Legislative Counsel Office

What is the Legislative Counsel Office?

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

What services and functions does the Legislative Counsel Office provide?

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 Cabinet Committee on Priorities;
  • providing a variety of services to the Legislative Assembly, including
    • staffing the position of the Law Clerk,
    • drafting and formatting legislation and motions for private members,
    • indexing the Private Acts of the Assembly;
  • maintaining the printed and electronic records of the legislation of Prince Edward Island, including:
    • preparing consolidated statutes after each sitting of the Legislative Assembly for the Legislative Counsel Office website;
    • 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 Office website;
    • preparing the Annual Volume of the Statutes of PEI.

Contact Information

Legislative Counsel Office
3rd Floor - 180 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4292
Fax: (902) 368-5176

Published date: 
March 8, 2017
Justice and Public Safety

General Inquiries

Department of Justice and Public Safety
4th Floor South, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4550
Fax: 902-368-5283