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 

  • 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