The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, 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 parl.gc.ca 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 Canadiana.org, a membership alliance
dedicated to building Canada’s digital preservation infrastructure and providing
wide-ranging access to Canadian documentary heritage.