Case Law and Legislation

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.

CanLII                                                                        provides access to court judgments from all Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, federal courts, and the courts in all of Canada’s provinces and territories. also contains decisions from many federal and provincial administrative tribunals. The site also contains the consolidated statutes and regulations of every jurisdiction in Canada. CanLII provides access to various types of secondary law materials, from law books, journals, articles, reports, and other resources. These materials are available electronically in the commentary section. Click here to browse this material.


The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) aims to provide one central location from which it is possible to search - for free - core legal information from all Commonwealth countries.

Consolidated Statues 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 link above.


Provides online access to official copies of Ontario’s statutes and regulations.

House of Lords Judgments Archive                                                                             

This page lists HTML versions of all House of Lords judgments delivered from 14 November 1996 to 30 July 2009. Print versions of judgments since 2005 are available in PDF format from the top right-hand side of the individual judgment pages.

Ontario Gazette    

This site links .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.

Parliament of Canada    

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


WorldLII provides a single search facility for databases located on the following Legal Information Institutes: AustLII; BAILII; CanLII; HKLII; LII (Cornell); and PacLII. WorldLII also includes as part of this searchable collection its own databases not found on other LIIs. These include databases of decisions of international Courts and Tribunals, databases from several Asian countries, and databases from South Africa (provided by Wits Law School). The site includes over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries are included in the initial release of WorldLII. Databases of case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included.