Researching Ontario Statutes

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Consolidated and Revised Legislation and Regulations

E-Laws provides official copies of consolidated statutes and regulations. DETAILED LEGISLATIVE HISTORY TABLES now available with intuitive file names, courtesy of the Paul Martin Law Library staff.

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

HeinOnline provides scanned copies of the Revised Statutes of Ontario from 1877 to 1990.

LLMC Digital provides scanned copies of the Revised Statutes of Ontario from the 1867/68 up to and including the Revised Statutes of Ontario 1980.  

Osgoode Digital Commons provides scanned copies of the Revised Statutes of Ontario 1970, 1980 and 1990.

 

Annual Statutes and Regulations as Registered

E-Laws provides official copies of annual statutes and regulations as registered beginning with 2000.

LLMC Digital provides scanned copies of the Statutes of Ontario from the 1867/68 up to and including SO 1980.

HeinOnline provides scanned copies of the Statutes of Ontario from 1867 - 2015.

Osgoode Digital Commons provides scanned copies of the Statutes of Ontario 1970 to 1999.

The Ontario Gazette provides regulations as registered from 2000 forward.

 

Ontario Legislative Materials

The Ontario Legislative Assembly website provides legislative history information for bills beginning with the 36th Parliament, 1st Session (1995-1997), and Debates beginning with 1977.

Historical Index to Ontario Debates (1981-) can be a useful starting point for legislative research.

Journals of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1868-2012)  Helpful for tracking the status of historical bills.

Also try the GALLOP portal through the Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada:

  Selective pre-1999 content *items**Includes legislative publications such as committee reports, sessional papers, etc. Excludes full-text House docs (Debates, Bills, Journals).
Very helpful Finding Aid for Ontario Hansard. (Archives of Ontario)

Ontario Justice Statistics
See Ontario's Open Data Initiative, which includes some justice system statistics.
 

 

 

 

Last Updated Sept 9, 2017 by A. Demers