LEGAL RESEARCH TOOLBOX

Useful Links

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada: Acts, Bills and Regulations
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) administers many pieces of legislation, either in whole or in part. AANDC also develops and enforces regulations under authority delegated by the legislation that directly impacts First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Northerners.

Alberta Securities Commission
Website provides access to all relevant legislation, policies, notices and other relevant publications.

Alberta User’s Guide to Legislation
A reference guide provided by the ministry of Justice and Attorney General that explains how Alberta legislation is published and cited.

Best Guide to Canadian Research
Catherine P. Best is a research lawyer with Boughton Law Corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canada’s System of Justice
Offers a brief outline of Canada's laws and the justice system.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Human Rights Reporter
CHRR has publishes decisions of tribunals, boards of inquiry and courts from all jurisdictions, as well as the appeals which flow from them

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet.

Centre d’access a la information juridique (CAIJ)
Juribistro/CONCERTO on the CAIJ "Centre d'accès à l'information juridique" Web site, is a natural-language tool for searching Quebec and Canadian legislation, caselaw and doctrine (Law Collection – École du Barreau).

Constitution Acts 1867 to 1982

The Thirty Enactments referred to in the Schedule to the Constitution Act

Federal Legislative Process
A very comprehensive site that explains the legislative process in Canada.

Glossary of Parliamentary Procedure - Parliament of Canada
Provides basic explanations and definitions of the terminology of parliamentary procedure in the House of Commons.

Glossary of Parliamentary Terms - Parliament of Canada

House of Commons Procedure and Practice Online
The online version of House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Second Edition (2009), provides users with searchable, easy to navigate access to one of the key procedural authorities used by Members of the Canadian House of Commons.

LawCentral Alberta (previously ACJNET)
LawCentral Alberta is an online collection of links to legal information, legislation and educational resources specific to Albertans.

LawCentral Canada (previously ACJNET)
LawCentral Canada is an electronic community that brings together people, information, and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Canadians.

Laws Online
Official online version of statutes and legislation from the Queen’s Printer

Legal Research and Writing
Ted Tjaden is the National Director of Knowledge Management services at McMillan LLP and the author of Legal Research and Writing, 3rd Edition.

LexisNexis® (available in the Edmonton and Calgary libraries only)
LexisNexis® is a subscription based service that contains up-to-date case decisions and legislation from every province and territory of Canada, including unreported cases, as well as expert commentary, legal journal articles, current legal news services, and case history information.

Queen’s Regulations and Orders to the Canadian Armed Forces

QP Source Professional (available in the library only)
QP Source Professional is a fully searchable subscription database that contains the most current text of Alberta's statutes, regulations and Rules of Court. It also includes the Alberta Gazette (1996 to present) and Orders-in-Council (1996 to present), Tables of Public and Private Statutes, and the Index of Regulations, as well as a variety of other legislative tools

WestlawNext® Canada (LawSource available to clients in all Alberta Law Libraries public locations
WestlawNext® Canada (LawSource) contains complete, current consolidations of federal and provincial statutes, the Quebec Civil Code, many regulations, and the rules of practice of Canadian courts.

 

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