Section I

Section I




I 1 Of interpretation

1. Where an enactment is repealed and re-enacted, with or without modifications, by an Act, Measure or instrument then, unless the contrary intention appears, any reference in any Canon to the repealed enactment is construed as a reference to the provision re-enacted.

2. In any Canon, unless the contrary intention appears, -


(a)  words importing the masculine gender include the feminine;

(b)  words importing the feminine gender include the masculine;

(c)  words in the singular include the plural and words in the plural include the singular.