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
Parliament of Australia – Bills and Legislation Page
Australia National Security Legislation Amendment Act
(includes links to debates and background material)
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 e.legal.
Members of the law school can contact Sooin or Susan or John in the library for assistance in setting up an e-mail alert.
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”
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.