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Library of Parliament Publications: Parliament and the Legislative Process

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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The Access to Information Act and Recent Proposals for Reform (6 February 2006) PRB 05-55E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Accountability of Accounting Officers before Parliamentary Committees (1 October 2008) PRB 08-18E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Accountability of Deputy Ministers Before Parliament (2 February 2006) PRB 05-48E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Arctic: A Canadian Parliamentary Chronology (24 October 2008) PRB 08-11E $9.95 Add to Cart
Becoming a Senator: When and How it Occurs (20 January 2009) PRB 08-35E $4.95 Add to Cart
British House of Lords Reform: Recent Developments (27 February 2009) PRB 08-40E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Canadian Electoral System (May 2004) BP-437E $16.50 Add to Cart
Coming Into Force of Federal Legislation (15 May 2009) PRB 09-03E $9.95 Add to Cart
Committees and Estimates: Powers, Performance and Possible Strategies (22 March 2006) PRB 05-78E $16.50 Add to Cart
Conflict of Interest Rules for Federal Legislators (18 May 2004) 79-3E $16.50 Add to Cart
Conflict of Interest Rules for Parliamentarians: A Long Road (10 March 2006) PRB 05-76E $16.50 Add to Cart
Criminal Charges and Parliamentarians (15 January 2008) MR-126E $9.95 Add to Cart
Electoral Systems (May 1993) BP-334E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner (11 October 2007) PRB 05-59E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Evolution of Private Members' Business in the Canadian House of Commons (22 September 2005) PRB 02-03E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Federal Lobbying System (17 October 2008) PRB 08-17E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Federal Lobbyists Registration System (11 October 2007) PRB 05-74E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Gomery Commission Report, Phase 2 - An Overview (16 February 2006) PRB 05-60E $16.50 Add to Cart
Government and Canada's 39th Parliament: Questions and Answers (7 December 2005) PRB 05-43E $19.95 Add to Cart
House of Commons Procedure: Its Reform (14 April 2004) 82-15E $16.50 Add to Cart
Ministerial Staff: Issues of Accountability and Ethics (1 December 2008) PRB 06-02E $13.50 Add to Cart
Oaths of Allegiance and the Canadian House of Commons (1 October 2008) BP-241E $13.50 Add to Cart
Parliamentary Committee Review of Regulations (18 December 2008) PRB 05-63E $13.50 Add to Cart
Parliamentary Reform and the House of Commons (5 October 2007) PRB 07-43E $9.95 Add to Cart
Political Parties and Parliament Recognition (1 October 2008) BP-243E $13.50 Add to Cart
Reforming the Senate of Canada: Frequently Asked Questions (10 August 2009) PRB 09-02E $24.95 Add to Cart
The Right to Privacy and Parliament [In Brief] (22 February 2006) PRB 05-85E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Role of Parliamentary Secretaries (27 April 2006) PRB 06-07E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Roles of the Member of Parliament in Canada: Are They Changing? (31 May 2002) PRB 02-04E $16.50 Add to Cart
Senate Reform in Canada (17 August 2009) PRB 09-08E $4.95 Add to Cart
Senate Reform: Issues and Recent Developments (21 January 2008) PRB 07-42E $16.50 Add to Cart
Television and the House of Commons (September 2005) BP-242E $16.50 Add to Cart
Women in Parliament (10 August 2009) PRB 05-62E $13.50 Add to Cart

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