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UPDATE: We are aware of an issue with our search engine. If you want to find an English document, please use the English site. For a French one, please visit our French site. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working are merging the search engines. We hope to have this solved as soon as possible.

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.