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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.

Province to review BC Ferries and Translink

Friday, July 31st, 2009

BC Ferries reveal what their top CEOs earn. See the story here.  According to executive from BC Ferries and Translink, the companies do not have to comply with the review,  see the story from the Globe and Mail here

New UN Arab Human Development Report 2009

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The 208 page report was released Tuesday and was sponsored by the UN Development Program.  The report written by more than 100 independent intellectuals and scholars from Arab countries discusses the challenges to human security in the Arab countries. You can find the entire report here

OECD Statistical Narratives

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The OECD has just launched a new page that it is calling “Statistical Narratives.” The aim of this page is to feature select statistical tables – usually from a topical subject – and present them with a brief explanatory article.  The result?  A sort of news feature mashed up with supporting data.  The articles are […]

US Presidential Documents

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Back in January 2009, the weekly compilation of US Presidential Documents morphed into a daily compilation.  It’s available from GPO access at:  The current database includes all materials from the weekly compilation dating back to 1993. “It includes such material as: Proclamations Executive orders Speeches Press conferences Communications to Congress and Federal agencies Statements […]

G8 Summit Resource

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Well, this find seemed topical.  There is a G8 research group at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.  The group maintains a very useful website: which provides access to a large chunk of the group’s analysis and reports.  Monographs published by commercial publishers are not available online. The site […]

World Bank e-Library Trial

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

UBC has a trial to the World Bank e-Library and a few other of their databases until the end of August. You can access the trial page here World Bank e-Library: An electronic portal to the World Bank’s full-text collection of books, journals, working papers and other documents on social and economic development. It is […]

All about Europe

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The wonderful librarians  at Intute found two new online documents – both covering the EU. 1) Financial Management in the European Union is a report that was published by the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee  with the aim of assessing “the financial management and performance of the EU.  It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures […]

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