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Canada -  Federal, Provincial and Local

Canadian Foreign Relations Index
This searchable database contains over 50,000 items related to Canadian foreign relations, spanning from 1945 to the present. Included are references for Canadian and foreign material on Canada's foreign relations, defence issues, economic relations, foreign aid, international law, and international environmental concerns.This database is partially full-text

Blog by James W.J. Bowden, an M.A. candidate at the University of Ottawa, contains fascinating analysis of current Canadian parliamentary practices and serves as a hub of research designed to encourage informal networks of peer review on Westminster parliamentarism. In addition to the blog commentary, look at James' documents, some of which you may not find elsewhere.

Government Information in Canada (e-journal)
Quarterly electronic journal for discussion and study of Canadian federal, provincial/territorial, and local government information.

Canada - Federal

Depository Services Program
The W.A.C. Bennett Library at Simon Fraser University is a member of the Depository Services Program. The services of the DSP ensure that free public access to published Canadian Federal government information is available in most communities through our library network across Canada and freely accessible online. Access to DSP publications is available through the SFU Library catalogue or online through their site.

Government of Canada
The access point through which internet users around the world can obtain information about Canada, its government and services.

Library of Parliament Publications
Documents on this site were originally prepared for general distribution to Canadian Parliamentarians to provide background and analysis of issues that may arise in the course of their Parliamentary duties. They are made available here as a service to the public.  They include Current Issue Reviews, Backgrounders, Legislative Summaries and Mini Reviews.

Government of Canada Web Archive
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has implemented this first significant Canadian Web archive through the use of open source tools, developed by the International Internet Preservation Consortium. The goal of this organization is to collect, preserve and ensure long-term access to Internet content from around the world through the collaborative development of common tools and techniques for developing Web archives.

Government of Canada Directory Services
Provides links to Canadian government websites, email addresses, phone numbers or in-person services. You can also search for a specific agencies, organizations and departments within the government.

British Columbia

Government of British Columbia
In addition to being a source of information for BC, this site provides links to the Government of Canada and to all of the other provinces.

Legislative Library of British Columbia
Search the library catalogue, the newspaper and periodical indexes, and find links to topics of interest to BC legislators.

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver Regional District
Partnership of 21 municipalities in the Lower Mainland, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services.  Formerly known as the GVRD.

Local municipal government web sites

CivicNet Municipal Index
The local government "home page" for British Columbia facilitating access to the free and open exchange of local government information.