Canadian Legal Research

This guide is an introduction to Canadian legal materials in print and electronic format.

Canadian Legislation

Canada Gazette, Part III
Acts of Parliament (session laws) are published in the Canada Gazette, Part III. Mabie does not have current or past issues of the Canada Gazette in print. Since April 2003, the online .pdf version of the Gazette has been official. Recent years (1998 -- ) are available free online in .pdf format at: http://canadagazette.gc.ca. 

Acts of the Parliament of Canada / Lois du Parlement du Canada
Law Compact Shelving KE87 .A23 (1952 -- )
Law Microforms KE87 A23 (1969/70 -- )
Also available on the Hein Online Session Laws Library, Canada (1792 -- ).
Online at laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/AnnualStatutes  (2001 -- )


Revised Statutes of Canada / Lois Révisées du Canada 1985 (also 1970, 1952)
Law Remote Storage KE89 1985 (1970, 1952)
Periodic consolidations of Canadian federal statutes. The 1985 edition is the most recent print edition.
Also available on the Hein Online Revised Statutes of Canada Library (1985, 1970, 1952, 1927, 1906, 1886)

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Canada / Lois et règlements codifiés du Canada (most recent is current to August 31, 2004)
Law Compact Shelving KE89 1995
CD-Rom continuation of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985

Consolidated statutes are available online at: laws.justice.gc.ca. As of June 1, 2009, consolidated acts and regulations online are official.

The Library and Archives Canada maintain a searchable database of older issues of the Canada Gazette. However, these pages "archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards."

Mabie does not subscribe to legislative materials from the Canadian provinces in print.

Both federal and provincial legislation from Canada is available online from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CANLII): http://www.canlii.org.


See also the Canadian legislation website maintained by the University of Toronto's Bora Laskin Law Libraryhttp://library.law.utoronto.ca/how-to/current-canadian-legislation

See also lexis.com. From the main LexisNexis for Law Schools page, click on the Go to LexisAdvance button, then on the Research button. On the main lexis.com page, look for the heading Find Laws by Country or Region in the lower right-hand corner.

To access Canadian materials on Westlaw , click on International Materials, then Canada. Your Westlaw password may also work on WestlawCanada, the Westlaw equivalent for Canadian lawyers and law students. 

Citators

Canadian statute citations = Références législatives canadiennes
Law Compact Shelving KE173 .C3552

Regulations Judicially Considered = Règlements citées (-- 2005)
Law Compact Shelving KE173 .35527
(also available on Westlaw)

Rules Judicially Considered = Règles de pratique citées (-- 2009)
Law Compact Shelving KE173 .C3553

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I and Part II
Regulations (Statutory Instruments) appear in the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Proposed regulations appear in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Recent years (1998 - ) are available free online at: http://canadagazette.gc.ca/

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations of Canada = Lois et règlements codifiés du Canada.
Law Compact Shelving KE89 1995 (most recent is current to August 31, 2004)
CD-Rom continuation of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985

Recent regulations are available online, in pdf and html format, at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/

The Library and Archives Canada maintain a searchable database of older issues of the Canada Gazette. However, these pages "archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards."

See also lexis.com. From the main LexisNexis for Law Schools page, click on the Go to LexisAdvance button, then on the Research button. On the main lexis.com page, look for the heading Find Laws by Country or Region in the lower right-hand corner.

To access Canadian materials on Westlaw , click on International Materials, then Canada. Your Westlaw password may also work on WestlawNextCanada, the WestlawNext equivalent for Canadian lawyers and law students. 

The Mabie Law Library does not subscribe to Canadian regulations, federal or provincial, in print.

Heafey Law Library Research Team