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Library of Parliament Publications: Social Security Issues

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 Canada Pension Plan Disability Program: Statistical Overview (7 October 2002) PRB 02-17E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canadian Seniors and Publicly Funded Access to Drugs (17 August 2004) PRB 04-21E $9.95 Add to Cart
Canadian Seniors and Publicly Funded Health Care (15 November 2004) PRB 04-44E $13.50 Add to Cart
Exploring the Circle: Mental Illness, Homelessness and the Criminal Justice System (23 April 2004) PRB 04-02E $13.50 Add to Cart
Family-related Employment Insurance Benefits [In Brief] (6 February 2004) PRB 00-30E $4.95 Add to Cart
Federal Housing Policy: An Historical Perspective (8 January 2003) PRB 02-55E $13.50 Add to Cart
Homelessness (8 January 1999) PRB 99-1E $29.95 Add to Cart
Homelessness: The U.S. and Canadian Experience (12 September 2000) PRB 00-02E $19.95 Add to Cart
Legal Aid in Canada (6 August 2004) PRB 04-38E $16.50 Add to Cart
New Veterans Programs for Injured Canadian Forces Personnel (22 September 2004) PRB 04-46E $9.95 Add to Cart
Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement – Cost of Increasing Benefits [In Brief] (6 July 2004) PRB 04-16E $9.95 Add to Cart
Per Capita Gross Domestic Product: An Appropriate Measure of Living Standards? The Case of Newfoundland and Labrador (26 September 2003) PRB 03-14E $13.50 Add to Cart
Poverty Reduction in Canada — The Federal Role (23 October 2007) PRB 07-22E $13.50 Add to Cart
Poverty Reduction Strategies in Quebec and in Newfoundland and Labrador (26 October 2007) PRB 07-23E $13.50 Add to Cart
Poverty Reduction Strategies in the United Kingdom and Ireland (2 November 2007) PRB 07-28E $13.50 Add to Cart
A Primer on Federal Social Security Contributions [In Brief] (27 August 2007) PRB 07-08E $4.95 Add to Cart
Public Pension Plans and the Labour Market: The Case of the Québec Pension Plan (December 8, 2004) PRB 04-54E $13.50 Add to Cart
Raising the Normal Retirement Age: A Socio-Economic Policy Option or an Imperative for Canada? (10 September 2003) PRB 03-11E $13.50 Add to Cart
Redefining Poverty: The Market Basket Measure [In Brief] (29 May 2003) PRB 03-10E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Reverse Mortgage: A Solution to Retirement Funding (14 February 2003) PRB 02-59E $13.50 Add to Cart
Scaling the Welfare Wall: Earned Income Tax Credits [In Brief] (31 March 2006) PRB 05-98E $4.95 Add to Cart
The Social Security Debate in the United States (18 August 2005) PRB 05-41E $13.50 Add to Cart
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This page last modified: February 15, 2008

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