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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 receives Royal Assent, it becomes a statute.   A legislative history will include details on the progress of a bill through the House of Commons and the Senate, 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, determine the date and/or parliament and session  the bill was introduced,

 Your starting point for Canadian federal legislative histories is LEGISINFO.

To read a current version of Canadian federal law, go to the Canada Justice Laws website. To locate amendments consult the Table of Public Statutes

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

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