News and Updates

Launch of the New Legislative Assembly of Alberta Website
Wednesday September 9th, 2020

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 Alberta’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:

Digitization of British Columbia Government Publications, 1871-1947
Tuesday April 14th, 2020

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 library’s responsibility to preserve the collection and to provide access to it...

“We put them up on our website and then anyone in the province can use them so they are all publicly available.”

Read the Article:

Wilson, Carla. "Legislature Library Looks to go Digital to Preserve Historical B.C. Publications." Victoria Times Colonist (April 5, 2020).

The Ontario Legislative Library Repository Has Moved!
Tuesday February 18th, 2020

The Ontario Legislative Library Repository Has Moved!

The digital repository [] moved to a new platform on February 7, 2020. The new address for the digital repository is 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 to 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.

Alberta Retro Oral Question Period
Monday February 3rd, 2020

Alberta Retro Oral Question PeriodThe Legislative Assembly of Alberta launched “Retro Oral Question Period” 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 “Retro Oral Question Period” online at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

A new site for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Thursday June 14th, 2018 landing page

We’ve redesigned the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s website. We’ve made some changes to the design, functionality, and overall experience of our site. We hope these changes will make it easier to find what you need.

What's new?

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 you’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 what’s happening at the Legislature. You can find the Discovery Portal’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:

If you have feedback on the new design or an idea for something you’d like to see on the site, we’d love to hear it. Email us at with your feedback or complete the survey at the bottom of any page.

UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register
Thursday March 29th, 2018

From the Library of Parliament

The Scrapbook Debates, a record of early political discussions in Canada’s federal legislature, will be included in UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register: a registry of national documentary heritage!

Learn more here:

Announcing LibrarySearch, the new “edition” of Alberta’s library catalogue
Friday February 16th, 2018

Launched February 15, 2018, our new and improved integrated catalogue enhances comprehensive searching across the Library's vast collections and digital resources.

Screenshot of LibrarySearch, the Alberta Legislature Library's new catalogue


The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly has launched its new website!
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018

The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly has launched its new website!

The newly redesigned website, available at, 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.


Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly Website

Library of Parliament
Friday December 15th, 2017

Library of Parliament 2016-2017 Annual Report

Want to know more about the Library of Parliament’s achievements over the past year? Our Annual Report 2016-2017 is now available.

Canadian Parliamentary Review
Tuesday November 14th, 2017

New Brunswick Legislative Library

Know Your Mace: New Brunswick

Clark-Gorey, Kenda. Canadian Parliamentary Review 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 1,

It wasn’t until 1937, the year of King George VI’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

Sketches of Parliament and Parliamentarians Past: Trailblazer: Canada’s First Female Clerk

Hyde, Andrea. Canadian Parliamentary Review 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 80-81,

Newfoundland and Labrador was the last province to enter Confederation, but it boasts an important Canadian first – 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 parliamentarians’ ability to fulfill democratic responsibilities.

Library of Parliament

New and Notable Titles

Canadian Parliamentary Review 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): 50-51,

A selection of recent publications relating to parliamentary studies prepared with the assistance of the Library of Parliament (May 2017-July 2017)