Federal Legislation

This subject guide gathers links and content to assist in researching federal legislation.


House of Commons Parliamentary Business
Senate of Canada Activities in the Chamber
Includes links to bills and debates.

Canada Gazette, Part II
Search for new regulations

Orders in Council (Privy Council Office)
Search for Orders in Council from 1990 to the present.

Check for recent acts in force

Table of Private Acts
Locate and update a private act

Compendium of House of Commons Procedure
Includes discussion of the workings of committees, the constitutional framework and various parliamentary publications. Provides a detailed description of the different types of bills and stages in the legislative process.
Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure
Provides short definitions and descriptions of parliamentary terms, procedure and resources.
Statutory Interpretation  KL35.1 S84 2016
Sets out basic concepts and explains how statutory interpretation rules are used to analyze legislative texts. 

Canada Gazette Part I  - on-site at Courthouse Libraries

Canada Gazette Part II - on-site at Courthouse Libraries