Canadian Legislation and Case Law

This guide is a starting point for legal research on Canadian legislation and case law.

Annotated Codes and Acts

Looking for references to case law and/or journal articles analyzing a section of a specific code or act?

If so, you’ll find that annotated codes or acts are very useful documents!

These texts present the full-text of the code or the act, references (or summaries) to cases rendered by Canadian courts and/or citations to journal articles published in legal periodicals interpreting each section of the act. Some examples include: Snow’s Annotated Criminal Code, The … Annotated Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada, and Modern First Nations Legislation Annotated.

By clicking on one of the following links, you can access a partial list of annotated codes or acts available at the library focusing on the federal, Ontario and Quebec jurisdictions.