Laws of Alberta

The statutes, regulations, and case law related to Alberta are available online from the Queen's Printer, and from various other sources.

This section provides sources for the primary legal materials of Alberta. Choose from the categories listed on the navigation menu at the left.

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Related legal topic(s): Legal research, Legislative materials

Acts are passed by members of the legislative assembly (MLAs). They are introduced as bills, and debated in the Legislature before being put to a vote. If the assembly passes a bill, it receives royal assent from the Lieutenant Governor, at which point it becomes law.For further information on this process, see the Citizen's Guide to the Alberta Legislature. For information on Alberta's published statutes and regulations, see A User's Guide to Legislation.

Related legal topic(s): Legal process, Legal research, Legislative materials

This guide was devloped for frontline service providers in Alberta who work with vulneable individuals. It provides general legal information on Alberta law only. The booklet covers the laws of Canada (legislation, jurisdiction, and common law) as well as the court system in Alberta (Provincial, Court of Queen's Benchl, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Courts and Tribunals, and Provincial Administrative Tribunals).

Related legal topic(s): Courts and court judgments, Legal process, Legislative materials

Where did builders find the marble for the Legislature Building? How is an American state Legislature different from our provincial Legislature? What happens during a typical legislative session? This booklet is designed to address these and many other questions related to the history, traditions and procedures of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. It also contains review questions and answers as well as a glossary of parliamentary terminology.

Related legal topic(s): Legal history, Legal research