Locating Federal Legislation

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Consolidated Legislation and Regulations

Justice Laws provides official copies of consolidated statutes and regulations.

CanLII provides free access to unofficial copies of consolidated statutes and regulations.    

Hein Online provides scanned copies of the Revised Statutes of Canada, all historical versions. 

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.

 

Annual Statutes  and Regulations as Registered

Justice Laws provides official copies of Annual Statutes.

Canada Gazette Part Three provides official copies of Annual Statutes, with historical content.

Canada Gazette Part Two provides official copies of regulations as registered, with historical content.

Hein Online Session Laws Library provides a scanned copy of the Statutes of Canada, historical.

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.

Statutes of Canada can also be found in print in the law library, ground floor at XC 185.2.

 
 

Federal Legislative Materials

Debates of the Parliament of Canada

Current

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.

LIPAD - enhanced search functionality for Canadian Parliamentary Debates.

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 theJournals 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.

Here is an excellent guide to locating Canada's Treaties with Aboriginal peoples.

VIDEO Federal Legislative Research Part One:  The Federal Lawmaking Process.

VIDEO Federal Legislative Research Part Two:  Tracking a Recent Bill.

VIDEO Federal Legislative Research Part Three:  Tracking an Historical Bill.

Last Updated March 22, 2017 by A.Demers