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Liberals introduce mandatory-census bill

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The Liberals are trying to resuscitate the governent’s decision on the long form census  by introducing a private member’s bill to bring back the mandatory long form census. You can read the complete Globe and Mail story here. Interested to see what questions are asked on the long census form? You can take a look […]

Data Links

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 uk – “Launched in 2010 this official UK government site seeks to increase greater transparency and accountability by providing free open access to many government datasets and official statistics. These cover all areas of government policy ranging from health, to the economy, crime rates and education. Users can search by theme or keyword or […]

New Climate change report released – Copenhagen Diagnosis

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The Copenhagen Diagnosis was released yesterday in advance of the December 7th United Nations-led climate change conference in Copenhagen — This report is an update from the 2007 assessment of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) You can read the full report here Read the Times Colonist story here

New WHO report examines health risks

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

“Global life expectancy could be increased by nearly five years by addressing five factors affecting health – childhood underweight, unsafe sex, alcohol use, lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and high blood pressure, according to a report published by WHO today.” Read the story from the Vancouver Sun here WHO news release Link to […]

Provinces not unanimous about H1N1 – BC H1N1 website.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Read the story from the Globe and Mail. On Sept. 29, 2009,  the BC Government issued an Information Bulletin on the H1N1 virus and the BC Ministry of Health also has a H1N1 website.

“BC Arts Cuts ‘Devastating’ Says Tory Minister”

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Read the Tyee story about the slashed cuts in Arts funding. Actress Kim Cattrall also spoke out about cuts to arts funding –  read the story from the Vancouver Sun.

More on the HST- Premier Gordon Campbell comments on the HST

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Read the story from the Globe and Mail here.   Also Carole James meets with business leaders about the HST from Globe and Mail.


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

Welcome to the HSS Government Publications Blog

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Here you’ll find the latest information about provincial, federal, US and international government publications. You’ll discover what titles have  recently been added to our GP collection and anything else that’s making news  in the field of Government Publications!

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