CanLII has recently announced some significant content enhancements to their offerings of federal Quebec materials – and an exciting development for freely available legal information.
In collaboration with the Quebec Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ), the following substantial caselaw offerings have been added to the Quebec databases:
- Selected decisions published between 1869 and 1969 in the Revue légale
- Decisions published between 1983 and 1996 in the Recueils de droit judiciaire (RDJ)
- Decisions published between 1994 and 2004 in the Répertoire électronique de jurisprudence du Barreau (REJB)
Further, we should all be particularly excited that CanLII has now added Quebec and Federal annual statutes:
Again, thanks to their supplier Lexum‘s programmatic wizardry, CanLII not only hosts the annual statutes as static documents but integrates them dynamically to the rest of their legislation collections.
Let’s hope this is just the beginning, and that we will soon be able to see even more annual statutes for all provinces and territories on CanLII in the future.
We have also been able to add the following caselaw to our Quebec databases:
This is an exciting development for freely available legal information, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with CAIJ to leverage lawyers’ investments in both our organizations.