More on Online Canadian Legislation

Further to my earlier rant and call to arms for Canadian law libraries to digitize historical Canadian federal and provincial legislation: Colleague and SLAW reader Neal Ferguson points out that the Revised Statutes of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, are actually available in very large files on the Internet Archive, available here.


  1. The search that will take you to the RSC 1970 is:

    As for size: volume 1, for example, is a big 93MB in PDF, but only 5.1MB in text. You can read the text online if your browser will let you read .txt files, which likely it will. And the formatting isn’t bad at all.

    For nostalgia buffs, the flip book option is fun — almost like being there — except that you can’t read the text and can’t (yet) magnify it.