Westlaw Canada Sources

Our Westlaw Canada database subscription includes content from eight key sources. Go behind the case law and legislation into the subtleties and intricacies to gain deeper insight into the law pertaining to your issue.


EmploymentSource combines expert commentary, case law, legislation and dismissal notice periods, with functionality that is practical and easy to use. You have online access to leading authored works, covering everything from wrongful dismissal to occupational health and safety, all integrated with case law and legislation.


EstatesTrustsSource gives you access to regularly updated related Estates, Trusts & Wills case law and statutes, complete with the exclusive KeyCite citation service, as well as authoritative commentary. It has been designed to meet both the research and workflow needs of all three types of estates practitioners: planners, administrators, and litigators.

See alsoEstates TTA


FamilySource allows you to efficiently handle any family matter, be it a separation agreement, divorce, child custody, spousal support, procedural or matrimonial property matters. It provides family-related law, including case law and legislation in Canada, plus comprehensive secondary legal materials, such as the case comments from law reports and case summaries from the Canadian Abridgment.


InsolvencySource contains analysis from leading insolvency, restructuring and commercial law experts. It provides quick and easy access to all of the exclusive research material available on the service, no matter how complex the issue. The weekly Houlden & Morawetz newsletter keeps practitioners up to date on all aspects of debtor- creditor law, not just insolvency law.

See also: Insolvency/Debtor and Creditor TTA



LawSource is the principal authority for core legal information and houses an extensive collection of case law, legislation and leading editorial tools for the best legal research.

  • The Canadian Abridgement – A comprehensive collection of over a million digests of Canadian case law organized by legal issue according to a single taxonomy (The Canadian Abridgment Key Classification System).
  • Canadian Encyclopedic Digest – Provides an overview of a legal topic and gives you context to cases and legislation relevant to your issue.  Over 225 subjects are listed alphabetically, with sub-topics to pinpoint the area of law you may be interested in.
  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL) –  Comprehensive legal bibliography, containing books, articles, government publications, audio-visual materials, continuing legal education materials, case comments and annotations.
  • LawSource Concordances:
    • Family Law Legislation Concordance
    • Personal Property Security Acts Concordance
    • Rules of Civil Procedure Concordance
    • Securities Acts Concordance
  • Sanagan’s Encyclopedia of Words and Phrases, Legal Maxims, 5th Edition
  • Words and Phrases – Words and Phrases gives you access to over 60,000 judicial interpretations of statutory and common law terms and how they have been interpreted by the courts.

Our Westlaw Canada subscription also includes access to authoritative texts and annotations from leading experts. Listed here you’ll find Westlaw’s Topical Text and Annotations (TTA) a series of collections, based on subject areas.