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Government Publications - British Columbia

A guide to government publications - British Columbia

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Statutes, regulations and bills are available in print in the Main Library and the Law Library. Online versions are available for current versions.  Superceded versions are only available online going back about twenty years.  For assistance contact the Law Library

For an introduction to legislation and the legislative process, consult the resources listed below:

Case Law

Statutes and Regulations

Legislative Histories

Legislative histories provide details on the passage of legislation through a parliament or legislature.  Legislation is introduced as a bill; once a bill is passed, and recieves Royal Assent, it becomes a statute.   A legislative history will include details on the progress of a bill through the Legislative Assembly, including readings, debates, and committee hearings.  A history may also refer to speeches and news releases from the responsible minister, background documents, and on occasion, draft legislation.  To start, determien the date and /or session and parliament the bill was introduced.

Your starting point for British Columbia legislative histories is the Progress of Bills table from the Legislative Assembly website, or use the Bills section of BC Laws.

To read a current version of British Columbia laws, go to the website BC Laws.

Consult also online newspapers and online ebook collections Canadian Public Policy collection.Use other library resources listed under the Find Articles tab.

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