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Law and Government



Library Databases (library card required to log in)

British Columbia Codes
Provides access to the current BC Building Code (including Plumbing Services) and the BC Fire Code.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only) Provides current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.

Legal Resources at the Library

Downloadable guides

My Voice: My Voice: Expressing My Wishes for Future Health Care Treatment

My Voice - Advance Care Planning Guide

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Roads to Safety : Legal Information for Older Women in BC

Roads to Safety : Legal Information for Older Women in BC

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Wills and Estates Collection

Wills & Estates Collection

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The Arrest Handbook: a Guide to Your Rights

The Arrest Handbook - a guide to your rights

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People’s Law School

People's Law School

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Legal Resources (Provincial and Federal)

Provided by the Canadian Bar Association, this is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers on a variety of popular legal topics.

Multilingual Publications
The Legal Services Society translates many of its publications into languages other than English. To find multilingual publications on topics such as: legal aid, your legal rights, and family law issues.

Courthouse Libraries B.C.
Provides legal information resources and information services, both for members of the legal community and the public.

This organization provides applications & Forms (EI, Disability, etc.) and is a good resource for lower income individuals.

The Representative for Children and Youth – Legal Resources
Legal information resources designed to provide B.C. children, youth, and the people helping them with legal issues with information about relevant resources.

Department of Justice Canada
Website for the Canadian government’s Justice Department, with Canadian laws, their programs and services, and much more.

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
The Canadian Legal Information Institute provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, and statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner
Annual Reports for the Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner.


Province of British Columbia
Access to over 50 government web sites, plus quick, top-of-the-line information directly on the page.

Province of British Columbia Organizational Structure

Service BC
700 services provided by BC provincial agencies and federal government.

British Columbia Statistics
Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society. (Note: Remote access is permitted if your library can provide authentication)

FrontCounter BC
Natural resource ministries and agencies.

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Local Member of the Legislative Assembly – Nicholas Simons (Member for Powell River-Sunshine Coast)

Government of Canada
Canada’s primary Internet site which provides information about Canada, the Government of Canada, and its programs and services.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
The mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools . The full findings of the Commission were published on June 3, 2015.