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Ontario Court Decisions


Ontario Legislation

  1. Bills
    Bills for the current parliamentary session can be viewed at the legislative assembly’s web site. Bills for past sessions are not provided.

  2. Statutes of Ontario (S.O.)
    These are session laws.

  3. Revised Statutes of Ontario (R.S.O.)
    Lois refondues de l'Ontario

    Additional Resources
    Revised Statutes … The Canadian Legal Information Institute’s interface to the database linked above.
    Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
    Human Rights Code … Electronic Frontier Canada
    Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act


Ontario Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Practice Directions and Administrative Advisories • Directives de pratique et avis administratifs
  2. Court of AppealCour d'appel
  3. Superior Court of JusticeCour supérieure de justice
  4. Court of JusticeCour de justice


Ontario Administrative Law Sources

  1. Revised Regulations of Ontario (R.R.O.)
    Règlements de l'Ontario

    Additional Resources
    Revised Regulations … The Canadian Legal Information Institute’s interface to the database linked above.


Ontario Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

These are charters (that is, organic laws, however denominated) and bylaws of municipalities — cities, towns, etc. —, which either are available on the municipality’s web site or can be freely accessed on the web site of a commercial publisher or other provider.

  1. Charters
    Note that a charter could be included in a collection of bylaws (see below) instead of being separately accessible.

  2. Bylaws


Ontario Law-Related Periodicals

Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to web sites of all Canadian-published law reviews and periodicals as well as links to all U.S.-published law-review web sites.

  1. Canada Watch (Canada Watch) … [Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies & Osgoode Hall Law Sch. (York Univ.)] — Addresses issues of current national interest.

  2. Indigenous Law Journal (Indigenous L.J.) … [Univ. of Toronto]

  3. Osgoode Hall Law Journal (Osgoode Hall L.J.) • Revue juridique d'Osgoode Hall

  4. University of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal (U. Ottawa L. & Tech. J.) • Revue de droit et technologie de l’Université d’Ottawa

  5. University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review (Univ. Toronto Faculty L. Rev.) • Revue de droit de l'Université de Toronto

  6. Computer Lawyer News (Computer Law. News) … Newsletter on computer and technology law, by an Ontario barrister and solicitor; discontinued May 1996 (issues nos. 1 through 6 are available on-line).


Other Ontario Commentary

  1. Doing Business in Canada. Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP … “This guide provides non-Canadian businessmen and women with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the Province of Ontario. In some cases, this guide also identifies issues in the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.” Also available in an HTML version.


Ontario Law-Related Topical Web Sites


Ontario Court Information

  1. Web Sites


Ontario Forms


Other Ontario Resources

  1. Provincial and Local Government

    Gouvernement de la Province
  2. Additional Resources
    ¶ Vital Records — On-Line Information Information about obtaining birth, death, and marriage certificates on-line.
    ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Staff Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / North Carolina Industrial Commission]

  3. Law Society of Upper Canada

  4. Bar Associations ♦ Law-Related Organizations

    Associations des Barreaux ♦ Organisations Juridiques
  5. Law Schools ♦ Law Society Membership ♦ Continuing Legal Education


Legal Research and Assistance

  1. Law Libraries



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