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Government of Canada homepage
This is the primary internet portal for information on the Government of Canada, its programmes, services, new initiatives and products, and for information about Canada. Among its features are three audience-based gateways that provide access to information and services for: Canadians, Non-Canadians, and Canadian business.

Arctic Blue Books Online
A searchable electronic version of Andrew Taylor's index to 19th Century British Parliamentary Papers concerned with the Canadian Arctic. The index now includes links to each page on which an index term appears.
Associated headings: History, Arctic

The Canada Council for the Arts/Le Conseil des arts du Canada
The website contains information on grant programmes, endowments & prizes (including cumulative lists of prize winners), news, events and other information on the arts in Canada. Free; no registration required.
Associated heading: Arts

Canada Gazette
Canada Gazette is the official news bulletin of the Government of Canada, published by the Canadian Government Publisher since 1841. Canada Gazette Part I, published weekly, contains all formal public notices, official appointments, miscellaneous notices and proposed regulations from the government and private sectors. Canada Gazette Part II, published twice weekly, contains regulations and other statutory instruments. Canada Gazette Part III, published as soon as is reasonably practicable after Royal Assent, contains the most recent Public Acts of Parliament and their enactment proclamations.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Section of the Department of Justice Canada Website presenting the text of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter is an important statement of human rights policy and is enacted as Schedule B to the Constitution Act 1982 (1982, c.79). In the UK, the Charter is Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (1982, c.11). The Charter is presented on the site in English and French language versions in HTML format.

Canadian Government Information on the Internet
Maintained by the Depository Services program. This is a gateway to government sites, and to resources relating to the study of government in Canada.

Canadian Heritage
Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programmes that promote Canadian culture, and foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life. Here you will find information on the arts and culture, diversity and multiculturalism, international, sport and youth.

Canadian High Commission, London
Information about Canada, visiting or emigrating to Canada, studying in Canada, Canadian Studies programmes and conferences in the UK, Canadian cultural events in the UK, and Canada-UK historical, political, and trade relations.

Culture Canada
Information on government-wide programs on culture, heritage and recreation. Information is structured by category, and includes activities on publishing and broadcasting,performing arts, historic sites, and sports and recreation.
Associated headings: Arts, Sport

Department of Justice of Canada
The Department of Justice of Canada is a government department with the mission of ensuring an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice and providing legal services to the government, its departments and agencies. This site gives information about the departments structure and provides links to the full texts of Canada's Constitutional documents, laws, annotated laws, and regulations, and publications.

Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces
Includes information on current and past operations, and a section for key documents and major reports.
Associated heading: Armed forces

Elections Canada
Includes information for voters in Canada, alongside reports on the elctoral process and voting results (from December 1996).

Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC)

Government of Canada Publications
Access to information about federal government publications. These can be found by browsing the online catalogue and weekly checklist of publications. There is a searchable database, covering two decades and including references to over 115,000 publications. The database links to the electronic full-text for more than 23,000 documents.

Government of Quebec
The Quebec government portal. Most of the information is intended for use by citizens and businesses in Quebec. There are links to current affairs, tourist information, and the National Assembly.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Web site of the Canadian Government's Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, it includes profiles of the Inuit and First Nations peoples, elders, women, Aboriginal awareness, Indian and Inuit Art, and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996).

International Trade Canada (ITCan)
The Government of Canada's former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has split into two separate departments which, between them, continue the services and programmes provided by the former DFAIT. FAC supports Canadians abroad, works towards a more peaceful and secure world, and promotes Canadian culture and values internationally. ITCan supports the development of trade by providing services to exporters, developing policy, and by attracting investment in the Canadian economy.

Parks Canada
Parks Canada Agency is responsible for national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. The site includes a "Teachers Corner", currently being developed, and a campground reservation service.
Associated headings: Tourism, Environment

Provincial and Territorial Government Publications
Links to the publications sections of provincial and territorial government websites.

Quebec Government Office in London
Information about the Government Office. The website also promotes cultural and business links between Quebec and the UK.

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
The Treasury Board Secretariat provide advice and support to ministers of the Treasury Board. The website contains a large amount of information, structured by activity or by area of interest (eg "managers", "media", "canadians" etc). The website also includes reports on spending priorities for the Government of Canada, and evaluation of government departments. These are most easily accessed from the "Navigate by: activity" or "Quick links to" menu options.

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