Tips Tuesday: Use an RSS Feed to Track the Progress of Federal Legislation

In a previous tip, I talked about how you could use an RSS feed to track the progress of Canadian federal government legislation. The website has since been updated and how you set up an RSS feed has changed. 

To set up an RSS feed now, go to and then click on “Show More”. You have the option to set up a feed using a text search, bill type, and current status as well as a number of other options.

For example, if you wanted to be alerted any time there were proposed legislative changes to the Canada Labour Code, you would enter “Canada Labour Code” in the search bar on the right hand side. You might also want to limit your search to a specific stage, e.g. after a bill gets First Reading or Royal Assent.


(Note that I am using “At second reading…” since there is no option for “First Reading”. It does mean the bill will turn up twice: once for the Senate and once for the House of Commons.)

Once you are happy with your search, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the RSS button.

You probably will want to add this feed to a RSS reader such as Outlook or Feedly. I use Manzama (which requires a paid subscription) since it allows me to include multiple RSS feeds in one news alert which is then emailed to me.

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