Hansard is the transcript of the debates in Parliament. Both the Upper House of Parliament, or Senate, and the Lower House of Parliament, or House of Commons, transcribe and publish their debates as a matter of public record.
The Senate debates are available:
The Journals are the official record of the Senate's activities. These are published daily and are later revised and published in a sessional compilation.
Journals of the Senate of Canada are:
Bills are proposed laws introduced to Parliament. They do not become law until they have been passed by both the House of Commons and the Senate and then forwarded to the Governor General for Royal Assent. For more detailed information on how a Bill becomes a Law click here.
While the Senate is entitled to introduce bills on any topic other than the "raising and spending of funds," in practice the vast majority of bills are introduced by the House of Commons.
Order Papers & Notice Papers
Order Papers refer to the "orders of the day," or agenda for the day's sitting. Notice Papers contain "the text of motions and inquiries not yet called for debate."