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Handout 1.2
Comprehension Questions: What Is the Canada Gazette?

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Name: ____________________________________________________

1- Why is the Canada Gazette so important?

2- What can you find in the Canada Gazette?

3- What is the purpose of the Canada Gazette? What are the different parts of the Canada Gazette?

4- What current topics or decisions do you think might be published in the Canada Gazette today?

A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette

Browse the database for the Library and Archives Canada website, A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/index-e.html.

Find one example of each of the following, and indicate what Part it was found in. (Use the Introduction in Handout 1.1 for hints on where to look.)

Find one example of:

  • a regulation related to a government department
  • an act of Parliament
  • a private business notice

Bonus:
See if you can find something on one or all of the following topics:

  • the Military
  • First Nations
  • Prohibition
  • Bravery Medals for officers in the First World War

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