Journals of the Senate and of the House of Commons added to the Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources

As we wrote previously, in 2013, the Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, launched its digital portal. In addition to the free public access to digital versions of the historical debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages for both the Senate and the House of Commons from Parliament 1, Session 1, 1867, the portal gives now access to Journals of the Senate and of the House of Commons, the official records of decisions and parliamentary business.

 

Parliament’s Historical Debates Available Online

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, is launching its Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada digital portal.  The portal provides free public access to digital versions of the historical debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages.  It includes all published debates of both the Senate and the House of Commons from Parliament 1, Session 1 until coverage provided on the Parliament of Canada page.

New UN Research Guide

The UN Library created a new research guide that reflects the complexity of the UN’ documentation and helps the users to navigate it. The UN Documentation Research Guide presents an overview of selected UN documents, publications, databases and websites. It provides details on the patterns of documentation of the active principal UN organs. It presents documentation of the organs and subsidiary bodies involved in areas of interest to many researchers. You can find the link to the new guide in the Law Subject Guide under Guides and aids for legal research.

New resorce for finding Canadian government and legislative publications

The Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada (APLIC) has announced the release of its unique pan-Canadian bilingual government and legislative publications portal GALLOPP (Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal) / PPGPE (Portail des publications gouvernementales et parlementaires électroniques). This portal is a result of collaboration between provincial and territorial legislative libraries from across Canada and the federal government’s Depository Services Program (DSP). It provides one-stop access to over 320,000 electronic provincial, territorial and federal government publications and legislative materials dating back to 1995 that were collected by Legislative libraries in Canada for their jurisdictions. As of 2013-07-12 the portal provides full-text access to the content from the electronic government documents collections of the following libraries:

  • Alberta Legislature Library
  • Legislative Library of British Columbia
  • Manitoba Legislative Library
  • New Brunswick Legislative Library
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Legislative Library
  • Northwest Territories Legislative Library
  • Nova Scotia Legislative Library
  • Ontario Legislative Library
  • Library of the National Assembly, Québec
  • Saskatchewan Legislative Library
  • Government of Canada-Depository Services Program

The portal can be accessed through our Law Subject Guide, in the Canadian Legislation and Cases section.

Publications of the Senate and the House of Commons

As of September 2012, all the publications of the Senate of Canada and the House of Commons are available in electronic format only. Therefore, Publishing and Depository Services / Éditions et Services de dépôt  will no longer sell and distribute Parliamentary publications in paper format. PDS are working closely with the Senate of Canada and the House of Commons to make these publications available in PDF format on the Government of Canada Publications web site. Meanwhile, you can find all the latest Reports of the Committees of the Senate of Canada and the House of Commons here.