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Parliament’s Historical Debates are now available online!

Published on November 20, 2013

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with, is launching its Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada digital portal.

The portal provides free public access to digital versions of the historical debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages.  It includes all published debates of both the Senate and the House of Commons from Parliament 1, Session 1* until coverage on begins.**

This initiative significantly increases access to Parliament’s documentary history and heritage.  The portal can be browsed by Chamber, Parliament, Session, and volume, and is full-text searchable with a number of search filters available.

The digital page images were produced by Library and Archives Canada, and the portal developed in collaboration with, a membership alliance dedicated to building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure and providing wide-ranging access to Canadian documentary heritage. Questions, comments and feedback can be directed to:


Sonia Bebbington, Director

Knowledge Management and Preservation

Information and Document Resource Service

Library of Parliament

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