The rather rickety Parliamentary websites have seen recent improvements, but I have always appreciated their providing access to a good collection of Research Publications prepared by the library’s own research staff. I shan’t try to sell you on the reports save to mention that they should be a first stop for any researcher interested in finding surveys of legislation and topical case-law.
Recent additions include:
- Charter Equality Rights: Interpretation of Section 15 in Supreme Court of Canada Decisions
- Bill C-42: An Act to amend the Quarantine Act
- Daylight Saving Time and Energy Conservation
Now they have an RSS feed so you can get the reports delivered to you as soon as they are published online. Either cut & paste the link below into your feed reader, or click on the link to let your browser take care of it.
Feed-friendly browsers include the latest versions of Firefox (for everyone), Safari (for Mac), and Internet Explorer (for PC). Dedicated RSS client’s are also available for download, but Google Reader is a web-based aggregator that does the job nicely.
Two other resources will keep you up to date with the status of legislation and judicial decisions:
- LEGISinfo, another Library of Parliament website, has RSS feeds letting you track the passage of individual bills.
- CANLII’s index of RSS feeds can keep you up to date on case law for any Canadian jurisdiction.
Warning: RSS feeds can be dangerous! If you subscribe to many news and blog feeds, hours of your time will disappear. Practice safe aggregating, and be selective. If you have hints on how to filter or otherwise manage large collections of RSS feeds, pop them into the comments. With so many law-related RSS feeds, a Yahoo Pipes search manager for researchers seems like a good idea.