Government resources: Canadian federal, provincial, and local

Canada:  Federal, provincial, and local

Canadian Electronic Library
(2005-) Fulltext  Canadian e-books, health and public policy documents, for all levels of government. Tip: You can use Filter/Facets to limit to Public Documents

Canadian Research Index 
(1982-) Access to "all depository publications...federal government and the ten provinces and three territories". Note: Older reports are on Microlog fiche at Bennett Library.

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

Depository Services Program
SFU's Bennett Library 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.

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.  See also LoP's  ParlInfo, including sections on parliaments, parliamentarians, budgets and more

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 Contacts
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.

"research tool for finding information on legislation before Parliament".


Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch
"Social policy issues and their economic and fiscal implications. It also administers the major federal-provincial transfer programs."

Catalogues and digitized collections of legislative libraries across Canada

Government of British Columbia
Source of information for BC

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

Municipal and local

Local Governments Province of British Columbia

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.

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

Local municipal government web sites