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The Library of Parliament publishes a wide range of publications as background material for Members of Parliament. This popular series of publications offer "thumb-nail sketches" of current issues, from a non-partisan perspective. There are 4 different types of papers:

  • Current Issue Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: ##-##E, average 25 pages)
  • Background Papers (e.g. Catalogue No.: BP-XXXE, average 30 pages)
  • Mini Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: MR-XXXE, average 8 pages)
  • Parliamentary Research Branch (e.g. Catalogue No.: PRB XX-XXE, average 30 pages, but ones noted as "In Brief" are as short as 2 pages)
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Asymmetrical Federalism and Minority Francophone Communities in Canada (19 May 2004) PRB 04-14E $16.50 Add to Cart
Australia’s Equalization System (31 March 2005) PRB 04-60E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Canada Health and Social Transfer: Operation and Possible Repercussions on the Health Care Sector (3 June 2003) 95-2E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canada's Fiscal (Im)balance: Both Sides of the Argument [In Brief] (27 November 2002) PRB 02-36E $9.95 Add to Cart
Canada's Fiscal (Im)balance: Revenues and Expenditures [In Brief] (24 October 2002) PRB 02-35E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Canadian Social Union: Questions about the Division of Powers and Fiscal Federalism (18 January 2001) PRB 00-31E $16.50 Add to Cart
A Closer Look at Ontario's "$23-Billion Gap" (10 May 2005) PRB 05-15E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Council of the Federation and Canadian Intergovernmental Relations (9 September 2004) PRB 04-19E $9.95 Add to Cart
Distinct Society: Origins, Interpretations, Implications (December 1995) BP-408E $16.50 Add to Cart
Equalization: Implications of Recent Changes (4 January 2006) PRB 05-91E $13.50 Add to Cart
Equalization: Waiting for the Perfect Formula (25 January 2005) PRB 04-50E $9.95 Add to Cart
Equalization Reforms: Potential Impact (14 June 2002) PRB 02-15E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Federal-Provincial Fiscal (Im)balance in Canada: Where are the Needs and Who has the Money? (10 September 2003) PRB 03-08E $24.95 Add to Cart
Federal Responsibility for the Health Care of Specific Groups (14 December 2004) PRB 04-52E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Federal Spending Power (13 November 2007) PRB 07-36E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Federal Urban Agenda: Issues and Options (9 October 2002) PRB 02-52E $19.95 Add to Cart
Incorporating Age-Based Needs Into Federal Health Transfers (11 December 2002) PRB 02-53E $16.50 Add to Cart
Intergovernmental Relations -- Social Union Issues (17 December 1999) PRB 99-37E $13.50 Add to Cart
Municipalities, the Constitution and the Canadian Federal System (May 2006) BP-276E $16.50 Add to Cart
National Standards and Social Programs: What the Federal Government Can Do (September 1997) BP-379E $29.95 Add to Cart
Property Rights and the Constitution (October 1991) BP-268E $13.50 Add to Cart
Seven Notions About Equalization (18 March 2005) PRB 04-58E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Spending Power: Scope and Limitations (October 1991) BP-272E $13.50 Add to Cart
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This page last modified: May 7, 2008

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