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Journalism and Media Studies Research Guide — Web Sites

Writing and Reporting

Montreal Resources

Government:

Statistics:

See also additional statistical databases and resources on the online reference guide

Judicial/Legal:

Community:

Newspapers are also a good source for finding local information. Montreal area newspapers may be searched using Eureka and Canadian Newsstand

Quebec Provincial Resources

Government:

  • CNW Telbec News Service
    Quebec government press releases and invitations to the media
  • Quebec Government (main page)
    Press releases; invitations to the media, lists of agencies, ministeries, organizations. This is a portal page and with extensive links to Quebec government websites.
  • National Assembly of Quebec
    Members of National Assembly, with brief biographical info; index by name or electoral division; lists of Committees and members; committee mandates and proceedings and calendar of proceedings; office holders; National Assembly proceedings; order paper and notices; debates, bills; votes and proceedings.
  • Elections Quebec
    Results and statistics on past provincial general elections, referendums and by-elections(past and upcoming)

Judicial/Legal:

Statistics

Company:

National Resources

See also Canadian Sources of Information

  • CNW Group
    Canadian newswire stories and tools for journalists.
  • About Canada
    A site which functions as an online almanac with links and information about Canadian government, society, environment, geography, arts, population etc. Facts, calendar of events, directory, background information on topical issues and on government departments, agencies and resources.

Government:

  • About Government
    A component of the About Canada site which focuses on government, with a directory of federal Government departments and agencies, government contacts page listing.
  • Elections Canada
    Results of past federal general elections and by-elections
  • Parliamentary Internet
    Bills, debates, journals, committee memberships and mandates, reports, of the House of Commons and the Senate; biographical information, calendars, Library of Parliament background reports on topical issues.
  • Covering the Hill
    Part of Carleton Prof. Mary McGuire's Teaching Journalism Online site. Section headings include Daily News Releases, Federal Government and Federal Agency Websites, Parliamentary Websites, Political Parties, Polling Firms, Sources of News about the federal government and politics.
  • Hill Times

Judicial/Legal:

Statistics:

  • Statistics Canada
    Latest economic indicators, consumer price index, population and community statistics. Worth highlighting are:
    The Daily
    The news bulletin of Statistics Canada for daily news on economic indicators as well as special reports.

Company:

  • Sedar.com
    Provides access to company and investment public filings with the Canadian Securities Administors. Searchable by company name.
  • Edgar
    Provides access to Securities and Exchange Commission filings of U.S. and major Canadian companies

For additional resources with company information, see Company Information

Journalism Tools
Other Fact Checking

See also Online Reference | Reference Databases

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia
    A good place to look for succinct, authoritative and basic background information concerning Canadian people, places and events.
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  • Information Please Almanac
    A standard almanac that is now made available online. A good source for quick information and facts on people, geography, holidays, awards, entertainment, climate.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Useful for authoritative background information. Provides summaries of articles taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • International Database (U.S. Census Bureau)
    Contains demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Social and economic statistics on the United States, published by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Country Studies
    These studies from the Library of Congress describe and analyze 101 countries' political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions. Basic information on media ownership and freedom is included. Major Western nations are excluded.
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