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New Database Trial

Monday, June 29th, 2009

We’ve been lucky enough to get a 30 day trial to the IMF e-library which “contains publications from recent years as well as statistical resources: Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance Statistics, and International Financial Statistics.”  The trial expires July 22nd.  Please check it out and fill out the feedback form to let […]

International Demography stats from US Census Bureau

Monday, June 29th, 2009

It’s always exciting to discover a reliable source of international statistics!  The US Census bureau has a great database of demographic indicators for “countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more.”  Indicators are: Birth, death, and growth rates, migration rates, infant mortality, and life expectancy Fertility rates Total population and […]

UN names Canada as major producer of “Party Drugs”

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

The United Nations has just released the 2009 World Drug Report and has named Canada, particularly the West Coast as  a major producer and exporter of ecstasy and methamphetamine. See the full report here.

Canada Gazette – Digitization project

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

This isn’t exactly news, since this project began in 2007, but it was news to me!  According to a statement on the Gazette website “the Canada Gazette Directorate is working in partnership with LAC to digitize all issues dating from 1841 to 1997, so as to make them accessible to the public.” The project is […]

Crushing Statistics – StatsCan

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Hmmm… let’s file this under “learn something new.” I must admit when I read this headline in StatsCan’s  The Daily, I was expecting to read an abstract about workplace safety or to find some sort of accident statistics table at the very least.  Not so.  Crushing in this circumstance refers to the amount of oilseeds […]

US Budget 2010

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

GPO Access has just posted the official PDF version of the 2010 Budget of the United States Government on its site.  The Budget “is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued […]

GPO Access Content Migration

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

GPO Access is in the process of moving information into a new database: Federal Digital System (FDsys).  Some collections are no longer available in GPO Access, one is available  in both and the rest are set to be moved into FDsys by the end of 2009. According to the GPO FDsys “is an advanced digital […]

New Treaty Database from the UN

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The UN recently put up a database of Diplomatic Conferences which will provide the searcher with access to documents/background information on the negotiation of 12  international treaties.  The oldest conference contained in the database is the Law of the Sea, 1958 and the most recent is Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, […]

2008 Employment Equity Act Annual Report released

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

 The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour, today tabled the 21st Annual Report on the Employment Equity Act in the House of Commons.  “The report examines the hiring, retention and promotion of the four groups designated under the legislation: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. The findings in the report, […]

US Govt Accountability Office (GAO)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Thanks to our fellow govpubs  bloggers at the University of Colorado, I’ve discovered a great website for anyone looking into current events south of the border.  The GAO “is known as ‘the investigative arm of Congress’ and ‘the congressional watchdog.’  GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and […]

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