This course looks at what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Here, you will learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.
Read about hot topics in the Canadian legislature! These research papers are written to help our government make better decisions. Click on Current Publications for the most recent content.
Discover the people important to Canada whose death occurred between 1000 and 1930.
Print and online publications from all departments of the Canadian government.
Read articles and explore current issues from over 6,800 world news sources, dating back to 1978. Includes 147 local and Ontario newspapers such as the Waterloo Region Record (1990 - current), Cambridge Times (2013 – current), Toronto Star (1985 – current), Hamilton Spectator (1991 – current), and Guelph Mercury (1999 – current).
Canadian Legal Dictionary
A collaborative dictionary comprised, initially, of terms defined in glossaries of Canadian law books published by Irwin Law.
Canadian Federal Law & Legislation
How Canadians Govern Themselves
The parliamentary system in Canada is explained in detail.
Parliament of Canada: Making Canada's Laws
A Government of Canada web site that gives step-by-step information on how bills are passed in Canada.
Canadian Legislation Table
Links to authoritative Canadian and provincial sources of laws and legislation. Maintained by the Lederman Law Library at Queen's University.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII
Excellent source of case law. CanLII gathers legislative and judicial texts, as well as legal commentaries, from federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions on a single Web site. Case law is accessible by case name.
Ontario Law & Legislation
E-Laws: Ontario Legislation Online
Access to current Ontario statutes and regulations.
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Excellent source of case law. CanLII gathers legislative and judicial texts as well as legal commentaries from federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions on a single website. Find case law by case name.
Official newspaper of the Government of Ontario. Published weekly, the Gazette gives access to notices and regulations of the Ontario government. The Gazette from January 2000 to the present is available on this site.