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ARCHIVED - LAC Forum on Canadian Democracy

Archived Content

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LAC Collection on Politics and Government

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ARCHIVED - A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette
Often referred to as "the official newspaper of the Government of Canada," the Canada Gazette has been an important instrument in the Canadian democratic process for more than 160 years. It has served to inform Canadians of the operations of government and to involve them actively in the legislative process. With this site, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), co-operation with the Canada Gazette Directorate, Public Works and Government Services Canada, will make the ARCHIVED - Gazette available online, in its entirety, for the first time.

New France New Horizons: On French Soil in America (Canada France Archives)
This portal provides access to a virtual exhibition and a database containing more than one million images. It will continue to grow and be enriched through contributions from national and local institutions that conserve archives related to the history of Canada.

North West Mounted Police (NWMP) - Personnel Records, 1873-1904
Researchers will find the files of the men of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) a rich source of information for studies of the police and their responsibilities, for the evolution and development of western Canada and the Yukon, and for family history and genealogy. The files often contain personal correspondence, clippings and other information about the individual long after he took his discharge from the Mounted Police. Together, they offer insight into the workings of a frontier police force as well as 19th century government. Collectively, these files provide us with unparalleled insight into the lives of more than 4,000 men who served with the NWMP.

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ARCHIVED - Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans 1914-1918
The Web exhibition features a sampling of digitized radio recordings taken from the CBC's reel-to-reel audio tape of the radio broadcast In Flanders Fields. The original broadcasts were the inspiration for the themes for this website.

This research tool provides access to orders-in-council from the date of Canada's modern inception on July 1, 1867 to 1910. The database is part of a continuing effort to make historical records of the Privy Council Office available online. Regular updates will extend the temporal range of these records through to the mid-20th century.

Organized Crime in Canada After 1945 and Immigration Records (Thematic Guide)
This guide consists of general and specific references to government immigration records relating to organized crime in Canada after 1945.

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Passenger Lists
Passenger lists were the official immigration documents from 1865 to 1935. The lists contain information such as the name, age, country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger. The lists are organized by port and date of arrival. This database provides access to passenger lists for the ports of Québec (1865-1921), Halifax (1881-1922), Saint John (1900-1912), North Sydney (1906-1912), Vancouver (1905-1912) and Victoria (1905-1912).

ARCHIVED - The Periodical Collection in the Philatelic Library
The collection includes most of the philatelic periodicals published in Canada and a wide range of publications from all over the world. One will find serials, older and current publications, those published by the Post Office Department and Canada Post, local bulletins of stamp clubs as well those published by national and international philatelic societies.

Philatelic Bibliography
The database represents more than 10,000 bibliographical references published between 1864 and 1993 and compiles the titles of publications on stamps, postal stationery, postal history and postal markings in Canada and British North America.

ARCHIVED - Philatelic Library
This research tool is essentially a catalogue of the philatelic library. This collection includes a variety of documents such as monographs, specialized catalogues, brochures and series on philately, as well as numerous works about the history of Canadian and international postal services.

Philatis - Postal Archives
This search engine provides documentary information on nearly 2,600 stamps released by Canada and British North America and approximately 40,000 individual descriptions of documents. It also allows on-line consultation of more than 15,000 digitized documents. The number of these documents is expected to increase regularly.

ARCHIVED - Photographs
Library and Archives Canada has acquired through bequests, donations, and planned acquisition, over twenty-five million photographs illustrating Canadian reality, and certain aspects of the world in general. This search tool allows you to consult almost 400,000 descriptions of photographs, modern and old, as well as have access to some 41,000 digitized images on-line.  Please note that this database is no longer being updated. Try our Archives Search for up to date information.

Post Offices and Postmasters
The Post Offices database documents changes of postmasters at individual post offices located across Canada. The data relate to open and closed post offices located in the ten provinces and territories.

ARCHIVED - Prime Ministers' Fonds
This database contains records that provide a detailed analysis of the content of various Prime Ministers fonds. It includes detailed correspondent, subject and chronological indexes to parts of the papers of John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, Robert Borden, Arthur Meighen, Richard B. Bennett and W.L. Mackenzie King.  Please note that this database is no longer being updated. Try our Archives Search for up to date information.

ARCHIVED - Private Archives and Colonial Records
The Private Archives and Colonial Records database contains detailed descriptions, at the file or item levels, of textual records from fonds originating in the private sector (e.g. the Sir Wilfrid Laurier fonds) as well as pre Confederation government archival fonds. These documents are conserved at Library and Archives Canada as originals, transcriptions, photocopies or microfilm copies. Sometimes one also finds digitized reproductions of original documents. Please note that this database is no longer being updated. Try our Archives Search for up to date information.

Project Naming
The goal of this project is the identification of Inuit portrayed in some of the photographic collections of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa. It is an ongoing initiative, which enables Nunavut youth to connect with Elders and to better understand their past. It also helps to bridge the cultural differences and geographical distances between Nunavut and the more southern parts of Canada.

This page provides links to key Library and Archives Canada publications.

Public Opinion Research Reports
This website provides access to information about public opinion research contracted after August 1, 2006 for which the final reports have been submitted to Library and Archives Canada.

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Quebec City Passenger Lists Index 1865-1900
Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official Canadian immigration documents. Through this research tool, you can search by name of passengers to access digitized images of original passenger lists for arrivals at Quebec from 1865 to 1900 which list the name, age, country of origin, occupation and destination of each passenger.

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