Welcome to PrimaryDocuments.ca

We are making some changes at PrimaryDocuments. We are in the midst of implementing a new, more effective search engine to help you easily find the document you are looking for. You may notice some changes to the look of our site over the next week, but our site is still fully functional!

We seek to be the most complete word-searchable electronic repository of documents relating to the Canadian constitution.

Our aim is to make it possible for anyone —whether student, teacher, lawyer, or judge— to easily access the entire documentary record of what Canada’s leaders—as well as reasonable, well-informed Canadians—were thinking when they adopted the constitutional provisions that govern us today. Only by knowing this, can present-day Canadians know the meaning of our constitutional law.

You can see the documents in our collection, arranged either by Dates or by Keywords, in the corresponding section of the navigation bar.