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Graduate Research in Law

A guide to the library resources for the graduate programmes at Dalhousie Law School.

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Primary Legal Sources

Legislation and Caselaw

Print versions of Canadian federal and provincial statutes and caselaw reporters can be found in the Primary Sources room (2nd floor). Electronic versions are available on WestlawNext Canada, LexisNexis Quicklaw, and CanLII. Finding aids such as The Canadian Abridgement can be used to locate cases by name or subject.

CanLII Legislation / Caselaw Database

CanLII is Canada's leading free legal information database. Use CanLII to search for federal and provincial legislation, caselaw, and tribunal decisions. Coverage varies across jurisdictions.

Legislation Links

Provincial

Nova Scotia

Consolidated Public Statutes / Sessional Statutes / Table of Public Statutes [PDF-1.4MB] / Proclamation of Statutes
Official Versions of Statutes / Regnal Years for Statutes
Consolidated Regulations
/ Bills / Status of Bills
Searchable Stats & Regs (CanLII)

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Debates/Hansard / Journals / Orders in Council / Order Paper

Gazette Part I / Gazette Part II / Part II Annual Index / Part II Bi-weekly issues

Municipal Legislation/By-Laws

Halifax Regional Municipality
Antigonish / Bridgewater / Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Digby / Kentville / Truro / Wolfville / Yarmouth

Nova Scotia Municipalities

Nova Scotia By-Law Manual [PDF-219KB]

Other

Nova Scotia Civil Procedure Rules


Canada

Federal

Consolidated Statutes / Consolidated Regulations / Searchable / Annual Statutes / Bills

Orders in Council / Table of Private Acts 

Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers

Consolidated Index of Statutory Instruments

Gazette: Part I / Part II / Part III / Gazette Archives

CanLII Statutes & Regulations

Parliamentary Committees & Minutes

House of Commons Committees / Senate Committees

Other

Federal Government / Parliament / Virtual Library of Parliament


Alberta

Alberta

 Consolidated Statutes & Regulations / Bills / Legislative Assembly Documents & Records

CanLII Statutes and Regulations


British Columbia

British Columbia

Consolidated Statutes & Regulations / Bills / Table of Local and Private BC Statutes / Legislature Documents & Proceedings

CanLII Statutes & Regulations 


Manitoba

Manitoba

Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba / Annual Statutes  / Bills / Private Acts

Consolidated Regulations

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


New Brunswick

New Brunswick

Consolidated Acts & Regulations / Acts by Departmental Responsibility / Table of Public Statutes [PDF-354KB]

Annual Statutes / Annual Regulations / Searchable Statutes and Regulations / Status / Bills

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland

Consolidated Statues / Consolidated Regulations / Departmental Responsibility for Acts / Table of Public Statutes

Annual Statutes / Annual Regulations

Progress of Bills

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations / Bills / Hansard

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Nunavut

Nunavut

Consolidated Statutes and Regulations / Annual Statutes / Status of Bills / Table of Public Statutes (Last table: 2007)

Regulations / Hansard

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Ontario

Ontario

Current Consolidated Statutes & Regulations / Annual Statutes / Table of Public Statutes / Table of Regulations

Source Law (Statutes & Regulations as Enacted) / Ministerial Responsibility for Public Statutes

Bills / Debates & Proceedings

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Prince Edward Island

PEI

Consolidated Statutes / Statutes by Department / Table of Public Statutes [PDF-350KB] / Table of Regulations [PDF-260KB] / Regulations by Statute

Royal Gazette / Debates/Hansard

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Quebec

Quebec

Statutes and Regulations / Annual Statutes / Table of Amendments [PDF-7MB] / Bills

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Consolidated Statutes / Annual Statutes / Regulations / Private Acts / Bills

Gazette / Hansard

CanLII Statutes & Regulations


Yukon

Yukon

Consolidated Acts & Regulations / Annual Statutes / Table of Public Statutes / Index of Regulations / Bills

Ministerial Responsibility for Acts

CanLII Statutes & Regulations

 


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