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Federal Information: Official Sources

Department of Justice Canada
Home page of the federal Department of Justice. The "Laws" section provides access to the Consolidated Statutes and Regulations as well as constitutional texts, major statutes, and other related statutory resources. The "Canadian Justice System" section provides access to federal legal information and links to online publications on Canada's system of justice and court system. The "Corporate Publications" section links to web-accessible departmental publications.

Canada - Federal Court
Access to Federal Court decisions from 1992 onward.

LEGISinfo -- Parliament of Canada
Research tool for finding information on recent legislation. Provides electronic access to information about individual bills: the text of the bill at various stages; government press releases and backgrounders; legislative summaries from the Parliamentary Research Branch; important speeches at second reading; votes; and coming into force data.

Supreme Court of Canada - LexUM
Access to Supreme Court judgments from 1983 onward.

Tax Court of Canada
Access to Tax Court judgments from 1996 onward.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Access to Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decisions from 1979 onward.

RefLex -- Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Provides a searchable index, with digests, of selected immigration and refugee law decisions from 1991 onward.

Canadian Constitutional Information

The Solon Law Archive
Contains Canadian constitutional documents. Also provides links to other constitutions.

Provincial Information: Official Sources

Provincial Legislation on the Web -- Library and Archives Canada
Links to statutes, bills, and legislation and regulations in progress.

Provincial Information: Unofficial Sources

The Alberta Law Collection (Alberta Heritage Digitization Project)

Full text access to:

Alberta Gazette (includes Regulations) (1905 - 1990)

Bills of the Alberta Legislature (1906 - 1990)

Debates of the Alberta Legislature (Hansards) (1972 - 1993)

Journals of the Alberta Legislature (1906 - 1989)

Ordinances of the Northwest Territories (1877 - 1905)

Revised Statutes of Alberta (1922, 1942, 1955, 1970, 1980)

Statutes of Alberta (1906 - 1990)

International Law

ACJNet Canada: Access to Justice Network
Comprehensive site for Canadian law and justice resource materials. The "Legislative Materials" page provides access to judicial, legislative, and parliamentary materials for federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions. The "Jump" menu allows access by subject. The "Resource Centre" provides access to reference sources, FAQs, lesson plans, online law journals, and law-related Web sites. The "Services" page provides access to legal directories and a wide range of services in law and justice.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
Provides access to primary source materials in the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government. Coverage: Pre 18th century - present.

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research
A comprehensive guide to Canadian legal research. Also offers links for foreign and international law.

Bibliothèque de droit -- Université Laval
Extensive list of legal resources for Quebec, Canada and the world. (in French only)

Bora Laskin Law Library -- University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Includes guides to researching Canadian, Australian and international law, along with links to resources for non-lawyers, and to women's human rights resources.

Canada Treaty Information
This site contains data concerning treaties to which Canada is signatory or Party and the text of many of these treaties. This information is compiled by the Treaty Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). The information provided on treaties includes references to published treaty sources (e.g Canada Treaty Series).

Canado-American Treaties Provides free access to the full text of all bilateral treaties established between the United States of America and Canada. Coverage: 1783 - .

CanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute
A Federation of Law Societies of Canada initiative for the public distribution of Canadian primary legal material. Provides links to federal and provincial court reports. Consult the Disclaimers for information on the nature of the CANLII resource, conditions of use, and limitation of responsibility and jurisdiction.

Doing Legal Research in Canada --
This guide provides information on and links to print and online resources. It is directed primarily to researchers outside of Canada who need an overview of Canadian legal research.

Fletcher-Ginn Multilaterals Project
Project at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University to make available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. Project was initiated to improve public access to environmental agreements. Also includes treaties in the fields of human rights, commerce and trade, laws of war and arms control, and other areas. Coverage: 1900 - .

JURIST Canada - The Legal Education Network
A clearinghouse of academically authored and other quality-controlled Canadian legal resources.

Overview of Sources of Canadian Law on the Web, Revised --
Annotated listing of Web sites at federal and provincial levels: meta sites, statutes and regulations, case law and governments.

Search the Canadian Legal Web -- LexUM - Université de Montréal, Faculté de droit
One of Canada's foremost law sites and the main Internet source on Quebec law. Also includes links to international law sites. Updated regularly. (in English and French)

Selected Legal Topics -- York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
This site is maintained by Osgoode Hall Law Library at York University. It includes links to Web resources organised by country, on a variety of legal subjects.