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Canadian Law

Databases and websites relevant for the research in Canadian law.


  • Canadian Court Records/Dockets Information on how to obtain court documents from provinces and territories.
  • CanLII - Case law, legislation, and a growing collection of secondary sources (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
  • Lexis Advance Quicklaw - (use VPN for off-campus access). Lexis Advance Quicklaw is a legal database that offers comprehensive coverage of Canadian, international, and foreign materials (US, UK, Australia). Quicklaw gives access to Canadian, US, UK, and European case law, Canadian administrative tribunal decisions, QuickCITE case citator, Canada Digest, legal encyclopedias (Halsbury's Laws of Canada, Jurisclasseur Quebec, Halsbury's Laws of England), legislation, Index to Canadian Legal Literature, full–text of main Canadian legal journals, and more.
  • Supreme Court of Canada Decisions - SCC judgments since its creation in 1875 and judgments in leave applications since 2006. Click "SCC Case Information" to see the docket and obtain links to memorandums of argument on application for leave to appeal and factums on appeal.
  • WestlawNext Canada - WestlawNext Canada is a legal database that provides extensive coverage of US and Canadian, and some international and foreign materials (UK, Australia). Westlaw Canada offers access to Canadian, US, and UK case law, the Canadian Abridgment Case Digests, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (C.E.D.), Index to Canadian Legal Literature, select Legal Pleadings, and more.


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Ana Rogers
McGill University Library
Nahum Gelber Law Library
3660 Peel Street
Montréal Québec H3A 1W9
Subjects: Law


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Sonia Smith
McGill University
Nahum Gelber Law Library
3660 Peel
Montreal, QC H3A 1W9
514-398-4715 ext. 09177
Subjects: Jewish studies, Law

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