Canada





  • Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
    Excellent free source for basic Canadian statutes and case law. Covers both the Federal and Provincial/Territorial levels of government. However, it is not fully comprehensive, so use with care.
  • Westlaw Canada
    Westlaw Canada is our most complete source for Canadian case law, statutes, regulations, and tribunal decisions. Commentary includes the Canadian Abridgment case finding aid, the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, and treatises in criminal law, labor law, family law, bankruptcy and insolvency, trusts and estates, intellectual property, litigation, and securities law.
  • Canadian Legal Research Guide (Harvard)
    Excellent and comprehensive page that explains the basics in addition to listing both hard-copy and digital resources.
  • Canada (Foreign Law Guide)
    University of Chicago login necessary.
  • University of Toronto - Canadian Government Web Resources
    Excellent resource that distils Canadian government and law into a basic "need-to-know" format, and much more. Also has research guides.
  • Department of Justice
    Contains all of the legislation and regulations at the Federal level. Cross-indexed and searchable.
  • Canada Gazette
    The Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Canadian government, which publishes all of the statutes and regulations passed by the Federal government as well as government notices. The site is comprehensive, with the ability to search back as far as 1841.
  • Privy Council Office
    Contains Orders in Council, Commission reports, and other Canadian government reports and publications.
  • LEGISinfo - Canadian Parliament legislation information
    Useful for finding out about legislation before Parliament, but it is also archived back to 2001. Includes Hansards.
  • Ontario e-Laws
    Comprehensive site for Ontario law.
  • Annotated Civil Code of Quebec
    Good resource for researching the Quebecois civil code. Within each of the sections are references and links to important relevant cases.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Research Guides
    Contains a number of guides covering Canadian law. While some of it is school-specific, it also covers basics and internet-accessible sources.
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    The fundamental basis upon which all Canadian law stands.
  • vLex Canada
    Canadian case law, with editorial enhancements from Maritime Law Book Co. Treatises from Irwin Law.