Proposed Anti-Terrorism Legislation in Canada, the UK and Australia

March 16, 2015

There is a lot of controversy at the moment about Canada’s new anti-terrorism legislation. It is worth noting that the UK and Australia both have similar bills before their respective legislatures. For comparative purposes here are the links to all three bills and their attendant background resources.

Canada – Legisinfo

Anti-terrorism Act, 2015
(includes links to  debates and related documents)

UK  Parliament – Bills Before the House.

Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015


Related Documents

Parliament of Australia – Bills and Legislation Page

Australia National Security Legislation Amendment Act
(includes links to debates and background material)

Tracking Current Legislation Using Canadian Legislative Pulse

January 21, 2011

Tracking Current Legislation

  • Follow the status of a particular new bill  keep track of changes and amendments to an existing statute or regulation using the Canadian Legislative Pulse

Updated daily, Canadian Legislative Pulse enables researchers to track statutes, bills and regulations for all Canadian jurisdictions via e-mail.

E-mail notification options include:

o   New Legislation Provides email alerts whenever new legislation is added to the site. (Includes an option to specify jurisdictions of interest).

o   Amended Legislation Provides email notifications whenever a new Bill is introduced that amends an Act matching a pre-saved criteria (or when the legislation amended by a Bill is changed on a subsequent reading). This alert is particularly useful if there are specific Acts that need to be tracked on an on-going basis.

o   My Bills Provides email notification relating to the progression of legislation (including changes to the proclamation information) with respect to Bills targeted in individual bill folders.

o   Weekly Report The weekly report is an RTF summary of all the changes that have occurred to the site during the preceding seven-day period.

The service includes links to full text bills and regulations. Password available via

Members of the law school can  contact Sooin or Susan or John in the library for assistance in setting up an e-mail alert.

Federal Statutes on the Department of Justice Website are now official

June 11, 2009

From the Department of Justice Website: “As of June 1, 2009, all consolidated Acts and regulations on the Justice Laws Web site are “official”, meaning that they can be used for evidentiary purposes”

Visit our Compilation of Federal and Provincial Legislation and Parliamentary Material

March 24, 2009

The Law Library has recently updated its compilation of  Internet Sources of Canadian Federal and Provincial Legislation and Parliamentary Material by adding links to  journals/votes and proceedings. This list provides a single point of access for  legislation, bills,  regulations, debates, committees, gazettes and now  journals/votes and proceedings for all Canadian jurisdictions.

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