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Finding BC Legislation

BC Orders in Council

BC Orders in Council go back to 1872. They are available on microfilm in our collection from 1872-2001 and on our public computers on BC Laws. For further information, read our Asked & Answered entry on Orders in Council (BC) – Obtaining Copies.

 

BC Regulations

BC Regulations go back to 1958. They are available in our print collection in the BC Gazette Part II. BC Regulations are also available online on our public computers on BC Laws, which also contain point-in-time legislation going back to 2003. The most current versions of BC Regulations are freely available on BC Laws and CanLII. For further information, read our Asked & Answered entry on BC Regulations Pre-1958.

 

BC 1st Reading Bills

BC 1st Reading Bills go back to 1872. Our print collection goes back to 1956. Earlier 1st reading bills may be found by contacting the Legislative Library in Victoria. BC 1st Reading Bills are also freely available online going back to 1992 on the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia website. For further information, read our Asked & Answered entry on Bills – First Reading (BC).

 

BC Debates (Hansard)

BC Debates (Hansard) go back to 1970. They are available in our print collection and also freely available on the BC Legislative Assembly website. Pre-1970, the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of BC  may briefly mention the debates but as a summary only.

 

BC Statutes

BC Statutes go back to 1872. They are available in our print collection from 1872 onwards. Print versions published by the Queen’s Printer are considered the only official versions of BC legislation. BC Statutes are also available on our public computers on QP Legaleze and contain points-in-time going back to 1991. The most current versions of BC Statutes are freely available on BC Laws and CanLII. CanLII has point-in-time legislation going back to 2003. BC Laws does not contain historical information.  
BC Tables of Concordance go back to 1979. They are available in our print collection.

 

Local and Private BC Statutes

A table of Local and Private BC Statutes can be found on our websiteBC Laws and in our print collection.

Canada Legislation

View our Federal Legislation Research Guide for help with federal legislative research.

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