Canada - The Debates of the Canadian Parliament

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House of Commons Debates

The Debates of the House of Commons, issued daily while Parliament is in session, provide a verbatim account of what is said in the House. Also included are messages from the Governor-General and the Speech from the Throne. The Wednesday edition includes an appendix listing names of members with their constituencies and political affiliations, the ministry, parliamentary secretaries and committees with their membership.

Format

The daily issues are published in pamphlet form, and are shelved in chronological order. At the end of each session, the daily issues are replaced by cumulated bound volumes.

Indexes

Each daily issue of the Debates includes a Table of Contents on the back page. The table is arranged in the order of presentation, with subject headings highlighted for quick scanning.

A cumulative index to the Debates is issued in pamphlet form at intervals during the session. A final index is published with the bound volumes at the end of the session. These indexes provide access by subject and by speaker. Individual bills are listed by number and by title.

Holdings

House of Commons Debates, official report, Dominion of Canada
CA1 X1 -D23
1867 - 1874 (MILLS Gov Pubs (mfilm))
1869 - 1872; 1875 - 1968; 1969 - (MILLS Gov Pubs)

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Debates of the House of Commons of Canada
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Senate Debates

The Debates of the Senate follow the same publishing patterns and formats as the House of Commons Debates.

Indexes

Each daily issue of the Senate Debates includes a Table of Contents on the back page.

A cumulative index to the Debates is issued in pamphlet form at intervals during the session. A final index is published with the bound volumes at the end of the session. These indexes provide access by subject and by speaker. Individual bills are indexed by number and by title.

Holdings

Debates of the Senate of Canada
CA1 Y1 D32
1867 - (MILLS Gov Pubs)

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Debates of the Senate of Canada (Hansard)
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