Sources for Federal Law
Current Consolidated Law (official) From the Department of Justice website.
Current Consolidated Law (unofficial) From CanLii.
LLMC Digital provides scanned copies of the Revised Statutes of Canada from the 1840s up to and including the Revised Statutes of Canada 1952. This collection also contains historical regulations and Orders in Council.
Statutes (as enacted) (official) The Canada Gazette Part III is an official source for session laws. A scanned copy of the Canada Gazette Part Three is provided, going back all the way to 1841 (Canada Gazette).
Statutes (as enacted) (scanned version of official) The Session Laws Library via Hein Online provides access to the scanned contents of the Statutes of Canada going back to 1792.
Statutes (as enacted) (authoritative) From the Department of Justice website.
Current Consolidated Regulations (official) From the Department of Justice website.
LLMC Digital provides scanned copies of the original Statutes of Canada as well as the Statutes of Upper Canada and for Lower Canada beginning with 1792 up to and including 1969.
Current Consolidated Regulations (unofficial) From CanLii.
Regulations (as enacted) (official) The Canada Gazette Part II website.
Select historical statutes are available on LLMC.
Sources for Federal Legislative Materials
Debates of the Parliament of Canada
Debates, Bills, Journalls, Committee Reports and Status of Bills information for the House and Senate beginning with the 35th Parliament, 1st Session (1994) are available online through LegisInfo.
Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada
The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, now provides extensive online access to the Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada. The portal is a free searchable database of digitised versions of the debates of the Senate and the House of Commons.
The Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada portal includes all debates from Parliament 1, Session 1 (1867) until coverage on parl.gc.ca begins. Debates for the Senate of Canada are available from the parliamentary website as of February 27, 1996. Debates for the House of Commons are available from the parliamentary website as of January 17, 1994. To access debates from these dates and later, please visit parl.gc.ca, under Parliamentary Business.
The University of Toronto is in the process of creating a digitized set of the Journals of the House of Commons of Canada and the Journals of the Senate of Canada, which are available online from 1955-1975 (English only) and from 1976- 1995/96 in English and French.
The University of Toronto has also digitized some Canadian Government Publications.
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Here is an excellent guide to locating Canada's Treaties with Aboriginal peoples.
Last Updated Jan 17, 2017