See also: Parliament
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
Associated heading: Arts
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
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
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 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.
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
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 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
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.