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Basic Canadian Law

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Research the latest laws and regulations if you have a legal problem.  The following links provide access to the laws of Canada and Ontario:


Canadian Legal Information Institute

CanLII provides access to Canadian statutes and cases.


Statutes of Canada

Consult the laws of Canada through access to statutes and regulations.


Statutes of Ontario - E-Laws

Consult Ontario legislation through access to statutes and regulations.


For an overview of legal topics consult Legal Line.  For an overview of Canada's judicial system consult Guide to Canada's System of Justice.


To locate legal aid clinics in Hamilton, consult Hamilton Community Legal Clinic.  To find a lawyer in Hamilton, consult the Hamilton Law Association's web site.  Locate local court addresses


  • The City of Hamilton has a variety of services available at offices and online. In this article, we have provided links to Animal Control, Business Licenses, Municipal Law Enforcement, and Parking Operations and Enforcement.

Central Library 4th Floor Closure - July 26, 2014

The Central Library's 4th Floor will be closed from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, for a program.

Thursday, July 24 - Bookmobile Service Change Notice

Thursday evening Bookmobile stops will be changed as follows:
McQuesten: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Bennetto: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Please note that only hold request items will be available.

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