Use this search engine to locate federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal government information in one click. (Special thanks to David Sharp, Carleton University.)
Canadian Parliamentary Handbook Call number: FTX GEN JL 131 .B44
How Canadians Govern Themselves
How Parliament Works Call number: MRT GEN JL 136 .B427 2010
Making Policy: A Guide to the Federal Government's Policy Process Call number: MRT GEN JL 86 .P64 M55 2013
Government of Canada Publications
Catalogue of federal publications distributed via Depository Services Program. Search by subject, title, author, department/agency, catalogue number, ISBN, ISSN etc.
Canadian Research Index [Microlog]
Index of publications from federal, provincial and municipal governments of Canada. Full-text is available on microfiche via the Media Centre.
Canadian Government Publications in the Internet Archive
This collection includes federal and provincial publications.
Government of Canada Web Archive
Snapshots of Canadian government websites. Search by keyword, department or URL. [Try also the WayBack Machine.]
Canadian Public Documents Collection
This is a collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centers and other public interest groups.
Non-government website that allows users to search parliamentary debates in a user-friendly interface [searches debate from 1994-present].
Library of Parliament Research Publications
Full-text of research and analysis reports on Canada's social, economic, legal and scientific issues.
The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.
GALLOP Portal (Government and Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal)
Access to the government publications and select legislative materials found in Canadian legislative and parliamentary libraries.
The Early Debates of Parliament
These reconstituted records offer a unique view of our parliamentary history. Debates for 1867 to 1872 of this ongoing project are made available here to all Canadians. [More recent debates are available online (House of Commons / Senate) and in print.]
Parliament of Canada
Website of the Parliament of Canada. Provides access to debates in the House of Commons and the Senate, as well as biographical information about Members of Parliament and Senators.
Access Royal Commission / Commissions of Inquiry online by topic or commissioner.
Statements, speeches and communiqués
A collection of digitized documents (1946-1995) from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Statistics Canada's Analytical Studies
Full-text of papers on Canada's social, commercial, financial and economic situation. Search by keyword, subject, date or author.
Canadiana Online's Government Publications collection includes over 1.7 million pages of historical pre-1920 colonial, provincial and federal government documents.
ArchiviaNet: Government of Canada Files
This database lists federal government records held by the Library and Archives Canada. It contains about 1,2 million descriptions of files created by departments and agencies of the Federal Government of Canada, including over 50,000 digital images.
National catalogue that lists holdings of the Library and Archives Canada as well as over 1300 libraries across Canada. To locate a specific library catalogue, consult Canadian Library Gateway.
Censuses of Canada, 1665 to 1871 (scanned document via Early Canadiana Online)
Censuses of Canada, 1665 to 1871 (Beyond 20/20 tables via Queen's University)
Historical Statistics of Canada
Canada Year Book (1867 to 1967; 2006 to 2012)
Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, Price Indicators, Monetary Indicators (Bank of Canada)
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada data
Imports and Exports (International Trade Statistics)
About the Government of Canada
Federal Government: Policy Documents & Treaties
Federal Government: Royal Commissions
Federal Government: General Reference
Government of Canada open data portal
Click here to see a list of Canada’s provincial and municipal Open Data sites that release freely available open data in Canada.
Province of Ontario open data portal
City of Ottawa open data portal