Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Library of Parliament Launches Digital Portal for Federal Debates From 1867 Onwards

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, has launched a new Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada digital portal.

The portal offers free public access to digital versions of the debates of the Parliament of Canada in both official languages, starting with the first session of Parliament in 1867 until debate coverage on the parliamentary website parl.gc.ca begins (Debates for the House of Commons are available as of January 17, 1994 ; Debates for the Senate of Canada are available from the parliamentary website as of February 27, 1996).

The collection can be browsed by Chamber, Parliament, Session, and volume, and is full-text searchable with a number of search filters available.

The About / Help page has more background as well as help with search syntax.

Canadiana.org is a not-for-profit, charitable organization made up of public libraries, archives, research institutions, and other organizations committed to digitizing, preserving, and providing access to Canada’s documentary heritage.

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