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Government Publications

Government documents offer a wide variety of primary resources on many topics. Issues discussed in the news (past and present) are often discussed by governments and debated by legislative bodies. Examples of frequently consulted government information include the Census (current and historical), Debates, Sessional papers and annual reports, statutes, commissions of inquiry, yearbooks, surveys and statistical handbooks, as well as political party materials.

Click the icons to find information from a specific Government, census and statistical information, and information about intergovernmental treaties.

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