Tag Archives: Government Publications

Government Printer Peeks, year end 2016

From the final quarter of 2016, several themes predominated among government releases. Care of people with chronic conditions or terminal illnesses Understanding the Lived Experience of Individuals, Caregivers and Families Touched by Frailty, Chronic Illness and Dementia in Ontario /  From : the Law Commission of Ontario 118 p. . Care options choosing the best plan for you and the person you care for.  From: Employment and Social Development Canada. ...
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Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway: new report available for public review

A design and construction report pertaining to “New structures at the western terminus of the Highway 401 (Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway)” has been made available for public review and comment by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Copies of the document will be available at the Central, Nikola Budimir and Sandwich Libraries for a 30 day period, running November 18, 2016 through December 19, 2016....
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Government Printer Peeks

Throughout the last half of 2015 and continuing in 2016, civil servants have been busy digitizing old government reports and guides and then providing links to these e-documents in the catalogue of Collections Canada – our national library. In the future, it will be easier for students, researchers and general readers with inquiring minds to connect to and read documents from our history. Some, like Buttermaking on the farm (published 1917) provide...
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Government Publications Peeks

One effect of the protracted election campaign through most of the latter part of the summer and fall this year was to slow the release of new publications by the federal government. Here is a selection of recent documents. In July a Senate committee released its recommendations for the future of the national broadcaster: Time for change the CBC/Radio-Canada in the twenty-first century. Statistics Canada published the results of their...
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Government Printer Peeks

The release this week of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be the basis of much discussion.  The executive summary, at nearly 400 pages in length, provides a lot of reading. Other recent federal publications include an examination of The economic leadership and prosperity of Canadian women by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, and a report to Parliament on Changes in debt and assets...
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Government Printer Peeks: Spring 2015

The Government of Ontario is looking for people to read and comment on their strategy to overhaul Long term Affordable Housing.  Also in the last month, various ministries at Queen’s Park  published plans and policy proposals for Home  and Community Care, Poverty Reduction, Beer Retailing and Distribution, and the Electricity sector  in our province. The 2015 guide to pick-your-own farms for fresh produce is due to be released in early...
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Government Printer Peeks: Q1, 2015

You may have heard or read about the motion passed in the House of Commons to extend and expand Canada’s military operations against the group known as ISIL.  Operation IMPACT is the Canadian Armed Forces’ mission to support the multinational coalition against ISIL in the Republic of Iraq and the surrounding region. Three documents released in the last few months provide insight into the Government of Canada’s policies for domestic...
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Government Printer Peeks

The recent judgment in appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada on the issue of physician assisted suicide should lead to more debate by the general public, members of health professions, and members of parliament. The original review by the Supreme Court on the Rodriguez case is available online, as are the backgrounders prepared by the Library of Parliament considering both Canadian and international examples. Ontario and British Columbia have issued...
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Windsor Solar Project REA reports: for public inspection at Central

Windsor Solar LP is proposing to build a renewable energy generation project on lands owed by the City of Windsor and contained within the Windsor International Airport. From now until the next public meeting to be held on Thursday January 29, 2015, copies of draft documents relating to the Windsor Solar Project, as required under the Environmental Protection Act, will be available for public viewing.  One set of the two...
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Government Printer Peeks: November ed.

This time of year, many of the reports released by government departments and agencies are their annual performance reviews and summaries of accomplishments. Setting those aside, there are still publications attractive to a broader audience. Those hard-to read nutritional labels on foods will be changing.  Health Canada includes proposed revisions to serving size descriptions. Politicos will want to pick apart the findings of the investigation into Robocalls occurring during the...
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Government Printer Peeks

Recent events in Canada have many people debating how a balance can be found between discovering and preventing terrorist activities, and the protection of individual freedoms. Here are four government reports published within the last year considering these issues. Building resilience against terrorism: Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy ;   2014 public report on the terrorist threat to Canada;  What an IP address can reveal about you, and Introducing privacy-protecting surveillance:Achieving privacy and effective counter-terrorism....
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Government Printer Peeks (end of summer)

The economy figures prominently in today’s selection of online documents available from the senior levels of government. For an overview start with Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy (fall 2014). Then for a look at a specific sector the annual analysis of Manufacturing, 2013. Check out changes in Canadian Labour Productivity, and the state of the Labour Market in Canada since the last Recession. A final Canada – U.S. comparison...
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Government Printer Peeks

Many government documents are background information papers prepared to assist officials in developing policy.  This month’s sampling falls into this category.  Not easy reading, but these reports are still informative to see where the government has made changes or is thinking of revising laws and regulations. Banking fees in Canada: patterns and trends  Consulting Canadians to modernize and improve food labels: what we heard Cybercrime: an overview of incidents and issues in Canada...
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Government Printer Peeks

Trains, Ferries and Automobiles are the topics of today’s selection of recent government documents.  Containers for transport of dangerous goods by rail – a Transport Canada standard. Released  December 2013. 164p. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigation into the Grounding – roll-on/roll-off passenger vessel Jiimaan approaching Kingsville Harbour, Ontario, 11 October 2012. 37p. Canadian motor vehicle traffic collision statistics. “Collected in cooperation with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators”. Based on...
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Windsor Public Library Salary Disclosure

In our continuing effort to be accountable and transparent, Windsor Public Library is releasing the salaries of employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2013. This information is released in accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. Chris Woodrow Acting Chief Executive Officer Salary:  $131,332.79 Taxable Benefits: $794.40 NOTE:  Windsor Public Library does not meet the criteria for salary disclosure, but to be transparent and accountable they are...
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Government Printer Peeks

Some recent government publications may be of particular interest to residents of Windsor and Essex County. State of the Great Lakes tracks the environmental health of an important natural resource. Didn’t have a chance to examine the details on the Independent Expert Review of certain girders manufactured for the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway ? This link will take you to the interim report. After the provincial government withdrew its...
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