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Library of Parliament Publications: Science, Research and Technology

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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Antibiotic Resistance (4 September 2004) PRB 99-10E $9.95 Add to Cart
Biometrics and Government (11 September 2006) PRB 06-30E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Canadian Light Source: Canada’s Synchrotron (29 March 2004) PRB 03-47E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Digital Divide (24 September 2002) PRB 02-27E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Dolly Phenomenon: "Cloning" in Mammals (30 May 1997) MR-143E $9.95 Add to Cart
Forensic DNA Analysis: Technology and Application (September 1997) BP-443E $24.95 Add to Cart
Genetically Modified Foods (1 November 1999) PRB 99-12E $13.50 Add to Cart
How Can Information Technology Transform the Way Parliament Works? (2 November 2005) PRB 00-28E $16.50 Add to Cart
The Human Genome Project and Beyond: Canada's Role (4 July 2005) PRB 00-11E $4.95 Add to Cart
Human Genome Project and its Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (26 July 2000) PRB 00-08E $13.50 Add to Cart
The International Space Station: Canada's Involvement (26 July 2002) 87-5E $16.50 Add to Cart
Mobilizing Science and Technology: The New Federal Strategy (11 December 2007) PRB 07-32E $9.95 Add to Cart
Nanotechnology (14 May 2002) PRB 02-02E $13.50 Add to Cart
New Frontiers in Forensic DNA Analysis: Implications for Canada's National DNA Data Bank (3 March 2009) PRB 09-29E $16.50 Add to Cart
Research and Development in Canada: Federal Expenditures and Policies (12 December 2002) PRB 02-47E $16.50 Add to Cart
Satellite Radio [In Brief] (9 December 2008) PRB 05-92E $4.95 Add to Cart
Science and Technology: The New Federal Policy (April 1996) BP-414E $16.50 Add to Cart
Scientific Research and Experimental Development: Tax Policy (27 July 2006) 89-9E $16.50 Add to Cart

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