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Keep tabs on parliamentary business with LEGISinfo

Thanks to LEGISinfo, keeping tabs on the Parliament of Canada’s work is as easy as clicking a mouse or touching a screen.

This web-based tool puts Parliament at your fingertips, tracking every piece of proposed legislation as it makes its way through the Senate and the House of Commons.

Using LEGISinfo, you can find the full text of any bill, its sponsor, its status, parliamentarians’ speeches and much more.

And all of it can be accessed anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.

LEGISinfo includes all versions of every bill that is before Parliament, from the day it is introduced for first reading until it receives Royal Assent, the final step when a bill becomes a law.

Scroll or search to find the bills you’re following. An overview shows the bill’s title, short title and current status.

Clicking on the bill’s number brings up a more detailed timeline and gives users the option to click on “Details” to find Speaker’s rulings and statements, and major speeches. The “About” tab shows a legislative summary, related information and similar bills.

If you don’t know quite what you’re looking for, the upgraded search tool allows users to search by keyword or using categories like title, sponsor or status.

You can also use the site to dive into recent Canadian history and explore a range of information on bills that have been introduced since Canada’s 35th Parliament, which began in 1994.

LEGISinfo is a collaborative service provided jointly by the Senate, the House of Commons and the Library of Parliament. Visit LEGISinfo to see how you can put this tool to work for you.

For even more information about what’s happening in Parliament, try using LEGISinfo in conjunction with the Senate’s Twitter account, which provides plain-language summaries of bills and live-tweets their progress in the Upper Chamber.


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