Finding Information About Current Affairs: Canadian Politics

Establishing the date an event occurred or locating a summary of a current event can be a useful starting point for researching a topic. The most recent information is available in publications that are designed to provide up-to-date coverage of new events in a timely fashion.

Canadian News Facts 1967-2001
Provides an indexed digest of Canadian current events as reported in major news sources - the Canadian newspapers and the Canadian Press. "Summarizes and indexes developments in Ottawa and the Provincial capitals, news of business and labour, science and the arts, mining and agriculture, religion and education, and many other areas including international relations".
Indexes

Facts on File 1940-
"Provides a record of the facts of the news as reported in the major newspapers of the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. Other material such as government reports and online and Internet news databases provide additional verification and fill in the gaps. Emphasis is on factual content rather than opinion and analysis."
Indexes

Keesings Contemporary Archives 1948-1986
Provides a concise summary of major events, modern history and current affairs throughout the world. Each issue has a monthly outline index. A cumulated name index and a cumulated subject index are published as a supplement.
Indexes

Keesings Record of World Events 1987-
Provides a concise summary of major events, modern history and current affairs throughout the world. Each issue has a monthly outline index. A cumulated name index and a cumulated subject index are published as a supplement.
Indexes

Keesing's World News Archive
Keesing’s is a searchable collection of world events since 1931. Fulltext is available for the past 20 years. Headlines and dates are available back to 1931.

Ottawa Letter 1977- February, 2009
Provides a digest of current events on Parliament Hill. Documents the progress of bills through Parliament and provides a monthly federal legislative record. Includes a subject index.
REF: KE122.V54

View from Ottawa 1969-1976
Provides a listing of articles, theses, government publications and conference papers arranged by broad subject area. Topics include: defense, economic relations, foreign relations, foreign and international law. Includes a name and subject index.
REF: KE122.V54

Created by: Cathy Callaghan, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Created: 30-June-2000
Date Revised: 10-September-2013