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Legislative Concordances (Legislation Comparison Tools)

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Overview of Concordances

Legislative concordances help you find equivalent provisions between pieces of legislation. For example, a concordance might indicate the Manitoba equivalent to Ontario's Family Law Act, section by section. A concordance can also tell you the equivalent sections between current and historical pieces of legislation, such as between the current Criminal Code and previous versions.

Concordances are invaluable legal research tools; however, they can be difficult to locate. In this guide, we've recorded where we have located concordances. Use the menu to the left to find the subject of the statute you are researching. Then on that page, we've included which books or resources hold a concordance to major pieces of Canadian legislation in that area.

If you come across other concordances that aren't listed here, please feel free to let us know at, and we will add them. Thank you.