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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 […]

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

Rise and Fall of the GDP

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Read the article Rise and Fall of the  GDP in the New York Times Magazine.  The author Jon Gertner  attended a presentation on the Canadian Index of Well-Being presented by Alex Michalos,  a former chancellor at the University of Northern British Columbia. The presentation on the Canadian Index of Well Being is available here.  Michalos’ […]

U.S Government responds to oil spill in Gulf

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources resumed it’s Hearing May 12th, 2010 to review current issues related to offshore oil and gas development – you can view the archived webcast of  the Hearing. Take a look at the US government response timeline. Take a look  at the Deepwater Horizon Response site, which gives […]

Government & Government-related films

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

We owe another shoutout to Christina at Lam for telling us how much she likes FedFlix!  We agree – it’s terrific! FedFlix is a collection of US government public information and training films hosted over at the Internet Archive:  FedFlix is a “Joint Venture NTIS-1832 between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org. Here we […]

Canadian Parliamentary Information and Research Service

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Ever wondered how MPs and Senators research issues?  Did you know that the Library of Parliament has a research service for parliamentarians – the Parliamentary Information & Research Service (PIRS)?  Or that  PIRS provides free public access to its publications?  Click here to view the list of available research publications. “PIRS (responds) to questions that […]

HotDocs DocLibrary – Dept of Canadian Heritage

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“This site is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage. It provides free access to a large growing collection of documentary films from Canadian film makers. These include materials from National Film Board. Materials can be searched or browsed by topic. There are also playlists for films by young film makers and a section designed […]

Food and Product Recall Database

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

After discovering this morning that a brand of potato-leek soup might have undeclared clams in it….this seemed like an appropriate database to highlight.   The Healthy Canadians website has played host to a database of recalled food and consumer products since 2007.  You can search by product or by food and the site also provides links […]

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