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Looking of US Census Data?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

If you’re looking for US Census data the Oklahoma Dept. of  Libraries  has just updated their site with resources such as “How to use Census data: guides and handouts about data from the U.S. Census Bureau”. It also includes links to three how-to guides about Census data:  **Choosing Census Data**– How do you choose between […]

World Bank launches open access Digital Collection

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A great new open access resource will allow users to access all World Development Reports since 1978.  You can read the press release below: “A new online, open access, collection of all World Development Reports since 1978 was launched today by the World Bank. The Complete World Development Report Online, which allows users to easily […]

US foreign-born population closes in on 37 million

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

From Docuticker: “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 36.7 million of the nation’s population (12 percent) were foreign-born, and another 33 million (11 percent) were native-born with at least one foreign-born parent in 2009, making one in five people either first or second generation U.S. residents. The second generation were more likely than the foreign […]

HST: Recall campaign against MLAs to begin Jan. 1

Monday, September 20th, 2010

“Recalling any MLAs may prove more difficult than the petition campaign, which required the volunteers to collect signatures from 10 per cent of registered voters in each of the province’s 85 ridings. While that was hard enough, for the recall campaign the volunteers will have to start from scratch again and collect signatures from 40 […]

Legislative Committee assembles to discuss anti-HST petition

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Read the CBC article here The Select Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives is composed of the following MLAs: Terry Lake (convener), Liberal, Kamloops-North Thompson Eric Foster, Liberal, Vernon-Monashee Dave S. Hayer, Liberal, Surrey-Tynehead Richard T. Lee, Liberal, Burnaby North Pat Pimm, Liberal, Peace River North John Slater, Liberal, Boundary-Similkameen Katrine Conroy, NDP, Kootenay West Mike […]

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 […]

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

Changes to BC Local Elections

Monday, May 31st, 2010

BC Municipal election rules  may be about to change – particularly in regards to candidates’ expenses, campaign contributions and election advertising.    The Local Government Elections Task Force has just wrapped up and submitted its report to the BC Government. “The six-member Task Force was co-chaired by Bill Bennett, Minister of Community and Rural Development, […]

Library Journal’s Notable Government Documents for 2009

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Library Journal has published their annual selection on the most pertinent government documents of the past year. Important issues included: Digitization – “Google launched a collaborative project to scan every U.S. government document held by the libraries of the Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago. At the project’s end, the full text of […]

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