2017 Annotated Quebec Civil Code Available for Free on CAIJ Quebec Legal Info Portal

The 20th edition (2017) of the Code civil du Québec annoté by Jean-Louis Baudouin & Yvon Renaud is now available on the website of the CAIJ.

CAIJ is the Centre d’accès à l’information juridique, the network of courthouse law libraries associated with the Québec Bar Association.

The annotated Civil Code includes:

  • links to caselaw and commentary on each section
  • links to section-by-section explanations produced in 1993 by the Quebec Ministry of Justice as the new Code was making its way through the National Assembly
  • links to parliamentary debates in the early 1990s
  • concordances for the Civil Code of Lower Canada (1866) and the Quebec Civil Code (1980)
  • links to research questions about the Code answered by CAIJ library professionals

This material will be added to a collection that already includes full-text commentary and textbooks and more, including:

  • the Développements récents (annual reviews of areas of law)
  • the Collection de droit (Bar School materials)
  • proceedings of the annual Quebec Bar Association congresses
  • a growing number of full-text treatises from publisher Wilson & Lafleur
  • legal analysis and commentary from dozens of major law firms
  • dozens of annotated acts, both federal and Quebec
  • case law
  • and a list of thousands of legal questions with their corresponding answers classified by legal topic.

All for free!


  1. David Collier-Brown

    Oh how lovely: many thanks to the CAIJ.

  2. Ranhilio Aquino

    This would be very useful for the subject I teach.