Bills (Federal)

Bills are drafts of proposed laws still being considered by the Legislature or Parliament. Use the resources below to access current and historical bills in Canada.

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Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) administers many pieces of legislation, either in whole or in part. AANDC also develops and enforces regulations under authority delegated by the legislation that directly impacts First Nations, Inuit, Metis and Northerners.

Related legal topic(s): Aboriginal law, Legislative materials

LEGISinfo is an essential research tool for finding information on legislation before Parliament. This tool provides electronic access to a wide range of information about each bill, such as:  details on the passage of the bill through the Senate and House of Commons; the text of the bill as introduced at First Reading and its most recent version if it is amended during the legislative process; votes; major speeches at second reading; coming into force data; legislative summaries from the Parliamentary Information and Research Service of the Library of Parliament; and government press releases and backgrounders (for government bills). LEGISinfo is a collaborative effort of the Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament.

Related legal topic(s): Legislative materials