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Contemporary Canadian Govt. & Politics: Primary Sources Home

Selected Primary Sources and their Finding Aids:

The following are some key primary sources for research in contemporary Canadian government and politics, listed with some of the finding aids, guides, and special explanatory material or search strategies required to find and use them. They are organized into five categories based on whether the information was originally presented verbally, in print, as a recorded image, in personal papers, or is very current. See also Special Topics for primary source material dealing more specifically with government and political party finance, climate change policy, immigration policy, international relations, women in politics, or provincial and local government and politics.

WHAT WAS SAID:

WHAT WAS WRITTEN:

Political Party Publications:

  • Party Platforms, Campaign Literature, etc.
  • Special Collections

Government Publications:

  • Reports (Departmental Annual Reports, Royal Commissions, Task Forces)
  • Policy Papers
  • In Parliament (Journals, Sessional Papers, Committee Reports)
  • Law and Legislation (Acts, Bills, Regulations, Orders in Council)
  • Court Reports

News Sources:

PERSONAL PAPERS:

  • Unpublished Sources
  • Published Sources

RECORDED IMAGES:

  • Film, Television, Video Footage
  • Photographs and Cartoons

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