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Concern over new Canadian Census Form Changes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Changes in the way census information will be collected due to privacy concerns is concerning many Canadians as well as the research community.   The long form questionnaire which contains valuable information for researchers and StatsCan will be eliminated and replaced with a new voluntary National Household Survey form and the results will never be […]

Perspectives on the upcoming G20 meeting in Toronto

Monday, June 21st, 2010

As you are no doubt aware, Toronto is playing host to the upcoming G20 summit June 26th and 27th.  It’s a good time, therefore, to take a look at some information sites and other resources related to the group.  Here are just a few – there are many many more out there. The Government of […]

Historical Debates now available online

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Great news from the Parliament of Canada today. The staff there have just launched a new website: “dedicated to the reconstituted debates of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada. In the early years of the new Dominion, the only account of parliamentary debates was to be found in newspaper reports. These were saved […]

Canadian Statistics: How to find them

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Ever needed trustworthy statistics to back up your research?  Not surprisingly, Statistics Canada is your “go-to” source for Canadian stats, but you may not be sure where to find what you need.  The major issue for most people is deciding which of the two main databases that UBC Library subscribes to will have the information […]

Text of Bill C-32 now available

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

The text of the bill is now available:

C-32, new Copyright Bill introduced

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

A day earlier than expected the new copyright bill, C-32, has been introduced. The text of the bill  is not yet available online but is coming soon: For further information take a look at Michael Geist’s blog. Also CBC  features a news story about the bill:  Copyright bill would ban digital locks

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