REPORTING METHODS
Carleton University: Journalism 5206




Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press
Phone: (O) 613-231-8653 (C) 613-859-3752 (fax) 613-238-4452


David McKie, CBC News Investigations
Phone: (O) 613-288-6523 (C) 613-290-7380 (fax) 613-288-6490

Graduate Course 2012/2013 - Winter term


Wednesdays: 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Room 2311 River Building

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Course objectives

1) Obtain a thorough grounding in journalistic research methods.

2) Acquire skills, such as computer-assisted reporting techniques, needed to make sense of the information gathered.

3) Develop the ability to shape the information into accurate and compelling stories.

Many of these objectives are outlined in a speech delivered by the late Canadian journalist, author and activist June Callwood.

Course outline (TOP)

Jan. 9: a. Course introduction b. Access-to-information tips: focusing a request, negotiating, seeking partial releases, complaints c.Introduction to Internet resources (Search engines, news archives, discussion groups, journalism resource sites, specialty sites, government resources, directories, signing on to journalism listservs and Google News alerts)
|| Reading: Digging Deeper, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and Appendix A

Jan. 16: a. Introduction to Internet resources, part two b. Corporate / Business resources (Researching companies, corporate filings, securities exchanges) c. Assignment: Business story
|| Reading: Digger Deeper, Chapter 9 and Appendix C

Higher cost, longer wait times in store for pardon seekers (The Canadian Press)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/higher-cost-longer-wait-times-in-store-for-pardon-seekers/article550866/

U.S. worries about Canadian meat flagged in memo (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/14/pol-foreign-affairs-cfia-us-meat-inspection-xl-foods.html

The access request that lead to the story about U.S. concerns.

XL Foods warned 6 times over lapses before E. coli outbreak (CBC News)
Correction Action Requests issued at Alberta plant for sanitation, contamination

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/08/pol-cfia-xl-foods-atip-corrective-action.html

The access request that lead to the story about the poor sanitation records

Storify'd: CIDA Minister Julian Fantino: Man of (Partisan) Letters No Longer (CBC News_Inside Politics Blog)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2013/01/storifyd-cida-minister-julian-fantino-man-of-partisan-letters-no-longer.html

Dear NDP: CIDA Does Not Need Your Economic Advice (Huff Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/the-honourable-julian-fantino/cida-fantino_b_2340884.html

CIDA rapped for partisan letters from cabinet minister appearing on website (The Canadian Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/cida-rapped-for-partisan-letters-from-cabinet-minister-appearing-on-website-187036861.html?device=mobile

Media Room (CIDA)
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/acdi-cida.nsf/eng/NIC-5492511-HRF

Dear NDP: CIDA Does Not Need Your Economic Advice (CIDA)

Liberals make promises, Conservatives get results (CIDA)

Liberals' letter of complaint to the Privy Council Office

Internet Archive Wayback Machine
http://archive.org/web/web.php

CIDA Home page
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/home

CIDA country contribution data

Tim Hortons
http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.html

SEDAR
http://www.sedar.com/homepage_en.htm

Tim Hortons Inc quarterly reports

Jan. 23: a. Corporate / Business resources (part two) b. Newswriting tips / style c. Assignment: Whatever-happened-to? story
|| Reading: Digging Deeper, Chapters 4, 7

Flaherty letter to CRTC may have breached cabinet rules (The Canadian Press)
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/flaherty-letter-to-crtc-may-have-breached-cabinet-rules/article7459709/?service=mobil

Flaherty letter on the CRTC website
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/ListeInterventionList/Documents.aspx?ID=167366&Lang=e

Jim Flaherty CRTC letter

Access to airline safety reports held up by court action (CBCNews)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/22/pol-airline-safety-sms-porter-lawsuit-transport-canada.html

Mayor’s office rushed casino vote, strategized with OLG: documents (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/mobile/story.html?id=7846710

Plenty of time for public comment on casino, Watson says (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/mobile/story.html?id=7850792

Environment Canada hits alleged polluters with warnings instead of prosecutions (Postmedia)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/environment/Environment+Canada+hits+alleged+polluters+with/7855569/story.html

Jan. 30: a. Business story due b. Interviewing techniques / Sources: the investigative context c. Databases (part one)
|| Reading: Digging Deeper, Chapter 8

MacKay took taxpayer-funded helicopter after officials advised against media event (Montreal Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/MacKay+took+taxpayer+funded+helicopter+after+officials+advised+against+media+event/7880658/story.html

Cybercrime backlog 'a significant risk' to RCMP, internal audit warns (The Canadian Press)
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Cybercrime+backlog+significant+risk+RCMP+internal+audit/7889007/story.html

3 Conservative MPs raised concerns about CNOOC-Nexen deal (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/29/pol-cnooc-nexen-letters-ati-pnp.html

Stephen Harper interview

Query to National Defence re. Victoria-class spare parts

Feb. 6: a. Databases (part two)
|| Reading review: Digging Deeper, Chapter 11 and Appendix A

Unruly Sunwing passengers on their way back to Canada (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/02/05/ns-unruly-air-rage-trend.html

Databases for download

Feb. 13: a. Business story feedback b. Databases (part three) c. Assignment: Database story

Airline safety: Watchdog warns that Canadians are at ‘unnecessary risk’ of runway overruns (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/02/10/airline_safety_watchdog_warns_that_canadians_are_at_unnecessary_risk_of_runway_overruns.html

Manitoba village shocked after plane crash kills 3 boys, dad (CBC News Manitoba)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/02/11/mb-plane-crash.html

Transportation Safety Board
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/deploiement-deployment/aviation/2013/20130211.asp
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/

Collision Course (The Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Waterloo Record)
http://caj.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/mediamag/awards2007/Collision%20Course%20_%20The%20Toronto%20Star,%20June%203,%202006_.pdf

OttawaCensusTracts.kml

Feb. 20: Reading Week. No class scheduled.

Feb. 27: a. Whatever-happened-to? story due b. Access-to-information tips: previously disclosed material / Making sense of records (decoding documents, chronologies) c. Introduction to Library and Archives
|| Reading: Digging Deeper, Chapter 6

March 6: a. No class scheduled but database story due by 7 p.m.

March 13: a. Whatever-happened-to? story feedback b. Pulling records together (How to organize and use various pieces of information)
|| Reading: Digging Deeper, Chapter 12

March 18: March 18: Visit to Library and Archives Canada: Historical research and archival records, 395 Wellington St. at Bay, 8:30 a.m.

March 20: a. Access-to-information story due b. Database story feedback c. Courts / Legal Affairs
|| Reading: Digging Deeper, Chapter 5

Access to airline safety reports held up by court action (CBCNews)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/22/pol-airline-safety-sms-porter-lawsuit-transport-canada.html

Navy Spy Jeffrey Delisle speaks
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/NS/ID/2331219554/

DelisleSearchWarrant

DelisleSearchWarrantReportHome

DelisleSearchWarrantReportVehicle

March 27: a. Overlooked access-to-information records b. Journalistic ethics: investigative quandaries

NDP MP Pat Martin ‘signs off’ from Twitter after calling Tories ‘rat faced whores’ (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/12/20/ndp_mp_pat_martin_signs_off_from_twitter_after_calling_tories_rat_faced_whores.html

Vikileaks case raises debate about whether divorce files should be open to public (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2012/03/11/vikileaks_case_raises_debate_about_whether_divorce_files_should_be_open_to_public.html

'I don't like talking about this:' Flaherty on battle with skin disease (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/i-dont-like-talking-about-this-flaherty-on-battle-with-skin-disease/article8025398/

Do we speak up or shut up when politicians start looking different? (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/do-we-speak-up-or-shut-up-when-politicians-start-looking-different/article8034068/

OPEN SECRET: Conservative cabinet minister John Baird outed (Xtra!)
http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/OPEN_SECRET_Conservative_cabinet_minister_John_Baird_outed-8194.aspx

April 3: a. Access-to-information story feedback b. Strategies for enterprise and beat reporting

Special needs / Accommodation (TOP)

You may need special arrangements to meet your academic obligations during the term. For an accommodation request the processes are as follows:

Pregnancy obligation: write to us with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more details visit the Equity Services website: http://www2.carleton.ca/equity/


Religious obligation: write to us with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more details visit the Equity Services website: http://www2.carleton.ca/equity/

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) provides services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), psychiatric/mental health disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), chronic medical conditions, and impairments in mobility, hearing, and vision. If you have a disability requiring academic accommodations in this course, please contact PMC at 613-520-6608 or pmc@carleton.ca for a formal evaluation. If you are already registered with the PMC, contact your PMC coordinator to send us your Letter of Accommodation at the beginning of the term, and no later than two weeks before the first in-class scheduled test or exam requiring accommodation (if applicable). After requesting accommodation from PMC, meet with one of us to ensure accommodation arrangements are made. Please consult the PMC website for the deadline to request accommodations for the formally-scheduled exam (if applicable) at http://www2.carleton.ca/pmc/new-and-current-students/dates-and-deadlines/
You can visit the Equity Services website to view the policies and to obtain more detailed information on academic accommodation at http://www2.carleton.ca/equity/

School ethics policy: http://www1.carleton.ca/journalism/ccms/wp-content/ccms-files/EthicsPolicy.pdf

School publishing policy: http://www1.carleton.ca/journalism/ccms/wp-content/ccms-files/PublishingPolicy.pdf

School electronic media usage policy: http://www1.carleton.ca/journalism/ccms/wp-content/ccms-files/media-usage-policy-2010.pdf

Assignments and Evaluation(TOP)

Assignments in this course are governed by the provisions of the document Ethics and Professional Standards for the School of Journalism and Communication (see link below). There are four assignments, each with a deadline. Lateness will be penalized, though exceptional circumstances will be taken into account. There is no final examination. Each assignment has three components, all of which will figure in the grade:

A. Copies of the actual documents compiled / gathered (in paper or electronic form).
B. A description of how the documents were obtained, and why they were useful.
C. The resulting story.

Each of the four assignments is worth 20 per cent of the overall course grade. The remaining 20 per cent of the grade will be determined based on presence, punctuality, participation and professionalism.

Final standing in this course is determined by the course instructors subject to the approval of the Dean of Public Affairs. This means that final grades submitted by the instructors may be subject to revision. No grade is final until it has been approved by the Dean.

1) Business story

A news story about a business prepared with the assistance of a financial statement. 600 words, double-spaced (Word format), to be submitted by email before the Jan. 30 class.

Checklist

1) One Word document containing a 600-word story and a 600-word explanation, which to contain a short description of the steps you took to get the story, complete with links to websites, and links to DocumentCloud, which will be explained in class.

2) An Excel workbook.

Business assignment FAQ
Q: This is really complicated, how can I possibly do a story based on a company's financial report(s)?
A: No, it's not. Keep it simple. Remember, the numbers you choose are simply an avenue to a story with a compelling subject, plot, characters and action.
Q: So how do I go about that?
A: You will have to slog through jargon-filled annual report and take good notes. Sorry!! Not so that you can write a jargon-filled story. Rather, so that you can understand the context into which the number you've chosen to explore fits.
Q: The number tells you what. The legwork tells you why. What do you mean by this?
A: Think of a financial statement as a tip sheet, a place to go to get story ideas. If the company is making money at a slower rate than its selling products or services, find out why. The answer may be in the management's discussion and analysis. Or the answer may be in the notes, those superscript numbers at the end of certain sentences of dollar amounts in a table. The answer may emerge from a conversation with an analyst, business professor, or the company itself. The answer to the why will likely be your story.
Q: How can I avoid using jargon?
A: Translate a term in everyday language. Instead of telling me a company had a net income of $150,000,000 at the end of a certain quarter compared to the same period the previous year, simply say that the company made $150,000,000.
Q: But what happens if I use jargon, which may be unavoidable in certain circumstances?
A: Jargon is a crutch, which potentially tells the reader, listener or viewer that you didn't feel like explaining the term or concept in simpler terms. If you don't know what a term means, look it up, or ask an expert. Imagine that you're telling the story to a friend. As a matter of fact, try explaining your story to a friend before writing anything down.
Q: Should I submit a draft?
A: Yes, because it will lead to a better story, and by extension a higher grade; that is, of course, if you give yourself enough time for revisions and then heed the advice in my feedback.
Q: Can I choose any company?
A: Yes.
Q: Does it have to be publicly traded?
A: Yes.
Q: Does it have to be Canadian?
A: No.
Q: Can I choose any financial statement?
A: Yes.
Q: Can I choose only one?
A: Hmmm! The idea is to determine a trend over time. In order to see how a company is really doing, you may have to examine its performance over three or comparable quarters. In our Tim Hortons example, we examined third-quarter results for four successive years, allowing us to determine that the company's profit margin (explained on page 320 of the textbook) was 23.74 % in 2008 compared to 18.49% in 2012, the most recent third-quarter result. Why is this? Good question. The answer could be the story.
Q: Does it matter what number I choose?
A: Generally speaking, no. However, I would avoid using revenue for reasons we've discussed in class. Other numbers such as net income or cash flow are usually better indicators of a company's health.
Q. Must I conduct interviews?
A. Yes, at least one. E-mailed correspondence counts, though, as we've stressed in class, push for conventional interviews.
Q. Should the story emerge from the numbers?
A: Yes. Resist the temptation to begin with an idea or pre-conceived notion about the company, and then attempt to make the numbers fit your focus.
Q: How long should the story be?
A: 600 words. Please respect the word-length.
Q: Should I also submit an explanation of how I did story?
A: Yes. This explainer should be no more than 600 words, and on the same page as the story, meaning that you submit one Word document. The background should contain a list of the resources you used, the people you tried to reach, complete with their contact information such as phone number and email address.
Q: Do you also want documents?
A: Yes. I want you to submit annotated financial form(s), meaning that you highlight the sections and numbers you used for the story. You'll be shown how to upload this documents to a DocumentCloud (https://www.documentcloud.org), a service run by the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors. DocumentCloud is a wonderful tool that allows readers to easily jump from one annotation to the next. The document can then be embedded into your online story or blog. I'll have to set up accounts for everyone, and then show you how to use it.
Q: Should I also submit a spreadsheet?
A: Yes, if you used it to crunch the numbers, which I would strongly advise.
Q: So what would a typical submission to you contain?
A: First of all, I prefer email. So the emailed correspondence would contain a Word attachment ( story, explanation, complete with the DocumentCloud link(s)); You will upload the documents m(financial forms, news releases, etc) to DocumentCloud where they will be uploaded and annotated. This makes my life easier, meaning that I can jump from one annotation the next and thus avoiding wasting time by trying to figure out what you've done.

2) Whatever-happened-to? story

A piece that updates the reader on a memorable person or event from 1993. If you choose to write about a person, select someone who hasn't attracted much, or any, public attention in the last 20 years. 600 words, double-spaced on paper (Word format), due at beginning of the Feb. 27 class.

Checklist

a. Story must include comments from your interview with the person in question or participant(s) in the original event.
b. Copies of two pieces of documentation gathered during research for your story.
c. For EACH of the two pieces of documentation, full-sentence answers to
these questions:
(*) What is the documentation?
(*) How did you find/obtain it?
(*) Why was the documentation helpful?

Whatever-happened-to? story FAQ

Q: The story must include comments from my interview with the person in question or participant(s) in the original event. Does that mean I need to do just one interview?
A: No, treat the story as you would any other. Though it depends on the story, three voices seems about right. You might interview more than one person who remembers the original event, as well as an expert - such as a professor or author - who can place the issue in perspective.

Q: Should I send you an electronic copy of my story?
A: No, hand everything in on paper before class.

Q: What sort of documentation do you want?
A: It could be anything that helped you do the story, such as a news clipping about the original event, a telephone listing of someone you tracked down or a partial transcript of one of your interviews.

Q: Can I just give you the URL of a document?
A: No, please print it out or scan it, and don't forget to answer the questions on the checklist.


3) Database story

A story based on information gleaned from the database you build in class. 600 words, double-spaced (Word format), to be submitted by email before the March 6 class.

Checklist

a. One word document with a 600-word story, and an explanation of methdology of similar length, but preferably shorter.
b. One Excel table containing the filtered table that shows your trend.
c. Documents uploaded to DocumentCloud and annotated.

FAQ for the computer-assisted reporting assignment

Q: What data set can I use?
A: Since we've been working with CADORS, you'll be required to upload a data set that will lead to the story you end up doing.
Q: How can I identify a trend?
A: As we've seen in class, there are many ways to accomplish this task. The simplest method is to get the information into a pivot table, filter it for the event you want to examine. Once you're happy with the subset, copy the pivot table, and paste it into a new worksheet as a "paste special", which will get rid of the formula that Excel used to create the pivot table and just leave you with the actual table. At that point, you'll be able to do the math, such as the percent increases we calculated when determining which provinces had the highest rate of disruptive passenger events. But remember, the filtered data set that kick starts your research is only a tip sheet, akin to the financial form from the business assignments. The data tell you what happened, not why. The research and interviews produces the why; that is, the reason that helps explain the trend.
Q: How many years of data should I use?
A: At least five, full years: Jan. 1, 2008-Dec. 31, 2012. Include events from 2013. Because as we've been with the disruptive passengers, planes skidding off runways and planes crashing, occurrences in 2013 are making news. Similar evens from previous years establish the trends.
Q: What if I'm not sure about the trend I'm analysing?
A: To ensure that you're on the right track, let's follow the same protocol we would in a newsroom. Run the trend by me by sending the filtered table. I don't need to see the entire database, just copy and paste the table with the filtered table into a new worksheet, and then email it to me as an attachment.
Q: What's my deadline for submitting the table?
A: Feb. 20 at the very latest, which would give you two weeks to conduct the research, set up interviews and then write. Obviously, the sooner you submit the data, the more time you have to begin the steps I've just described. Please, please yourself a favor: get the data portion of the assignment over and done with as soon as possible. Well before Feb. 20 if possible. That way you can spend as much time, researching, interviewing and writing.
Q: What happens if I miss the Feb. 20 deadline for submitting the data?
A: You won't!
Q: Can I use another data set?
A: No.
Q: How many interviews must I do?
A: Because you have more time to complete this assignment, at least two. Obviously, if you don't give yourself enough time to research, you'll run out of time to conduct the interviews and write draft versions, two important steps that will help insure the best results.
Q: What other resources should I use?
A: The Transportation Safety Board is an excellent resource, which is why I've included it as a link. It contains accident reports that can become a significant part of your story and sources for possible interviews.
Q: When I've completed the assignment, what should I submit?
A: Documents such as Transportation Safety Board reports should be uploaded to DocumentCloud and annotated, as you did in the business assignment. The story is to be 600 words, accompanied by an explanation of approximately the same length, though it can be shorter, and in point form. You must also send the Excel file, but only the table that contains the final data set that identifies the trend on which your story is based. Please DO NOT SEND ME THE ENTIRE Excel workbook with all the worksheets you'll be inevitably using. Those files will become too large to send and may even bounce back.
Q: When is the deadline?
A: Before class on March 6. Remember, we don't have class because of the archive visit earlier in the week. Nevertheless, you'll be required to submit the assignment by 7:00 PM that evening. Anything past that deadline will be considered late and be deducted half a mark for each subsequent day. I save this point for last because I know it won't be an issue. Best of luck. I'm sure the stories will be terrific.

4) Access-to-information story

A news story based on documents obtained through access-to-information/freedom-of-information laws. 600 words, double-spaced on paper, due at the beginning of the March 20 class.

Checklist

Along with your story, please hand in the following in hard copy:

a. Copies of at least one request to EACH of the three levels of government (municipal, provincial, federal).
b. Copies of correspondence received/sent by you during the course of each of the requests.
c. Copies of at least two particularly relevant pages of information obtained under the access laws that assisted your story.
d. For the pages in (c) above, full-sentence answers to these questions:
(*) What is the information?
(*) From which department and level of government did you obtain these pages?
(*) Why was this information helpful?

Access-to-information story FAQ

Q: How should I select which pages to hand in?
A: Choose records that contain passages you quoted or information that underpinned your story. You can hand in more than two pages, but please try to highlight relevant passages and do not hand in entire documents or huge volumes of paper.

Q: Do you want to see all the access requests I did?
A: No, just one from each of the three levels of government, but please be sure to include the one(s) you based your story on.

Q: Do you want every piece of correspondence related to the three requests?
A: I want to see all relevant correspondence to help me understand how things proceeded.

Q: I dealt with agencies largely on the phone. What should I do?
A: Please give me dates and summaries of these calls wherever possible.

Q: I forgot to make copies of my requests. What should I do?
A: Please try to recreate the wording and date of your original requests as best you can.

Q: Do I have to use the documents in my story?
A: Yes, there should be a substantial connection between the records you have obtained and your story. A good test of this is to ask, 'Could I really have done this story without the documents?'

Q: Can I use more than one set of records in my story?
A: Yes, if they fit into your piece. But one set of records from any of the levels of government is fine.

Q: I am having serious trouble obtaining records. What should I do?
A: Talk to Jim about any difficulties you might be having. We will discuss Plan B approaches in class to ensure you have documents on which to base your story.

Q: My classmate has a set of documents they're not using. Can I use them?
A: No.

A shopping list of key records (TOP)

20 records you can get using the federal Access to Information Act

1. RECORD: Ministerial briefing notes. DEPARTMENT: All departments. ASK FOR: All briefing notes prepared specifically to help the new minister become acquainted with his/her new portfolio. HINT: Make this request a week or two after a new cabinet is named. RESULT: Yields wide range of information about a department's plans/activities.

2. RECORD: Expense claims. DEPARTMENT: All departments/agencies. ASK FOR: Receipts, invoices and guest lists detailing travel and hospitality expenses claimed by a deputy minister or other senior bureaucrat. HINT: Limit request to no more than one year's worth of claims. RESULT: Can reveal spending habits and establish dates of key meetings, dealings.

3. RECORD: Correspondence. DEPARTMENT: All departments/agencies. ASK FOR: Correspondence with a minister or agency head on a topic of interest. HINT: Frame request narrowly. For instance, exclude letters from the public if you do not require them. RESULT: Can uncover letters from provincial premiers, lobby groups.

4. RECORD: House cards. DEPARTMENT: All departments. ASK FOR: All cards prepared for the minister in the House of Commons on a specific issue. HINT: Watch headlines, Commons debates for ideas. RESULT: Often contain much more detail, background than revealed in Question Period.

5. RECORD: Material on possible legislation. DEPARTMENT: All departments. ASK FOR: Records concerning possible legislation or other initiatives on a given issue. HINT: Limit request to cover the last year to ensure currency of material. RESULT: Provides insight into initiatives that might be in pipeline, and reasons why the initiatives might (or might not) proceed.

6. RECORD: Meeting minutes. DEPARTMENT: All departments/agencies. ASK FOR: Minutes from the two most recent meetings of a specific committee. HINT: Make calls to find out meeting schedules and whether minutes are kept. RESULT: Can aid in understanding internal policy debates and decisions.

7. RECORD: Audits. DEPARTMENT: All departments, most agencies. ASK FOR: Audits and evaluations completed by or for the department/agency on specific subjects in the last year. HINT: Ask department informally for list of audits conducted in the last year. RESULT: Audits often reveal shortcomings in programs, policies.

8. RECORD: Polls. DEPARTMENT: All departments, but especially Privy Council Office. ASK FOR: Polls conducted for the department on a given subject. HINT: Some (but not all) polls are released informally. RESULT: Can reveal public attitudes towards government policies.

9. RECORD: Contract information. DEPARTMENT: All departments. ASK FOR: A copy of the contract for a specific project. HINT: Public Works and Government Services administers many contracts. RESULT: Reveals details of financial arrangements with private companies.

10. RECORD: Responses to discussion papers. DEPARTMENT: Any department that publishes consultation/discussion paper. ASK FOR: Copies of all submissions in response to the department's paper. HINT: Put in request just after cut-off date for submissions. Only narrow request if certain submissions are required. RESULT: Reveals views of wide cross-section of groups on pressing issues.

11. RECORD: Contracted studies. DEPARTMENT: Privy Council Office. ASK FOR: Specific studies, research conducted for PCO. HINT: Ask informally for list of studies, which is updated regularly. RESULT: Yields advice prepared for government on unity, security, parliamentary affairs and other key issues.

12. RECORD: 20-year-old cabinet documents. DEPARTMENT: Privy Council Office. ASK FOR: Cabinet records on a specific issue. HINT: Check almanac for noteworthy past events. RESULT: Meeting minutes reveal thinking of ministers on issues. (Cabinet documents routinely become public only after 30 years).

13. RECORD: Prime Minister's email. DEPARTMENT: Privy Council Office. ASK FOR: E-mail sent to the Prime Minister by visitors to his website. HINT: Limit request to a one-week period. RESULT: Names of correspondents are deleted, but letters yield an interesting mix of feedback, including light-hearted, angry and thoughtful correspondence.

14. RECORD: Criminal intelligence briefs. AGENCY: RCMP. ASK FOR: Criminal intelligence briefs prepared during the last six months. HINT: Make time-frame the last couple of years if you are seeking a brief on a specific subject. RESULT: Briefs cover issues such as aboriginal militancy, drug trade and smuggling.

15. RECORD: Incident reports. AGENCY: RCMP. ASK FOR: Incident report on a specific event. HINT: Broaden request to include other records if incident is a prolonged one, such as a standoff. RESULT: Can help explain police decision-making.

16. RECORD: Lessons learned. DEPARTMENT: National Defence. ASK FOR: "Lessons learned" from major military missions. HINT: Wait a month or two after mission is complete. RESULT: Provides evaluation of peacekeeping tours and other assignments.

17. RECORD: UFO reports. DEPARTMENT: Transport. ASK FOR: Reports of unidentified flying objects filed by the public. HINT: UFO reports are also often filed with Defence and RCMP. RESULT: Names of people who make reports are deleted, but other details can be released.

18. RECORD: Observer reports. DEPARTMENT: Fisheries. ASK FOR: Observer reports prepared for the department. HINTS: Limit request to specific geographic area and time frame. RESULTS: Can provide details about operations of foreign vessels.

19. RECORD: SIRC reports. AGENCY: Security Intelligence Review Committee. ASK FOR: Specific reports prepared by committee on CSIS activities. HINT: Reports are listed in back of committee's annual report. RESULT: Reports, though heavily edited, provide check on spy agency CSIS.

20. RECORD: CRTC debriefing notes. AGENCY: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. ASK FOR: Debriefing notes prepared in connection with a specific licensing hearing. HINT: Make request shortly after licence decision is made. RESULT: Can provide behind-the-scenes reasoning on why TV, radio licences are granted or denied.

Ten ways to improve your searches (TOP)

1. Look to the headlines for ideas.

2. Check the relevant federal websites for forms, contacts, info on
departmental holdings.

3. Call the access co-ordinator before making your request.

4. Call the co-ordinator after submitting your request.

5. Make similar requests to more than one agency or government.

6. Keep a photocopy of each request and attach all return correspondence.

7. Negotiate with agencies.

8. Be persistent. If necessary, complain.

9. Read the records you receive carefully.

10. Don't get discouraged.

Biographies (TOP)

Jim Bronskill

Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, the RCMP and justice-related issues. He has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories. Before joining CP in November 2003, Jim was a reporter with Southam News (now CanWest News Service). He previously held various positions at CP and has also worked for the Ottawa Citizen, the Owen Sound Sun Times and TVOntario. Jim holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University. In each of the last two years he and colleague Sue Bailey were National Newspaper Award finalists for investigative stories on Taser stun guns. In 2002, Jim received two Canadian Association of Journalists awards, including one for best overall investigative report, for a series he co-wrote with David Pugliese of the Citizen about the crackdown by security agencies on public dissent. Three years ago he and Bailey won the national Justicia Award for a series on how the justice system often fails the mentally ill.

Jim was part of a team that collaborated with the CBC/Radio-Canada to earn the 2008 Michener Award for their series on taser use by the RCMP.

David McKie

David McKie is an Ottawa-based, award-winning journalist and an author who has been radio with the CBC for 19 years. In researching topics such as health and safety, he has become increasingly dependent on computer-assisted investigative reporting techniques, using the Internet to find sources, background material, and using spreadsheets and database managers to organize information and produce story ideas. He is now with the CBC's investigative unit.

To get an idea of the stories he has researched, written and broadcast, please go to the following links: A Matter of Trust, Faint Warning (for which he was nominated for a Michener Award in 2003), Prescribed to Death , Dying for a Job and Out of Synch, Beaten Down: Fear and Violence in Canada's Nursing Homes and Off-Limits. For a story in the series, A Matter of Trust, on a botched clinical trial and its effect on two families, David and CBC documentary maker, Bob Carty, won the 2003 Science in Society Journalism Award in the radio category. Faint Warning was a finalist for the 2004 Michener award, winner of the 2004 RTNDA award for best investigative report, and winner the Canadian Association of Journalists' 2004 computer-assisted reporting (CAR) award and the overall CAJ award for best investigative series. Faint Warning won the Service Journalism category for the 2004 Online News Association. The follow-up series, Prescribed to Death, that ran in 2005 was also a big award winner. The series won the CAJ's 2006 CAR award, the Open Radio News Award and, for the second year in a row, the overall award. The series also won the 2006 CNA ( Canadian Nurses Association ) & CMA ( Canadian Medical Association ) Media Awards for Excellence in Health Reporting and the American-based IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) award in the radio category. Dying for a Job won the 2007 Excellence in Health Reporting from the Canadian Medical Associationa and the Canadian Nurses' Association. His latest project, Beaten Down: Fear and violence in Canada's Nursing Homes, examines the national problem of violence in Canadian long-term care facilities. And he recently followed that up with Off-Limits, an investigation into doctors who continue to prescribe atypical anti-psychotics to seniors despite Health Canada warnings about increased risk of heart attack, stroke -- and death. He's working with The Canadian Press and The Toronto Star on Tasers and food safety , respectively. And for the taser series, David and Jim were part of the large team that earned the 2008 Michener Award.

David edits a magazine for the Canadian Association of Journalists called Media, which you can find at: Media magazine And he maintains a website that keeps track of access-to-information requests that are made to federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations. The CAIRS site, which used to be maintained by professor Alasdair Roberts, has become a valuable tool for journalists.

David obtained a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University in the summer of 2001. One of the areas he researched was the evolution of computer-assisted, investigative reporting in Canada and the United States. And he was also one of four journalists/journalism instructors who wrote Digging Deeper, a Canadian textbook on investigative research techniques. You can order it by visiting Amazon.ca. And has helped write a second textbook, Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer.

He also contributed to a textbook on Canada's Access to Information Act entitled Brokering Access.

ACCESS-TO-INFORMATION-LINKS (Top)

The Canadian Access to Information Manual (courtesy of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa)
http://idtrail.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=284&Itemid=88

Federal Enquiry points
http://www.infosource.gc.ca/enq-ctr/2008/enq-ctr/enq-ctr00-eng.asp

Info Source (directory of holdings)
http://www.infosource.gc.ca/index-eng.asp

Access to Information and Privacy Coordinators
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/atip-aiprp/apps/coords/index-eng.asp

Access to Information request forms
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbsf-fsct/350-57_e.asp

Brokering Access: Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada
http://www.ubcpress.ca/books/pdf/chapters/2012/BrokeringAccess.pdf

Access to Information Act (including the institutions covered by the law)
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/Readability/A-1.pdf

Specific Exemptions under the Access to Information Act (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat)
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?section=text&id=13784

Completed Access to Information Requests ( a running tally of departments and agencies posting summaries of completed ATI requests)
http://open.gc.ca/eng/completed-access-information-requests

Search Summaries of Completed ATI Requests
http://data.gc.ca/eng/search/ati?

David McKie's CAIRs page
CAIRS

CAIRS.Info (maintained by University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist)
http://www.cairs.info/

Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Bulletins
http://www.infosource.gc.ca/bulletin/bulletin-eng.asp

Office of the Information Commissioner (complaints, resources)
http://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/eng/

Report Cards (Information Commissioner)
http://www.oic-ci.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr_spe-rep_rap-spe_rep-car_fic-ren.aspx

Teaching Freedom of Information (FOI courses taught at universities around the world)
http://www.right2info.org/resources/teaching-foi

BLOGS

David McKie
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/syndication/blog-author-david-mckie.xml

Alex's Blog (Alex Himelfarb)
http://afhimelfarb.wordpress.com/alex/

Alexander Holbourn: Information and Privacy Blog
http://informationandprivacylaw.com/

Visible Government
http://visiblegovernment.ca/

The art of access (The blog serves as a companion to an American book by the same name)
http://theartofaccess.com/

Defamation Law Blog
http://defamationlawblog.wordpress.com/

Analysis & Opinion (Reuters)
http://blogs.reuters.com/us/

BOOKS

The Art of Access: Strategies for Acquiring Public Records
http://www.cqpress.com/product/Art-of-Access-Strategies.html

Federal Access to Information and Privacy Legislation Annotated 2011 by Colonel Michel W. Drapeau & Marc-Aurèle Racicot
http://www.pubgouv.com/legislation/fed_access.htm

ARTICLES

Notable Canadian news stories based on ATIA requests

Governmental Secrecy in Canada: An Update

CITIES

Calgary
http://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerks/Pages/Freedom-of-Information-and-Protection-of-Privacy/Freedom-of-Information-and-Protection-of-Privacy.aspx

Edmonton
http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/city_organization/freedom-of-information-and-privacy.aspx

Fredericton
http://www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/rtipp2013.asp

Ottawa
http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/access-information-and-privacy

Halifax Regional Municipality
http://www.halifax.ca/irm/index.html

Hamilton
http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/MFIPPA_adn_PHIPA.htm

Moncton
http://www.moncton.ca/Government/Right_to_Information_and_Protection_of_Privacy_Act__RTIPPA_.htm

Montreal
http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=5798,39687582&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Regina
http://www.regina.ca/residents/council-committees/learn-city-clerk/access_to_information_and_protection_of_privacy/

Saskatoon
http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/City%20Clerks%20Office/Pages/FreedomofInformation.aspx

Toronto
http://www.toronto.ca/cap/form_foi.htm

Waterloo
http://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/freedomofinformation.asp

Winnipeg
http://www.winnipeg.ca/clerks/docs/fippa/fippa.stm

Vancouver
http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/foi/index.htm

PROVINCES

Alberta
http://foip.alberta.ca/pbdirectory/index.cfm

British Columbia
http://www.gov.bc.ca/citz/iao/foi/
http://www.gov.bc.ca/citz/iao/foi/contacts/index.html
http://www.oipc.bc.ca/
http://www.openinfo.gov.bc.ca/ibc/index.page?

Completed Freedom of Information requests at BCFerries
http://www.bcferries.com/about/foi/tracker.html

Access in the Academy: Bringing FOI and ATI to Academic Research (BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association)
https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=1552&AID=2700:

Manitoba
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/fippa/
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/fippa/public_bodies/public_bodies_under_fippa.html
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/fippa/public_bodies/forms.html

Manitoba (Access to information requests -- weekly listing)
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/fippa/disclosure.html

New Brunswick
Main:http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.200949.html
Law: http://www.gnb.ca/acts/acts/r-10-3.htm

Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.justice.gov.nl.ca/just/info/index.html

Northwest Territories
http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/ATIPP/index.shtml

Nova Scotia
Main: http://www.foipop.ns.ca/rep_prov.html
List of departments: http://www.foipop.ns.ca/about_request.html
Review: http://www.foipop.ns.ca/

The Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia
http://www.nsrighttoknow.ca/

Nunavut
http://www.gov.nu.ca/eia/atip/

Ontario
Main: http://www.accessandprivacy.gov.on.ca/english/doi/index.html
Forms: http://www.accessandprivacy.gov.on.ca/english/download/index.html
FAQ: http://www.cfipo.gov.on.ca/mbs/dor/dirrec.nsf/webpages/FAQ
Decisions on complaints to the province's privacy commissioner: Decisions and resolutions

Prince Edward Island
http://www.gov.pe.ca/jps/FOIPPfaqs
http://www.gov.pe.ca/forms/pdf/641.pdf
http://www.gov.pe.ca/jps/index.php3?number=1024337&lang=E

Quebec
http://www.cai.gouv.qc.ca/index-en.html

Quebec access-to-information coordinators
http://www.cai.gouv.qc.ca/documents/CAI_liste_resp_acces_eng.pdf

Saskatchewan
http://www.justice.gov.sk.ca/Contacts-by-Institution

Yukon
http://www.atipp.gov.yk.ca/

HEALTH AUTHORITIES

Rouge Valley Health System
http://www.rougevalley.ca/access-to-information

INTERNATIONAL

The World Bank
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/03/000112742_20100603084843/Rendered/PDF/548730Access0I1y0Statement01Final1.pdf
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTWDS/0,,detailPagemenuPK:64187510~menuPK:64187513~pagePK:64187848~piPK:64187934~searchPagemenuPK:64187283~siteName:WDS~theSitePK:523679,00.html

Historically Significant FBI Files
http://vault.fbi.gov/

Open Government: a journal on freedom of information
http://www.opengovjournal.org/index

Overview of FOIA Countries Worldwide – February 1 2006
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2006/feb/foia-feb-2006.pdf

governmentattic.org (U.S.)
http://www.governmentattic.org/

governmentattatic.org (FOI logs)
http://www.governmentattic.org/

U.S. FOI requests
http://www.rcfp.org/foiact/index.html

U.S. FOI requests for electronic data by state
http://www.rcfp.org/elecaccess/

U.S. Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
http://www.cjog.net/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Electronic Reading Room
http://www.fda.gov/foi/electrr.htm

The FOI Advocate (U.S. news of developments in the area of freedom of information)
http://foiadvocate.blogspot.com/

U.K. FOI requests
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/list/successful

The Sunshine Government Initiative (a coalition of U.S. media groups that advocates opening up access to government records)
http://www.sunshineingovernment.org/

ACCESS TO INFORMATION-FEDERAL[Top]

National Research Council Canada
http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/reports/access-information-2010-11.html

ACCESS TO INFORMATION_POLICE[Top]

Calgary Police Service
http://www.calgarypolice.ca/privacyPop.html

Durham Regional Police Service
http://www.drps.ca/internet_explorer/over_the_counter/index.asp?Do_What=fetch&Page=1&ID=10&Category_ID=3

Edmonton Police Service
http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/AboutEPS/HowToRequestInformation.aspx

Fredericton Police Force
http://www.fredericton.ca/en/publicsafety/ContactPoliceMain.asp

Halifax Regional Municipality

http://www.halifax.ca/irm/pdf/form1.pdf

Halton Regional Police
http://www.hrps.on.ca/RecordsCourts/FOI/Pages/default.aspx

Hamilton Police Services
http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/HPS/Services/Records/PoliceOccurrenceReports.htm

London Police Service
http://www.police.london.ca/d.aspx?s=/Services/FOI/default.htm

Niagara Regional Police
http://www.nrps.com/foi/default.asp

Peel Regional Police
http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/Police%20Records/Freedom%20Of%20Information%20Requests.aspx

Regina Police Service
http://www.reginapolice.ca/contact.htm

Vancouver Police Department
http://vancouver.ca/police/organization/support-services/information-privacy.html

Vancouver Police Department (Published Freedom of Information requests)
http://vancouver.ca/police/organization/public-affairs/freedom-of-information.html

Waterloo Regional Police Service
http://www.wrps.on.ca/job/access-information-analyst

York Region Police
http://www.police.york.on.ca/foi.aspx

Canadian Newspaper Association freedom-of-information audit of police forces (CBC story)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/01/09/access-to-information.html?ref=rss

ACCESS TO INFORMATION STORIES IN THE NEWS[Top]

The 2011 National Freedom of Information Audit (The Canadian Newspaper Association and The Canadian Community Newspapers Association)
http://www.newspaperscanada.ca/public-affairs/FOI2011

Access to Information Act Failure: Watchdog Suzanne Legault Finds Big Problems With Delays, Denials (Huffington Post Canada)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/06/17/access-to-information-act_n_878865.html

Access to information denied: Interview with Dean Beeby
http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2011/05/best-net/access-information-denied-interview-dean-beeby

Another Blow to Access to Information: Supreme Court of Canada Denies Access to Political Documents in Ministers’ Offices (Inforrm's Blog: The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog)
http://inforrm.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/another-blow-to-access-to-information-supreme-court-of-canada-denies-access-to-political-documents-in-ministers%E2%80%99-offices/

Budget cuts undermine federal access-to-information system: watchdog (The Canadian Press)
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/budget-cuts-undermine-federal-access-to-information-system-watchdog-1.1227794

Canada (Information Commissioner) v. Canada (Minister of National Defence): Democratic Governance, Transparency and Accountability or Exective Priviledge?
http://www.thecourt.ca/2011/05/19/canada-information-commissioner-v-canada-minister-of-national-defence-democratic-governance-transparency-and-accountability-or-executive-privilege/

BC Ferries to alter controversial policy on FOI disclosure

CBC document dispute continues at Access committee: Kady O'Malley liveblogs the House of Commons Access to Information committee hearings on the CBC (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/11/01/pol-kady-stub.html

CBC head defends broadcaster on access to info (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/11/24/pol-cbc-ethics-committee-lacroix.html

CBC must hand over files to information watchdog (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/11/23/pol-cbc-information-commissioner-appeal.html

CBC still refusing to release info (Toronto Sun)
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/08/19/cbc-still-refusing-to-release-info

CBC one in long list of federal agencies to go up against info czar in court (The Canadian Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/breakingnews/cbc-one-in-long-list-of-federal-agencies-to-go-up-against-info-czar-in-court-131944473.html

Canada mediocre in access to information rankings (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1062154--canada-mediocre-in-access-to-information-rankings

Bid to see Champlain Bridge report denied: Gazette to appeal federal body's ruling (The Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/bridge+report+denied+Gazette+appeal+federal+body+ruling/5330765/story.html

Canada to probe alleged ‘muzzling’ of government scientists (The Japan Times)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2013/04/04/environment/canada-to-probe-alleged-muzzling-of-government-scientists/#.UWBgT5Osh8E

Chilly White North? Canadian government secrecy on the rise (The Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2013/0405/Chilly-White-North-Canadian-government-secrecy-on-the-rise

CommitteeWatch: Hey, remember formerly alleged Access to Information interferent Sebastien Togneri? (CBCnews_Inside Politics Blog)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/08/committeewatch-hey-remember-formerly-alleged-access-to-information-interferent-sebastien-togneri.html

Conflicting answers on whether complete Mercier Bridge reports will be released (The Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/Conflicting+answers+whether+complete+reports+will+released/5281505/story.html

Court rejects CBC appeal in access-to-information feud (The Canadian Press)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/court-rejects-cbc-appeal-in-access-to-information-feud/article2246240/

CBC's David McKie on investigative reporting: Your Community Blog
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/04/cbcs-david-mckie-on-investigative-reporting.html

Even Montreal's executive committee agenda is shielded (The Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Even+exec+committee+agenda+shielded/5238086/story.html

Feds, several provinces get low marks for information transparency (Postmedia News)
http://www.vancouversun.com/Feds+several+provinces+marks+information+transparency/5461784/story.html

Feds appeal judge's order to open up RCMP security file on Tommy Douglas (The Canadian Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/feds-appeal-judges-order-to-open-up-rcmp-security-file-on-tommy-douglas--130807383.html

From the bench, a boost for government secrecy (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/from-the-bench-a-boost-for-government-secrecy/article2022108/

Government institutions don't respect access to information laws (The Hill Timesonline)
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/page/printpage/-08-22-2011

Groups demand inquiry after RCMP drops access to info case (The Gazette)
http://ipolitics.ca/2011/08/30/groups-demand-commons-probe-of-rcmp-decision-to-drop-access-to-info-case/

Notable Canadian print news stories based on ATIA requests

How Freedom of Information requests led to a Parliamentary scandal: Read an excerpt from Heather Brooke’s book (Ted Blog)
http://blog.ted.com/2012/10/18/how-freedom-of-information-requests-led-to-a-parliamentary-scandal-read-an-excerpt-from-heather-brookes-book/

Info commish slams Foreign Affairs bureaucrats (Toronto Sun)
http://m.torontosun.com/2012/02/19/info-commish-slams-foreign-affairs-bureaucrats

Perils of BC's New Freedom of Info Policy (The Tyee)
http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2011/08/31/New-BC-FOI-Policy/

On access to information, Canada is a developing country (The Globe and Mail editorial)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/on-access-to-information-canada-is-a-developing-country/article2242001/

Open CBC's records, Quebecor owner says (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/20/pol-cbc-access-hearings-parliament.html

Restaurant inspection reports may go online (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/10/24/nl-reconsidering-making-resto-inspections-available-1024.html
http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/inspections/index.html

Rethink secrecy over Tommy Douglas files, Ottawa told (The Canadian Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/08/11/pol-court-douglas-rcmp-archives.html

Rules are no substitute for cultivating a culture of open government (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/04/05/rules_are_no_substitute_for_cultivating_a_culture_of_open_government.html

The Gazette's View: Inspection reports: the stonewalling must stop
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Gazette+View+Inspection+reports+stonewalling+must+stop/5336621/story.html

Roadblocks
Five ways Ottawa stymies Access to Information requests (The Globe and Mail)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/five-ways-ottawa-stymies-access-to-information-requests/article1871729/

SCC Establishes Scope of Access to Information Act (A legal blog about the law of information)
http://allaboutinformation.ca/2011/05/15/scc-establishes-scope-of-access-to-information-act/

SCOC says no: ministerial agendas off-limits (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/05/scoc-says-no-ministerial-agendas-off-limits.html

Stephen Harper could relax now, but will he? (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/stephen-harper-could-relax-now-but-will-he/article2025515/

Tasha Kheiriddin: Supreme Court: PM entitled to a hidden agenda (National Post)
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/05/13/tasha-kheiriddin-supreme-court-pm-entitled-to-a-hidden-agenda/

The push for Open Government - up to a point (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2012/01/the-push-for-open-government-up-to-a-point.html

Top court says PM, ministers not subject to info law (CBCNews)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/05/13/supreme-court.html

Truce called in CBC dispute at Commons committee on Access to Information (The Canadian Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/truce-called-in-cbc-dispute-at-commons-committee-on-access-to-information-134458068.html

BLOGS[Top]

David McKie
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/syndication/blog-author-david-mckie.xml

Glen McGregor (A few tasteful snaps: Mostly about Canadian data journalism and politics)
http://afewtastefulsnaps.wordpress.com/

Justin Piche (Tracking the Politics of 'Crime' and Punishment in Canada)
http://tpcp-canada.blogspot.com/

Fagstein (Maintained by Montreal Gazette copy editor Steve Faguy and self-described "twenty-something geek freelance journalist who lives in Montreal")
http://blog.fagstein.com/

The SPJ International Journalism Committee Blog
http://blogs.spjnetwork.org/ijc/

Now The Details
http://nowthedetails.blogspot.com/

BUSINESS ANALYSIS [Top]

Hoovers
http://www.hoovers.com/#megamenu_0.html

Summary table — Debt to equity ratio by industries (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/61-219-x/2010000/t007-eng.htm

Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/

Financial glossary (Reuters)
http://glossary.reuters.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Society of American Business Writers and Editors
http://sabew.org/resources/resources/

CANADIAN BUSINESS [Top]

Google Finance
http://finance.google.com/finance
http://finance.google.ca/finance

FPinfomart.ca (Canada's largest provider of news & broadcast media monitoring, financial and corporate data)
http://www.fpinfomart.ca/

Business Terminology
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/Glossary/glossary-A.htm

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

http://www.investorwords.com/

Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
http://www.duke.edu/~charvey/Classes/wpg/glossary.htm

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)
http://www.ciri.org/Home.aspx

Investopedia
http://www.investopedia.com/

Corporations database online
https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpSrch.html?locale=en_CA
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/engdoc/main.html

FAQs for Business Reporters
http://www2.sabew.org/sabewweb.nsf/LinksView/BF535B1E4F81347786256B8200774549

The Globe and Mail Public Policy Wiki
http://policywiki.theglobeandmail.com/tiki-index.php

Resources for Journalists (Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Inc.)
http://www.sabew.org/resources/index.php

Canada NewsWire
http://www.newswire.ca/htmindex/etoday.html

CCN Matthews
http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/home.jsp

PR Newswire (U.S.)
http://www.prnewswire.com/

CBC Business News
http://www.cbc.ca/business/

CBC (Venture)
http://cbc.ca/venture/

CBC Marketplace
http://cbc.ca/consumers/market/

Canadian Business Resource Centre
http://www.cbr.ca/Default.aspx

SEDAR (Canada)
http://www.sedar.com/search/search_en.htm

Cyberbahn (fee-for-service)
http://www.cyberbahn.ca/cyberbahn/default.aspx

Advice for Investors
http://www.adviceforinvestors.com/

British Columbia Securities Commission
http://www.bcsc.bc.ca/

Alberta Securities Commission
http://www.albertasecurities.com/Pages/Default.aspx

Manitoba Securities Commission
http://www.msc.gov.mb.ca/index_en.html

Ontario Securities Commission
http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/home.htm
http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/Proceedings_before-commission_index.htm

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/index.en.html

Nova Scotia Securities Commission
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nssc/

The Securities Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/cca/fsr/rulemaking/

Search for information about private businesses
http://www.cyberbahn.ca/

Search for information about private corporations
http://www.oncorp.com/

Registre des entreprises du Québec
http://www.registreentreprises.gouv.qc.ca/fr/default.aspx

Disciplined Persons ( Canadian Securities Administrators)
http://www.securities-administrators.ca/disciplinedpersons.aspx

Canadian Insider
http://www.canadianinsider.com/

Bankruptcy
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inbsf-osb.nsf/en/home

Intellectual property (patents, trade-marks, copyrights)
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/new/new-e.html#dec30

Government contract tendering
https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders
http://www.merx.com/Services/AboutMERX/English/MK_SiteMap.asp?FLASH=Yes

Contracts Canada
http://csi.contratscanada-contractscanada.gc.ca/index-eng.cfm?af=ZnVzZWFjdGlvbj1pbmZvLnN0YXJ0JmlkPTE=&lang=eng

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (a federal agency that educates and protects consumers)
http://www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca/eng/default.asp

Charities
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html

Business Edge ( Bi-weekly business news magazine)
http://www.businessedge.ca

Businessjournalism.org
http://www.businessjournalism.org/

Daily Business Buzz (Atlantic Canada's Source for business news)
http://www.dailybusinessbuzz.ca/

Canada Revenue probe focuses on some RBC DS clients (CBC and Globe and Mail investigation)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/12/13/cra-probe-rbc.html?ref=rss

CANADIAN BUSINESS STATISTICS[Top]

Search for a Federal Corporation (Industry Canada)
https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpSrch.html

CANSIM tables federal government revenue and expenditures
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/ind01/l3_3055_3058-eng.htm?hili_none

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/dai-quo/index-eng.htm

The Canadian Economy Online
http://www.canadianeconomy.gc.ca/english/economy/

Economic and Market Research/Statistics (Industry Canada)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/h_00072.html?OpenDocument&

Stockwatch
http://www.stockwatch.com/

CNW Group
http://www.newswire.ca/en/extras/snapshot.cgi

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007 (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/standard-norme/naics-scian/2007/index-indexe-eng.htm
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/standard-norme/naics-scian/2007/list-liste-eng.htm

Insolvency Statistics and Economic Analysis (Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/bsf-osb.nsf/eng/h_br01011.html

Investment Canada Act (Quarterly Statistics - Industry Canada)
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ica-lic.nsf/eng/h_lk00015.html

Foreclosurelist.ca (lists of registered foreclosures throughout British Columbia)
http://foreclosurelist.ca/

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey
http://www.manpower.com/press/meos.cfm

Catalyst Canada, Inc.
http://www.catalyst.org/page/Canada/canada

The Progressive Economics Forum
http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2010/08/06/an-appalling-jobs-report/

CANADIAN BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS[Top]

Northern Business Ontario
http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/

Alberta Oil: The Business of Energy
http://www.albertaoilmagazine.com
http://www.albertaoilmagazine.com/2011/06/the-top-100-canadian-publicly-traded-oil-gas-companies-2011/

CAR AND ATI-related STORIES[Top]

Access to airline safety reports held up by court action (CBCNews)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/22/pol-airline-safety-sms-porter-lawsuit-transport-canada.html

Ambrose got earful on definition-of-life vote (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/05/pol-ambrose-woodworth-motion-correspondence.html

Access to Information Act turns 30 amid calls for reform (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/06/pol-access-to-information-30th-anniversary.html

Access to Info Watch: In search of ... documents that never were (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/11/access-to-info-watch-in-search-of-documents-that-never-were.html

Advocates demand inquiry into Ontario's costly handling of Royal Crest nursing-home failure: Bankruptcy of nursing-home chain cost feds, province, unions tens of millions of dollars (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/03/23/ontario-royal-crest-nursing-home.html

ANALYSIS | Health Canada drug approval policy lacks key power (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/11/30/pol-drug-approvals-health-canada.html

Another OC Transpo crash: Passenger suggests "refresher course" for bus drivers (The Ottawa Citizen)

Analysis: As Canada's junior miners flounder, long-term damage looms (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/25/us-canada-venture-analysis-idUSBRE96O03O20130725

A Twitter memorial to Canada’s war dead (Glen McGregor's blog for the Ottawa Citizen)
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2011/11/09/a-twitter-memorial-to-canadas-war-dead/

A CBC News investigation into the increasing use of atypical anti-psychotics among the elderly (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/seniorsdrugs/off-limits.html

1 in 1,000: How often Tories break ranks (The Ottawa Citizen analysis of House of Commons votes)

Air force warned about backlash over MacKay’s chopper flight (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1095436--air-force-warned-about-backlash-over-mackay-s-chopper-flight?bn=1

Analysing data is the future for journalists, says Tim Berners-Lee (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/nov/22/data-analysis-tim-berners-lee

An ugly campaign against the CBC (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1086826--an-ugly-campaign-against-the-cbc

Arthritis claims up in bid to speed applications: Advocates say it's easier to get a doctor to sign a prescription for pot intended to treat sore joints (PostMedia News)
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Arthritis+claims+speed+applications/5841518/story.html

Border agency policy spells out surveillance rules (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/06/22/pol-mckie-cbsa-border-agency-surveillance-policy.html

Documents show ‘harperization’ of government communications (The Canadian Press)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/documents-show-harperization-of-government-communications/article2253080/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2253080

Don't shoot the messenger
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/11/16/dont-shoot-the-messenger

Drug seizure stories (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/27/pol-busted-at-the-border-drug-seizures-cbsa.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/27/pol-border-drug-seizures-china-gbh.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/03/27/montreal-hot-spot-for-canada-drug-seizures.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/03/27/bc-cbsa-drugs-ketamine.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/03/28/wdr-cocaine-seizures-ambassador-bridge.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/03/27/ns-border-halifax-smuggle.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/03/27/mb-khat-manitoba-border-smuggling.html
http://www.radio-canada.ca/grands-titres/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2013/03/post-15.html

Canada's arms sales to the Middle East (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/03/canadas-arms-sales-to-the-middle-east.html

CBC's David McKie on investigative reporting
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/04/cbcs-david-mckie-on-investigative-reporting.html

CBC releases some records to House committee (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/11/14/pol-ndp-motion-cbc.html

Censors must not arbitrarily black out public documents, panel rules (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/censors-must-not-arbitrarily-black-out-public-documents-panel-rules/article2045552/

Complaints against OC Transpo drivers pile up
Transit commission mum on discipline (The Ottawa Citizen)

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Complaints+against+Transpo+drivers+pile/5201883/story.html?cid=megadrop_story

Clement seeks ‘culture change’ on government transparency (The Globe and Mail)
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/clement-seeks-culture-change-on-government-transparency/article2237807/?service=mobile

Code Red (The Hamilton Spectator)
http://www.thespec.com/topic/codered

Party discipline: Conservative MPs break ranks more often than opposition (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservative-mps-break-ranks-more-often-than-opposition/article8156279/?cs

Contaminated sites across Canada require clean up (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/07/pol-mckie-contaminated-sites-treasury-board-environment.html

Drunk driving tops list of pardoned offences (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/02/09/parole-board-numbers.html?ref=rss

FATAL FLIGHTS A Perilous Rush to Profit (The Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/20/AR2009082004500.html

Federal agency ACOA writes off millions in bad loans (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/12/pol-mckie-power-politics-acoa-loan-defaults.html

$1.4B tax scams nail donors:Taxman going after 106,000 who submitted inflated charity claims (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/Investigation/article/261820

Absent Liberals under fire for giving Tories de facto majority (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/story.html?id=0cf2b9a0-663c-4a30-8a8e-ef30cec3e7ed&k=37011&p=1

Arming the world (CBC National Radio News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/arming-the-world/

Beaten Down: Fear and violence in Canada's nursing homes (CBC National Radio News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/nursing-homes/

Behind the kitchen door (The Edmonton Journal)
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/features/restaurants/story.html?id=b1c81f34-f532-423e-b1e9-3ebfa40ab6e6

Beauty and the Breast: The Controversy Continues (CBC News)
Click here to download the documentary

Bird strikes increasing at Canadian airports, data shows (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/05/13/bird-strikes-airports.html?ref=rss

Bruce Carson not alone in bankruptcy
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/author/authora096d/

Buying Influence? Which lobbyists gave money to councillors durring the last election? (Toronto Media Co-op)
http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/buying-influence/4843

Canada's air marshals cost $40 million a year, documents show
http://www.canada.com/business/Canada+marshals+cost+million+year+documents+show/5254081/story.html

Canada OK's most Sri Lankan refugee claims (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2010/09/27/f-migrant-refugee-numbers.html?ref=rss

Canadian military grapples with drug convictions (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2010/09/17/f-military-conviction-drug.html

Canadian Newspaper Association freedom-of-information audit of police forces (CBC story)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/01/09/access-to-information.html?ref=rss

Canadian arms sales 2007-09 top $1.4B
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/03/11/pol-arms-sales.html

Care and attention: Daycares lost track of children 230 times over five years (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/features/care/index.html

CBSA urged to act on marriage fraud complaints: Immigration minister wants border agents to build credible cases
(CBC News)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/29/pol-marriage-fraud.html

Close call for Labrador-bound flight (CBC News Newfoundland)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2011/03/29/labrador-flight-close-call-329.html

Collision Course ( The Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator and The Record)
http://blogs.ukings.ca/carincanada/2006/06/14/collision-course/

Dangling the Dollars ( The Ottawa Citizen and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Database: G8/G20 spending numbers (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2010/09/behind-the-numbers-the-g8g20-expenses-debate-is-it-really-about-transparency.html

Database: Accessing MPs' expenses
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2010/10/29/f-database-mp-expenses.html

Deadly Mistkes: Critical Errors by City's Network Found in 40 Fatalities; Confidential Files Show Wide Pattern of Official Neglect (The Washington Post)
http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2002,Investigative+Reporting

Dirty little secrets: Abuse in daycares (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/218357

Dishing the Dirt (Winnipeg Free Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Dishing-the-dirt-49338292.html

Driving the 401 a risky business (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/article/236480

Dying for Job (CBC National Radio New)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/workplace-safety/dyingforajob.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/workplace-safety/media.html

Explore the Data
The New York Times spent 10 months investigating business incentives awarded by hundreds of cities, counties and states

Europe's Hidden Billions - tracking EU structural funds (The Financial Times)
http://www.ft.com/eu-funds

Facts & Figures (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
http://chronicle.com/section/Facts-Figures/58/

Faint Warning ( CBC National Radio News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/adr/

Federal workers lead pack in rising absenteeism (The Ottawa Citizen)
Please read the story by clicking here.

Federal cuts threaten program hiring medically discharged vets (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/08/03/pol-the-house-federal-cuts-threaten-program-hiring-vets.html
http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse/2012/08/04/program-to-help-veterans-find-work-delivering-mixed-results/

Feds open up access to government data (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/11/16/pol-clement-open-government.html

Fewer prisoners escaping federal custody (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/10/30/pol-prison-escapes.html

Fixing D.C.'s Schools (A Washington Post investigation)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/interactives/dcschools/

Flaherty looked to Liberals for lessons on spending cuts (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/03/pol-budget-cuts.html

Florida's Stand Your Ground Law (Tampa Bay Times)
http://tampabay.com/stand-your-ground-law/

Fluctuations in refugee rulings trouble critics (CBC News investigation)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2009/12/17/f-refugee-claims.html

Elusive access pushing patients to B.C (Calgary Herald)
http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Elusive+access+pushing+patients/5841217/story.html

Government's online information access plan falls short (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/11/pol-mckie-atip-online-summaries-opengov.html

Government warned before loss of student loan, CPP data (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/10/pol-mckie-pnp-hrsdc-data-security-breaches.html

'Guantanamo North': Inside Secretive U.S. Prisons (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/03/134168714/guantanamo-north-inside-u-s-secretive-prisons

Harvesting Cash (A Washington Post investigation into farm subsidies)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/interactives/farmaid/

Health Canada planned to target binge, pregnant smokers (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/12/08/tobacco-warnings-health-canada.html

Hosed at the Pumps (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/hosedatthepumps/index.html

Immigration programs still poorly tracked: Volpe
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/01/28/mckie-cic-volpe-012911.html

Increase in STDs in region alarming: officials: Health departments link rise to reduced condom use (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Increase+STDs+region+alarming+officials/3618141/story.html

Stemming the spread of STDs: Sexual health clinic expanded to handle the rising number of cases of infection (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Sexual+health+clinic+expanded+handle+rising+number+cases/4228762/story.html

Industry Canada queried Bernier census claims
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2010/10/04/census-bernier-complaints-documents.html

Information czar gives Canada Post, CBC low marks (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2011/03/10/pol-info-czar-post-cbc.html

Inmate programs fall short of capital spending (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/01/13/inmate-spending-mckie.html?ref=rss

IMPACT (The Record series on road safety)
http://news.therecord.com/specialsections/section/impact

Inspectors averaged 2 hours a day inside listeria-infected plant (The CBC and Toronto Star)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/10/listeria-inspectors-maple-leaf.html?ref=rss

Female appointments dip under Tories (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2011/01/07/mckie-gender-equity.html

Firms with worker deaths to lose rebates: Star investigation prompts WSIB change (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/504076

Food for thought (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Special+Report+Critical+deficiencies+found+shawarma+eateries/2532974/Special+report+Food+thought/2531317/story.html

Food agency database shows rise in serious product recalls (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/07/pol-cfia-food-product-recalls.html

Forced Out (A Washington Post Investigation Into the Casualties of the District's Real Estate Boom)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/forcedout/index.htm

Gas-pedal problems plagued several carmakers (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/03/29/toyota-recall-investigation.html?ref=rss

GIVE AND TAKE: Charitable empire has high costs
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/273350

Gun seizures up but fears of porous border remain (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/01/pol-cbsa-weapons-seized-border-guns.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/06/14/wdr-gun-smuggling-windsor-detroit-border-union-resources.html

Lebanon crisis sparked consular staff concerns (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/02/05/lebanon-evacuation-report.html?ref=rss

Listeriosis victims, families still waiting for compensation (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/08/pol-listeriosis-claim-payments.html

Lobbyists mount full-court press (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Lobbyists+mount+full+court+press/3792127/story.html

Looking for art? You can get a real steal at government buildings (The Canadian Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/looking-for-art-you-can-get-a-real-steal-at-government-buildings-130490643.html

MacKay helicopter airlift 'under guise' of training (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/12/01/pol-mackay-helicopter-fishing-flight.html

MacKay took taxpayer-funded helicopter after officials advised against media event (Postmedia News)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/MacKay%2Btook%2Btaxpayer%2Bfunded%2Bhelicopter%2Bafter%2Bofficials%2Badvised%2Bagainst%2Bmedia%2Bevent/7880658/story.html

Marriages of convenience problems persist (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2010/11/07/david-mckie-marriages-of-convenience.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/10/29/pol-marriage-fraud.html

Medical marijuana blurb (PostMedia News)
http://www.canada.com/Medical+marijuana+blurb/5841886/story.html

Medical marijuana requests spike, with severe arthritis most common claim (Edmonton Journal.com)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/mobile/news/top-stories/Medical+marijuana+requests+spike+with+severe+arthritis+most+common/5838887/story.html

Memo warned Toews of risks in dropping gun show rules: Elimination of long-gun registry raises concern over gun show sales (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/11/13/pol-gun-show-briefing-notes-power-politics.html

More people failing revamped citizenship tests (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/14/pol-citizenship-immigration-test-failure-rate.html

Government signals crackdown on marriage fraud
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/03/29/pol-marriage-fraud.html

Medical marijuana law changes under microscope (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/09/28/pol-mckie-medical-marijuana-talks.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2011/09/court-ruling-found-fault-with-medical-marijuana-law.html

More CAR-related stories ( CARinCanada)
http://blogs.ukings.ca/carincanada/category/stories-done-with-car/

More home sellers taking a loss (The Baltimore Sun)
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bal-te.bz.loss11oct11,0,3496598,full.story

More than $1M spent on VIP flights for Natynczyk since 2008 (CTV News)
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20110915/million-spent-on-vip-flights-for-natynczyk-since-110915/

Most medical marijuana users middle-aged men (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.canada.com/health/Most+medical+marijuana+users+middle+aged/5837757/story.html

Muslim panelists 'not available,' unredacted document says (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/07/pol-elliott-sidebar-office-religious-freedom.html?cmp=rss

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he didn’t ‘know very much’ about energy projects, emails reveal (Post Media)
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/national/Natural+Resources+Minister+Oliver+said+didn+know+very+much/7478134/story.html

News stories produced by ATI Act requests, 2006-2010
http://www3.telus.net/index100/atiastories1

No Running Water (The Winnipeg Free Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/no-running-water/

Nova Scotia government gave $2.3 million in merit pay to civil servants (The Chronicle Herald)
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9021696.html

50 Alberta news stories made possible by FOIP Act requests
http://www3.telus.net/index100/albertafoistories

OC Transpo's waiting game (It’s not your imagination. According to a Citizen study, fewer than half of OC Transpo buses run on time. Glen McGregor crunches the numbers.)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Transpo+waiting+game/4190821/story.html
PDF version of Glen's entire OC Transpo series, including the methodology

Oda's staff silent on travel expense changes (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/30/pol-oda-expenses.html

Ontario public servants' $100,00 Club growing; 24% Rise In Year (National Post)

Ontario runway problems cause rise in plane accidents (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/09/07/ottawa-airport-landing-problems.html

#OpenGov Watch: 48 ATI-governed entities down, 100+ to go! (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2012/01/opengov-watch-48-ati-governed-entities-down-150-to-go.html

Out of Synch (CBC National Radio News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/workplace-safety/outofsync.html

Overserved (Ottawa Citizen series on bar inspections)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Controversy+straight/1965956/story.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/search/search.html?q=overserved

Pardons allow new start, applicants say (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/02/20/pol-mckie-pardon-story.html

Pardon applications expected to tumble (The Canadian Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/03/pardons-canada-prison.html

Parking Secrets: Where you're most likely to be ticketed (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/Parking+Secrets+Where+most+likely+ticketed/1323988/story.html

Police dip into victims' cash (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/702444

Political contributions: What the numbers say
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/inside-politics-blog/2010/05/political-contributions-what-the-numbers-say.html

Political donations in Alberta - 2004 to 2010 (Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/donations/database.html
http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=a4ddf170-bd63-4ff0-b7d9-9ae55199e92c&p=2

Prescribed to death
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/seniorsdrugs/

Prison 'double-bunking' risks violence, ombudsman says (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/17/pol-prisons-double-bunking.html

Payment plea for Tamil protest costs ignored (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2010/07/29/ottawa-tamil-protest-costs-public-safety.html

Private sector must help keep lid on drug costs, report argues (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/05/11/pol-mckie-drug-costs-report.html

PS balloons on Conservatives' watch (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Conservatives+watch/4234048/story.html

Public service absenteeism jumps by 40%; 'Alarming' spike over past decade draws ire, sympathy from experts
(The Ottawa Citizen)

Please read the story by clicking here

Race Matters (The Toronto Star)
http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/raceandcrime

Rapid Fire (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/rapidfire/index.html

RCMP fire Tasers multiple times despite health hazards: probe (CBC-Radio-Canada, The Canadan Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/11/taser-rcmp.html

RCMP softened Taser-use restrictions (CBC-Radio-Canada, The Canadian Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/25/taser.html

RCMP shocked 16 people five times or more last year (CBC and The Canadian Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/04/08/taser-2008.html

RCMP spied on scholar Northrop Frye, records show (The Canadian Press)
To read article, please click here

RCMP spied on Tommy Douglas as early as 1936 (The Canadian Press)
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20111111/tommy-douglas-rcmp-files-111111/

RCMP halts use of older model Tasers after B.C. decision (The CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/06/01/bc-government-pulls-tasers.html?ref=rss

Report details encounters with rude, accusatory border employees (The Canadian Press)
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/report-details-encounters-with-rude-accusatory-border-employees-1.940384

Ring of Fire mining may not benefit First Nations as hoped (The CBC)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/26/pol-ring-of-fire-first-nations-economic-benefit-doubts.html

Rise in prison gangs fuelling violence, drug trade (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/24/pol-gangs-prisons.html

Roadside breath tests not always accurate: documents (CTV News, British Columbia)
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111209/bc_road_side_breath_tests_inaccurate_111209/20111209/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Several news stories by Stanley Tromp, based upon Freedom of Information requests
http://www3.telus.net/index100/trompfoistories

Secret Skies (CBC News investigation into air safety on the 10th anniversary of the Swissair crash)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/secretskies/

Security video of Robert Dziekanski: Select footage from 6 hours in Vancouver International Airport (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/tasers/video.html

Some airport screeners have sticky fingers, documents show (QMI Agency)
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/09/12/some-airport-screeners-have-sticky-fingers-documents-show

Some childcare facilities fall short of government standards (Martha Troian, CBC News North)
http://www.cbc.ca/anewday/episodes/2011/08/22/some-childcare-facilities-fall-short-of-government-standards/

Some tested Tasers fire stronger current than company says: CBC/Radio-Canada probe
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/12/04/taser-tests.html

Taser this: RCMP increases its use of stun guns ( CBC National Radio News/The Canadian Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/tasers/taser-use.html

Tax breaks for volunteer firefighters - less than meets the eye (CBC News, Election 2011 reality check)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/realitycheck/2011/04/tax-breaks-for-volunteer-firefighters---less-than-meets-the-eye.html

Temporary foreign workers hired in areas with EI claimants (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/06/temporary-foreign-worker-program.html

Harper says foreign worker program is being fixed (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/07/pol-cp-temporary-foreign-workers.html

The Hornet's Sting (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/hornet/index.html#

The Joy of Parking (CBC Radio Halifax)
http://www.cbc.ca/ns/features/the-joy-of-parking/

The long, hot summer (The Winnipeg Free Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/the-long-hot-summer-128867333.html

The school nurse is in ... for now (Pioneer Press)
http://www.twincities.com/ci_13874895?nclick_check=1

The Washington Post (artricles by former database editor Sarah Cohen)
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/articles/sarah+cohen/

Times launching database that maps, analyzes crime reports across L.A. County
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-crime-data-20100930,0,4503455.story

Time's Up (Winnipeg Free Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/parking_tickets/

Tory ridings the winners from stimulus (The Ottawa Citizen)

Tory MP who flirted with Chinese reporter passed security check (The Canadian Press)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tory-mp-who-flirted-with-chinese-reporter-passed-security-check/article2162968/singlepage/#articlecontent

Toxic spills put Arctic under threat, report finds

Too many drugs allowed on market: MP (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/01/19/health-canada-drugs.html

Top-paid Ont. civil servants list jumps 11% (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/03/31/ontario-sunshine-list.html

Tory crime plan fails victims, inmates: critics (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2011/02/15/pol-mckie-inmate-programs.html

Toyota floor-mat problems arose in 2003 (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/03/22/toyota-recall-celicas.html

Toyota should have revealed '05 lawsuit: critics (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/04/12/toyota-lawsuit-critics.html

Toyota problems seen months before recall (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/04/28/toyota-venza.html?ref=rss

Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering (The New York Times)
http://projects.nytimes.com/toxic-waters

U.S. worries about Canadian meat flagged in memo
Coalition wants plug pulled on meat pre-clearance pilot project in wake of XL Foods recall

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/14/pol-foreign-affairs-cfia-us-meat-inspection-xl-foods.html

U.S. worries about Canadian meat flagged in memo (CBC News)
Coalition wants plug pulled on meat pre-clearance pilot project in wake of XL Foods recall

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/14/pol-foreign-affairs-cfia-us-meat-inspection-xl-foods.html

XL Foods warned 6 times over lapses before E. coli outbreak (CBC News)
Correction Action Requests issued at Alberta plant for sanitation, contamination

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/08/pol-cfia-xl-foods-atip-corrective-action.html

Vehicle safety bill moves ahead (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/06/transport-canada-recall-vehicles.html?ref=rss

Who are Saskatchewan’s medicinal marijuana users? ( The Leader-Post)
http://www.leaderpost.com/health/Saskatchewan+medicinal+marijuana+users/5838807/story.html

Who wins, loses from mass immigration to California? (The Orange County Register)
http://www.ocregister.com/news/-267327--.html

WORKING WOUNDED: Hiding injuries rewards companies
http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/451322

CATALOGUE SEARCH ENGINES[Top]

Yahoo
http://ca.yahoo.com/

LookSmart
http://search.looksmart.com/

Open Directory Project
http://dmoz.org/

Cluster searches
http://clusty.com/

Reporter's desktop
http://www.reporter.org/desktop/

Verbatim tool: Search using the exact words you typed
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1734130?hl=en\

Incognito mode (browse in private)
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en

DuckDuckGo (anonymous searches)
https://duckduckgo.com/

Firefox Private Browsing
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-browse-web-without-saving-info

CHILDREN'S SAFETY[Top]

Child Care Lookup (Government of Alberta)
http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/ChildCareLookup.cfm

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (Find Licenced Childcare)
http://www.ontario.ca/ONT/portal51/licensedchildcare/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLd443cQ4ESYGZlr76kTCxIH1vfV-P_NxU_QD9gtyIckdHRUUAjt9wJQ!!/delta/base64xml/L3dJdyEvd0ZNQUFzQUMvNElVRS82X0NfNENQ

Toronto's Children's Services
http://www.toronto.ca/children

Nova Scotia Directory of Licensed Child Care Facilities
http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/childcare/directories/FacilitySearch.aspx

Care and Attention (The Vancouver Sun's investigation into daycares)
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/features/care/index.html

Child and Spousal Support: Maintenance Enforcement Survey Statistics (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-228-x/85-228-x2011000-eng.htm
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-228-x/2011000/tablesectlist-listetableauxsect-eng.htm

CONSUMER ISSUES AND CONSUMER-RELATED STORIES [Top]

InjuryBoard Blog Network
http://www.injuryboard.com/

Chemical companies, Big Tobacco and the toxic products in your home (Chicago Tribune.com)
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/index.html

COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING[Top]

CBC's adverse drug reaction database series
http://www.cbc.ca/news/adr

Rapid Fire ( the Ottawa Citizen's searchable online gun registry database )
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/rapidfire/form.html

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
http://www.nicar.org/
http://data.nicar.org/
http://www.ire.org/resource-center/listservs/subscribe-nicar-l/

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
http://www.ire.org/

Example syllabi
http://ire.org/resource-center/educators-center/syllabi/

Syllabi - Curriculum Outlines and Ideas (IRE)
http://www.ire.org/education/syllabi.html

Center for Public Integrity
http://www.publicintegrity.org/wow/default.aspx

CARinCanada
http://carincanada.ca/

Percentage Calculator
http://www.infoseek.com.au/percentage.htm

NewsEngin's Percent Change Calculator
http://newsengin.com/neFreeTools.nsf/PercentChange/formPercentChange

Stephen Lamble's computer-assisted reporting home page (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia)
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~slamble/index.html

SearchEngineWatch.com
http://searchenginewatch.com/

Jakob Nielsen's Website (Expert advice on Internet trends and usage)
http://www.useit.com/

Domain name registries around the world
http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/domreg.html

Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculation
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~cvm/latlongdist.html

NGA Range Bearing Computation (the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
http://geoengine.nga.mil/geospatial/SW_TOOLS/NIMAMUSE/webinter/rangbear.html

SQL Server Express
http://www.microsoft.com/express/Database/InstallOptions.aspx

COMPUTER-ASSSISTED REPORTING TUTORIALS[Top]

Text editing with spreadsheets
http://forjournalists.com/cookbook/index.php?title=Text_editing_with_spreadsheets

‘Microsoft Excel Tips’ (CARinCanada)
http://blogs.ukings.ca/carincanada/category/data-you-can-use/

Excel Tips
http://excel.tips.net/questions.html?awt_l=9wwNF&awt_m=1aE6X1z3C1sx4X
http://excel.tips.net/

My Favorite (Excel) Things (Excellent tutorial from MaryJo (Sylwester) of the St. Paul Pioneer Press)
http://extra.twincities.com/CAR/MJ/ExcelClasshandout.pdf
http://extra.twincities.com/CAR/MJ/DataStateofMind.pdf
http://extra.twincities.com/CAR/MJ/ManagingJuggling.pdf

Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer
http://www.oupcanada.com/higher_education/companion/comm_studies/9780195424577.html

ProPublica News Apps Style Guide
https://github.com/propublica/guides/blob/master/news-apps.md#data-singular-or-plural

Reporters' Cookbook!
http://forjournalists.com/cookbook/index.php?title=Main_Page

Computer Tutorials
http://599cd.com/tips/excel/?key=

HelpbyHacks
http://help.hackshackers.com/questions

Miracle Solutions
http://www.auditexcel.co.za/GoTo%20Special%20Project.html#eighth

Internet Relay Chat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat

Google Refine (ClusteringInDepth)
http://code.google.com/p/google-refine/wiki/ClusteringInDepth

How to Scrape Websites for Data without Programming Skills (The Poynter Institute)
http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/digital-strategies/e-media-tidbits/102589/how-to-scrape-websites-for-data-without-programming-skills/

Scraping for Journalists: How to grab data from hundreds of sources, put it in a form you can interrogate - and still hit deadlines By Paul Bradshaw
https://leanpub.com/scrapingforjournalists

For Journalism: Data journalism for all (@forjournalism)
https://twitter.com/forjournalism

CONTRACTS[Top]

Buyandsell.gc.ca
https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tenders

CORONERS'/CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINERS' OFFICES[Top]

Directory of chief coroners (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/help/fatality/coroners.html

B.C.
http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/coroners/

Alberta
http://www.justice.gov.ab.ca/ocme/

Saskatchewan
http://www.saskjustice.gov.sk.ca/coronersoffice/

Manitoba
http://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/about/chief.html#2

Ontario
http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/English/pub_safety/office_coroner/about_coroner.html

Québec
http://www.msp.gouv.qc.ca/coroner/coroner.asp?txtSection=bureau_coroner

New Brunswick
http://www.gnb.ca/0276/Coroner/index-e.asp

Nova Scotia
http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/proceedings/hansard/

Prince Edward Island
http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/index.php3?number=52651

Nunavut
http://www.justice.gov.nu.ca/english/courtserv.html

NWT
http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/Coroner/coroner.htm

Yukon
http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cjps/crnr/

CRIME[Top]

RCMP Detachments - Telephone Numbers
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/detach/index-eng.htm

Criminal Intelligence Service Canada
http://www.cisc.gc.ca/products_services/products_services_e.html

Canadian Firearms Program (RCMP - facts and figures)
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/facts-faits/index-eng.htm

Marihuana Grow Initiative (RCMP)
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/drugs-drogues/mgi-ircm/index-eng.htm

Call for Backup (RCMP site)
http://www.callforbackup.ca/en/

Police reported crime statistics (Statcan summary table that compares "most serious crimes" from 2007 to 2008)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/090721/dq090721a-eng.htm

Crimes and offences (Statcan summary tables that break crimes down by province and territories)
http://cansim2.statcan.gc.ca/cgi-win/cnsmcgi.pgm?Lang=E&SP_Action=Result&SP_ID=2102&SP_TYP=5&SP_Sort=1&SP_Portal=2

Juristat (Statistics Canada)
http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection-R/Statcan/85-002-XIE/85-002-XIE.html

Ottawa Police
http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/CrimeFiles/CrimeMaps_Reports/crimestats.aspx
http://web.archive.org/web/20070205094752/ottawapolice.ca/en/resources/crime_analysis_statistics/index.cfm

Crime Reports (Ottawa police)
https://www.crimereports.com/

Canadian Association of Police Boards
http://capb.cms10.tomahawk.ca/Home

Crime Reports (crime mapping company for police forces in North America)
http://www.crimereports.com/map?search=Ottawa+Ontario

The University of Ottawa
http://www.protection.uottawa.ca/en/statistics.html

Queen's University
http://www.queensu.ca/security/

Security in the Community (Hintonburg Community Association)
http://hintonburg.com/SC_start.html

Tracking the Politics of 'Crime' and Punishment in Canada
http://tpcp-canada.blogspot.com/

Adult Correctional Services Survey (Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics)
http://library.queensu.ca/webdoc/ssdc/b2020/ccjs_guide.htm

DATABASES [Top]

Charities

Recalled Medical Devices

Vehicle Defect Complaints (Transport Canada)

Arms

Hospital infections

Vancouver Sun article

Ottawa Citizen article on domestic violence

Latest Statscan samesex data

Statscan2006 detailed samesex data

Statscan 2001 detailed samesex data

Proactive Disclosure

Ottawa CMA, all violation, 1998-2010

Food recall stats

AidData
http://aiddata.org/content/index/AidData-Raw

Data & Research (The World Bank)
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/0,,contentMDK:22547097~pagePK:50016803~piPK:50016805~theSitePK:13,00.html
http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/0,,menuPK:476823~pagePK:64165236~piPK:64165141~theSitePK:469372,00.html

Datacatalogs.org (a comprehensive list of open data catalogs currated by experts from around the world)
http://datacatalogs.org/

DATA VISUALIZATION[Top]

Innovation in America (Peter Aldous)
http://www.peteraldhous.com/innovation.html

Overview (visualizations of large document sets)
http://overview.ap.org/

Public Data (Google)
http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory

World Development Indicators (The World Bank)
http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators?cid=GPD_WDI

Code out loud
http://www.newsnerdjobs.com/

DATA VISUALIZATION COURSE[Top]

Data visualization course

DEFENCE [Top]

Office of the Judge Advocate General (National Defence)
http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/index-eng.asp

Decisions of convictions resulting from courts martial
http://www.jmc-cmj.forces.gc.ca/dec/index-eng.asp

The Canadian Veterans Advocacy
http://canadianveteransadvocacy.com/

Summary Proceedings (National Defence)
http://www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca/qro-orf/vol-02/doc/chapter-chapitre-108.pdf

The Technology Connection to Remembrance Day (Ottawa Citizen blogs)
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2011/11/11/the-technology-connection-to-remembrance-day/

University of British Columbia's Veterans Transition Program
http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2010/10/26/ubc%E2%80%99s-veterans-transition-program-receives-1-37-million-from-the-bcyukon-command-of-the-royal-canadian-legion/

Army Suicide Prevention Program (The U.S.)
http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/references.asp

DIRECTORIES/REFERENCE WORKS [Top]

Repositories of Primary Sources
http://uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html

Directory of Open Access Journals
http://www.doaj.org/

WorldCat (WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide)
http://www.worldcat.org/

Webopedia
http://www.webopedia.com/

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Wikiscanner
http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/

Globe and Mail article about political staff making changes to Wikipedias, please click here

Canadian Historical Association Booklets
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/002/013/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=3f3137912b9f2b1722e11155b6401860

Sources Directory
http://www.sources.com/

Acronym Finder
http://www.acronymfinder.com/

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA): Queen's University Library
http://library.queensu.ca/inforef/guides/databases/cbca.htm

Electronic Collection: A Virtual Collection of Monographs and Periodicals
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/

Various Canadian sources
http://www.gdsourcing.ca/indexa.htm

Maps
http://www.multimap.com

Atlas of Canada
http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/index.html

Books
http://www.bookfinder.com/

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Canadian Encyclopedia
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?TCE_Version=A

Columbia University Libraries
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/

AskOxford.com (Oxford Dictionaries)
http://www.askoxford.com/

The Canadian Illustrated News (1869 to 1883)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/cin/index-e.html

Dictionary of Canadian Biography
http://www.biographi.ca/EN/

Bilingual Dictionaries
http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/SUBJECT_SEARCH.html?subject=s16&authstatuscode=200

History of the Federal Electoral Ridings since 1867
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?

Historical statistics of Canada
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-516-XIE/sectiona/toc.htm

The Early Alberta Newspaper collection
http://136.159.239.228/newspapr/

Saskatchewan News Index 1884-2000
http://library.usask.ca/sni/

Acadiensis: The Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region
http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/Acadiensis/

Proquest
http://www.proquest.com/

World News Digest
http://www.2facts.com/stories/digest-home-feature.asp

Europa World
http://www.europaworld.com/welcome?authstatuscode=200

Nationmaster.com
http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php

DISCIPLINARY BODIES[Top]

Chartered Accountants of Ontario
https://ebusiness.icao.on.ca/discipline/d/Alphaindex.cfm

DISCUSSIONS[Top]

Google Groups
http://groups.google.com/groups/dir

Yahoo! Groups
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/

National Archives (listserv discussion and references)
http://www.archivescanada.ca/car/car_e.asp?l=e&a=listserv

Journalism Listservs
http://reporter.asu.edu/listserv.htm

CataList (the official catalog of LISTSERV® lists)
http://www.lsoft.com/lists/listref.html
http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?XC=CA&C=Canada

Listserv search on journalismnet
http://www.journalismnet.com/people/listserv.htm

Canada FOI listserv
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Canada-foi

Inside cbc.com
http://www.insidethecbc.com/

The Slyck's Guide to newsgroups
http://www.slyck.com/ng.php

Tile.Net/Newsgroups (The Reference to Usenet Newsgroups)
http://tile.net/

Cyberfiber Newsgroups
http://www.cyberfiber.com/

Women's Health
http://www.research.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/f_hlth.html

Road to Canada ( immigration discussion group)
http://www.roadtocanada.com/forums/

Workscape ( a workplace discussion group hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
http://www.workscape.ca/

Health-related listservs ( The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
http://www.ccohs.ca/resources/listserv.html

The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN)
http://www.cwhn.ca/about.html

AvCanada (a discussion forum about aviation issues)
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/

Canadian Gunnutz
http://www.canadiangunnutz.com/

Ottawa South History Project (Canadian Heritage)
http://www.chin.gc.ca/PM.cgi?pmLANG=English&pmAP=return_full_record&pmLM=News&pmPR=FORUM_DISCUSSION&pmSource=canned&chinKey=16273

About Surrogacy.com
http://www.allaboutsurrogacy.com/forums/

SMO Message Boards
http://www.surromomsonline.com/support/

DOCUMENTCLOUD[Top]

DocumentCloud
http://www.documentcloud.org/help/public
http://www.documentcloud.org/help/notes

Overview: Visual Document Mining for Journalists (beta)
https://www.overviewproject.org/

Annotated documents: Highlights of key excerpts and findings from Freeh report on Penn State (ydr.com)
http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_21055552

U.S. cables dissect Canada’s leaders: WikiLeaks (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/05/01/wikileaks-canada-leaders.html

Chemical companies, Big Tobacco and the toxic products in your home (chicagogtribune.com)
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/index.html

Videographer Who Took Aim at NPR Gets IRS Approval for New Charity (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)
http://philanthropy.com/article/Videographer-Who-Took-Aim-at/127637/

A key witness’ changing stories (chicagogtribune.com)
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/facts-vs-testimony.html

Big pension payouts set in motion years ago (chicagotribune.com)
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/pensions/document_narrative.html

Colorado bill tracker
http://tekhne.co/colorado-bill-tracker/

Interactive: Inside The Health Care Ruling (National Public Radio)
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/28/155907705/interactive-inside-the-health-care-ruling#document/p38/a61902

How Nonprofits Spend Millions on Elections and Call it Public Welfare (ProPublica)
http://www.propublica.org/article/how-nonprofits-spend-millions-on-elections-and-call-it-public-welfare

Legal Experts Decode the Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling (The Daily Beast)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/28/legal-experts-decode-the-supreme-court-s-obamacare-ruling.html

Ex-Tyco CEO says "CEO-type bubble" made him feel entitled to steal millions (njcom)
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2012/04/ex-tyco_ceo_says_ceo-type_bubb.html

Read selected e-mails from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's communication team (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/article4423207.ece

Search the Afghan detainee documents (cbcnews)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/06/22/pol-afghan-detainee-docs-embed.html

The Sarah Palin emails (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/sarah-palin-emails

Read the Afghan detainee files and flag important passages (The Globe and Mail)
http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/flames/facts-vs-testimony.html

The Education of Dasmine Cathey (Chronicle.com)
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Education-of-Dasmine-Cathey/132065/

Safety Flaws Found At Western State Hospital (KUOW News)
http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=27190

Some of Christie's biggest bills match model legislation from D.C. group called ALEC (nj.com)
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/alec_model_bills_used_in_nj_la.html

THE ECONOMY[Top]

Bureau of Economic Analysis (U.S. Department of Commerce)
http://bea.gov/

CPI Inflation Calculator (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm

Talking Biz News (Information about business journalism, from the Carolina Business News Initiative)
http://weblogs.jomc.unc.edu/talkingbiznews/

Business Blog (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/blog

OECD
http://www.oecd.org

EDUCATION[Top]

Statistics Canada (Salaries of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities and colleges)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/2009073/tbl-eng.htm

Statistics Canada (Education Statistics Program)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/edu03_0001-eng.htm

Media Research Methods by Arizona State University
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewiTunesUCollection?id=387507218

An Open Letter to America's University Presidents (Knight Foundation)
http://www.knightfoundation.org/press-room/other/open-letter-americas-university-presidents/

Mercer, GPB and Telegraph form novel partnership
http://www.macon.com/2011/12/15/1824961/mercer-gpb-and-telegraph-form.html#storylink=misearch

ELECTIONS[Top]

Elections Canada
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/select_search_option.aspx

VotingCounts.ca
http://www.votingcounts.ca/announcing-votingcountsca

Elections Canada: Electoral Districts: Maps Corner
http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=cir&dir=maps&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false#canada

Women Candidates in General Elections (1921 to Date)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/lists/PartyStandings.aspx?Language=E&Section=03d93c58-f843-49b3-9653-84275c23f3fb&Gender=F
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/compilations/parliament/WomenRepresentation.aspx

History of Federal Ridings since 1867
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/HFER/HFER.asp

Pundits' Guide to Canadian Federal Elections
http://punditsguide.ca/index.php

British Columbia

Alberta
http://www.electionsalberta.ab.ca/efpublic/index.cfm?MID=O1

Political donations in Alberta - 2004 to 2010 (Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/donations/database.html
http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=a4ddf170-bd63-4ff0-b7d9-9ae55199e92c&p=2
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/donations/top_donors.html

Manitoba
http://www.elections.mb.ca/main/home_1.htm

Elections Ontario
http://www.elections.on.ca/en-CA/Tools/FinancialStatementsandContributions/RealTimeDisclosure.htm

Quebec political contributions
http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/francais/provincial/financement-et-depenses-electorales/recherche-sur-les-donateurs.php#

Nova Scotia
http://electionsnovascotia.ns.ca/politicalcontributions.asp

Nova Scotia (electorial district boundaries)
http://electionsnovascotia.ca/geoginfo.asp

Political Contributions Regime Annual Report (Nova Scotia)
http://contrarian.ca/wp-content/uploads/CEO/NS%20Political%20Donations%202010-open%20format.pdf

ENVIRONMENT[Top]

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Inventory ( Environment Canada )
http://www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/ghg/onlinedata/DataAndReports_e.cfm

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry
http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/index_e.cfm

Canadian Environmental Protection Act and Fisheries Act (prosecutions)
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ele-ale/prosecutions/prosecutions_e.asp

Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory
http://www.federalcontaminatedsites.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/fcsi-rscf/home-accueil.aspx?Language=EN&sid=wu825155318360

Managing Contaminated Sites (Environment Canada)
http://www.ec.gc.ca/pollution/default.asp?lang=En&n=D0F5D8DC-1

Who to Call in an Emergency
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ee-ue/default.asp?lang=En&n=EED2E58C-


Table of Inactive Lighthouses Declared Surplus (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/infocus-alaune/2010/02/lighthouse-phare-inactive-eng.htm

Table of Active Lighthouses Declared Surplus (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/infocus-alaune/2010/02/lighthouse-phare-active-eng.htm

Northern Contaminated Sites Program (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/eng/1100100035301

Contaminated Site Registry (PEI)
http://www.gov.pe.ca/Contaminated_sites/

Environmental Communication Options' Media Releases
http://huffstrategy.com/MediaManager/all_releases.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Exposure Research - databases)
http://www.epa.gov/nerl/topics/databases.html

Keystone XL Pipeline stories (The New York Times)
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/k/keystone_pipeline/index.html?scp=9&sq=keystone%20keystone%20pipeline%20maps&st=cse

Imperial Oil's role in museum's energy exhibit questioned: Foundation contributed $600,000 over 6 years to exhibit (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/01/23/ottawa-science-energy-exhibit-imperial-oil.html

DesmogCanada
http://www.desmog.ca/

ETHNIC NEWSPAPERS[Top]

The Link (Leading Indo-Canadian Newspaper)
http://thelinkpaper.ca/

EVALUATING WEB PAGES[Top]

We will place a lot of emphasis on ensuring that the website you use when researching a story is trustworthy. In order to determine credibility, it's necessary to have a checklist of key criteria that the site must meet. Here are some sites that will help reinforce and add to what you've already learned: http://www.library.ubc.ca/home/evaluating/; http://www.lib.vt.edu/help/instruct/evaluate/evalbiblio.html; http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm; http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/webcrit.html; http://members.optusnet.com.au/~slamble/links.htm#VERIFYING%20ONLINE%20INFORMATION.What also helps is to know who is behind the Web page in question. The following links will help you determine who set up the commercial site that has attracted your interest: http://whois.cira.ca/public (For Canadian websites); http://www.alexa.com/ (deals with domains from all countries, and analyzes the website's reach; that is, the number and identity of visitors to the page) http://www.domaintools.com/ and http://www.geektools.com/ and http://www.betterwhois.com/ and http://www.register.com/ , http://www.networksolutions.com/en US/whois/index.jhtml, http://www.domaintools.com/ and http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/domreg.html and http://www.nominet.org.uk/ for "UK" domain names. When plugging in the website you're researching, be sure to exclude the "www." The first site on the list, "geektools," contains the easiest interface of the three. The choice is yours.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT[Top]

Canada News Centre
http://news.gc.ca

Open Data Pilot Project
http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=638049

Public Opinion Research Reports
http://www.porr-rrop.gc.ca/index-e.html

Public Opinion Research Reports
http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca/porr-rrop-bin/Main/BasicSearch?coll=28&l=0&v=1

Visible Government (government transparency in Canada)
http://visiblegovernment.ca/

Government-Wide Reporting (Treasury Board's listing of proactive disclosures by department)
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pd-dp/gr-rg/index-eng.asp

Openparliament.ca
http://openparliament.ca/about/

Government of Canada official website
http://canada.gc.ca/main_e.html

All Websites Administered by the Government of Canada
http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=001420363236126974246:mu2eiq-tbzw&hl=en

Years of Service in Parliament
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/parliament/YearsOfService.aspx?Language=E&Menu=HOC-Politic&Section=03d93c58-f843-49b3-9653-84275c23f3fb&Current=True

Governor in Council Appointments
http://www.appointments-nominations.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng&Page=index

Orders in Council Appointments
http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/oic-ddc.asp?lang=eng&Page=secretariats

Orders in Council Glossary
http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng&page=secretariats&sub=oic-ddc&doc=gloss-eng.htm

Federal government departments
http://canada.gc.ca/depts/major/depind-eng.html

Federal government search engines
http://recherche-search.gc.ca/s_r?S_08D4T.1ct57n=form&S_08D4T.s3rv5c3=basic&s5t34d=canada&t3mpl1t34d=1&l7c1l3=eng

How Did They Vote
http://www.howdtheyvote.ca/

Canada Gazette
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/

Federal government selected disclosure of travel and hospitality expenses and contracts
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pd-dp/gr-rg/index_e.asp

Federal government phone book
http://sage-geds.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/direct500/eng/TE?FN=index.htm

Polling (click on the "continue to the document" link to get to the departmental polls)
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/pwgsc-tpsgc/por-ef/index.html

Public Opinion Research Reports
http://www.porr-rrop.gc.ca/index-e.html

Federal bugets
http://www.fin.gc.ca/access/budinfo-eng.asp

Reviews, Audits and Evaluations
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rma/database/aeve_e.asp
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rpp/2009-2010/info/ia-vi-eng.asp

Tools and Resources for Parliamentarians (Treasury Board gate to reports including Departmental Quarterly Financial Reports)
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbs-sct/audience-auditoire/parliamentarian-parlementaire-eng.asp

The Fiscal Monitor 2008 (the Finance department)
http://www.fin.gc.ca/pub/fm-rf-index-eng.asp

Auditor General of Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/admin_e_41.html

Proactive Disclosure
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pd-dp/index_e.asp
http://github.com/nurey/disclosed/tree/2b91216860fdc85b1231a28aa05a907c43f5b9be/data

Travel and Hospitality Expenses Reports (Government of Canada: Privy Council Office)
http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/di/category_list.asp?id=1&Language=E

Public Office Holders Search (Office of the Ethics Commissioner)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/oec/PublicSearch/PublicSearch.aspx

Plans and Priorities / Performance Reports
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/est-pre/estime.asp#OSD

Public Accounts
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/txt/index-eng.html

FEDERAL POLITICS[Top]

The Federal Cabinet
http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/cabinet.asp

Minotaur (website monitors the federal government telephone directory for changes in staff listings in ministerial offices)
http://lobbywatcher.ca/minotaur/minotaur.php

Committees
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/committee.asp?Language=E&Parl=38&Ses=1

Conservative Research Bureau
http://sage-geds.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/direct500/eng/XEou=CON-BUR,ou=CON-PAR,ou=HOU-AGE,ou=HoC-CdC,o=GC,c=CA

NDP Research Bureau
http://sage-geds.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/direct500/eng/XEou=NDP-BUR,ou=NEW-NOU,ou=HOU-AGE,ou=HoC-CdC,o=GC,c=CA

Members of Parliament
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Lists/Members.aspx?Language=E&SortColumn=PartyName&SortDirection=ASC&Parliament=1924d334-6bd0-4cb3-8793-cee640025ff6&Riding=&Name=&Party=0c0ef0db-d14a-4438-8818-784c924f06ae&Province=&Gender=&New=False&Current=False&First=True&Picture=True&Section=False&ElectionDate
http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/membersofparliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&Language=E

Liberal critics
http://www.liberal.ca/critics/

NDP critics
http://www.ndp.ca/shadow-cabinet

Parliamentary Secretaries
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/feature.asp?pageId=39&featureId=8

Cabinet ministers
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/cabinet.asp?featureId=8&pageId=38

Senators
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/senmemb/senate/isenator.asp?Language=E

Parliament
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/index.asp?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=2

openparliament.ca
http://openparliament.ca/

House Government Bills ( Parliament )
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HouseBills/BillsGovernment.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&List=list&Type=0&Chamber=C&StartList=2&EndList=200&Session=23

Parliamentary Committees
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/CommitteeBusiness/CommitteeList.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3

House of Commons Procedure and Practice
http://www.parl.gc.ca/procedure-book-livre/Document.aspx?sbdid=3F818022-AD6E-411C-B495-EC000CF32935&sbpid=DB76738A-3FD4-4B95-B803-E2F44E31AE59&Language=E&Mode=1

Order Paper questions
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/House/compendium/web-content/c_d_orderpaperquestions-e.htm

Written Questions (Senate)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Chamber/411/OrderPaper/ord-e.htm#QUESTIONS

Written Questions (House of Commons)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Pub=NoticeOrder&Mode=1&Language=E&Parl=41&Ses=1&File=10

The complete list of questions on the Order Paper (click on the "Status of House Business" tab on the left-hand side to obtain a running tally of MPs' written questions)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberSittings.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3&View=N

Current list of questions (for the current list of questions, select the Order Paper & Notice Paper tab on the left-hand side, then go to the "Questions" section)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberSittings.aspx?View=N&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3

Reports and Returns Deposited with the Clerk of the House (this is the website were you'll find ouf if the sessional papers have been produced on that particular day. This link should be checked every day in order to keep track of tabled documents.)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/40/3/parlbus/chambus/house/reports/tablingJanuary192011-e.html

House of Commons Calendar (the dates highlighted in pink, indicate the days when the House is not sitting when documents like sessional papers are tabled)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberCalendar.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3

House of Commons Journals (a link that provides the returns and reports tabled with the clerk when the House is not in session. The sessional papers that begin with the numbers 8555 are written answers to MPs questions)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HouseChamberBusiness/ChamberSittings.aspx?View=J&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=3

House of Commons List of Reports and Returns brings (this is a generic description of documents that ministers are obliged to table in the House)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/40/2/parlbus/chambus/house/reports/02-toc-e.htm

Debates (Hansard)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/housechamberbusiness/ChamberSittings.aspx?View=H&Key=2009&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=40&Ses=2

Hansard
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/housechamberbusiness/ChamberPublicationIndexSearch.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=39&Ses=1

Current and Emerging Issues (Library of Parliament)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/cei-foreword-e.htm

History of electoral ridings
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=R&Source=AboutParl_Process

Women in the House of Commons
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/lists/Members.aspx?Language=E&Parliament=8714654b-cdbf-48a2-b1ad-57a3c8ece839&Riding=&Name=&Party=&Province=&Gender=F&New=False&Current=True&First=False&Picture=False&Section=False

Women in the Senate
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/lists/senators.aspx?Language=E&Parliament=&Name=&Party=&Province=&Gender=M&Current=True&PrimeMinister=0218bf67-ef3a-4a8d-8ab4-0229e4fcaa54&TermEnd=&Ministry=&Picture=False

Women in Parliament (Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament)
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/content/lop/researchpublications/prb0562-e.htm

Women candidates in federal elections since 1921
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/HFER/hfer.asp?Language=E&Search=WomenElection

PoliTwitter (Track what federal politicians are saying on social media)
http://politwitter.ca/

Votes in the House of Commons
http://www.parl.gc.ca/housechamberbusiness/ChamberVoteList.aspx?Language=E

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE[Top]

Canada School of Public Service
http://www.csps-efpc.gc.ca/index-eng.asp

Chief Human Resources Officer
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/chro-dprh/index-eng.asp

Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal
http://www.psdpt-tpfd.gc.ca/Information/WrongdoingsReprisals-eng.html

FAIR ( Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform)
http://fairwhistleblower.ca/

Public service absenteeism jumps by 40%; 'Alarming' spike over past decade draws ire, sympathy from experts
(The Ottawa Citizen)

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Federal workers lead pack in rising absenteeism (The Ottawa Citizen)
Please read the story by clicking here.

Ethics boss found morale mess in office (The Ottawa Citizen)
Pleae read the story by clicking here.

Minotaur (website monitors the federal government telephone directory for changes in staff listings in ministerial offices)
http://lobbywatcher.ca/minotaur/minotaur.php

FEDERAL SPENDING[Top]

Parliamentary Budget Officer federal spending watch
http://pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/imd/index/#view_departments

FOOD SAFETY[Top]

Food Recall Report (Downloadable food recalls from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

Health Safety Watch (real-time health and safety information)
http://www.healthandsafetywatch.com/Dashboard.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recaltoce.shtml

Audits, Reviews and Evaluations - Executive Summaries (The Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/agen/eval/evale.shtml

Audio Clips for Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts (The Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/audio/recarappaude.shtml

Food Safety Assessment Reports (Health Canada)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/eval/reports-rapports/index-eng.php

Reports on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (By the Auditor General of Canada)
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_lpf_e_1228.html

CBC-Toronto Star food-safety investigation
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/09/23/f-cfia.html
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/10/05/listeria-inspections.html
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/10/09/listeria-tests.html
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2008/10/09/mccain.html
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/10/21/lawsuit-mapleleaf.html
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/10/27/listeria-nursinghome.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/11/06/listeria-regulations.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/11/07/mccain-memos.html
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/12/19/listeria-cfia.html
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/01/20/listeriosis-investigator.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/01/23/listeria-investigation.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/05/poultryvets-cfia.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/03/25/listeria-cfia.html
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/04/21/listeriosis-probe-cfia021.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/04/23/listeriosis-probe.html?ref=rss
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/04/30/listeria-cfia-reports043009.html?ref=rss

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/10/listeria-inspectors-maple-leaf.html?ref=rss

Food safety at risk with budget cuts expected, union says (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/16/pol-food-safety-inspection-funding.html

Federal food safety surveillance program stalled (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/03/pol-mckie-thehouse-disease-centres.html

Listeriosis victims receive reduced compensation (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/04/pol-listeriosis-victims-receive-compensation.html

XL Foods warned 6 times over lapses before E. coli outbreak (CBC News)
Correction Action Requests issued at Alberta plant for sanitation, contamination

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/08/pol-cfia-xl-foods-atip-corrective-action.html

U.S. worries about Canadian meat flagged in memo (CBC News)
Coalition wants plug pulled on meat pre-clearance pilot project in wake of XL Foods recall

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/14/pol-foreign-affairs-cfia-us-meat-inspection-xl-foods.html

BC investigation into faulty juice boxes
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2008/11/19/iunit-drinkboxes.html

Nova Scotia Food Establishment Inspection Reports
http://www.gov.ns.ca/agri/foodsafety/reports/Request.aspx

Newfoundland &Labrador Inspection Reports
http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/inspections/index.html

The National Agricultural Library (the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
http://www.nal.usda.gov/

Gateway to Government Food Safety Information (U.S.)
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/fsgprobs.html

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture)
http://www.foodsafety.gov/

Search for Peanut Butter Product Recalls (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm

Foreign Audit Reports (the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service)
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Foreign_Audit_Reports/index.asp
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Foreign_Audit_Reports_Past/index.asp

United States Departrment of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

Canadian food companies cerfitifed to export to the United States
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Search/Search_Results/Index.asp?q=%22Food+Safety+and+Inspection+Service+Canada%22&mode=simple&num=10&as_occt=any&site=FSIS&sort=rel

Food safety reports from Thomas Hargrove of the Scripps Howard Service
ftp://shnsclients.scripps.com/data/FatalFood/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention_ cached Outbreak Surveillance Data (Department of Health and Human Services)
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneoutbreaks/outbreak_data.htm

The Traceability Institute
http://www.traceability-institute.com/

Eat Safe ( the city of Ottawa's website for restaurant inspections)
http://www.ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/search/inspections/q.pl?ss=home_en&qt=fsi_en

Food Safety News
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/

GlobalMeatnews.com
http://www.globalmeatnews.com/

BarfBlog (safe food from farm to fork)
http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/barfblog

News for Shoppers
http://www.newsforshoppers.com/

People's Food Policy Project
http://www.peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/

Caffeine Content of Drinks (A complete guide to caffeine)
http://www.energyfiend.com/the-caffeine-database

Bites and barflog (safe food from farm to fork)
http://bites.ksu.edu/

dicentra
http://dicentra.com/

The Poultry Site
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/

PerishableNews.com
http://www.perishablenews.com/

fishnews.com
http://www.fishnewseu.com/

Current World Production, Markets, and Trade Reports (United States Department of Agriculture)
http://www.fas.usda.gov/report.asp

FOREIGN AFFAIRS[Top]

Canada's International Gateway
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/ci-ci/index.aspx?lang=eng

Canada's bilateral relations with countries around the world (Canada's International Gateway)
http://www.international.gc.ca/cip-pic/geo.aspx?view=d

GOVERNMENT SPENDING[Top]

Budget 2009: Canada’s Economic Action Plan
http://www.fin.gc.ca/n08/09-011-eng.asp
http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/eng/index.asp

Transactions under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
http://subsidyscope.com/projects/bailout/tarp/

Many Eyes (a website that helps visualize U.S. government spending)
http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

Economic Stimulus: Transportation Infrastructure Projects by County (Associated Press)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/specials/interactives/wdc/stimulus_counties/index.html?SITE=NYPLA

Canada's Economic Action Plan
http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/eng/index.asp
http://actionplan.gc.ca/eng/map.asp

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Alberta)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/ab/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (British Columbia)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/bc/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Manitoba)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/mb/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Newfoundland)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/nl/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (New Brunswick)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/nb/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Nova Scotia)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/ns/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Nunavut)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/nu/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Ontario)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/on/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (PEI)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/pe/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Quebec)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/qc/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Saskatchewan)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/sk/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (Yukon)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/yt/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Canada's Economic Action Plan (NWT)
http://www.buildingcanada-chantierscanada.gc.ca/regions/nt/isf-fsi-proj-eng.php

Stimuluswatch ( Algonquin College's federal stimulus tracking website)
http://stimuluswatch.webcitybeat.com/index.php

Economic Stimulus: Distressed bridges often overlooked for repairs ( American Press)
http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/wdc/stimulus_bridges/index.html?SITE=AP

ProPublica’s FAQ for Recovery.gov
http://www.propublica.org/ion/stimulus/item/propublicas-faq-for-recovery.gov-1109

Recovery.org (the official U.S. government website that tracks stimulus spending)
http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/home.aspx

HEALTH[Top]

Chronic Disease Infobase (the Public Health Agency of Canada)
http://204.187.39.30/surveillance/Index.aspx?L=eng

Canadian Patient Safety Institute
http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/English/Pages/default.aspx

FluWatch (The Public Health Agency of Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses)
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fluwatch/index-eng.php

Deaths Associated with H1N1 flu virus in Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/h1n1/surveillance-eng.php

Canadian Institute for Health Information (statistics)
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=reqdata_e

Statistics Canada (deaths from infectious diseases)
http://cansim2.statcan.ca/cgi-win/cnsmcgi.exe?Lang=E&RootDir=CII/&ResultTemplate=CII/CII___&Array_Pick=1&ArrayId=1020521

Statistics Canada (abortion rates)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-223-x/2008000/5202136-eng.htm
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-223-x/2008000/5202008-eng.htm
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-223-x/2008000/5202017-eng.htm

Food recalls (Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada)
http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/pr-rp/index_e.php

Food recall archives (The Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/recal2e.shtml

Medication Guides ( the U.S. Food and Drug Administration )
http://www.fda.gov/cder/Offices/ODS/medication_guides.htm

MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

E-CPS (Canadian Pharmacists Association)
https://www.e-therapeutics.ca/wps/portal/!ut/p/.scr/Login

Psychotropics
http://www.psychotropics.dk/monographies/index.asp?Catalogtype=A

Pharmalot
http://www.pharmalot.com/

PharmaWatch Canaada
http://pharmawatchcanada.wordpress.com/

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
http://www.crbestbuydrugs.org/

Consumer Reports Health.org
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/home.htm

Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin)
http://www.tga.gov.au/adr/aadrb.htm

Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
http://www.ccohs.ca/

Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada
http://www.awcbc.org/en/index.asp

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index_e.html

Health Canada (Dear Health Care Professional Letters and public advisories)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2007/index_e.html

Health Canada, drug and medical device recalls
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/compli-conform/recall-retrait/_list/index-eng.php

Health Canada Advisories, Warnings and Recalls by Subject
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/alpha_e.html

Health Canada, Consumer Product Safety Recalls
http://209.217.71.106/PR/home-accueil-e.jsp

Index of Published Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletters
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/bulletin/carn-bcei_index_e.html

Health Canada's Adverse Drug Reaction Database
http://webprod3.hc-sc.gc.ca/arquery-rechercheei/index-eng.jsp

Health Canada list of expert advisory committees
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/activit/sci-consult/index_e.html

Notice of compliance ( drugs Health Canada has approved )
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/notices-avis/index_e.html
http://webprod5.hc-sc.gc.ca/noc-ac/index-eng.jsp

Drug Products Database ( all of the drugs Health Canada has approved for marketing)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/databasdon/dpd_bdpp_data_extract_e.html

Food and Drug Administration advisory committees
http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acwhatsnew.htm

FDA advisory committees (search)
http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/default.htm

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/data/

BlackBoxRX.com
http://blackboxrx.com/index.php

Controversial drug marketing
http://www.cbc.ca/disclosure/archives/0103_pharm/resources.html

Recently approved medical devices ( FDA )
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfTopic/MDA/mda-list.cfm?list=1

HealthImaging.com
http://www.healthimaging.com/index.php?option=com_articles&division=hiit

Health Space (contains online inspection information for provinces such as B.C.)
http://www.healthspace.ca/Websites/HealthSpace/Website_CA.nsf/index.html

Patient Safety (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/patient_safety/index.html

Health Inspection Orders (Alberta Health Services)
http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/publichealth/envhealth/inspection_orders/food_establishments.htm#2009

RateMDs.com
http://www.ratemds.com/

HEALTH (PROVINCIAL)[Top]

Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program
http://www.nspmp.ca/

HEALTH (INTERNATIONAL)[Top]

International Society For Infectious Diseases
http://www.isid.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/az/c.html

HEALTH POLICY [Top]

Healthy Debate (Healthydebate.ca is led by a core team of physicians, policy advisors and researchers based at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto)
http://www.healthydebate.ca/

HealthNewsReview.org
http://www.healthnewsreview.org/

EvidenceNetwork.ca (Non-partisan health policy experts and evidence)
http://www.evidencenetwork.ca/

Cutting Edge Information
http://www.cuttingedgeinfo.com/

HOUSING[Top]

Housing Again (a site dedicated to putting affordable housing back on the public agenda)
http://housingagain.web.ca/index.html

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, average rents for areas with a population of 10,000 and over (Statistics Canada)
http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=0270040&pattern=Canada+Mortgage+and+Housing&tabMode=dataTable&srchLan=-1&p1=1&p2=-1

Forecasts and Analysis (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/hoficlincl/homain/foan/index.cfm

IMMIGRATION[Top]

National databases of regional occupations under pressure

Regional Occupations under Pressure List for British Columbia
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/bc_rol_200709_e.pdf

Regional Occupations under Pressure List for Alberta
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/ab_rol_200709_e.pdf

Regional Occupations under Pressure List for Manitoba
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/mbouplist.pdf

Regional Occupations under Pressure List for Ontario
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/on_rol_200611_e.pdf

Regional Occupations under Pressure for Quebec
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/qc_rol_200710_e.pdf

Regional Occupations under Pressure List for Nova Scotia
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/nsouplist.pdf

Regional Occupations under Pressure List for Prince Edward Island
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/oup/peiouplist.pdf

Human Resources and Social Development Canada (Looking-Ahead: A 10-Year Outlook for the Canadian Labour Market [2006-2015])
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/publications_resources/research/categories/labour_market_e/sp_615_10_06/page00.shtml

Facts and figures 2007 – Immigration overview: Permanent and temporary residents (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/statistics/facts2007/permanent/10.asp

Canadian Immigration Statistics (Canada Immigrant Job Issues)
http://www.canadaimmigrants.com/statistics.asp

Canadian Immigration Stats (for Canada and all regions from the 2001 and 2006 censuses)
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=ottawa&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Immigration%20and%20citizenship&Custom=

Immigration to Ottawa (A snapshot of immigrant labour market integration)
http://www.ottawa.ca/city_services/statistics/immigration/index_en.html

The Monitor (An online newsletter posted quarterly by Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/English/resources/statistics/monitor/index.asp

Recent immigrants in metropolitan areas (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/statistics/facts2008/index.asp

Lost Canadians (CBC investigative series on people who lost their Canadian Citizenship)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/lostcanadians/index.html

2006-09 Refugee Claim Data & IRB Member Grant Rates (Compiled by Sean Rehaag, Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall Law School York University)
http://www.ccrweb.ca/documents/rehaagdatamarch10.htm

2010 Refugee Claim Data and IRB Member Grant Rates
http://ccrweb.ca/en/2010-refugee-claim-data

2011 Refugee Claim Data and IRB Member Grant Rates
http://ccrweb.ca/en/2011-refugee-claim-data

2012 Refugee Claim Data and IRB Member Grant Rates
http://ccrweb.ca/en/2012-refugee-claim-data

Immipedia (The free Canadian Immigration guide that anyone can edit)
http://immipedia.ca/Main_Page
http://immipedia.ca/Special:Recentchanges

Quarterly Administrative Data Release
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/statistics/data-release/2009-Q3/index.asp

Human Rights Research and Education Centre
http://www.cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca/eng/project/refugee-forum/index.php

Revoked immigration consultants (The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants)
https://www.csic-scci.ca/find/revoked.html

Centre for Immigration Policy Reform
http://immigrationreform.ca/english/view.asp?x=1

INNOVATIVE TOOLS[Top]

Reporters' Lab Reviews
http://reviews.reporterslab.org/search?q=&type=products&category=pdf-tools-2011-11-09

http://reviews.reporterslab.org/review/cometdocs-not-a-bad-option-for-free-quick-and-easy-solution-2011-11-21

timeanddata.com
http://www.timeanddate.com/

Freeware Hex Editor XVI32
http://www.chmaas.handshake.de/delphi/freeware/xvi32/xvi32.htm

DocumentCloud
http://blog.documentcloud.org/blog/2011/06/new-home-at-ire/

Mikogo (Free web conferencing and desktop sharing software)
http://www.mikogo.com/product/features/

Join.me.com
https://join.me/

GoToMeeting
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/894058849

TeamViewer
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

The Word on Wikis
http://forjournalists.com/cookbook/index.php?title=Wiki_Panel_Handout_and_Notes

Docudesk (converts pdfs to spreadsheets for PCs and Macs)
http://www.docudesk.com/index.shtml

ScraperWiki
http://scraperwiki.com/

Free PDF Text Reader 1.1
http://www.ctdeveloping.com/

Chapter 3: Turning PDFs to Text (ProPublica)
http://www.propublica.org/nerds/item/turning-pdfs-to-text-doc-dollars-guide

Nitro PDF Professional
http://www.nitropdf.com/

Guaranteed PDF Decrypter
http://www.guapdf.com/

PDFUnlock
http://www.pdfunlock.com/

PDFPirate
http://pdfpirate.net/

ABBYY FineReader
http://finereader.abbyy.com/

Awsome Screenshot (Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text.....)
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/alelhddbbhepgpmgidjdcjakblofbmce?hl=en

Xpdf (An open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files)
http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/home.html

PDFill PDF Editor 5.0
http://www.pdfill.com/

PDFCreator
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/

PDFtoExcel (online converter)
http://www.pdftoexcelonline.com/default.aspx

Zamzar (Free online file conversion)
http://zamzar.com/

Cometdocs( Free online file conversion)
http://www.cometdocs.com/

Able2Extract (Standalone conversion to Excel, Word etc. Probably the best overall choice. Reliable and accurate results)
http://www.investintech.com/prod_a2e.htm

Cogniview
http://www.cogniview.com/

Irfanview (A Windows graphic viewer)
http://www.irfanview.com/

Yousendit
http://www.yousendit.com/

Googlenewstime
http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/

Beta Office 1010
http://officebeta.microsoft.com/en-us

Docsplit (a command-line utility and Ruby library for splitting apart documents into their component parts)
http://documentcloud.github.com/docsplit/

Chrome Extensions
http://www.chromeextensions.org/music-videos-photos/youtube-downloader/

Plug in for Firefox MP3 converter
http://www.clickyoutubedownload.com/youtube/?t=u&v=1.5

YouTube Video Downloader 1.5 (can download videos in FLVand MP4 formats)
http://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/download.html

Audio Hijack Pro (audio recorder for Macs)
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/

NodeXL for Social Network Analysis
http://www.peteraldhous.com/CAR/Aldhous_CAR2011_NodeXL.pdf

Googe Motion
http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html

ASAP Utilities (add-ins for Excel)
http://www.asap-utilities.com/

TimelineSetter: Easy Timelines From Spreadsheets, Now Open to All (Propublica)
http://www.propublica.org/nerds/item/timelinesetter-easy-timelines-from-spreadsheets-now-open-to-all

Mobile Journalism Reporting Tools Guide (The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute [RJ])
http://www.rjionline.org/fellows-program/sullivan/stories/mobile-tools/index.php

dtSearch (searches files on your desktop)
http://www.dtsearch.com/PLF_desktop_2.html

Online Dictionary (Translation, definition, synonyms, English, French, Spanish, etc)
http://dictionary.reverso.net/

Zoocasa (estimated Canadian home prices)
http://www.zoocasa.com/en/

Regular-Expressions.info
http://www.regular-expressions.info/

Wordhippo.com
http://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/survey.html

Online-Stopwatch
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

Measuring Worth
http://measuringworth.com/calculators/uscompare/

INTERNET RESEARCH[Top]

People Search Pro (Julian Sher)
http://tips.peoplesearchpro.com/

Google News Timeline
http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/

SearchSystems.net (Search Free Public Records in the United States)
http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net/

INTERVIEWING[Top]

TRANSCRIPT | Peter Mansbridge talks with Stephen Harper (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/17/pol-mansbridge-interview-harper-transcript.html

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM WEBSITES[Top]

Open Channel
http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/

Neimanwatchdog
http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm
http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=showcase.welcome

Center for Investigative Reporting to curate investigative reporting on new YouTube channel (Poynter)
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/183816/center-for-investigative-reporting-to-curate-investigative-reporting-on-new-youtube-channel/

INVISIBLE WEB[Top]

Resource Shelf
http://www.resourceshelf.com/

BrightPlanet
http://brightplanet.com/

Price's List of Lists
http://www.specialissues.com/lol/

Complete Planet (The Deep Web Directory)
http://aip.completeplanet.com

Invisible Web tutorial
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/InvisibleWeb.html

Search Engine Watch
http://searchenginewatch.com/

Infomine
http://www.infomine.com/

Repositories of Primary Resources ( The University of Idaho)
http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html

Directory of Open Access Journals (This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals)
http://www.doaj.org/

WorldCat (Finds items in libraries near you)
http://www.worldcat.org/

Academic Search Engines (JournalismNet)
http://www.peoplesearchpro.com/journalism/search/academic.htm

JOB HUNTING [Top]
http://jeffgaulin.com/

JOURNALISTS' BLOGS[Top]

Brittny Goodsell
http://brittnygoodsell.com/home.html

Brad Cabana
http://www.blogger.com/profile/08957343946915171802

David Eaves
http://eaves.ca/

David Pugliese Defence Watch
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/category/news/defence-watch/

Glen McGregor
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/author/glenmcgregor/

Paul Krugman
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

Heather Scoffield
http://www.blogscanada.ca/author/heather-scoffield-the-canadian-press/?feedsort=comment_count

Kim Bolan: The Real Scoop ( The Vancouver Sun)
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/category/staff/crime-and-justice/the-real-scoop/

Sarah Schmidt (Postmedia News)
http://blogs.canada.com/author/sarahtschmidt/

Aaron Wherry - Beyond the Commons (Macleans.ca)
http://www2.macleans.ca/category/blog-central/beyond-the-commons/

BloombergView
http://www.bloomberg.com/view/

Canada.com
http://www.canada.com/opinion/blogs/index.html

David Gehring (Google)
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?authToken=DYP2&authType=name&goback=%2Enpv_7898109_*1_*1_name_DYP2_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&locale=en_US&id=7898109

Eric Newton (The Nieman Journalism Lab)
http://www.niemanlab.org/author/enewton/
http://www.knightfoundation.org/press-room/press-mention/eric-newton-journalism-schools-arent-changing-quic/

Jay Rosen's Press Think
http://pressthink.org/2013/02/look-youre-right-okay-but-youre-also-wrong/

Karen Kleiss (The Edmonton Journal)
http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/author/ablegreporter/

Marion Warnica
http://marionwarnica.com/

Mark Coddington
http://markcoddington.com/

Meg Wilcox
http://www.megwilcox.com/

Nicole S. Cohen
http://nicolescohen.com/

Lisa Johnson (CBC Vancouver)
http://lisa-johnson.ca/

Lisa Roberts
http://lisaroberts.ca/?page_id=12

Melanie Coulson (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://journomel.com/about/

Sam Wang (Princeton Election Consortium)
http://election.princeton.edu/

Nate Silver (FiveThirtyEight)
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

Tamsin McMahon
http://www2.macleans.ca/author/tmcmahon/

The Media Business (Robert G. Picard)
http://themediabusiness.blogspot.ca/

The Filter Buble (Eli Pariser and Peter Koechley)
http://www.thefilterbubble.com/

Taylor Owen
http://taylorowen.com/

The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/blogs/index.html

The Bulldog (A blog by Ken Gray)
http://bulldogottawa.com/

The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-blog/

WSJ blogs
http://blogs.wsj.com/

JOURNALISM EDUCATION[Top]

Carleton University (Office of Institutional Research and Planning
http://oirp.carleton.ca/newsite/
https://blogs.library.carleton.ca/roller/themadgicalweb/

Columbia Journalism School
http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/home

Tow Center for Digital Journalism (Columbia Journalism School)
http://towcenter.org/

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/

UBC Graduate School of Journalism
http://journalism.ubc.ca/

Philip Merrill College of Journalism
http://www.merrill.umd.edu/

JOURNALISM RESEARCH[Top]

Journalist's Resource (Harvard Kennedy School, Joan Shorenstein Center)
http://journalistsresource.org/

Newspapers Turning Ideas into Dollars (Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism)
http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/newspapers_turning_ideas_dollars

Thinking about the Future of Informed Communities and Journalism
http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamthierer/2011/12/04/thinking-about-the-future-of-informed-communities-and-journalism/

Survey Research, Its New Frontiers and Democracy (Pew Research Center)
http://www.pewresearch.org/2012/05/24/survey-research-its-new-frontiers-and-democracy/

Data Journalism Handbook
http://www.datajournalismhandbook.org/1.0/en/

Newseum
http://www.newseum.org/

Society of Profesional Journalists eCampus
https://www.spj.org/trainingondemand.asp

JOURNALISM RESOURCE SITES[Top]

CNet (a well-respected technology website)
http://news.cnet.com/

The Canadian Journalism Project
http://www.j-source.ca/

The Canadian Association of Journalists
http://www.caj.ca/

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
http://www.cjfe.org/

The Center for Investigative Reporting
http://centerforinvestigativereporting.org/

The Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism
http://www.stonybrook.edu/journalism/newsliteracy/index.html

Journalist's Toolbox
http://www.journaliststoolbox.org/

PowerReportering (resource for journalists)
http://www.powerreporting.com/category/Alerts_for_journalists
http://powerreporting.com/

Committee to Protect Journalists (Defending Journalists Worldwide)
http://www.cpj.org/

ChangeDetection.com
http://www.changedetection.com/

blinkx
http://www.blinkx.com/

Online Education Database
http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/research-beyond-google

Investigative Reporters and Editors
http://www.ire.org/

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)Quick Hits
http://www.ire.org/quickhits/08_June27.html#b1

Investigate This! With Alex Roslin
http://albloggedup.blogspot.com/

IRE story search
http://www.ire.org/resourcecenter/search.php

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Media magazine
http://www.caj.ca/?cat=4

Logan Symposium
http://investigativereportingprogram.com/logan-symposium/

The scoop (A blog maintained by computer-assisted reporting specialist Derek Willis)
http://blog.thescoop.org/

FINAL REPORT ON THE CANADIAN NEWS MEDIA (Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/39/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/Com-e/TRAN-E/rep-e/repfinjun06vol1-e.htm#TABLE_OF_CONTENTS

ProPublica: Journalism in the Public Interest
http://www.propublica.org/

The Investigative Reporting Workshop (a project of the School of Communication at American University)
http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/

The Toronto Star indepth stories
http://www.thestar.com/investigations

Enquete ( Radio-Canada's investigative program)
http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/enquete/2008-2009/

Daylife
http://www.daylife.com/topstories

Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/specials/

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC)
http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&template_id=46&lang=e

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Media in BC. (a report of Simon Fraser University's Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities)
http://www.bcethnicmedia.ca/research.html

The Canadian Military in the news
http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/spotnews_e.html

Online News Association
http://journalists.org/

Adrian Holovaty (web developer and Chicago-based journalist)
http://www.holovaty.com/

Online Journalism Review
http://www.ojr.org/

NowPublic (crowd powered media)
http://www.nowpublic.com/

Orato ( True stories from real people)
http://www.orato.com/

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
http://www.publicintegrity.org/icij/

JNet's Picks of the Week (a random selection of websites of use to journalists)
http://www.journalismnet.com/picks

Radio-Canada (archives)
http://www.radio-canada.ca/actualite/v2/tj22h/archive50_200408.shtml

Kirk LaPointe's J-home
http://www.kirklapointe.com/

Infomart
http://www.infomart.ca/

Canada.com
http://www.canada.com/

The Canadian Press
http://www.thecanadianpress.com/default.aspx
http://www.cpimages.com/fotoweb/index.fwx

National Post photos
http://news.nationalpost.com/category/photos/

The Hill Times
http://www.hilltimes.com/information_pages/about.php

iPolitics
http://ipolitics.ca/

World news
http://wn.com/

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
http://www.aejmc.org/

Independent media
http://www.indymedia.org/

Independent Media TV
http://www.independent-media.tv/about.cfm

DiversityWatch
http://www.diversitywatch.ryerson.ca/media/

ABYZ News Links
http://www.abyznewslinks.com/

Newspaper archives
http://www.newspaperarchive.com/
http://www.paperofrecord.com/

AllYouCanRead
http://www.allyoucanread.com/

Sept.11 Archives
http://www.september11archive.com/

Canadian Community Newspapers Association (CCNA)
http://www.ccna.ca/

Community Press Online (Ontario)
http://www.communitypress-online.com

Online Newspapers
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Google News Advanced Archive Search
http://news.google.com/archivesearch/advanced_search

LexisNexis AlaCarte! (advanced search)
http://alacarte.lexisnexis.com/partners/int/lexisnews/srchNW.asp

LexisNexis AlaCarte! (free short-term news searches on hot stories)
http://www.lexisnexis.com/news/

Hospital News
http://www.hospitalnews.com

Medical Doctor (a Canadian website that tracks medical coverage)
http://www.mediadoctor.ca/

Columbia Journalism Review
http://www.cjr.org/

The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine
http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400064740/ref=pd_bxgy_text_2/702-6007597-6128034

Counterpunch (left-wing American political newsletter)
http://www.counterpunch.org/

Cyberjournalist.net ( The Online News Association )
http://www.cyberjournalist.net/supersearch.php/

Expert sources -- ProfNet
http://www2.profnet.com/login_prn.jsp

Carleton's journalism in Rwanda effort
http://www.rwandainitiative.ca/index2.html

Snopes.com (Rumour Has It)
http://snopes.com

Regret The Error ( it reports on corrections, retractions, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the media)
http://www.regrettheerror.com/

Wikileaks
http://www.wikileaks.org/index.html

OhmyNews International
http://english.ohmynews.com/

Canadian Association of Internet Providers
http://www.cata.ca/

Public Eye Online
http://www.publiceyeonline.com/

Public Editor ( The site of the New York Times public editor )
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/thepubliceditor/index.html

Project for Excellence In Journalism (The State of the News Media 2008)
http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/2008/

Legacy.com (obituary searches)
http://www.legacy.com/NS/

American Press Institute
http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/

Canwest News reporter David Akin's blog
http://davidakin.blogware.com/

Inside the Queensway: Maclean's blogger Kady O'Malley
http://blog.macleans.ca/2009/02/19/liveblogging-the-layover-of-the-century/

Jacqui Banaszynski tips on finding stories

Famous quotes & quotations
http://www.famous-quotes-and-quotations.com/

The Future of Journalism
http://www.ourblook.com/component/option,com_sectionex/Itemid,200076/id,8/view,category/#catid69

Investigative Reporting Workshop (The American University)
http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/staff/openings/

“American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone" (DemocracyNow)
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/18/american_radical_the_life_and_times

Alternate News Sources
http://www.peoplesearchpro.com/journalism/alternate/

Narrative Matters (A peer-reviewed, personal-essay section of the policy journal Health Affairs)
http://www.healthaffairs.org/NM.php

VND (Algonquin College's Virtual News Desk)
http://webcitybeat.com/

Scribd.com
http://www.scribd.com/

Marion Warnica
http://marionwarnica.com/

The New York Review of Books
http://www.nybooks.com/

OWNI.EU Digital Journalism (Technology, Politics and Culture)
http://owni.eu/

Charlie Brooker - How To Report The News (on Youtube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YtGSXMuWMR4

National News Watch
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/

The Huffington Post (Canada)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/

TRAINING RESOURCES [Top]

Access 2000 tutorial (Florida Gulf Coast University)
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/access/index.html

Allen Browne's Database and Training
http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html

College syllabi on computer-assisted reporting, precision journalism and news research
http://powerreporting.com/syllabi.html

Gannett Newsroom Resources
http://www.gannett.com/go/newswatch/nwwebtips/webresmain.html

Institute for Analytic Journalism
http://analyticjournalism.blogharbor.com/blog

Journalism Education in Canada (Carleton professor, Mary McGuire)
http://http-server.carleton.ca/~mmcguire/J-Ed/

JournalismNet (Julian Sher's Internet site)
http://www.journalismnet.com/

MVP Web Sites (tutorials for Microsoft Access)
http://mvps.org/links.html#Access

Neil Reisner's page on NICAR
http://nicar08.wetpaint.com/

Paul Myer's Internet site
http://www.bbctraining.com/trainer.asp?tID=1789&cat=5
http://www.researchclinic.co.uk/

PewResearchCenter Publications
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1220/home-ownership-trends-blacks-hispanics

Newscollege ( Practical Journalism Tips )
http://www.newscollege.ca/

News University (A project of The Poynter Institute for Media Studies funded)
http://www.newsu.org/

No Train, No Gain
http://www.notrain-nogain.com/

Online tutorials from Brown University
https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/labels/viewlabel.action?id=59&key=$generalUtil.urlEncode($spaceKey)&startIndex=0

Poynter Institutue
http://www.poynter.org/

Knowledgewebb (Baltimore-based online training for people working in the digital media)
http://www.knowledgewebb.net/

Writing About Business (The New Columbia Knight - Bagehot Guide to Economics & Business Journalism)
http://books.google.ca/books?id=JAiiSqgFIFMC&dq=Writing+about+Business:+The+New+Columbia+Knight-Bagehot+Guide+to+Economics+%26+Business+Journalism&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=TdyOGM4Dyx&sig=0Uo7lZDbqr70u60fpzY4KibE8b0&hl=en&ei=2Z4kSq6PH5vMMtHw-IEF&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1

Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org/

Citizen Journalism course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
http://beyourownjournalist.com/

KEY WORD SEARCH ENGINES [Top]

Google
http://www.google.ca/

Google Keyword Selector
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

The Official Google Reader Blog (Follow changes to any websites)
http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2010/01/follow-changes-to-any-website.html

SearchEngineWatch.com
http://searchenginewatch.com/

Yahoo Search
http://search.yahoo.com/

Windows Live (MSN Search)
http://www.live.com/?searchonly=true&mkt=en-ca

AlltheWeb
http://www.alltheweb.com/

Wisenut
http://wisenut.com/

Vivisimo
http://vivisimo.com/

Killer Info
http://www.killerinfo.com/

Search Engine Showdown (The User's Guide To Searching the Web)
http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/others/archive.shtml

Wayback machine (Internet archives)
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
http://www.archive.org/index.php

Finding Old Web Pages
http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/others/archive.shtml

baidu (a large Chinese search engine that has a cache link)
http://www.baidu.com/

Cyberjournalists.net
http://www.cyberjournalist.net/cyberjournalists.php

Search Engine Showdown (The Users' Guide to Web Searching)
http://searchengineshowdown.com/
http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/others/archive.shtml

KING'S[Top]

Syllabus

Public Records Research 6700.03
http://publicrecords.kingsjournalism.com/

Digital Journalism 1
http://digi1.kingsjournalism.com/

LABOUR[Top]

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Statistics (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/foreign_workers/stats_annual2008/annual_stats_list.shtml

Occupation - Standard Occupational Classification 1991 (Historical) (707) (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/tbt/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=6&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=3&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=01&GID=837928&GK=1&GRP=1&PID=92105&PRID=0&PTYPE=88971,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&THEME=74&VID=15743&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=&D1=0&D2=0&D3=0&D4=0&D5=0&D6=0

LAND-TITLE AND PROPERTY ASSESSMENT OFFICES[Top]

The TitleSearchers.ca ( is a website of title searches / registry agents across Canada )
http://www.titlesearchers.ca/

Alberta Land Titles
http://www.servicealberta.ca/LandTitles.cfm

British Columbia Land Titles
https://www.bconline.gov.bc.ca/

Manitoba Property Registry
http://www.gov.mb.ca/tpr/land_titles/lto_offices/offices.html

New Brunswick Land Titles and Assessments
http://www.snb.ca/e/4000/4106e.asp

NewFoundland and Labrador Deeds
http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/registries/deeds.html

Northwest Territories Land Titles
http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/LandTitles/index.shtml

Nova Scotia's Property Online
http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/property/default.asp?mn=282.46.1064

Nunavut
http://www.justice.gov.nu.ca/i18n/french/legreg/lt_index.shtm

Ontario Land Registration Information
http://www.ontario.ca/en/information_bundle/land_registration/STEL01_130081.html

Prince Edward Island Registry of Deeds
http://www.gov.pe.ca/finance/index.php3?number=1007538&lang=E

Quebec Land Titles
https://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca/Sirf/Script/14_06_01-02/pf_14_06_01_reglr.asp

Saskatchewan Land Registry
http://www.isc.ca/LandTitles/Pages/default.aspx

Yukon Land Titles
http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cs/index.html

LEGAL SYSTEM/COURTS [Top]

National Class Action Database (The Canadian Bar Association)
http://www.cba.org/classactions/main/gate/index/

Martindale.com
http://www.martindale.com/

Legal terminology
http://www.duhaime.org/dictionary/diction.htm

Canada's justice system
http://canada.justice.gc.ca/eng/sch-rch/sch-rch.asp

The Criminal Code
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/C-46/index.html

Justice Laws Website Title (The Department of Justice Canada)
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/index.html

The Association of Justice Counsel (The bargaining agent for Justice lawyers and notaries for which Treasury Board is the employer)
http://www.ajc-ajj.org/eng/default.aspx

Table of Public Statutes and Responsible Ministers (The Department of Justice Canada)
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/TablePublicStatutes/index.html

Federal Accountability Act (S.C. 2006, c. 9 - The Department of Justice Canada)
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-5.5/index.html

Canadian legal resources
http://jurist.law.utoronto.ca/ref_desk.htm

The Canadian Legal Information Institute
http://canlii.org/en/index.php

The scope of CANLII's databases
http://canlii.org/en/databases.html

Law Society of Upper Canada ( list of disbarred lawyer )
http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=689

The National Class Action Database (a voluntary initiative and is not a comprehensive listing of all class action lawsuits currently underway in Canada)
http://www.cba.org/ClassActions/main/gate/index/default.aspx

Canadian Media Lawyers Association (Ad IDEM)
http://adidem.org/Main_Page

WestlawECarswell (site to be used by Carleton student ID number)
http://www.library.carleton.ca/eresources/db_titles_W.html

Supreme Court of Canada
http://www.scc-csc.gc.ca/home-accueil/index-eng.asp

Judgements of the Supreme Court of Canada
http://csc.lexum.org/en/index.html

Federal Court of Canada
http://www.fct-cf.gc.ca/index_e.html

Federal Court watch (This site monitors the most recent files on the Federal Court of Canada trial division docket)
http://sushiboy.org/fedcourt.php

Tax Court of Canada
http://www.tcc-cci.gc.ca/main_e.htm

Manitoba Courts
http://www.jus.gov.mb.ca/

Ontario Courts
http://www.ontariocourts.on.ca/english.htm

Quebec Courts
http://www.jugements.qc.ca/generalites/contenu.php

Provincial Offences Court - Ottawa
http://ottawa.ca/city_hall/prov_crt/index_en.html

Canadian Bar Association
http://www.cba.org/CBA/Home.asp

Canadian Law List
http://www.canadianlawlist.com/

Law Commission of Canada
http://www.lcc.gc.ca/default-en.asp?lang_update=1

ipblog.ca (intellectual property, trade-mark & Internet law)
http://www.ipblog.ca/

Bankruptcydata.com
http://www.bankruptcydata.com/default.asp

Findlaw
http://www.findlaw.com/index.html?srchfindlaw

Smoking Gun
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/

British and Irish Legal Information Institute
http://www.bailii.org/

Ottawa Law Review
http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/ottawa-law-review/full-page-content/ottawa-law-review.html

HG.org (Worldwide legal directories)
http://www.hg.org/law-firms/Personal-Injury/Canada.html

LESSON PLANS[Top]

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Lien Records[Top]

Definition: Liens, available through provincial and territorial government offices, are records of consumer and busines loans to individuals who use their property as collateral. - Source: Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter's Research Guide

Lien (PPSA) Search
http://www.ppsa.ca/ppsacaV3/ppsa_search/ppsa_search1.jsp

Canada Search and Registry Corp.
http://www.csrcorp.ca/wwstore/item.wws?sku=VHCAN34

Alberta
http://www.servicealberta.ca/208.cfm

British Columbia
https://www.bconline.gov.bc.ca/

Manitoba
https://direct.gov.mb.ca/pprhtml/html/internet/en/ppr.html

New Brunswick
https://pprs.acol.ca/lc/acptTerms.do

Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.acol.ca/Services/PPR/NF/menu.html

Northwest Territories

http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/PropertyRegistry/ppr_liencheck.shtml

Nova Scotia
http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/property/default.asp?mn=282.46.82.358

Nunavut
http://www.justice.gov.nu.ca/i18n/french/legreg/lt_index.shtm

Ontario
http://www.ontario.ca/en/services_for_business/access_now/STEL01_086166.html

Prince Edward Island
http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/index.php3?number=1034615&lang=E

Quebec
http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/

Saskatchewan
http://www.isc.ca/Pages/default.aspx

Yukon
https://ppsr.gov.yk.ca/pls/apex32p/f?p=109:1:3681372969564095

LIBRARIES/ARCHIVES [Top]

Library of Parliament
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/library_prb.asp?Language=E

Library and Archives Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/index-e.html

The Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/

The Canadian Council of Archives
http://www.archivescanada.ca/index2.html

Theses Canada Portal (Library and Archives Canada)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/thesescanada/index-e.html

ArchiviaNet Online Research Tool
http://www.archives.ca/02/0201_e.html

Ottawa Public Library
http://www.library.ottawa.on.ca/english/index.htm 

Proquest
http://www.proquest.com/

Bartleby.com (a complete reference guide)
http://www.bartleby.com/reference/

Gumshoe Librarian ( A bibliography of Recommended Websites for Global Research Issues )
http://www.llrx.com/features/gumshoe.htm

U.S. News Archives on the Web
http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html

LOBBYISTS[Top]

Federal Public Registry of Lobbyists
http://www.ocl-cal.gc.ca/eic/site/lobbyist-lobbyiste1.nsf/eng/home

Federal lobbyists search
http://www.ocl-cal.gc.ca/eic/site/lobbyist-lobbyiste1.nsf/eng/h_nx00274.html

Lobbyists (Alberta)
http://www.lobbyistsact.ab.ca/LRS/Search.nsf/$$Search

Lobbyists ( British Columbia)
http://www.lobbyistsregistrar.bc.ca/

Lobbyists (Nova Scotia)
http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/lobbyist/

Lobbying (New Brunswick)
http://www.lobbycomply.com/wordpress/?p=4003

Lobbyists (Ontario)
https://lobbyist.oico.on.ca/LRO/GeneralSettings.nsf/vwEnHTML/Home.htm

Lobbyists (Quebec)
https://www.lobby.gouv.qc.ca/servicespublic/consultation/ConsultationCitoyen.aspx
http://www.si2.commissairelobby.qc.ca/en/commissioner/access_information

Lobbyists (Newfoundland and Labrador)
http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/registries/lobbyists.html

Lobbyists (City of Toronto)
http://www.toronto.ca/lobbying/

The Lobby Monitor
http://www.arcpub.com/lm.htm

Lobby Watcher
http://twitter.com/#!/lobbywatcher

Elections Canada (contributions and expenses)
http://www.elections.ca/intro.asp?section=fin&document=index&lang=e&textonly=false
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/welcome.aspx?lang=e

Open Secrets (a nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy)
http://www.opensecrets.org/index.php

Project On Government Oversight (U.S. non-profit watch-dog group)
http://pogo.org/

MAPPING[Top]

For Fusion Table tutorial, click here

Simple Polylines (Google Maps JavaScript API v3)
https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/examples/polyline-simple

Oil and Gas Rights Digital Files (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100036298/1100100036301

Qgis (on windows)
http://www.qgis.org/downloads/QGIS-OSGeo4W-1.5.0-14109-Setup.exe

Qgis (for Mac users)
http://www.kyngchaos.com/files/software/qgis/Qgis(standalone)-1.5.0-3-Snow.dmg (for Snow Leopard 10.6)
http://www.kyngchaos.com/files/software/qgis/Qgis(standalone)-1.5.0-4-Leopard.dmg (for Leopard 10.5)

Qgis basics for journalists
http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/qgis-basics-journalists/install/

Geovisualization_QGIS.pdf

Knight Digital Media Center's data visualization tutorials
http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/cat/data

Knight Digital Media Center's digital media tutorials
http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/

FalconView
http://www.falconview.org/trac/FalconView

Natural Resources Canada's collection of maps
http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geogratis/en/collection/search.do#E

Natural Resources Canada ( Understanding projections)
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/carto_corner/map_projections.html/#choosing

Maps Corner ( Elections Canada)
http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=cir/maps&document=index&lang=e

Federal Electoral Districts
http://geogratis.cgdi.gc.ca/geogratis/en/option/select.do?id=258D0E88-4C19-7DB1-41C2-0D0CF1CAF49C

Geospatial Database (Queen's University Library)
http://db.library.queensu.ca/geospatial_data/

Data Catalogue (City of Ottawa)
http://ottawa.ca/online_services/opendata/info/index_en.html

GeoCoder (converts addresses into longitude and latidue for use in mapping)
http://www.batchgeo.com/

Latitude and longitude locator
http://www.kenjikojima.com/jikankei/map.html

GeoBase
http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/en/index.html

GeoCoder.ca
http://geocoder.ca/

Geocommons
http://geocommons.com/

Degrees, Minutes, Seconds and Decimal Degrees Latitude/Longitude Conversions (Federal Communications Commission)
http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/audio/bickel/DDDMMSS-decimal.html

Understanding Latitude and Longitude:The Global Grid
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/LongitudeIntro.html

MapShaper
http://mapshaper.com/test/demo.html

ESRI
http://esripress.esri.com/display/index.cfm

GIS for Stimulus Reporting
http://www.esri.com/industries/stategov/business/stimulus.html

Tableau Public ( a free application that helps to visualize data )
http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery
http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/ire

Google Fusion Tables
https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=fusiontables&passive=1209600&continue=http://www.google.com/fusiontables/Home&followup=http://www.google.com/fusiontables/Home

Googe Fusion Tables discussion group
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/fusion-tables-users-group/4SVxAew5P78

Google Fusion Table (shape file to KML conversion)
http://shpescape.com/upload/

Google fusion tables beta (data sets you can use)
https://www.google.com/fusiontables/search

FusionTablesLayer Builder
http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/fusiontables/fusiontableslayer_builder.html

Google Sites (allows you to see what your Fusion Table maps or charts look like before publishing them)
http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/overview.html

ColorBrewer (for doing fancier colour schemes in Fusion Tables)
http://colorbrewer2.org/

A map to help voters find their polling places using Fusion Tables as a data source (Google fusion tables)
https://docs.google.com/a/baycitizen.org/document/d/1hgRO3DMvppG9zySelxTT787YsdKWNzFHu_g5Rbex2nU/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1#

Google earth
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

How to make your own data map of Montreal
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/10/07/how-to-make-your-own-data-map-of-montreal/

Zonum Solutions (Converts shape file files to KML files)
http://www.zonums.com/shp2kml.html

Gut Those Shapefiles (shape file converter)
http://gut.sfgeo.org/

Google Geo Developers Blog
http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2010/11/search-your-geo-data-using-spatial.html

Google's Chart Tool
http://imagecharteditor.appspot.com/

Shape to Fusion ( A website that allow users to import shape files into fusion tables)
http://www.shpescape.com/

Patrickcain.ca (A journalist who makes maps for the Web)
http://www.patrickcain.ca/

All things spatial (a good mapping blog)
http://all-things-spatial.blogspot.com/

Google public data explorer
http://www.google.com/publicdata/home
http://www.google.com/support/publicdata/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo&feature=related

GPS Visualizer
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/geocoder/

Infinite Gravity Data Services (The Canadian Postal Code)
http://www.infinitegravity.ca/postalcodeformat.htm

Think Data
http://thinkquarterly.co.uk/

Fusion Table URL for the Ottawa bike thefts
http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S290201DOQI

Patrickcain.ca: A journalist who makes maps for the web
http://www.patrickcain.ca/?p=1

111031_afghan_dead_for_Google
http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S308680sRHu

Boundary files (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/geo/bound-limit/bound-limit-eng.cfm

Geogrpahic levels for 2011 census (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/download-telecharger/comprehensive/comp-ivt-xml-dwnld-tlchrgr.cfm?Lang=E

2006 Census Population (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/index-eng.cfm

2006 Census Income and Earnings
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/tbt/St-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=0&PRID=0&PTYPE=88971,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2006&THEME=81&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=

2006 Census Household Income
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/tbt/Lp-eng.cfm?LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GID=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=0&PRID=0&PTYPE=88971,97154&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=814&Temporal=2006&THEME=81&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF=

2011 Census - Province and Territory Cargographic Boundary Files (Statistics Canada)
http://www.data.gc.ca/data/en/dataset/bab06e04-e6d0-41f1-a595-6cff4d71bedf

Geography (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/geo/index-eng.cfm

Fusion Table Test

MAPPING STORIES [Top]

2011 Census Population Data by Ward (Raise the Hammer)
http://www.raisethehammer.org/article/1541/2011_census_population_data_by_ward

Crime in St. Paul
http://stpaulcrime.twincities.com/#trends

2011 Wisconsin Senate Recalls
http://host.madison.com/data/maps/politics/2011-senate-recalls/

After federal changes to waterways rules, 90 per cent of protected lakes lap on Conservative shores (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://aware-simcoe.ca/issues/water/3237-water.html

Conservatives defend new waterways rules against accusations of favouritism (The Ottawa Citizen)

A new view of Edmonton (Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/living-on-the-edge/index.html

Battleground B.C.: Election Trends (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/electiontrends.html

Canada's climbing tuition fees (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/map-tuition-fees/

Median home prices in 2010 remained below 2007 levels across Cuyahoga County
http://www.cleveland.com/datacentral/index.ssf/2011/02/median_home_prices_in_2010_rem.html

MONTREAL: CITY OF CONTRASTS (The Gazette, Montreal)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/interactives/household-survey/index.html

Lying with Maps: How Enbridge is Misleading the Public in its Ads
http://eaves.ca/2012/08/15/lying-with-maps-how-enbridge-is-misleading-the-public-in-its-ads/

Current Events Maps
http://www.esri.com/news/maps/index.html

Crime rates continue to fall in Canada: Declines recorded across country, for most offences (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/crime-severity/

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/gulf-oil-spill-2010/resources.html

Census 2010 Interactive Map: Texas Population By Race, Hispanic Origin (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/census-2010/

Census 2010 Interactive Map: Texas Population By House, Senate District (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/census-2010/

Family, church important to Filipinos: Many call the central neighbourhood around Fraser Street home, and Tagalog signs abound (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Vancouver+ethnic+enclave+series+Family+church+important+Filipinos/5559392/story.html

Federal Parolees Per Capita (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/parolees-capita.html

Fare evasion on SkyTrain and Canada Line (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/transit-system-crime/fare-evasion.html

Election Prediction 2011 (Hill and Knowlton)
http://predictor.hillandknowlton.ca/predictor/index.php?o=sp&j=6:0.398,4:0.302,3:0.165,2:0.04,5:0.083,1:0.012&r=0

Enbridge affiliates have had 175 leaks, spills over 10 years in U.S. (The Ottawa Citizen)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Enbridge+affiliates+have+leaks+spills+over+years/5987092/story.html

Explore the data: Toronto bicycle collisions mapped over 25 years (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/explore-the-data-toronto-bicycle-collisions-mapped-over-25-years/article543684/

50 ridings to watch in the 2011 election (The Globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com:80/news/politics/50-ridings-to-watch-in-the-2011-election/article1957425/?from=1957526

2008 Federal election: GTA ridings (The Toronto Star)
http://www3.thestar.com/static/googlemaps/electionmaps.html?xml=2008_federal.xml

Highway 63 features map (The Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/highway63/map/index.html

Homicides mapped: 1999 to 2011 (Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/homicide/map/index.html

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown? (Slate)
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/12/gun_death_tally_every_american_gun_death_since_newtown_sandy_hook_shooting.html

INTERACTIVE: Census Explorer (The Canadian Press)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/INTERACTIVE-Census-Explorer-138930999.html

Interactive map: Data links low income to poor school test results (Global News)
http://www.globaltoronto.com/interactive+map+data+links+low+income+to+poor+eqao+test+results/6442705166/story.html

Interactive Map: Nov. 8 Amendment Vote by County (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/nov-8-amendment-vote-map/

Interactive: What's My District Now? (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/whats-my-district-now/

Interactive: Perry Tracker (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/perrytracker/

Interactive: Exploring Presidential Donors by ZIP Code (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/exploring-presidential-donor-zip-code/

Interactive: Census: Where you live (The Telegraph)
http://www.macon.com/2011/03/22/1497153/census-where-you-live.html#storylink=misearch

Interactive map: Bibb County’s congressional redistricting (The Telegraph)
http://www.macon.com/2011/09/25/1717493/interactive-map-bibb-countys-congressional.html#storylink=misearch

Interactive: Making the WNYC Census Map (JohnKeefe.net)
http://johnkeefe.net/47474697

Interactive: SNAPSHOT: Motorcycles per 1,000 residents, 2010 (boston.com)
http://www.boston.com/yourtown/specials/snapshot/snapshot_massachusetts_motorcycles_per_1000_residents_2010/

Interactive Map: Explore the data behind Toronto's working poor (The globe and Mail)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/interactive-map-explore-the-data-behind-torontos-working-poor/article2332885/

Interactive: City of Toronto homicides and gang activity, 2008 to present
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/interactive-city-of-toronto-homicides-and-gang-activity-2008-to-present/article4240673/

Investigate with us (Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/living-on-the-edge/index.html

Grand Falls-Windsor growing without paper mill (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/02/11/nl-gfw-census-211.html

Living on the Edge (Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/livingontheedge/index.html

Map: See Dallas-area holiday light displays (Dallas Morning News)
http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/headlines/20111206-map-see-dallas-area-holiday-light-displays.ece

Metro Vancouver Daycare Ratings Map (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/daycare-map.html

New Ramsey County sheriff approves a higher percentage of gun applications than Fletcher (Pioneer Press)
http://www.twincities.com/ci_19512257

NYC Evacuation Zones
http://project.wnyc.org/news-maps/hurricane-zones/hurricane-zones.html

Minnesota's public pensins: 40-year financial snapshot
http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/Pensions2/Dashboard1?:embed=y

Pioneer Press Family Outings Find fun things to do with your kids in the Twin Cities
http://www.twincities.com/family

Riding Profile -- Edmonton - Strathcona (The Edmonton Journal)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/election/edmontonstrathcona.html

BC Liberal leadership vote by the numbers -- exclusive maps, graphics and analysis (The Vancouver Sun)
http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/papertrail/archive/2011/02/26/bc-liberal-leadership-vote-by-the-numbers-exclusive-maps-graphs-and-analysis.aspx

(902)-9-1-1 (A King's College Investigation)
http://902911.kingsjournalism.com/

Comment vos voisins ont-ils voté en 2008? (Cyberpresse.ca)
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/elections-federales/resultats-des-elections-federales-2008/?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B2_carte-interactive_1474045_section_POS1

Canada Votes 2011 ( Interactive map: CBCNews.ca)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/#/171

Canadian federal election results for 2004, 2008 and 2011 (ERSI Press)
http://50.16.208.225/CompareWebMaps/

Canada's 41st Election Explained ( Flickr )
http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_hicks/5683761559/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Find Your Polling Place (baycitizen.org)
http://www.baycitizen.org/data/mayors-race-2011/poll-locations/

Global News Exclusive: Maritimers leading the way in organ donor registration (globalnewsmaritimes)
http://www.globalmaritimes.com/global+news+exclusive+maritimers+leading+the+way+in+organ+donor+registration/6442494330/story.html

Interactive map shows breakdown of HST vote (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Interactive+shows+breakdown+vote/5313564/story.html

Interactive: Direct your own exploration of Minnesota Census data (Pioneer Press)
http://www.twincities.com/1000/ci_17627259?source=pkg

Interactive: Get to know your candidates (The Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/decision-canada/learn-about-candidates.html

Interactive graphics and databases (The Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/specialreports/interactives.html?from=stnv2

Interactive: Texas Presidential Contributions by ZIP Code (The Texas Tribune)
http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/presidential-contributions-zip-code-2011/

METHADONE AND THE POLITICS OF PAIN (The Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/specialreports/methadone/methadoneandthepoliticsofpain.html

Proposed Keystone Pipeline road map (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/map-pipeline/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/11/10/keyston-pipeline-route.html

How WNYC Used Texts from Citizens To Map Snowstorm (Mobile Phone Blog)
http://mobilephone.firstblogfirst.com/2011/01/28/how-wnyc-used-texts-from-citizens-to-map-snowstorm/

Map of the Week: Grow operations (The Toronto Star)
http://thestar.blogs.com/maps/2009/02/map-2008-marijuana-grow-operations------marijuana-grow-op-busts-in-toronto-were-down-in-2008-at-145-compared-t.html

Mapping our ethnicity Parts 1,2,3,5 (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Mapping+ethnicity+Part+South+Asia+Surrey/5547648/story.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/ethnicity/index.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Mapping+ethnicity+Part+Family+church+important+Filipinos/5559392/story.html
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2011/10/19/ethnic-mapping-5-find-metros-dutch-blacks-germans-and-iranians/
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Metro+ethnic+enclaves+expand+will+residents+trust+hold/5578612/story.html

Mapping the Nation's Well-Being (The New York Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/06/weekinreview/20110306-happiness.html?ref=multimedia

Maps: Who are the dogs in your Toronto neighbourhood? (Global News)
http://www.globalnews.ca/Pages/Story.aspx?id=6442522298

Map: Where the tornadoes hit
http://news.cincinnati.com/interactive/article/20130227/CINCI/130227014?nclick_check=1

Medical marijuana use in Canada by postal code, 2001 to 2007 (Postmedia News)
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/medical-marijuana/map/index.html

Metro Vancouver Mapped: If you're living in sin, you're most likely living in Kitsilano (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro-mapped/index.html

Metro buses involved in hundreds of crashes a year (CBC News Nova Scotia)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/01/29/ns-metro-transit-collisions.html

Mississippi floods: how does 2011 compare? (New Scientist)
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/05/mississippi-floods-how-does-20.html

Oilsands website (Alberta government)
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Oilsands+details+available+through+single+government+website/5690817/story.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Oilsands+details+available+through+single+government+website/5690817/story.html

Ontario voter turnout lowest since 1867 (globalnews.ca)
http://www.globalnews.ca/interactive/6442496991/story.html

Rains come to Texas but drought could last for years (New Scientist)

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/10/texas-rains-too-little-too-lat.html

Spence residents complaining about bedbugs (globalwinnipeg)
http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/spence+residents+complaining+about+bedbugs/6442512625/story.html

Spinal-cord injuries hit teen athletes hardest (Pioneer Press)
http://www.twincities.com/ci_19750035

'Sputnik moment'? A report card for US cities (New Scientist)
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/01/-innovation-in-america-dashboa.html

Storm warning: prepare for a busy hurricane season (New Scientist)
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/05/prepare-for-hurricane-season.html

St. Paul gun incident reports up 65 percent so far in 2012 (w/ searchable map) (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20953465/pioneer-press-investigation-st-paul-gun-incident-reports

The Census: Canada's Changing Society (The Canadian Press)
http://thecanadianpress-census.ca/?graphics=communities-interactive-map
http://thecanadianpress-census.ca/

Toronto data reveals hundreds of discarded syringes
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/08/15/toronto_data_reveals_hundreds_of_discarded_syringes.html

TransLink bus routes with the most passups (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/passuproutes.html

Travelling memorial: Canadians in Afghanistan (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/mural-cdnsinafghanistan/

U.S. tech workers by the numbers (Computer World)
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9231501/U.S._tech_workers_by_the_numbers#map

Unemployment rates in Canada (CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/unemployment-stats/

Vancouver Photos from Flickr (The Vancouver Sun)
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/flickr.html

Vancouver Crime 2006-2011
http://marcellison.com/fusion/fusion_index.html

Welcome to The Bay Citizen's Bike Accident Tracker! (baycitizen.org)
http://www.baycitizen.org/data/bike-accidents/

When Maps shouldn't be Maps (Matthew Ericson, deputy graphics director for The New York Times)
http://www.ericson.net/content/2011/10/when-maps-shouldnt-be-maps/

Where are the world's nuclear reactors? (New Scientist)
http://www.newscientist.com/embedded/nuclear-reactor-map

Where are the mayoral candidates raising their money? (NPR)
http://empire.wnyc.org/2011/07/where-are-the-mayoral-candidates-raising-their-money/

MAPPING TUTORIALS [Top]

Bringing Google spreadsheets and Fusion Tables closer together
http://chrislkeller.blogspot.ca/

Fusion Table tutorial (MaryJo Webster, St. Paul Pioneer Press)
http://extra.twincities.com/car/mj/fusiontableswebinar.wmv

Quickly visualize and map a data set using Google Fusion Tables
http://blog.apps.chicagotribune.com/2010/03/04/quickly-visualize-and-map-a-data-set-using-google-fusion-tables/

How to make a map in Google Fusion Tables
http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/68971#slide1

Spatial Analysis Tip Sheet -- Spatial Joins and Overlays, Density, and Proximity Analysis (Barbara Parmenter, Tufts University)
http://ocw.tufts.edu/data/54/616425.pdf

HTML Tutorial - (HTML5 Compliant)
http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp

City of Ottawa building inspections (practice data)

Mapping Tutorial for 2010 Ottawa bike thefts

Mapping Tutorial for the distribution of baseball diamond in Ottawa wards

Mapping Tutorial for matching specific bike thefts in each wards using Qgis

Geocoding

Cracking PDS

Tableau Public

Tutorial on visualing data separated into groups and creating a legend

Quantum GIS (QGIS) Tutorials
http://qgis.spatialthoughts.com/2012/03/using-tabular-data-in-qgis.html
http://qgis.spatialthoughts.com/2012/06/making-maps-for-print-using-qgis.html
http://docs.qgis.org/html/en/user_manual/print_composer/print_composer.html

To obtain the first Qgis tutorial, please click here.

Here's the second Qgis mapping tutorial.

Data for the third Qgis tutorial

2006 Census - Boundary files
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/geo/bound-limit/bound-limit-2006-eng.cfm

TotalIncome_PH_2005.xlsx

After obtaining the census boundary file in the link above and downloading the "TotalIncome" file, you are ready for the third Qgis tutorial.

MEDICAL DEVICES [Top]

Health Canada's list of recalled drugs and medical devices
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/compli-conform/recall-retrait/_list/index-eng.php

Health Canada's list of warnings, advisories and recalls (on marketed health products, including Natural Health Products and medical devices)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/advisories-avis/index-eng.php

Food and Drug Administration's list of device recalls
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/RecallsCorrectionsRemovals/ListofRecalls/default.htm

Food and Drug Administration's Medical & Radiation Emitting Device Recalls
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRES/res.cfm

Food and Drug Administration's Medical Device Databases
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/Databases/default.htm

Food and Drug Administration's MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE data contains reports of adverse events involving medical devices)
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/search.CFM
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/PostmarketRequirements/ReportingAdverseEvents/ucm127891.htm

Panel says medical device review system 'flawed' (The Associated Pres and CBC News)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/07/29/health-medical-devices.html

Medical device changes to come in U.S. (The Associated Press)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/01/20/medical-devices-fda.html

Medical device licence pulled, but still on the market (Marketplace)
http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/blog/2010/06/investigation-medical-device-licence-pulled-but-still-on-the-market.html

Recalled Medical Devices

Recently approved medical devices ( FDA )
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfTopic/MDA/mda-list.cfm?list=1

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS [Top]

Listservs
http://www.lsoft.com/catalist.html

Blogs
http://www.bloglines.com/

Blog search (blog search)
http://www.technorati.com/

Google's BlogSearch
http://blogsearch.google.com/

Sphere
http://www.sphere.com

Feedster
http://www.feedster.com/

All Calculators
http://calculator-converter.com/

Day-of-the-week calculator
http://www.calculatorcat.com/free_calculators/day_of_week.phtml

Calculate distance between two locations
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/distance.html

The World Clock -- Time Zones
http://www.timeanddate.com/

Weather (Environment Canada)
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html

Bank of Canada exchange rate converter
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/exchform.htm

Bank of Canada Inflation Calculator
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/rates/inflation_calc.html

Translation sites
http://babelfish.altavista.com/

http://www.google.ca/language_tools?hl=en

MONEY[Top]

Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick you with the bill)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/62818741/David-Cay-Johnston-Free-Lunch-How-the-Wealthiest-Americans-Enrich-Themselves-at-Government-Expense-and-Stick-You-With-the-Bill-2007

GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca
http://www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx

3Dpolicy.ca
http://3dpolicy.ca/

MULTI-MEDIA [Top]

Liveleak
http://liveleak.com/

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/

Blinkx (Over 35 million hours of video. Search it all.)
http://www.blinkx.com/

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/

The Tyee
http://thetyee.ca/

The Printed Blog
http://www.theprintedblog.com/

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS[Top]

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
http://www.fcm.ca/english/main.html

Munimall (general information and news stories about municipalities)
http://www.munimall.net

Quebec municipalities
http://www.quebecmunicipal.qc.ca/liens/index.asp?LienID=47

Property assessments (Quebec municipalities)
http://www.quebecmunicipal.qc.ca/liens/index.asp?lienid=47

NEWS BLOGS[Top]

Medium Close Up ( a blog by former CBC TV producer, Howard Bernstein)
http://hlbtoo.wordpress.com/

How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse (The Guardian)
http://m.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/nov/09/canada-open-data?cat=news&type=article

MYSQL [Top]

Server SQL modes
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/server-sql-mode.html

NUMERACY SKILLS [Top]

A tipsheet on dealing with numbers
Dealing with numbers

Don Gibb's numeracy column for Media magazine

Math Quiz (the numbers are contained in Excel worksheets)

Math cribsheet courtesy of Steve Doig
http://forjournalists.com/cookbook/index.php?title=Math_cribsheet

Robert Niles.com
www.robertniles.com/stats

John Allen Paulos
www.math.temple.edu/~paulos

No Train No Gain
www.notrain-nogain.org
http://www.notrain-nogain.org/Train/Res/Num/NUM.asp

The Poynter Institute
www.poynter.org

Math for Journalists (Debbie Wolfe)
http://www.newsu.org/courses/course_detail.aspx?id=nu_math05

Capping Credit Card Rates ( The NDP)
http://www.ndp.ca/credit-card-caps

OTTAWA [Top]

Ottawa city council
http://ottawa.ca/index_en.html

City Council & Committee Agendas & Minutes
http://ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/docs.pl?lang=en

Ottawa Police Board minutes

City of Ottawa data catalogue
http://ottawa.ca/online_services/opendata/info/index_en.html

City of Ottawa Ward profiles
http://ottawa.ca/residents/statistics/census/wards/index_en.html

Previous City Budgets (City of Ottawa)
http://www.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/budgettaxes/budget/index.html

Information
http://www.ottawaplus.ca/

The Municipal Performance Measurement Program
http://www.ottawa.ca/city_hall/ottawa_performance/mpmp/index_en.html

Community Information Centre of Ottawa
http://www.cominfo-ottawa.org/main_eng.html

Community Case Study: City of Ottawa (Natural Resources Canada)
http://canmetenergy-canmetenergie.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/eng/buildings_communities/communities/publications/ottawa.html

ONLINE NEWS SITES[Top]

The Huffington Post (Canada)
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/

The Canadian Journalism Project
http://www.j-source.ca/

Open File (Community-powered news in several Canadian cities)
http://toronto.openfile.ca/

bclocalnews.com
http://www.bclocalnews.com/

OPEN FILE[Top]

Tutorial

OPEN DATA GOVERNMENT WEBSITES[Top]

Municiapal

Edmonton
http://data.edmonton.ca/

Halifax's Open Data Catalogue
https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/

Ottawa
http://app06.ottawa.ca/en/city_hall/statisticsdata/opendata/info/index.htm

Toronto
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=1a66e03bb8d1e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Vancouver
http://data.vancouver.ca/

BC
http://www.openinfo.gov.bc.ca/ibc/index.page?
http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/

Ontario
http://www.ontario.ca/government/open-data-ontario

Open Data Pilot Project (federal government)
http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En

World Development Indicators (The World Bank)
http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators?cid=GPD_WDI

Québec Ouvert (les données ouvertes pour le Québec)
http://quebecouvert.org/

PEOPLE FINDERS[Top]

Accurint (LexisNexis)
http://www.accurint.com/

Spokeo
http://www.spokeo.com/

Facebook Graph Search is a “journalist’s rolodex”
http://socialtimes.com/facebooks-vadim-lavrusik-on-why-facebook-is-a-journalists-rolodex_b125949

LinkedIn for Journalists
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/LinkedIn-Journalists-3753151

FAIR ( Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform)
http://fairwhistleblower.ca/

Blue Book (University of Toronto)
http://www.bluebook.utoronto.ca/

Exerpts on Call (University of Ottawa)
http://www.media.uottawa.ca/mediaroom/experts.html

Experts on Call (Carleton University)
http://newsroom.carleton.ca/experts/

Experts on Call (Dalhousie University)
http://experts.dal.ca/

Ixquick International Phone Books
http://us.ixquick.com/

Canada 411
http://canada411.sympatico.ca/

Find a Postal Code (Canada Post)
http://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/fpc/personal/findByCity?execution=e1s1

YellowPages.ca
http://www.yellowpages.ca

VitalCheck (a source for U.S. government-certified vital records)
http://www.vitalchek.com/

Area Code Listing, by Number
http://www.bennetyee.org/ucsd-pages/area.html

PeopleSearch.net
http://peoplesearch.net/

Legacy.com (obituary searches)
http://www.legacy.com/NS/

Omgili forum search engine
http://omgili.com/

Icerocket
http://www.icerocket.com/

Thoora
http://thoora.com/

AnyWho directory
http://www.anywho.com/international.html

Free Public Records (access to more than 5,000 U.S. public record databases)
http://publicrecords.searchsystems.net

Obituaries
http://www3.sympatico.ca/bkinnon/obit_links2.htm
http://obits.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi

Usenet archives
http://usenet-addresses.mit.edu/

Bar-eX ( property searches in Ontario )
https://www.bar-ex.com/barex/appmanager/bx/on?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=services

IPAddressGuide.com
http://www.ipaddressguide.com/

IP Address Lookup
http://www.ipgp.net/

What is my IP address
http://www.whatismyip.com/

Flickr.com
http://www.flickr.com/

Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/

Xanga
http://www.xanga.com/

Friendster
http://www.friendster.com/

Twitter tools
http://friendorfollow.com/
http://tweetake.com/
http://www.topifybeta.com/

Yoname
http://www.yoname.com/

Canada Background Checks
http://www.infocheckusa.com/canada-background-check.htm

eFindOutTheTruth.com (A Canadian site described as a "do-it-yourself "net-detective" software or unlimited "membership" type of company")
http://www.efindoutthetruth.com/canada.htm

BackCheck (A Canadian site described as specializes in pre-employment background checks, including Criminal Record Checks, Credit Bureau Inquiries)
http://www.backcheck.net/

Lifenews.ca
http://www.lifenews.ca/waterloorecord/home

PHOTOJOURNALISM[Top]

Canadian Association of Journalists' 2003 photojournalism award
http://www.caj.ca/mediamag/awards2004/cajAwards/theAwards/08_photoJ/index.html

Canadian Association of Journalists' 2004 photojournalism award
http://www.caj.ca/mediamag/awards2005/Pages/Photojournalism.htm

Canadian Association of Journalists' 2005 photojournalism award
http://www.caj.ca/mediamag/awards2006/pages/Photojournalism.htm

Canadian Association of Journalists' 2006 photojournalism award
http://www.caj.ca/mediamag/Summer%202007%20awards%20edition%20files%20to%20beuploaded/Photojournalism%20.htm

Louie Palu
http://www.louiepalu.com/

Sports Shooter
http://www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=965

The best photographs of 2008
http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/detail.php?id=3134

Sarah Moffat Imagery
http://www.sarahmoffatimagery.com/

World Press Photo
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/?bandwidth=high

World Press Photo
http://www.enterworldpressphoto.org/

POLITICS[Top]

The Hill ( a blog on U.S. politics )
http://thehill.com/

PolitiFact.com
http://www.politifact.com/

POLLING[Top]

Evaluating the Polls: an Open Letter to Ontario’s Journalists (an article on the Ipsos website)
http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=5336

POPULATION STATISTICS[Top]

Selected trend data for Canada, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/trends/Table_1.cfm?TID=0&T=PR&GEOCODE=01&PRCODE=35&geosubCSD=Submit&GEOLVL=PR

Statistics Canada census data ( from 2001 and 2006 censuses)
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=01&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=ottawa&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=

2011 Census topics and release dates
http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2011/rt-td/rt-td-eng.cfm

Population by year, by province and territory (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/demo02a-eng.htm?sdi=population

Population of census metropolitan areas (Statistics Canada)
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/demo05a-eng.htm

Statistics Canada (population and dwelling counts)
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/popdwell/Tables.cfm

City of Ottawa (population stats)
http://ottawa.ca/residents/statistics/data_handbook/index_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/statistics/data_handbook/population/table_2_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/statistics/pop_hhld/index_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/statistics/pop_hhld/2008_ph_ward_en.html

Ottawa neighborhood information (The University of Ottawa)
http://www.geomatics.uottawa.ca/movies/naborhoods/mapindex.html

Nova Scotia Community Counts
http://www.gov.ns.ca/finance/communitycounts/default.asp

Census.IRE.ORG (Download bulk U.S. census data)
http://census.ire.org/data/bulkdata.html

PREPARING STORIES [Top]

Interviewing Tips
http://www.concernedjournalists.org/node/94

Interviewing
http://www.journalism.org/resources/tools/reporting/interviewing/tips.asp?from=print

Revelations from the Rocket on '60 Minutes?' Not likely (A John Swatsky analysis)
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=3181572

Writing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/weblines/4.html

George Orwell's Six Rules
To find Orwell's rules, please click here.

The story process
http://www.journalism.org/resources/tools/writing/lessons/blackbox.asp?from=print

We are storytellers
PowerPoint presentation on getting away from numbers in order to tell great stories

Accuracy checklist
http://www.journalism.org/resources/tools/reporting/accuracy/mercury.asp?from=print

Grammar and punctuation
http://www.yorku.ca/ycom/style/
http://www.snn-rdr.ca/snn/nr_reporterstoolbox/snnstyleguide.html

Journalism ethics
http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=32

Journalism Ethics Morals and the Media, 2nd edition, by Nick Russell (sample
chapter)

http://www.ubcpress.ca/books/pdf/chapters/russell.pdf

Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen (UBC School of Journalism)
http://www.journalismethics.ca/about_us/index.htm

The Canadian Press's Copy Talk
http://www.thecanadianpress.com/books.aspx?id=186&terms=&searchtype=1&fragment=False

Don Gibb's writing columns for Media magazine

Winter 2009

Spring 2008

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

PROVINCIAL AUDITS[Top]

Alberta
http://www.oag.ab.ca/

British Columbia
http://www.bcauditor.com/auditorgeneral.htm

Manitoba
http://www.oag.mb.ca/

New Brunswick
http://www.gnb.ca/oag%2Dbvg/

Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.ag.gov.nl.ca/ag/

Northwest Territories
http://www.gov.nt.ca/FMBS/

Nova Scotia
http://www.gov.ns.ca/audg/

Nunavut
http://www.gov.nu.ca/finance/public.shtml

Ontario
http://www.auditor.on.ca/

Prince Edward Island
http://www.assembly.pe.ca/auditorgeneral/

Quebec
http://www.vgq.gouv.qc.ca/

Saskatchewan
http://www.auditor.sk.ca/

Yukon
http://www.yukonenergy.ca/about/business/auditor_reports

PROVINCIAL CONTRACTS[Top]

Alberta
http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca/

British Columbia
http://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome

Quebec
https://www.seao.ca/index.aspx

Saskatchewan
http://www.sasktenders.ca/index.html

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS[Top]

http://www.canada.gc.ca/othergov/prov_e.htm

Government of Alberta (International Travel Expenses)
http://alberta.ca/expenditure/expenditure.cfm?id=0

Links to provincial government directories
http://canadaonline.about.com/od/govtdirectories/Canadian_Government_Directories.htm

B.C. Online
https://www.bconline.gov.bc.ca/

Alberta Legislative Assembly
http://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=adr_home

British Columbia Legislative Assembly
http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/

Manitoba Legislative Assembly
http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/hansard/

Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
http://www.hoa.gov.nl.ca/hoa/business/

New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
http://www.gnb.ca/legis/business/currentsession/currentsession-e.asp

Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly
http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/house_business/hansard.html

Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/hansard/

Nunavut Legislative Assembly
http://www.assembly.nu.ca/english/index.html

Ontario Legislative Assembly
http://www.ontla.on.ca/hansard/
http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/house-proceedings/house_current.do

Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly
http://www.assembly.pe.ca/hansard/

Quebec National Assembly
http://www.assnat.qc.ca/eng/

Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/hansard/

Yukon Legislative Assembly
http://www.hansard.gov.yk.ca/

PUBLIC HEALTH[Top]

DineSafe (the city of Toronto's Food Premises Inspection and Disclosure System)
http://app.toronto.ca/food2/index.jsp

Community Acquired Infections Division (The Public Health Agency of Canada)
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/sti-its_tab/index-eng.php
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/sti-its_tab/chlamydia1991-07-eng.php
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/sti-its_tab/gonorrhea1980-07-eng.php
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/sti-its_tab/syphilis1993-07-eng.php
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/stdcases-casmts/cases-cas-08-eng.php

Reportable Diseases by Year for Ottawa Residents (The city of Ottawa)
http://ottawa.ca/residents/health/statistics/reportable_en.html

PUBLICATION FINDERS[Top]

bNet
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/an_1/?tag=wrapper;width

PUBLIC POLICY ORGANIZATIONS[Top]

Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
http://www.aims.ca/en/home/default.aspx

Canadian Policy Research Networks
http://www.cprn.org/en/

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

Centre for International Policy Studies ( Universit of Ottawa)
http://cips.uottawa.ca/

Institute for Research on Public Policy
http://www.irpp.org/index_en.php

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation
http://www.taxpayer.com/main/index.php

The Fraser Institute
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/

The C.D. Howe Institute
http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy
http://www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/about/who-we-are/

The Polaris Institute
http://www.polarisinstitute.org/

The Parkland Institute
http://www.ualberta.ca/~parkland/

Policy Monitor Canada
http://policymonitor.ca

OpenMedia.ca
http://openmedia.ca/

Congressional Research Service (The "Congress's think tank" is the public policy research arm of the United States)
http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/

Congressional Budget Office (Provides economic data to the U.S. Congress)
http://www.cbo.gov/

Government Accountability Office (the audit, evaluation and investigative arm of the U.S. Congress)
http://www.gao.gov/

The British Psychological Society
http://www.bps.org.uk/publications/journals

READINGS [Top]

Working the fringes
http://www.cjr.org/issues/2005/6/cunningham.asp

Journalism trends in Canada
Public journalism in a Canadian context

The elements of journalism
http://www.journalism.org/resources/publications/books/elements_intro.asp

The quest for context
http://www.caj.ca/mediamag/winter2002/tools.html

Inspiration
Tips for rediscovering your passion for story telling

`Right to Know' Series -- Toronto Star
Please click here to read the articles

Report Card on Canadian News Media
http://www.cmrcccrm.ca/english/reportcard2004/01.html

2005 Report on state of the media
http://www.stateofthenewsmedia.org/2005/index.asp

2008 List of Banished Words
http://www.lssu.edu/banished/discuss/?p=20

Banishment Word List Archive
http://www.lssu.edu/banished/archived_lists.php

Election Coverage
http://www.ompp.mcgill.ca/pages/2006election.htm

SCIENCE[Top]

Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC)
http://www.sciencemediacentre.ca/smc/index.php?lang=en

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
http://www.sshrc.ca/web/home_e.asp

The Canadian Research Information System
http://webapps.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/cris/Search?p_language=E&p_version=CRIS

Science-related search engines ( in French and English )
http://sdis.inrs.uquebec.ca/index.jsp?page=5_3#statistiques

The National Academies Press (U.S)
http://www.nap.edu/

SEARCHABLE ONLINE WEBSITES [Top]

Adverse Events (A U.S. website that tracks adverse drug reactions in real time)
http://www.adverseevents.com/drugs.php

SearchSystems.net
http://www.searchsystems.net/

Arms Exports (Industry Canada)
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/tdo/tdo.php#tag

Arms Exports ( Foreign Affairz and International Trade Canada)
http://www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/report-rapports/military_report-2007_09_toc-rapport_militaire.aspx?lang=eng&view=d
http://www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/report-rapports/military-report06-2-rapport-militaire06-2.aspx?view=d
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/controls-controles/assets/pdfs/military/documents/Military_Report2007-en.pdf

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry
http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/index_e.cfm

Charities (Note: click on the "Download results" tab on the left-hand side inorder to save the database)
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/advancedsearchresult-eng.action?n=&b=&q=&s=+&d=&e=+&c=&v=+&o=&z=&g=+&t=+&y=+&p=1

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/sec/SrchInput01Validate-e#pageControl

Elections Canada
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/select_search_option.aspx

Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/fcsi-rscf/home-accueil.aspx?Language=EN&sid=wu825155318360

Health Canada's Adverse Drug Reaction Database
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/databasdon/index-eng.php#a1

Health Canada's Drug Product Database
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/databasdon/index_e.html

Lobbyists ( registered with the federal government )
https://ocl-cal.gc.ca/app/secure/orl/lrrs/do/_ls63_ls6f_ls6d_ls6d_ls4c_ls6f_ls67_ls50_ls75_ls62_ls6c_ls69_ls63_ls53_ls65_ls61_ls72_ls63_ls68?_STRTG3=tr

Rapid Fire ( the Ottawa Citizen's searchable online gun registry database )
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/features/rapidfire/form.html

Transport Canada (Air safety)
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/qs.aspx?lang=eng

Vehicle recalls on-line database ( Transport Canada )
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/recalls/search_e.asp

Vehicle recalls on-line database (Department of Transportation)
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallsearch.cfm
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/index.cfm

DineSafe (the city of Toronto's Food Premises Inspection and Disclosure System)
http://app.toronto.ca/food2/index.jsp

Data Planet (The Data Planet is a resource for searchable databases or interactive maps from the Pioneer Press, government agencies and non-profit organizations.)
http://www.twincities.com/dataplanet

Publc Service Staff Relations Board (search decisions)
http://search.pslrb.gc.ca/search?q=logan&lr=&site=ft&output=xml_no_dtd&oe=UTF-8&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&filter=0&proxyreload=1&getfields=description&client=de&proxystylesheet=de

SEARCH ENGINE RESEARCH[Top]

Research Strategies: Finding Your Way through the Information Fog. William B. Badke. 2d ed. iUniverse, 2004.
http://www.acts.twu.ca/lbr/preface.htm

Search Engine Watch
http://searchenginewatch.com/

DegreeTutor
http://www.degreetutor.com/library/research-tools/librarian-searchguide

Lycos
http://www.lycos.com/info/search-engines-list.html

SENIOR'S CARE[Top]

Offlimits (CBC News investigation into the continued use of atypical antipsychotics in seniors)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/seniorsdrugs/off-limits.html
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/01/09/anti-psychotic-risks.html?ref=rss

Beaten Down: Fear and Violence in Canada's Nursing Homes (CBC News investigation into nursing homes)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/nursing-homes/index.html

Advocates call for inquiry into nursing home chain collapse
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/03/23/ontario-royal-crest-nursing-home.html

Care and Attention (Vancouver Sun investigation into nursing homes)
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/features/care/index.html

Long-Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada
http://www.cmda.ca/

Reports on Long-Term Care Homes ( Ontario )
http://publicreporting.ltchomes.net/en-ca/default.aspx

Quebec long-term care inspections
http://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/sujets/organisation/visites_appreciation/visites.php

The Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés (Quebec)
http://www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca/

Residential care facilities ( B.C. )
http://www2.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/DBs/RedBook/orgPgs/3/3248.html

The Care Guide (calls itself "Canada's most comprehensive guide to seniors' housing and care services")
http://www.thecareguide.com/Search.aspx

Aging and Seniors (Public Health Agency of Canada)
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/index_pages/aboutus_e.htm

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society
http://www.elderadvocates.ca/index.php

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (nursing home study)
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1170_E&cw_topic=1170&cw_rel=AR_2129_E

MEDICARE, The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (nursing home study)
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1170_E&cw_topic=1170&cw_rel=AR_2129_E

The Senior Brigade (A Michigan Seniors' website)
http://www.seniorbrigade.com/

SOCIAL MEDIA [Top]

HerdictWeb (A Harvard University project chronicling potential censorship of the Web around the world)
http://www.herdict.org/web/

Renesys (Internet monitoring firm)
http://www.renesys.com/

Dipity
http://www.dipity.com/

Storify
http://storify.com/

Storyful
http://storyful.com/

ComScore
http://www.comscore.com/

PoliTwitter (Track what federal politicians are saying on social media)
http://politwitter.ca/

Archiving tweets isn’t as easy as it seems (Reporter's Lab)
http://www.reporterslab.org/twitter-archiver/

SPORTS [Top]

Canadian Interuniversity Sport
http://english.cis-sic.ca/information/members_info/research_stats

SPREADSHEET TUTORIALS [Top]

How journalists can use Excel to organize data for stories (The Poynter Institute)
http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/digital-strategies/154584/how-journalists-can-use-excel-to-organize-data-for-stories/

Making a chart

Basics about math

Microsoft Support
http://support.microsoft.com/

Spreadsheet tutorial from CARinCanada
http://www.carincanada.ca/CARCANtips.htm

Reporters' cookbook
http://forjournalists.com/cookbook/index.php?title=Main_Page

Technology training for journalists
http://canyonwolfephoto.com/

ExcelTips!
http://exceltips.vitalnews.com/

Experiments in Finance (Excel Function Tutorials)
http://www.experiglot.com/2006/12/11/how-to-use-nested-if-statements-in-excel-with-and-or-not/

Math for Journalists
http://www.newsu.org/courses/course_detail.aspx?id=nu_math05

InflationData.com
http://inflationdata.com/inflation/

Ozgrid.com
http://www.ozgrid.com/

CARstat
http://www.unc.edu/~pmeyer/carstat/index.html

Spreadsheet tutorial from Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Pratical Guide, 3rd edition, by Brant Houston
http://www.ire.org/carbook/chapter3/referredData/crony.xls

Nilesonline (a simple guide to understanding statistics)
http://nilesonline.com/stats/

Spreadsheet tutorial
http://www.j-walk.com/ss/

Introduction to spreadsheets
http://www.cmu.edu/computing/education/excel/Excel2003/index.htm

Daily Dose of Excel
http://dailydoseofexcel.com

Jon Peltier's Excel Page
http://peltiertech.com/Excel

Pearson Software Consulting
http://www.cpearson.com/excel.htm

Stephen Bullen's Excel Page
www.bmsltd.co.uk/excel.htm

David McRitchie's Excel Pages
www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm

Mr. Excel
www.mrexcel.com/

About.com:Spreadsheets
http://spreadsheets.about.com

Microsoft.public.excel
http://groups.google.ca/group/microsoft.public.excel/topics?lnk=sg&hl=en

The City of Ottawa budget in Excel format
Ottawa Budget

STORIES ABOUT ACCESS TO INFORMATION[Top]

The Calgary Herald (editorial)
How to lead a more transparent government

STORIES ABOUT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM[Top]

What 2011 holds for investigative reporting (The Poynter Institute)
http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/als-morning-meeting/112043/what-2011-holds-for-investigative-reporting-imagine-a-julian-assange-in-every-state-and-major-city-in-the-us/#

The best journalism-job want ad ever ever (Mother Jones)

STUDENT INVESTIGATIONS[Top]

Hidden Profits, Student Debt (Columbia City Paper)
http://www.columbiacitypaper.com/2010/06/16/hidden-profits-student-debt/

University of King's College
http://investigative.kingsjournalism.com/

SYLLABI[Top]

JOUR 6001.06 Digital Journalism 1(The University of King's College)
http://kingsjournalism.com/6001/

TELECOMMUNICATIONS[Top]

The Wire Report: Covering Canadian Telecom, Broadcasting and Digital Media
http://www.thewirereport.ca/reports/

TRADE[Top]

Canadian Import and Export Stats (Industry Canada)
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/tdo/tdo.php#tag

U.S. International Trade Statistics
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/index.html

TRADE PUBLICATIONS[Top]

Drug Rep Chronicle
http://www.drugrep.tk/

AGCanada
http://www.agcanada.com/daily/

The Western Producer
http://www.producer.com/

PennEnergy
http://www.pennenergy.com/oil-gas/more-oil-gas-wire-news.html

The Packer: Covering the fresh produce industry since 1893
http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Canada-mulls-inspection-fee-increase-200913761.html

ReNew Canada (The Infrastructure Magazine)
http://renewcanada.net/

 

TRANSPORTATION[Top]

Air

Secret Skies (A CBC News investigation into air safety)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/secretskies/

Aviation safety investigations database (CBC News extract of helicopter misshaps from CADORS)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/helicopter-database/index.html

Number of reported bird strikes at Windsor airport soars (The Windsor Star)
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/05/13/number-of-reported-bird-strikes-at-windsor-airport-soars/

Search for Complaints (the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration )
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/

Top-secret measures taken over possible explosives at Pearson (CBC News Investigation)
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/12/airport-security-pearson.html?ref=rss

Transport Canada: Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS)
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/qs.aspx?lang=eng

TP 185 - Aviation Safety Letter (The Aviation Safety Letter (ASL) is published quarterly by Transport Canada, Civil Aviation)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp185-menu-5395.htm

LaserPointerSafety.com
http://www.laserpointersafety.com/how2reduceincidents/pilots/pilots.html

Skybrary (billed as "the single point reference for aviation safety knowledge")
http://aviationsafetywiki.org/index.php/Main_Page

LiveAtc.net (Live Air Traffic - From their headsets to you)
http://www.liveatc.net/archive.php

Live Flight Tracking
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JZA862

Planesregister.com
http://www.planesregister.com

Transport Canada: Bird Strike Summary Reports
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/aerodromeairnav-standards-wildlifecontrol-summaries-menu-98.htm

National Wildlife Strike Database ON-LINE (The United States)
http://wildlife.pr.erau.edu/public/index.html

Bird Strike Committee Canada
http://www.birdstrikecanada.com/

Safeskies.ca
http://safeskies.ca/

FlightPilotFatigue
http://fightpilotfatigue.tumblr.com/

Links to Canadian Airport Authorities
http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/airports/caa.htm

Canadian list of airports ( Transport Canada)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/airports/status/menu.htm

Transport Canada: Corporate Offenders Enforcement Action Summaries
http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/standards/Enforcement/Publications/Corporate/summary.htm

Transport Canada Overview Reports
http://www.tc.gc.ca/pol/en/anre/menu.htm

Transport Canada (service difficulty reports)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/wsdrs/

Transport Canada (continuing airworthiness reports)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/managementservices-referencecentre-acs-500-menu-127.htm

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilAviation/regserv/Appeals/Juris/amend/amend19/menu.htm

Transport Canada Flight Training Units
https://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ftae/index.aspx

Federal Aviation Administration (Canadian service diffciulty reports can be downloaded from this site thanks to an agreement between the FAA and Transport Canada)
http://av-info.faa.gov/dd_sublevel.asp?Folder=%5CSDRS

The Canadian Civil aircraft register
http://www.tc.gc.ca/aviation/activepages/ccarcs/aspscripts/en/notice.asp

The Canadian Transportation Agency (Air Carrier Licence Search)
http://forms.cta-otc.gc.ca/AirLicences/Search_e.cfm

The Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC)
http://www.atac.ca/

Aviation service bulletin (Statistics Canada's trends, including air carrier statistics, including number of passengers carried and kilometres travelled)
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/51-004-XIE/51-004-XIE2008001.htm

Aircraft Movement Statistics (NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations )
http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/51-007-XIE/51-007-XIE2008001.htm

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
http://www.catsa.gc.ca/english/index.shtml

The Canadian Transportation Research Forum
http://www.ctrf.ca/index.html

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
http://alpa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=139

Aviation Safety & Security Digest
http://www.aviation-safety-security.com/homepage/about-us/index.php

Bill C-26 Home Page
http://www.parl.gc.ca/LEGISINFO/index.asp?Language=E&Chamber=N&StartList=A&EndList=Z&Session=14&Type=0&Scope=I&query=4675&List=stat
http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteeWitnesses.aspx?Lang=1&PARLSES=391&JNT=0&SELID=e23_&COM=10462

Transport 2000
http://www.transport2000.ca/

AVCANADA (a discussion forum on aviation in Canada)
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=40787&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=0

Flight Global
http://www.flightglobal.com

British Columbia Safety Council
http://www.safetycouncil.bc.ca/

Aviation Alberta
http://www.aviationalberta.com/

The Saskatchewan Aviaton Council
http://www.saskaviationcouncil.ca/

Manitoba Aviation Council
http://www.manitobaaviationcouncil.ca/

Ontario Region ( Transport Canada)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/OntarioRegion/civilaviation/system/seminars.htm

Quebec Air Transport Association
http://www.aqta.ca/en/default.asp?

Aviation Safety (Atlantic Region)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/atl/en/air/aviation_safety/menu.htm

North American Transportation Statistics Database
http://nats.sct.gob.mx/sys/index.jsp?i=3

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
http://www.faa.gov/

FAA airworthiness directives
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameSet&CFID=5636626&CFTOKEN=65167113

U.S. aircraft register
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/aircraft_registry/

U.S. Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.gov/

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (Aircrart Inquiries)
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_inquiry.asp

National Transportation Safety Board inventory of databases
http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/databases.html

The Family Assistance Foundation
http://www.fafonline.org/index.php

Pilot Getaways (U.S.)
http://www.landings.com/

The UK Civil Aviation Authority
http://www.caa.co.uk/

Aviation Safety Network
http://aviation-safety.net/index.php

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)
http://www.iata.org/index.htm

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
http://www.icao.int/

International Aviation Safety Association (started by a relative of a victim of the Swissair disaster)
http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/menu/index.htm

Flight Safety Foundation
http://www.flightsafety.org/home.html

Flight Aware
http://flightaware.com/

Floweb.com
http://fboweb.com/

FareCompare.com
http://www.farecompare.com/

The Boeing 737 Technical Site
http://www.b737.org.uk/index.htm

ASIResource.com
http://www.asiresource.com/default.htm#contents

Marine

Vessel Register (Transport Canada)
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/4/vrqs-srib/a.aspx?lang=e

Ground

Transport Canada Collision and Road Safety Statistics
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/resources/researchstats/menu.htm#collisionstats

Road collision statistics (B.C.)
http://www.icbc.com/road-safety/safety-research/collision-statistics

Road collision statistics ( Saskatchewan )
http://www.sgi.sk.ca/sgi_pub/road_safety/trafficcollisionstats/index.htm

Road collision statistics (Newfoundland and Labrador)
http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/CollisionStats/pamphlet.stm

Road collision statistics (Nova Scotia)
http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/highwayops/stats.asp

Transport Canada:Vehicle Recalls On-Line Database
http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/7/vrdb-bdrv/search/Search.aspx?lang=eng

Vessel registry
http://www.tc.gc.ca/ShipRegistry/menu.asp?lang=e

Autoglass search ( vehicle recall database )
http://www.autoglasssearch.com/articles/vehicle-recalls.htm

Ontario driver, vehicle information
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/catalogue.htm

Ontario Road Safety Annual Report
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/orsar/

La Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)
http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/

Driving Statistics for Nova Scotia's department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/highwayops/stats.asp

Annual Road Safety Reports (the city of Ottawa)
http://ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/driving/road_safety/integrated/annual_reports/index_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/driving/road_safety/integrated/annual_reports/report_2003_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/driving/road_safety/integrated/annual_reports/report_2004_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/driving/road_safety/integrated/annual_reports/report_2005_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/driving/road_safety/integrated/annual_reports/report_2006_en.html
http://ottawa.ca/residents/onthemove/driving/road_safety/integrated/annual_reports/report_2007_en.html

UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS[Top]

Centretown News (Online)
http://www.carleton.ca//ctown/home/homeNew.htm

Off Centre
http://ottawaoffcentre.wordpress.com/

Hartwells (Living well in Ottawa)
http://hartwellsottawa.wordpress.com/

Convergence magazine (Humber College)
http://magazines.humber.ca/convergence2008/

Face Time (Mount Royal University News)

http://www.mtroyal.ca/facetime/FTDATA_journal_092310

The Canadian Journal of Media Studies (Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario)
http://cjms.fims.uwo.ca/default.htm

U.S. GOVERNMENT[Top]

The Whitehouse President Barak Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

GPO Access (The Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection (FDLP/EC) is a comprehensive digital library of U.S. Government information)
http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/ec/

http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/alpha

Federal Audit Clearinghouse
http://harvester.census.gov/

Data.gov (datasets from top U.S. executive departments)
http://www.data.gov/

Data.gov (Raw data sets)
http://explore.data.gov/catalog/raw/

Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group (U.S. non-profit group that tracks federal spending)
http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2010/ogd/

U.S. Business [Top]

National Bureau of Economic Research
http://www.nber.org

Business Wire (U.S.)
http://www.businesswire.com/

EDGAR (U.S.)
http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar

SEC Filing Alerts
http://secfilings.com/

Morningstar Document Research (formerly 10-K Wizard)
http://www.10kwizard.com/

Descriptions of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 6-Ks and other forms companies are required to file with the SEC
http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/forms/edgform.pdf

New York Stock Exchange
http://www.nyse.com

The National Association of Securities Dealers
http://www.nasd.com/web/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=6

The North American Securities Administrators Association
http://www.nasaa.org/home/index.cfm

Equilar (a firm that tracks executive and director compensation)
http://equilar.com/

Standard & Poor's
http://www2.standardandpoors.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=sp/Page/HomePg&r=1&l=EN&b=10

Moody's Investors Service
http://www.moodys.com/cust/default.asp

Dun & Bradstreet
http://www.dnb.com/us/

Hoover's Online
http://www.hoovers.com/free/

Financial Directory
http://investorlinks.com/

Fast Company
http://www.fastcompany.com/homepage/index.html

Newslink
http://newslink.org/biznews.html

Business magazines
http://allyoucanread.com/index.asp?idCat=7

Facsnet
http://www.facsnet.org

The McKinsey Quarterly
http://mckinseyquarterly.com

Sources and Experts
http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/experts.html

American Experts
http://www.journalismnet.com/experts/us.htm

The National Bureau of Economic Research
http://www.nber.org/

Searchable database for bills in Congress
http://thomas.loc.gov/

U.S. Government Printing Office
http://www.access.gpo.gov

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's archive of warning letters
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/wlcfm/searchwl_new.cfm

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

FDA Enforcement Report Index
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html

Securities lawsuits
http://securities.stanford.edu/companies.html

Lawyers
http://www.yourlawyer.com

Confined Space ( A U.S. site on workplace safety)
http://spewingforth.blogspot.com/

U.S. Department of LABOUR (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
http://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.html

Power Reporting (resources for business journalists)
http://powerreporting.com/category/Beat_by_beat/Economics/

Reynolds Centre
http://businessjournalism.org/

Workforce Explorer Washington (state)
http://workforceexplorer.com/
http://www.workforceexplorer.com/cgi/dataanalysis/?PAGEID=14

BNET Industries (A site for managers and executives)
http://www.bnet.com/2405-13071_23-41875.html

CorpWatch
http://www.corpwatch.org/index.php

Left Business Observer
http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/

LBO News from Doug Henwood
http://doughenwood.wordpress.com/

Inequality.org
http://www.demos.org/inequality/

AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/

ExportFocus.com
http://exportfocus.com/

U.S. COURT FILINGS AND LEGAL ACTION[Top]

Pacer
http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov

The Public Library of Law (U.S.)
http://www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx

Lexis
http://www.lexis.com/

United States Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/index.html

United States Bankruptcy Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts.html

Banktruptcy Data.com
http://bankruptcydata.com/

CLB Media Inc. (A publisher of many trade magazines and other media services)
http://www.clbmedia.ca/

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ( TRAC is a data-gathering, data research and data distribution organization at Syracuse University)
http://trac.syr.edu/tracreports/bulletins/

VANCOUVER[Top]

Stories about Entegrity Systems

Insolvency information about Entegrity

Sample foreclosurelist for Greater Vancouver

IRB decisions database

Public Records

FOI.ppt

Computer-Assissted Reporting

Parole Board of Canada

Arms Sales to the Middle East

B.C. election campaign contribution data

VITAL STATISTICS/CERTIFICATES[Top]

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/

Canadian vital statistics offices
http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/4UBMCE.htm

Ontario births, deaths, marriages
http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/4ULUQT.htm

Ontario historical births, deaths, marriages
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/interloan/vsfaq.htm

Ontario coroner's reports
http://www.mpss.jus.gov.on.ca/english/pub_safety/office_coroner/coroner_how.html

Ontario wills
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/virtualrr/info15.htm

Ontario divorce files
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/guides/rg_210_divorce_ont.htm

Ontario land registration
http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/4UBSJK.htm

Ontario personal property registry
http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/269a_3ea2.htm

Ontario liens
http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/2502_3ea2.htm

Ontario fire deaths
http://www.ofm.gov.on.ca/english/publications/Statistics/deathrate/default.asp

WEBSITES WITH TABLES FOR DOWNLOAD[Top]

Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure
http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/publications/salarydisclosure/pssd/

Terrorism Financing (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada)
http://www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/osfi/index_e.aspx?DetailID=525

Healthy Canadians
http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/index-eng.php?utm_campaign=CHS1213&utm_source=google_en&utm_content=ADV0096-12_sem-ad-1_en&utm_medium=cpc&utm_keyword=%2Bcanada%20%2Bhealth

Food Recall Report (Downloadable food recalls from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
http://active.inspection.gc.ca/eng/corp/recarapp_dbe.asp

Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/tdo-dcd.nsf/eng/home

Community Acquired Infections Division (The Public Health Agency of Canada)
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/std-mts/sti-its_tab/index-eng.php

Data-Pass (Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences)
http://www.data-pass.org/

Elections Canada
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/webpep/fin/select_search_option.aspx

Road Safety Vehicle Recalls (Transport Canada)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safevehicles-defectinvestigations-index-76.htm
http://www.data.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=5175A6F0-1&xsl=datacataloguerecord&metaxsl=datacataloguerecord&formid=1EC92326-47EF-4110-B7CA-959FAB03F96D

Search for Complaints (the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration )
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/

National Transportation Safety Board inventory of databases
http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/databases.html
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/

Women Candidates in General Elections (1921 to Date)
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/asp/WomenElect.asp?Language=E&source=hoc

Quebec political contributions
http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/francais/provincial/financement-et-depenses-electorales/recherche-sur-les-donateurs.php#

Elections Ontario
http://www.elections.on.ca/en-CA/Tools/FinancialStatementsandContributions/RealTimeDisclosure.htm

Elections BC (Political Contributions System)
http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/SA1ASearch.aspx

Canadian charities ( Canada Revenue Agency )
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/lstngs/menu-eng.html

Federal lobbyists
https://ocl-cal.gc.ca/app/secure/orl/lrrs/do/_ls70_ls75_ls62_ls6c_ls69_ls63_ls53_ls65_ls61_ls72_ls63_ls68?_ls73_ls65_ls61_ls72_ls63_ls68_ls54_ls79_ls70_ls65=Search&_ls73_ls65_ls61_ls72_ls63_ls68_ls43_ls6f_ls6d_ls6d_ls61_ls6e_ls64=navigate&_ls74_ls6f_ls6b_ls65_ls6e=1223927200019&_ls64_ls6f_ls63_ls73_ls53_ls74_ls61_ls72_ls74=1&_STRTG3=tr

Canada Foundation for Innovation ( all the grants awarded )
http://www.innovation.ca/projects/index.cfm

Transport Canada (road safety)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/tp-tp3322-2004-menu-691.htm

Environment Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
http://www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/websol/querysite/query_e.cfm
http://www.ec.gc.ca/inrp-npri/Default.asp?lang=En&n=0EC58C98-1

Canada's Greenhouse Gas Inventory ( Environment Canada )
http://www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/ghg/onlinedata/DataAndReports_e.cfm

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Site ( glossary of terms )
http://www.ghgreporting.gc.ca/GHGInfo/Pages/page15.aspx

Contaminated sites in Quebec
http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/sol/residus_ind/resultats.asp

ACOA Project Information (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
http://pub.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/atip/e/content/default.asp

Health Canada's Adverse Drug Reaction Database
http://webprod3.hc-sc.gc.ca/arquery-rechercheei/index-eng.jsp

The FDA's Adverse Drug Reaction Database
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082193.htm

European database of suspected adverse drug reaction reports
http://www.adrreports.eu/

National Collision Database Online (Transport Canada)
http://wwwapps2.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/NCDB-BNDC/p.aspx?l=en

Notice of Compliance Online Query
http://webprod5.hc-sc.gc.ca/noc-ac/index-eng.jsp

Notice of compliance ( drugs Health Canada has approved )
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/notices-avis/list/index_e.html#Weekly%20Updates
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/notices-avis/conditions/index-eng.php

Health Canada's Register of Innovative Drugs for Pediatric use
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/applic-demande/regist/reg_innov_dr-eng.php

Drug Products Database ( all of the drugs Health Canada has approved for marketing)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/databasdon/dpd_bdpp_data_extract_e.html

Health Canada's list of recalled drugs and medical devices
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/compli-conform/recall-retrait/_list/index-eng.php

Health Canada's list of recalled consumer products
http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/home-accueil-eng.jsp

Health Canada's list of warnings, advisories and recalls (on marketed health products, including Natural Health Products and medical devices)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/advisories-avis/index-eng.php

Health Canada's Licensed Natural Health Product Database (LNHPD)
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/applications/licen-prod/lnhpd-bdpsnh_data_extract-eng.php

Treasury Board, Directory of the federal real estate properties
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/dfrp-rbif/query_question/export-eng.aspx?qid=23174

CARinCanada
http://www.carincanada.ca/DATABASES.htm

Statistics Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Census (Statistics Canada)
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census/index.cfm

Average Annual Percentage Wage Adjustments by Year (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/labour/labour_relations/info_analysis/wages/adjustments/2011/01/yearly.shtml

Income statistics (Canada Revenue Agency)
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/stts/ntrm-eng.html

Exploring Data (a tutorial for examining statistics)
http://exploringdata.cqu.edu.au/

Fatality Reports Database ( The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
http://www.ccohs.ca/products/databases/fatalityreports.html

Arms Exports
http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrkti/tdst/tdo/tdo.php#tag

Complaint Statistics (Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services for the years 2001 to 2005)
http://www.occps.ca/

Canadian National Defence Contracts over $10,000
http://www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca/apps/dgca-dposc/dgcaoq-dposcst-eng.asp

RCMP Detachments - Telephone Numbers
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/html/generalcont_e.htm

City of Ottawa paramedic serives
http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/ambulance/structure_contact/operations/daily/stats_en.html

Office of Pipeline Safety (U.S.)
http://ops.dot.gov/rinfo.htm

UJIMA project (U.S. site that contains Canadian data such as arms exports)
http://ujima-project.org/countries/34

SIPRI Arms Transfers Database
http://www.sipri.org/databases/armstransfers

Environmental Journalism Tipsheet
http://www.rtnda.org/resources/tipsheet/september26.shtml

Data Handbook ( city of Ottawa )
http://www.ottawa.ca/city_services/statistics/data_handbook/index_en.shtml

National Wildlife Strike Database ON-LINE
http://wildlife.pr.erau.edu/public/index.html

Health Inspection Orders (Alberta Health Services)
http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/publichealth/envhealth/inspection_orders/food_establishments.htm#2009

Datadot.gc.ca
http://datadotgc.ca/

DataBC
http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/

Transparency Tracker (Propublica)
http://projects.propublica.org/transparency/

National Data Catalogue ( the United States )
http://nationaldatacatalog.com/dashboard

The World Bank
http://data.worldbank.org/

Unofficial Open Data Ottawa
http://opendataottawa.pbworks.com/

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/data/

SeeThroughNY
http://www.seethroughny.net/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

Find NY state and local pensions (2010)
http://data.lohud.com/labor/retire_form_2010.php

AccountableCalifornia.org
http://accountablecalifornia.org/investigative-reports/

DataStore: World Government Data
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jan/07/government-data-world

WORKPLACE SAFETY[Top]

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
http://www.ccohs.ca/

Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada
http://www.awcbc.org/en/

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Incident Fatalities
http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/working-in-alberta/781.html#Incidents

Links to Workers' Compensation Boards/Commissions
http://www.awcbc.org/en/linkstoworkerscompensationboardscommissions.asp

Enforcement Activities: Prosecution and Conviction Statistics (Ontario Ministry of Labour)
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/enforcement/convictions.php

Workplace Safety Fines: Ontario Ministry of Labour (courtesy of CNW Group)
http://ogov.newswire.ca/getorg_e.html?okey=16716
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/court_news.html

Workplace Safety Fines: Ontario Ministry of Labour (courtesy of the Occupational Safety Group)
http://67.69.16.62/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=OSGCA&-loadframes

OHS CANADA Magazine
http://www.ohscanada.com

Farm Association (of Ontario)
http://www.farmsafety.ca/pages/annual_report.html

Laborsta (An International Labour Office database on labour statistics)
http://laborsta.ilo.org/default.html

WRITING[Top]

Fifty-two ugly leads: The first sentence is prime real estate, so don`t waste it (By Don Gibb, pages 7-8 of Media magazine)
http://caj.ca//wp-content/uploads/2010/mediamag/Fall%202012/MEDIA%20MAGAZINE%20FALL%202012_FINAL.pdf

What's bugging our writing coach, Don Gibb? (pages 7-8 of Media magazine)
http://caj.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/mediamag/Spring%202011/Media%20Magazine%20Spring%202011.pdf

CAJ column on reporting tips (Don gibb's last column for Media magazine)