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Canadian Law

Databases and websites relevant for the research in Canadian law.



Government documents

  • GALLOP Portal Full-text searchable electronic government documents collected by Legislative libraries in Canada for their jurisdictions (in Beta version)
  • Government of Canada Publications Catalogue of publications from various Canadian departments and offices. (May not work in Chrome)


  • Canada Gazette 1841-
  • Canadian Acts of the Parliament Annual and Revised Statutes (via HeinOnline) Collection of the Public General Acts in the form in which they were originally enacted by Parliament in a given calendar year and official consolidations of 1985, 1970, 1952, 1927, 1906, and 1886.
  • Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources "...includes all debates, journals and committee documentation of the Senate and the House of Commons from the 1st Session of the 1st Parliament (1867) until coverage at begins. Historical sessional papers are also available from 1867 to 1901."
  • Canadian Provincial Statutes (via HeinOnline) Public and private acts passed by Canadian provincial governments.
  • Government Publications Collection - Canadiana "...includes over 1.7 million pages of historical pre-1920 colonial, provincial and federal government documents.This collection includes government acts, bills, committee reports, court rules, debates, journals, ordinances, a selection of official publications from France and Great Britain, sessional papers, regulations, royal commission reports, voter’s lists and treaties."
  • Lipad Searchable Hansard transcript from 1901 to 2018
  • LLMC Digital Includes some historical collections digitized by academic libraries
  • Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers Showing all the chapters of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, with their amendments, and certain other public Acts and their amendments. Particularly used to find amending statutes.


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