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.