Legislation

Federal

Parliament of Canada

This site is maintained jointly by the House of Commons, Senate and Library of Parliament and includes the debates of the Senate and House of Commons, Journals, Order Papers and Notices, and Progress of Legislation. The site includes legislative summaries for each bill going through the House. 

Canada Gazette

All three parts of the Gazette are available free of charge, in bilingual PDF format, searchable using Adobe Acrobat or html format. The Canada Gazette, Part I contains all formal public notices, official appointments and proposed regulations. Part II contains regulations and other statutory instruments. Part III contains the Public Acts of Canada, and its purpose is to publish this new legislation as soon as possible after it receives Royal Assent. Coverage starts from January 1998, however, you can now link into the Library and Archives Canada page for all Canada Gazettes back to 1841.

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations

The Department of Justice's site is the source for official versions of all consolidated Acts and regulations and is updated on a weekly basis. The site also has a point-in-time feature that allows you to see versions of acts back to Jan 1, 2003 and regulations back to Mar 22, 2006. Although the site holds much older, consolidated law (some acts even dating back to 1870), you can access all annual statutes as passed by year back to 2001. For statutes prior to that, please see the Canada Gazette site link above. If you need to find the in force date of part or all of a Federal Act, click on the Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers tab under Resources on the left hand side of the page and jump alphabetically to the Act. 

CANLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute

CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Its goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdicitons.  

Ontario

E-Laws

The e-Laws web site offers comprehensive access to the consolidated laws of Ontario. This site's goal is to provide consolidated statutes and regulations that are up to date within 2 business days of enactment of a new law or amendment of an existing law. Also included are reference tables that will enable you to check for recent changes in the law. 

Ontario Gazette

This site links into .pdf versions of the individual issues of the Ontario Gazette. The site carries issues from 2000 forward.

Ontario Legislative Assembly 

The official site of the Ontario Legislative Assembly is the place to find information on bills currently before the legislature plus debates and committee reports. There is also excellent information on how bills become law, including the differences between public and private members bills. You can search bills by session and then by title or bill number. Each bill will also have links to the .pdf and html versions of the various readings of the bill, including changes made after committee. Other features of the site include full information on all the current members of the legislative assembly, the various committees, plus links to how to find your MPP.

International

AustLII - Australasian Legal Information Institute

The goal of the site is to provide free access to primary source materials from the country such as legislation and case law and selected secondary materials. AUSTLII allows the user to search all materials together or search within sub-categories, such as New South Wales: Supreme Court Cases.   

BAILII - British and Irish Legal Information Institute

This site offers free access to primary British and Irish legal information. The site allows for cross-jurisdictional searching of case law and legislation for England, Scotland and Ireland. Cases include imbedded links to cases and legislation both within the United Kingdom and internationally, plus the site provides links to other partners such as WORLDLII, CANLII, AUSTLII and others. 

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