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Useful Canadian Government Sites


Canada Site
Access point through which Internet users around the world can obtain information about Canada, the Government of Canada and its programs and services. Primary access to the Business Gateway (, Information and Services for Canadians ( and Canada International, services for non-Canadians (

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Aboriginal Canada Portal
Single window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services.

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Initiative that includes over 35 government departments and agencies with an interest in consumer issues. This information portal provides access to consumer information on topics such as children, consumer products, fraud, housing, money, safety, transportation, and travel.

Canadian Federal Government Databases Accessible through the Internet (Depository Services Program)
Alphabetical list by department. Provides annotations and hotlinks to databases.

Canadian Parliament

  • About Parliament
    Fact sheets on all aspects of Parliament.


    Research tool for finding information on legislation currently before Parliament. Provides electronic access to information about individual bills: the text of the bill at various stages; government press releases and backgrounders; legislative summaries from the Parliamentary Research Branch; important speeches at second reading; votes; and coming into force data.

ARCHIVED - Government of Canada Files (Library and Archives Canada)
The database contains over a million descriptions of files created by departments and agencies of the Federal Government of Canada including over 50,000 digital images. Useful for anyone interested in the federal government records held by the Library and Archives Canada.

Guides to Government Information (Depository Services Program)
Offers help sheets, serials information, links to provincial printers' websites.

Public Opinion Research Reports
The Communications Policy of the Government of Canada requires all federal departments and agencies to deposit with Library and Archives Canada the final reports of all public opinion research contracted since August 1, 2006. Information about these reports can be accessed through searching by department/agency, contractor, year and key words in the title.

Statistics Canada
The official source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products.

Service Canada
Launched in September 2005, Service Canada will integrate services from a number of federal departments to form a single service delivery network, providing information on a range of government services and benefits.

Structure of the Government of Canada (Canada Site)
Helpful page providing a wide range of government information on Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, Cabinet, the Judiciary, Acts and Regulations, the Canada Gazette, Orders in Council.

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Depository Libraries (Depository Services Program)
Searchable database of libraries with collections of Canadian federal government publications.

Government of Canada Electronic Directory (GEDS)   - Canada site
Federal governmental telephone and email address directory information. Searchable by personal name and by organization.

Senators and Members (Parliamentary Internet)
Provides current and historical information on Members of Cabinet, Senators, Members of Parliament. Includes contact information

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