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Government Information

A guide to sources of government information.

Types of Statistics Information

Government Documents are materials that are authored and published by government departments, government involved agencies, task forces and Royal Commissions. Key sites include:

  • Statistics Canada
  • The Daily: Announcements of studies, current statistics and articles that are released on a variety of topics. This publication is no longer available in print.

  • Census: Conducted every five years, the census offers a snapshot of Canadian society at a given time. Census data is useful for making observations the about the current status of Canadian society.

  • Selected CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) and Census data are available on the free database

Search for Government Documents in Novanet

Government documents can be found in the Novanet Catalogue

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