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LAW Canadian Statutes

This guide is intended to help researchers locate legislation for all Canadian jurisdictions and provide links to sources for other legislative materials

Finding Statutes and Regulations

Many statutes are available electronically. Although content often mirrors content available in various databases, no source is totally comprehensive. When "noting up" check multiple resources for best results.

Electronic Sources

Legislative Research Tools

Not all legislative research tools are available electronically, but many are. Here are some tools to help your legislative research. 

  • Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers - tracks changes in federal statutes since 1985. Find the current version on the Justice Laws website. 
  • Update by tracking progress of Bills since date of the last Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers
  • Statutory Index of Statutory Instruments - tracks changes in Regulations that are in force. Find the current version on the Justice Laws website. 
  • Loose-leaf services often include current consolidated statutes and regulations. Locate loose-leaf service by searching by subject in the library search box

Print Federal Legislative Titles

  • Statutes for the current year were published in the Canada Gazette Part III until they ceased in print. Find the current version on the Justice Laws website.
  • Print statutes are on the first floor (KE 88) until they ceased in print. Find the current version on the Justice Laws website.
  • Indexes to track the status of Bills, and changes in Statutes and Regulations
    • Canadian Current Law: Legislation (KE173 .C436 Ref)
    • Canada Legislative Index (KE31 .C36)
    • Canada Statute Citator (green pages) (KF106 .C36)
  • ​​​​​​​Bills are on the 1st floor (KE65 Senate; KE68 Commons) until they ceased in print. Find Bills since 2000 on LegisINFO. 

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Manitoba

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Prince Edward Island

Saskatchewan