Legislative Assembly launches new Hansard search

By sdbergqu

Hansard is the transcript of what is said in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. 

The Yukon Legislative Assembly has just added a new and improved Hansard search to their website. Hansard is the official record of parliamentary debates. People can now search all Hansard records in Yukon from the most recent sitting back to March 2, 1978.

Search the Hansard.

Search improvements

User feedback showed the Hansard search on the old Legislative Assembly website gave poor search results.

During their content migration project, their staff uploaded all of the Hansards to their new website with new metadata. The text in these documents is in a readable format so it is also searchable.

Then, we added filters so users can customize their search and refine their search criteria. You can now filter your search by:

  • assembly or legislature;
  • session;
  • date range;
  • sitting; and
  • sitting-day number.

You can enter 1 field or multiple fields to refine your search.

Records before March 1978

Before 1978 the Yukon Legislative Assembly, then known as the Yukon Territorial Council, used various formats to record its proceedings. You can find many of these in the historical journals.

We welcome user feedback

As more people start to use the new search, we’ll take their feedback to continue to refine and improve their experience. If you’d like to let us know what’s working or not working for you, email yla@gov.yk.ca. We welcome your feedback.


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