This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.
Canadian Documents Gallery
This section describes a number of past and present government departments, and provides access to historical documents that reveal the range of issues, opportunities, and responsibilities addressed by the Government of Canada.
Explore The Canadian State Political Library, a digital collection of historical books related to Canadian politics and government.
"Petition of the sons and grandchildren of the late Joseph Bouchette"
"The Post Office Department will refuse to accept any such parcels for prisoners of war in Germany"
Secretary of State
"If the Government does not send us a supply of provisions, the whole population will starve"
"May you be inspired by the vision of the better future for Humanity"
Militia and Defence
"In order to be prepared for war, it is necessary to collect and tabulate intelligence in Peace time
"To meet and conclude negotiations with these Indians the Commissioners left Ottawa on the 22nd May
"This small installation would be exposed to all the hazards of a large city plant
"Ready access to the sea has ever been considered a factor of vital importance to the economic welfare of any country
"Joseph Hockridge is sentenced to be hanged on the twenty seventh day of December
"A fresh starting point in the moral, political, and material advancement of the people of Canada"
"The immigration building was steadily occupied by immigrants, and every courtesy was shown to those taking shelter"
"I regret to have to inform you that the Canadian Customs Official Flag was torn down"
"Corpses of persons who have died of Contagious or Infectious Diseases will not be hauled in the trains of this railway"
"I have known Mr. Louis Roussy for several years, and I believe him to be a true Loyal Subject"
Fisheries and Oceans
"Unless more stringent measures are adopted immediately, our Cod Fishing business will become depleted"
Citizenship and Immigration
"We cannot achieve greatness unless we live in peace and harmony with our neighbours of other origins inside Canada"