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Lisbon Treaty signed

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Read the NY Times article here From the NYT: ” The signing raises the prospect of an empowered Europe with an enhanced global stature. The treaty, which may go into effect as early as Dec. 1, creates a permanent presidential post and sets up a more powerful foreign policy chief supported by a network of […]

New report from Asia Foundation: Afghanistan in 2009.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The Asia Foundation has released its fifth survey of the Afghan people – Afghanistan in 2009: a survey of the Afghan people. From the Asia Foundation website: “Aiming to provide the Afghan citizenry,policy makers and influential actors in government, civil society, and the international community with useful, actionable information, the 2009 Survey of the Afghan […]

2009 Eurostat Regional Yearbook now available

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

The Yearbook presents a statistical portrait of life in the regions of the European Union’s member states, candidate countries and the EFTA countries. A broad set of regional data is presented on the following themes: population, European cities, labour market, gross domestic product, household accounts, structural business statistics, information society, science, technology and innovation, education, […]

Update on BC Treaty Commission – Common Table Report released

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

After 16 years of negotiations, the BC Treaty Commission asks Harper to step in – article from Globe and Mail. The BC Treaty Commission’s annual report for 2009 is available online. On October 13, 2009, the BC Treaty Commission released the  Common Table Report, which captures the 13 days of discussions in 2008 among the […]

Book of Odds

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The Book of Odds is an online statistical encyclopedia which will launch October 14, 2009.  Although not specifically  about government publications the topics do include statistics about politics as well as health, accidents, and relationships.  Here are some examples: The average American is more likely to live without ever visiting a dentist than to live […]

The U.S. Federal Register(2000-09) now available in XML.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

From the US GOVDOC Listserv: The White House, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) achieved a breakthrough in making Government information available and usable by the public. GPO converted the text of the Federal Register (2000-2009) into XML and placed it online in numerous Federal Government […]

Report: Hospital beds could run out in 15 states if 35% of Americans get H1N1

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Read the news story from Docuticker and the full report is from Trust for American’s Health.

Women’s Rights: 4 Agencies into one at the UN

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The United Nations has just announced that it will be consolidating  four disparate organizations devoted to women’s/gender issues into a single entity. “The resolution means the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women, the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the UN International Research and Training […]

New UN report concludes evidence of war crimes in Gaza Conflict

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Read the  news story from the Vancouver Sun  here. You can read the full advanced edited 575 page report here. The report was just released Tuesday Sept. 15 in advance of the its presentation to the UN Human Rights Council later this month.


Friday, July 31st, 2009

BC to harmonize sales tax with GST.  See the story from the Globe and Mail here. Read Vander Zalm’ reaction and there is a good summary on Darren Barefoot’s site.

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