August 2000 News - Page 1
GovernmentGovernment of Canada Telephone Directory: Regional 2000-2001
Organized according to departments, this new edition of the Regional Directory lists contacts and services for the federal government in their Ontario, Atlantic, Quebec, Western and BC/Yukon regional offices (excluding the Ottawa-Hull region).
Taking It to the Hill: The Complete Guide to Appearing before (and Surviving) Parliamentary Committees
Author David McInnes explains the parliamentary rules, the process, the pitfalls and opportunities of getting heard at federal standing committees. A "how-to" reference for lobbyists and advisors, and a valuable resource for students of political science and public administration. Published in 1999.
Canada Gazette Part III Vol. 23 Nos. 2 & 3
Citizenship and Immigration Manuals on CD-ROM June 2000
Canadian Council on Social DevelopmentFederal Publications is pleased to be distributing publications produced by the Council, a recognized authority on social and economic issues. Reports released this year:
The Canadian Fact Book on Poverty 2000
This is a valuable resource for keeping up-to-date with data on poverty in Canada and understanding how poverty affects the country's economy and social fabric. The many debilitating effects of poverty on child development and adult well-being are well documented. This year's edition also includes poverty data from the 1996 Census concerning visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. There is an expanded section on the working poor and market poverty, as well as a discussion of efforts to combine three dimensions of poverty incidence, depth and duration into one measure.
Immigrant Youth in Canada
Provides a fascinating demographic portrait of one of the country's fastest growing populations young people between the ages of 12 and 24 who have immigrated to Canada in the past five years. It also contains interesting insights from recent immigrant youth about the challenges they face and their successes in adapting to life in Canada.
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