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Political Science


This page lists selected resources that provide information about the Canada.  Use this page in conjunction with the more comprehensive guide to information produced by the Canadian government, Government Publications-Canada

Finding Articles

While Canada is the topic of research indexed in the resources listed on the main Articles tab, the  resources below contain a very high proportion of content about Canada. 

Use the article indexes listed under the Articles tab, plus these Canadian-focused resources.

Books / Annuals

Newspaper Sources

These resources focus on Canadian newspapers. See also UBC Library guide to Newspapers to learn more about addition online and print newspaper sources from and beyond.

Government Resources - Canada

See also the UBC Library Guide to Government of Canada publications to find information about Hansard, Debates, and more.

Government Resources - British Columbia


Party Platforms

The des Libris collection has some platform documents from recent elections. Try searching  platform and Canada and [name of party] in advanced search.

The Manifesto Project provides content analysis of "electoral platforms from over 1000 parties from 1945 until today in over 50 countries on five continents". To view the digitized election materials, create a free account , then select DOWNLOAD under CORPUS & DOCUMENTS. Use the menus on the left of the screen to select a country, party, etc.

Use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to view archived versions of party websites.