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UPDATE: New collections on The Emergencies Act, the Quarantine Act, and “Peace, Order, and Good Government.

UPDATE: In anticipation of the court challenges against Quebec’s An Act respecting the laicity of the State/Loi sur la laïcité de l’État (Bill 21), please visit HERE to view our documents related to Sections 24(1), 28, and 33 of the Charter. 

UPDATE: Search engine issues for mobile, Apple have been fixed. However, for the moment, for all French documents, please use our French site to search for them. 

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.