The House of Commons spends a great deal of time debating and voting on bills and is considered the major law-making body of Parliament. The House is solely responsible for introducing any bill that either collects or spends public funds. Government bills that are introduced in the House of Commons are prefixed with the letter "C" and are numbered consecutively from -1 to -200, while private Members' bills are numbered consecutively from -201 to -1000. The Senate or "Upper House" is appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister. Senators lack the power of initiating financial legislation. Senate bills are prefixed with the letter "S" and private bills mostly introduced by the Senate are numbered at 1001 and higher. Current Canadian House and Senate bills maybe found at the Parliament Website. The path a Canadian bill is as follows:
LEGISInfo is a Website used to search Canadian House or Senate bills. Includes Government bills, and Private Members' Public bills for the House of Commons and is searchable from the 37th Parliament (2001) to the present.
Consolidated Acts and Regulations provides simple and advanced search options of current laws and regulations of the Canadian government. This site also provides links to several important resources for case law, bills, regulations, reference documents, income tax law, and frequently accessed statutes.
Canada Gazette is the official newspaper of the Canadian government and publishes notices and proposed regulations, official egulations, and Acts of Parliament.
How a Government Bill Becomes a Law-Canada is a resource for depository libraries that gives more detail to the legislative process.
About Bills describes the five types of bills that can be introduced. This also describes the Legislative Summaries that are prepared by the Parliamentary Research Branch.