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Canadian Legal Research

This guide details researching Canadian law at the federal and provincial level.

Provincial Statutes & Legislation

Listed below are electronic and print sources for accessing Canadian provincial legislation.  For those without access to Lexis and Westlaw, the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) provides free online access to provincial legislation, as do provincial legislative websites.

  • Alberta
    • Alberta Laws Online (official site)
    • CanLII -- Statutes & Regulations of Alberta
    • Lexis -- Scroll through the alphabetical list to access the following:  Alberta Statutes (consolidated), Alberta Annual Statutes (session laws), and Alberta Repealed Statutes.
    • Westlaw -- Alberta Statutes (ALTA-ST) database
       
  • British Columbia
    • British Columbia Laws (official site)
    • CanLII -- Statutes & Regulations of British Columbia
    • Lexis -- Scroll through the alphabetical list to access the following:  British Columbia Statutes (consolidated), British Columbia Annual Statutes (session laws), and British Columbia Repealed Statutes.
    • Westlaw -- British Columbia Statutes (BC-ST) database
       
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
    • Nova Scotia Legislation (official site)
    • CanLII -- Statutes & Regulations of Nova Scotia
    • Lexis -- Scroll through the alphabetical list to access Nova Scotia Statutes.
    • Westlaw -- Nova Scotia Statutes (NS-ST) database
       
  • Nunavut
    • Nunavut Statutes and Regulations (official site)
    • CanLII -- Statutes & Regulations of Nunavut
      Available in English, French and Inuinnaqtun (both Romanization of the text as well as original script)
    • Westlaw -- Nunavut Statutes (NUN-ST) database
       
  • Ontario
    • Ontario e-Laws (official site).  Browse (default setting) or search for statutes and/or regulations.  Statutes will be displayed by default. 
    • CanLII -- Statues & Regulations of Ontario
    • Lexis -- Scroll through the alphabetical list to access Ontario Statutes (consolidated), Ontario Annual Statutes (session laws), and Ontario Repealed Statutes.
    • Westlaw -- Ontario Statutes (ONT-ST) database
    • Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990. KEO63 1990
    • Statutes of Ontario. KEO63 1990 Suppl.
       
  • Prince Edward Island
    • PEI Statutes and Regulations (official site)
    • CanLII -- Statutes & Regulations of Prince Edward Island
    • Lexis -- Scroll through the alphabetical list to access Prince Edward Island Statutes.
    • Westlaw -- Prince Edward Island Statutes [PEI-ST database]
       
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon Territory