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CANLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute

Provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.


Canada Gazette
Parts I,II,& III of the Canada Gazette since 1998.

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations

Justice Laws Website

Maintained by the Department of Justice. Includes current and repealed acts, as well as annual statutes 2001-present. 1998-present are available in Canada Gazette part III. Older statutes are available on HeinOnline & Internet Archive.

Orders in Council
You can search in Council from 1990 to present; those from November 2002 are a full-text available in full-text on the site; previous ones can be ordered.

Parliament of Canada (House of Commons and Senate Debates Status of Business etc.)
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, Papers and Notices, and Progress of Legislation. For detailed information current bills, including the text of the bill, press releases, legislative summaries, important speeches at second reading, votes and coming force information.

Supreme Court of Canada

Links to court decisions, cases in brief, scheduled hearings, archived webcasts and more.


Ontario Bills
This site links to the portion of the Ontario Legislative Assembly site that allows you the status of a bill or locate the full text. Includes bills from previous sites whether or not they were passed.

Ontario Gazette
This site links into .pdf versions of the individual issues of the Ontario Gazette.

Ontario Legislation (e-Laws)
Quick, and comprehensive access to the consolidated laws of Ontario. The goal of this site to be udated within 14 days of a change in the laws. 

Ontario Legislative Assembly
This site allows you to tract the progress of bills, check for proclamations, and search Hansard since 1990.

Ontario Court of Appeal Decisions

Also available on CanLII and subscription databases such as Lexis Advance Quicklaw, and WestlawNext Canada.

Ontario Superior Court of Justice & Divisional Court Recent Decisions

A collection of judgments of the Superior Court of Justice, primarily released after October 1, 2002, is posted on CanLII. Judgments are also available on a number of subscription based services such as Lexis Advance Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada.

Ontario Court of Justice Recent Decisions

A collection of judgments of the Ontario Court of Justice, primarily released after April 1, 2004, is posted on CanLII. Judgments are also available on a number of subscription based services such as Lexis Advance Quicklaw and WestlawNext Canada.


AustLII - Australasian Legal Information Institute
The goal of this site is to provide free access to primary source materials from the country such as legislation and case law and selected secondary materials created for public use. AustLII allows the user to search all materials together or search within sub-categories, such as New South Wales: Supreme Court Cases. The site can be accessed at

BAILII - British and Irish Legal Information Institute
This site offers free access to primary British and Irish legal information. It allows for cross-jurisdictional searching of case law and legislation for England, Scotland and Ireland. Cases include embedded links to cases and legislation both within the United Kingdom and internationally.

WorldLII - World Legal Information Institute

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 a number of Asian countries, and databases from South Africa.

Law Library of Congress Research Guides

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