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Top Maritime Law and Regulation Resources

Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (S.C. 2001, c. 26) and Regulations

Collision Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1416) Canada

Marine Safety Publications​ from Transport Canada

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Commercial Shipping Acts & Conventions - Wheel of Maritime Law  (Interactive free reference)
The Wheel of Maritime Law provides an overview of the national acts and international conventions, protocols and codes related to commercial marine shipping in Canada. Use the wheel to discover:
- International maritime law.
- Maritime law in Canada.
- Maritime law governance.


Canadian Resources

BC Laws

Provides free public access to the current laws of British Columbia.

British Columbia Labour Relations Board

Includes access to the Code, Collective Agreements and Decisions.

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly

Full text versions of all the session papers of the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia : bills, votes and proceedings, Hansard, and committee proceedings.

The Courts of British Columbia

Search judgments of the BC Court of Appeal and BC Supreme Court that are available through this website.


Aimed at enhancing access to justice in British Columbia, Clicklaw features legal information and education designed for the public from 24 contributor organizations.

Courthouse Libraries of BC

Provides legal information services to the legal community and the public of BC.

Legal Services Society : British Columbia

OHS regulation & related materials

WorkSafeBC occupational health & safety regulation and related materials.

West Coast Environmental Law

Established in 1974 to work with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of governments, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment.


Guide to Coastal and Ocean Protection Law in British Columbia

Stephanie Hewson, Linda Nowlan, Georgia Lloyd-Smith, Deborah Carlson & Michael Bissonnette.
West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundatio
n. (2020)

A comprehensive resource that covers the wide array of legal tools available to Indigenous, federal, provincial and local governments to protect the coast and ocean in BC. In addition to being a resource on marine spatial protection law, this Guide is a record of what has been accomplished on the Pacific coast over the last several decades – providing examples that demonstrate how different legal tools have been employed to preserve the health of coastal and marine ecosystems.


Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

Developed with the support of the UBC Faculty of Law, this site provides effective legal research strategies and techniques.

Canadian Legal Information Sources

"Developed by a group of people who have served as "expert witnesses" and information consultants for law firms in litigation involving personal injury cases, labor law, wills variation and breach of trust cases as well as class action suits. The development team has also received support from a number of lawyers with different areas of practice."

Canada. Department of Justice

Includes program and initiatives, a section on the Canadian Justice System and a helpful links section.

CCOHS : Canadian EnviroOSH Legislation

Health and safety acts and regulations, codes of practice and guidelines for Canadian federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions.


Managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

Judgements of the Supreme Court of Canada

"The Lexum collection contains the Supreme Court of Canada judgments since 1907 and judgments in leave applications since 2006. The collection is updated within minutes of the public release of the judgments by the Court. "

Justice Laws Website

Online source for the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada.

Labour Laws : Acts and Regulations

Provides access to relevant Acts, Regulations and additional information.

Parliament of Canada

Access to chamber and committee business, bills, members, and inter-parliamentary relations.

LexisNexis QuickLaw

Canadian court decisions, case law and legislation. Full-text.

Maritime Law Books in Print