Ontario Scrapbook Hansard, 1867-1946 – It’s Online!

Newspaper Hansard, also called Scrapbook Hansard, is a collection of newspaper articles literally clipped from various newspapers reporting on the goings-on in the Legislature from 1841 to 1953 (no official Hansard was produced before 1944).

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Committee Proceedings: What’s What and What’s Online

If you have ever researched legislative intent, there is a good chance you needed to sift through and read committee proceedings. Not every bill that is referred to a committee for review undergoes the same level of analysis (and some bills aren’t referred to a committee at all) but for those that are, committee documents can be sources of very useful information. They help researchers gain a better understanding about a bill’s purpose and the reasoning behind amendments made to the bill as it goes through the legislative process.

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