Day: June 13, 2014

Leaping Into the Canada Gazette (Tip of the Week)

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By Sarah Roussel-Lewis

The Canada Gazette, published by the Queen’s Printer, is a valuable resource for searching new statutes/regulations, government notices and decisions of administrative boards.  It has been published since 1841 and is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada.

As they have recently discontinued the printed copy of the Canada Gazette, we thought it might be useful to show how to search their website for latest and archived publications.

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When searching for recent issues of the Gazette, head to the main page and scroll down the Latest Publication section to find your issue. Clicking on the link will bring you to a bilingual pdf version of the Gazette.

If you’re looking for an archived version of the Gazette you can get there by hovering over the Publications tab and selecting the relevant link. Their website has pdf links to all issues after 2008 and an external link to Library and Archives Canada which houses the archived versions of 1841 – 2007.

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This website does have some issues, mostly in its searchability. To properly find something you should either know the date published or the volume and number of the issue. Otherwise, you may have some issues when using the indexes, as they publish four per volume. This can make for a very tedious searching process.

If you would like to take a peek at the print edition of the Canada Gazette, the Law Society Library of Saskatchewan has bound volumes up to 2013.