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Canada Court Decisions


Canada Constitution and Legislation

  1. Constitution
    1. Constitution ActsLois constitutionelles
    2. Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsCharte canadienne des droits et libertés

    Additional Resources
    Constitutional documents … [William F. Maton (Ont.)] — Brief description of Canadian constitutional sources with links to relevant acts and documents.
    Constitution acts from 1867 to 1982 … [Carnegie Mellon Univ. (Pa.)]

  2. BillsProjets de loi

  3. Annual Statutes of CanadaLois annuelles du Canada Top

  4. Consolidated Acts of CanadaLois codifiées du Canada … These are the codified laws.

    Additional Resources
    Table of Public StatutesTableau des lois d'intérêt public … [Department of Justice] — The Table of Public Statutes is a reference document which provides useful historical information on the acts comprising the consolidated statutes, including a chronological listing of amendments, repealed acts, years of enactment and responsible ministers.


Canada Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Supreme Court of Canada RulesRègles de la Cour suprême du Canada
  2. Federal Court of Canada RulesRègles de la Cour fédérale

  3. Competition Tribunal RulesRègles du Tribunal de la concurrence

    Additional Resources
    Federal Court of Canada Rules … [Philip B. Kerr (Ont.)]


Canada Administrative Law Sources

  1. Regulations
    1. Consolidated Regulations of Canada (Can. Reg.) • Règlements codifiés du Canada
    2. Canada GazetteGazette du Canada

  2. Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
  3. Competition Tribunal CasesAffaires du Tribunal de la concurrence
  4. International Trade Tribunal Appeals DecisionsAppels décisions du Tribunal du commerce extérieur
  5. Additional Resources

    NOTE—The Canada Gazette (also in French: Gazette du Canada) consists of three parts. Part I, published every Saturday, contains all formal public notices, official appointments, miscellaneous notices and proposed regulations from the government and private sectors that are required to be published by a federal statute or a regulation. Part II, published every second Wednesday, contains regulations as defined in the Statutory Instruments Act, and certain other classes of statutory instruments. Part III, published as soon as is reasonably practicable after Royal Assent, contains the most recent Public Acts of Parliament and their enactment proclamations.

    Environmental Assessment Act and RegulationsLoi sur l'évaluation environnementale et ses règlements
    Federal Child Support GuidelinesLignes directrices fédérales sur les pensions alimentaires pour enfants


Canada Law Reviews and Periodicals

Here are links to non-provincial publications providing on-line articles. See also a list of all Canadian-published law reviews and periodicals with web sites.

  1. Resources … [Can. Inst. of Resources Law] quarterly newsletters, from second quarter 1992


Other Canada Commentary

  1. Doing Business in Canada. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. … [Lex Mundi] Also available in an HTML version.

  2. Litigation and Dispute Resolution in Canada. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. … [Lex Mundi]

  3. Overview of Canadian Legal System Related to Oil Sands Activities. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. … [Lex Mundi]

  4. Immigration to Canada • Emigration to United States
  5. Canadian Immigration Handbook and U.S. Immigration Handbook … [Chang & Boos (Ont.)] — By a law firm practicing exclusively in the field of United States and Canadian immigration law.
  6. Canada Immigration Resources … Canadian immigration information, by a Montreal law firm.


Canada Law-Related Topical Web Sites

  1. Admiralty Law … [Giaschi & Margolis (B.C.)] — Canadian maritime law and Canadian admiralty law.

  2. Family Law Centre … [Joel Miller (Ont.)] — Comprehensive site providing information and links to resources for all aspects of family law in Canada.

  3. International Law: Treaties With the United States, 1783–1997 … [Lexum informatique juridique inc. (Québec)] — “This Web site provide[s] free access to the text of all bilateral treaties established between the United States of America and Canada from 1783 to 1997.” There is a French version of the site.


Canada Court Information


Canada Forms


Other Canada Resources

  1. Government Departments and Agencies • Ministères du Gouvernment

  2. Bar Associations • Associations des Barreaux

  3. Law-Related Organizations • Organisations Juridiques

    See also a list of links to research centers and institutes.
  4. Legal Advocacy Organizations • Organisations de la Défense Juridique

  5. Directories
  6. JURIST Canada: The Law Professors’ Network … [Bernard J. Hibbitts (USA/Pa.) and Bruce Ryder (CAN/Ont.)] — A clearinghouse of academically-authored and other quality-controlled Canadian legal resources provided for the convenience of Canadian law teachers, law students, lawyers and members of the public.

  7. Court Challenges Program of CanadaProgramme de contestation judiciaire du Canada

  8. Access to Justice NetworkRéseau d'Accès à la Justice … Links to legislation, people and organizations, publications, databases and discussion forums on justice and legal issues, organized under subject headings such as aboriginal people, crime prevention, plain language, women, and youth.

  9. Embassy of the United States in CanadaU.S. Consulates in Canada

  10. Embassy of Mexico in Canada


Legal Research and Assistance

  1. Supreme Court of Canada Law LibraryBibliothèque de la Cour suprême du Canada

  2. Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research … [Catherine P. Best (B.C.)] — This guide is maintained by a research lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia.



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