News and Updates
Launch of the New Legislative Assembly of Alberta Website
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta launched its new website on September 9, 2020. A valuable communications tool, this new website is Albertaâ€™s premier source of information about the Legislative Assembly and parliamentary democracy. It has a modern design, upgraded technology and user-friendly navigation.
Find it here: https://www.assembly.ab.ca/
Digitization of British Columbia Government Publications, 1871-1947
The efforts of the Legislative Library of British Columbia to digitize BC government documents dated from 1871 to 1947 was highlighted in a recent Victoria Times Colonist article.
Digitizing materials and putting them online fulfills the libraryâ€™s responsibility to preserve the collection and to provide access to it...
â€śWe put them up on our website and then anyone in the province can use them so they are all publicly available.â€ť
Read the Article:
Wilson, Carla.Â "Legislature Library Looks to go Digital to Preserve Historical B.C. Publications." Victoria Times ColonistÂ (April 5, 2020).
The Ontario Legislative Library Repository Has Moved!
The digital repository [ontla.on.ca] moved to a new platform on February 7, 2020. The new address for the digital repository is collections.ola.org. Redirects will be in place to support a seamless change and provide time for you to update any direct links you may have to the repository.
The URL for the library catalogue has changed from lois.ontla.on.ca to lois.ola.org. Both URLs will be supported indefinitely.
Finally, for now, access to the HTML serial display pages will be lost. When you access a serial title within our digital repository, you will see a list of folders. You will still be able to access the content you need.
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta launched â€śRetro Oral Question Periodâ€ť on January 13, 2020. Oral Question Period for the years 1986-2008 will be rebroadcast Monday to Thursday each week at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. when the Assembly is not sitting.
Recordings made by the Alberta Legislature Library beginning in 1986 are used to create the retro broadcasts.
View â€śRetro Oral Question Periodâ€ť online at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
A fresh, new, and responsive design means you can browse from any device. The navigation of the site has been simplified, so it works the same on a desktop as it does on mobile. The home page has been redesigned to make current information, such as bills, members, events, and House proceedings, more discoverable. Now you can watch House proceedings live from the home page. Committee meetings and House archives are still available on the Video page.
If youâ€™re a regular visitor to our site, you may find that some content has been renamed or moved. The bills, debates and proceedings (Hansard), and committees pages are now under Legislative business. Legislative business is where you can find everything you need to know about whatâ€™s happening at the Legislature. You can find the Discovery Portalâ€™s activities, games, educational resources, tour information, and more, under Visit and learn. Visit and learn is your one stop-shop for educational, tourist, and historical information about the Legislature.
Please update your links to our new address: https://www.ola.org.
If you have feedback on the new design or an idea for something youâ€™d like to see on the site, weâ€™d love to hear it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback or complete the survey at the bottom of any page.
From the Library of Parliament
The Scrapbook Debates, a record of early political discussions in Canadaâ€™s federal legislature, will be included in UNESCOâ€™s Canada Memory of the World Register: a registry of national documentary heritage!
Launched February 15, 2018, our new and improved integrated catalogue enhances comprehensive searching across the Library's vast collections and digital resources.
The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly has launched its new website!
The newly redesigned website, available at www.assembly.nl.ca, will still give visitors access to important information, such as the webcasts and Hansards of House proceedings, the progress of bills, and tabled documents, as well as Member biographies, contact information and expense reports. One of the biggest improvements is the use of adaptive design, which will make it easier to view webpages on mobile devices. The content has also been reorganized to make it easier to find, and new content, such as educational videos, has been added.
Want to know more about the Library of Parliamentâ€™s achievements over the past year? Our Annual Report 2016-2017 is now available.
New Brunswick Legislative Library
Clark-Gorey, Kenda.Â Canadian Parliamentary ReviewÂ 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 1, http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?param=232&art=1755.
It wasnâ€™t until 1937, the year of King George VIâ€™s coronation, that the Province of New Brunswick received its mace. By this time, the Parliament in Ottawa and seven provincial legislatures had long since possessed a mace of their own.
Newfoundland and Labrador Legislative Library
Hyde, Andrea.Â Canadian Parliamentary ReviewÂ 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 80-81,Â http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?param=232&art=1768.
Newfoundland and Labrador was the last province to enter Confederation, but it boasts an important Canadian first â€“ Bettie Duff, who served as Clerk of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1977-1991 was the first woman to hold this position in the country. In this special edition of the Canadian Parliamentary Review celebrating 100 years of Canadian women parliamentarians, it is fitting that we are also able to honour one of the trailblazing women working within parliamentary institutions that support parliamentariansâ€™ ability to fulfill democratic responsibilities.
Library of Parliament
Canadian Parliamentary ReviewÂ 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 50-51,Â http://www.revparl.ca/english/issue.asp?param=232&art=1766.
A selection of recent publications relating to parliamentary studies prepared with the assistance of the Library of Parliament (May 2017-July 2017)