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Ontario Legislative Documents



Ontario Legislature

Year: Description: Location:
1867 - current Legislative Assembly Debates
1867 - 1946 - Microfilm
1947 - current - Paper
CA2 ON X1 D23

Legislative Assembly
1982 - current
1867 - current Bills of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Contains all public bills (Government and Private Members') introduced in the Ontario Legislature. Shows dates of readings, referral to committees, dates of considerations, Royal Assent and proclamations, where applicable.
How a Government Bill becomes a Law
CA2 ON XB B56

Legislative Assembly
(1995 - current)
Internet Archive:
Scanned bound volumes
(1867 - 1997)
Bills as enacted (1975 - 2007)
1970 - current Bills (Private) of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Contains all private bills introduced in the Ontario Legislature. Shows dates of readings, referral to committees, dates of considerations, Royal Assent and proclamations, where applicable.
How a Government Bill becomes a Law
CA2 ON XB B57

Legislative Assembly
(1995 - current)
1957 - 1996 Orders and Notices
Includes outstanding business before the House, such as 3rd reading of bills, government business, private members business, private bills, members' notices for motions, business to be debated, bills referred to committees, bills awaiting royal assent, committee meetings, status of estimates in committees, and written questions.
CA2 ON X4 O82

Legislative Assembly
(current only)
1874 - current Votes and Proceedings
Official record, in minute form, of the proceedings in the house each day on such matters as introduction of bills, debates conducted and progress made on bills at all stages, motions, presentations of petitions, reports by Committees, recorded votes, Speaker's formal rulings and tabling of Sessional Papers.
1874 - 1996 - Paper
CA2 ON X5 V78

Legislative Assembly
(1996 - current)
1867 - 2003 Journals of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Contain daily votes and proceedings for each session and three indexes: general subject index; index of bills (government, private members' public, and private bills); and index of sessional papers.
CA2 ON X2 J53

Legislative Library
(1867 - current)
QSpace
(1867 - current)
  General Index to the Journals and Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario
1867/68 - 1888; 1889/89 - 1900; 1913 - 1920; 1921 - 1924; 1925 - 1927
Other indexes are bound with the Journals of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (CA2 ON X2 J53)
CA2 ON X2 J54

Legislative Library
(1867 - 1927)
QSpace
(1867 - 1927)
1868 - 1961 Sessional Papers of the Province of Ontario
Annual reports of government ministries. Online via the "Internet Archive" (search for 'ontario sessional papers' and the year you need).
CA2 ON YS S26
(1868 - 1961)

Internet Archive
(1868 - 1948)
1869 - current Ontario Gazette
Published each Saturday in 2 sections. The 1st section contains government notices, corporation notices, notices to creditors, dissolutions of partnerships, change of name notices, Sheriff's sales of lands, and miscellaneous notices. The 2nd section contains publications files in the Regulations Act.
1869 - 1934 - incomplete holdings
CA2 ON YX99 G19

Ontario Gazette Online
(2000 - current)
  Committees
There are 2 types of committees: Standing Committees which may consider bills, annual reports, estimates and other matters referred to them by the House; and Select Committees which are set up to consider a topic or issue of special concern to the Assembly. Since October 1989, a verbatim report of the proceedings of each committee has been published. Indexed annually.
CA2 ON XC1...

Legislative Assembly
(1990 - current)
1989 - current Legislative Assembly of Ontario Index Committees CA2 ON XC1 L25
1982 - 1994 Interim Status of Business of the Legislatice Assembly of Ontario
At the end of each session, the Journals Branch produces a document which includes the following information: Status of Legislation, Estimates, Committees, Sessional Papers, Petitions, Government Resolutions, Private Members' Resolutions, Opposition Day and Want of Confidence Motions.
CA2 ON X3 S71
1982 - 1986 Provincial Pulse
Replaced by Provincial Legislative Record (CA7 CCH P67)
CA7 CCH P66
1991 - current Provincial Legislative Record
List all public and private government bills from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Also includes Amendments to bills after second reading and royal assents.
CA7 CCH P67
(1991 - 2009)
1985 - 2000 Ontario Legislative Digest Service
Provides a weekly summary of most recent information regarding the progress of Bills through the Legislative Assembly (1st reading to royal assent).
Canadian Legislative Material
(Law Library)
1982 - 1984 Carswell’s Legislative Digest Service - Ontario
Provides a weekly summary of most recent information regarding the progress of Bills through the Legislative Assembly (1st reading to royal assent).
Canadian Legislative Material
(Law Library)

Statutes

Year: Description: Location:
1820 - 1823;
1829 - 1840
Statutes of Upper Canada CA2 ON YX21 S75

Early Canadiana Online
1797-1841
1841-1851
1852-1866
1792 - 1867 Revised Statutes of Upper Canada CA2 ON YX40...

Early Canadiana Online
1818
1840 (Part 1 | Part 2)
1867 - current Statutes of Ontario CA2 ON YX21 S76
LLMC Digital
(1867 - 1980)
Internet Archive
(1981-1998)
1877 - current Revised Statutes of Ontario
LLMC Digital: 1877 | 1887 | 1897
CA2 ON YX41...
Internet Archive
(1881-1990)
  Office Consolidations
After 3rd reading public acts may be available as individual (unofficial) Office Consolidations, together with related amendments and regulations.
Irregular
CA2 ON YX74 A...
  Ontario Statute Citator Canadian Legislative Material
(Law Library)
  Online access to Ontario Statutes e-Laws
CanLII

Regulations

Year: Description: Location:
1869 - current Ontario Gazette, Section 2
1869 - 1934 - incomplete holdings
CA2 ON YX99 G19

The Ontario Gazette Online
(2000 - current)
  Regulations of Ontario CA2 ON YX51... and
CA2 ON MB70...

Internet Archive
(1944 - 2008)
  Revised Regulations of Ontario CA2 ON YX51...

Internet Archive
(1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990)
  Online access to Ontario Regulations e-Laws
CanLII

Royal Commissions

  • Ontario Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry 1867-1978: A Checklist of Reports
    CA2 ON YL10 80O56 (Reference)
  • Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry for the Provinces of Upper Canada, Canada and Ontario, 1792 to 1991
    CA2 ON YL 92C50 (Reference)
  • Ontario Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry 1979-1984: A Checklist of Reports
    CA2 ON YL10 85O56 (Reference)




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