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Historical Information about Parliament

Explore Canada’s parliamentary history. The Library of Parliament collects, preserves and provides access to information and data covering the history of Canada’s Parliament.


This resource contains the Library of Parliament’s extensive collection of historical data about the Parliament of Canada, its institutions and the people and events that have shaped it since its beginning in 1867.

Canadian Parliamentary Historical Resources

This portal provides access to a growing digitized collection of parliamentary documents. Currently, the portal contains all published debates and journals of both the Senate and the House of Commons from the first session of Parliament in 1867 until coverage became available online.

150 tweets for 150 years

Follow the Library of Parliament’s Twitter account (@LoPInformation) as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. Starting May 29th, our #parl150 #Canada150 campaign launches with 15 weeks of parliamentary facts, firsts and photographs. Featuring a different theme each week, parliamentary history is just a tweet away. Don’t wait – celebrate with us today!