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Contemporary Canadian Govt. & Politics: In Cabinet

In Cabinet
Cabinet is a committee of Ministers chosen by the Prime Minister. It is the highest level of the federal government. Cabinet determines public policy and controls the priority of issues dealt with in Parliament. Important policy and program changes that don't require legislation are decided here and called "Cabinet Decisions" or "Cabinet Conclusions" or "Record of Decision". These are not made available to the public until 30 years after the fact.

Cabinet Conclusions. Library and Archives Canada. 1944-1979. Updated periodically with a 30-year delay.

Cabinet Conclusions are notes summarizing the discussions that took place at the meetings of the federal Cabinet. As such they shed light on the thinking and decision-making processes of the Cabinet Ministers and Prime Minister. This collection provides access to the digitized images of these documents. You can search by keyword or by date and limit your search to digital images only, agendas only or attendance only.
TIP: To make sure you are searching with the appropriate keywords, check the agendas for the time period of the event you are studying, then search by the keywords used. The introduction and search help are worth reading.

Cabinet Conclusions. Privy Council Office. Feb. 14, 1944 to 1954. Digitized reels by Canadiana Héritage.

The official record of Cabinet meetings and discussions with meeting dates, times, those present, and agenda.