This guide will direct you to the best online resources for government information from Canadian federal agencies.
We have an extensive print collection of Canadian federal official publications dating from the Province of Canada period. The Library has been a selective depository for federal government publications since the 1950s and selects the majority of available material of research interest. To find print publications, use our catalogue and limit search to 'Government Information'.
- Canadian Public Policy Collection
A collection of publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups.
- Canadian Research Index
Provides detailed citations to monographs and serial publications held in the Microlog microfiche collection
- Canadiana.org is a platform which provides access to: Dept. of Foreign Affairs Digital Archive; Early official publications (Early Canadiana Online) and Historical debates of Parliament 1867-1996
Contains citations to Canadian English and French language journals including some government serials
- The Canada Site (Government of Canada homepage)
A single point of access to all programs, services, departments, ministries and organizations of the Government of Canada.
- News Centre has links to News Releases, Speeches and Statements
- Departments and Agencies, listed by name A-Z
- Subject keyword index for federal information, by topic A-Z
- Canadian federal government databases accessible through the Internet
Current: 4th edition, 2008
- Library and Archives Canada Politics and Government
- Government of Canada Web Archive (2005-Nov. 2007)
- University of Toronto's Canadian Government Information web archive (searchable)
- Government of Canada Web Archive ( combined collection 2005-Nov. 2007 and October 2013 - present
- Note - for more extensive archiving see The Internet Archive specifically - Canadian government publications ; Archive-IT (2007-2015) and Gallop (Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada)
- Consultating with Canadians
- Public Opinion Research Reports
Provides access to information about public opinion research contracted after August 1, 2006 for which the final reports have been submitted to Library and Archives Canada.
- Government of Canada Public Opinion Research Reports
Begin by searching the library catalogue.
- Depository Services Program
Lists by title, subject and corporate author of all electronic publications currently available on the DSP server.
- Federal Publications Locator
- Library and Archives Canada Archived Electronic Collection
- Open Government Portal