How do I restrict my search to a specific date or date range?

You can restrict your search to a specific date or date range by entering your search terms in the search box using one of the date restrictions shown in the table below.

In the search box, the following date formats are valid:

  • Date(DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Date(31/01/2014)
  • Date(31/1/2014)
  • Date(2014)

  

RestrictionAlternativeDefinitionExamplesResults
=equDate is

director and = 21/2/2014

director and equ 21/2/2014

Finds documents containing the word director 21/2/2014.
    Date isdirector and 21/2/2014Finds documents containing the word director and the date 21/2/2014
<lss, bef,

date(bef nnnn)

Date before

Canadian w/3 currency and < 1990

Canadian w/3 currency and lss 1990

Canadian w/3 currency and date < 1990

Canadian w/3 currency and bef 1990

Canadian w/3 currency and date(bef 1990)

Finds documents containing the word Canadian within 3 words of currency and dated before 1990.
>gtr, aft,

date(aft D/M/Y)

Date after

insurance w/3 premiums and > 20/1/2009

insurance w/3 premiums and date > 20/1/2009

insurance w/3 premiums and gtr 20/1/2009

insurance w/3 premiums and aft 20/1/2009

insurance w/3 premiums and date(aft 20/1/2009)

Finds documents containing the word insurance within 3 words of premiums and dated after 20/1/2009.
<=leqOn or before

evidence w/5 admissibility and <= 01/1976

evidence w/5 admissibility and date <= 01/1976

evidence w/5 admissibility and date leq 01/1976

Finds documents containing the word evidence within 5 words of admissibility and dated on or before 01/1976.
>=geqOn or after

Boat and seizure and >= 23/5/1999

Boat and seizure and date >= 23/5/1999

Boat and seizure and date geq 23/5/1999

Finds documents containing the words boat and seizure and dated on or after 23/5/1999.
> [begin date] and < [end date]Date (aft D/M/Y and bef D/M/Y)Date range

Mayor w/3 Toronto and > 15/2/2010 and < 15/12/2014

Mayor w/3 Toronto and date > 15/2/2010 and < 15/12/2014

Mayor w/3 Toronto and date (aft 15/2/2010 and bef 15/12/2014)

Finds documents containing the word mayor within 3 words of Toronto and dated from 15/2/2010 to 15/12/2014.

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