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Green Energy Advisory Task Force Report Released

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The BC Ministry of Energy,  Mines and Petroleum released the Green Energy Advisory Task Force Report on Wednesday.  The province also passed the Clean Energy Act (Bill 17) on the same day.  According to the BC News Release the Act builds on a number of recommendations from the task force, including: Confirming our commitment to […]

More Open Data projects for Canadians

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Two great new sites have just launched this month that will help Canadians have easier access to Federal government data. was launched on April 12th, by Michael Mulley, a Montreal-based web designer.  It provides a simple and attractive interface from which to find data culled from the Hansard (aka, official Debates) of the House […]

BC Government keeps funding for shelters

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The BC Liberal Government has agreed to keep the funding for  3 of Vancouver’s emergency shelters: New Fountain Shelter (51B Cordova St.) – 28 beds, Portland Hotel Society Central Shelter (240 Northern St.) – 100 beds, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre First United Church (320 Hastings St.) – 200 spaces, First United Church of Canada. Read […]

C-SPAN Video Library

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Interested in hearing Maher Arar’s testimony to the US House Committees on Torture?  Or watching Toyota executives testify before Senate?  Or perhaps you’d like to watch bank executives being grilled over the recent financial crisis?  Well you can watch all this and more on the C-Span Video Library website. “Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, […]

Canadian Tobacco Industry Documents

Monday, April 12th, 2010

The site for the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, hosted by the University of California San Francisco, has just added over 3700 documents from the  Canadian Tobacco Trials:  “The Canadian Tobacco Trials collection consists of court records (transcripts, depositions, exhibits) from two major national Canadian trials – the 1989 Tobacco Products Control Act (TPCA) Trial and […]

Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples – hearing transcripts available online

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was appointed in 1991 and submitted its final, 5000 page report in 1996.  During its five year inquiry, the Commission “held 178 days of public hearings, visited 96 communities, consulted dozens of experts, commissioned scores of research studies, reviewed numerous past inquiries and reports” (Highlights. “A Word From Commissioners”).  […]

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