Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada

The Library of Parliament, in collaboration with Canadiana.org, is pleased to provide access to the Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada, a free searchable database of digitised versions of the debates of the Senate and the House of Commons.

The Historical Debates of the Parliament of Canada portal includes all debates from Parliament 1, Session 1 (1867) until coverage on parl.gc.ca begins*

For more information about the scope of this portal and how to use it, please see the About / Help page.


* Debates for the Senate of Canada are available from the parliamentary website as of February 27, 1996. Debates for the House of Commons are available from the parliamentary website as of January 17, 1994. To access debates from these dates and later, please visit parl.gc.ca, under Parliamentary Business.