Here are the CanLII results filtered for Alberta for the above search.