Tag Archives: Government Publications

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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