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LAC Collection on Politics and Government

About LAC Collection

The collection held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is the shared documentary heritage of all Canadians. A national treasure of inestimable value, it spans the entire history of Canada, and comprises materials in all media from all parts of the country, as well as records and publications of Canadian interest from outside the country.

This section introduces researchers to the documentary heritage collections and resources at LAC that support the study of Canadian government and politics. These resources are divided into the following broad categories: Federation, Crown, Cabinet, Prime Minister, Parliament, Public Service, Justice, Elections, and Citizenship.

To learn more about what is in the collection, go to About the Collection.

How to consult or order material?

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides services to members of the public who wish to consult the documents of its collection or order photocopies and reproductions. Please consult the public to learn how you can consult and borrow material, order photocopies and reproductions and many other useful tips.

Access to Information

While some of the federal government records under Library and Archives Canada's (LAC's) control are available to the public, many are subject to review prior to being released under the requirements of the Access to Information Act [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/
en/showtdm/cs/A-1?noCookie] and the Privacy Act [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/notice/index.html?redirect=%2Fen%2FP-21%2Findex.html] (hereinafter referred to as ATIP legislation). For more information on that subject, please consult Conditions for Access to and Use of Documents.