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The resources below have a Canadian focus and include links on the following subjects:

Canadian politics

Canadian International Council

The Canadian International Council is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada’s role in global affairs.  It has a national office and a network of branches throughout the country that engage their local community and CIC members in international issues.  

Open Canada

OpenCanada was founded in June 2011 by the Canadian International Council in collaboration with Taylor Owen. Since then, we have published thousands of articles on international affairs and Canadian foreign policy and have served as a hub for communities in Canada and beyond seeking thoughtful analysis on world events. 

Canadian Political Science Association

The main purpose of the Canadian Political Science Association is to facilitate and promote the study of politics and government in Canada. Through varied activities, it seeks to connect students, researchers, journalists, practitioners, teachers and all individuals interested in the discipline to one another and to international resources for the study of politics and government. 

Canadian Global Affairs Institute

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a charitable, independent, non-partisan, research institute with an emphasis on Canadian foreign policy, defence policy, and international aid.

Canadian Study of Parliament Group

Founded in 1978, the Canadian Study of Parliament Group (CSPG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that brings together parliamentary experts, academics, and public servants with an interest in the role, function and reform of parliamentary institutions.


Canada's premier non-partisan resource for public discussion of issues in Canadian public policy. This site consists of a constantly growing database of online public policy research publications, as well as information on policy organizations, institutes and researchers. This unique clearinghouse for public policy is carefully managed and updated to provide users with a balanced review and examination of current developments in public policy.

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UFV Library Guide to Research in Political Science

This guide has been developed as a general introduction to resources in the field of Political Science. It is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but rather a starting point from which you can begin your research according to your information needs.

Maple Leaf Web 

Maple Leaf Web is a non-profit, non-partisan Canadian political education web-site that aims to provide educators, students and the attentive public with a credible source for political education and information.

Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC) brings together a group of scholars from five Québec universities, who work on research related to democratic citizenship. The purpose of the Centre is to develop inter-disciplinary and multiple methodological perspectives in the study of challenges that democracies face in a rapidly changing world.

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Global TV

The Globe and Mail

The National Post



Independent Media Centre

The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth.

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International relations

International Affairs Resources (Virtual Library System)

This section of the WWW Virtual Library system is a frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of current information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, including only those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online.

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Institute of Intergovernmental Relations

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University is Canada's premier university-based centre for research on all aspects of federalism and intergovernmental relations, both in Canada and in countries around the world. 

Intergovernmental Affairs

Government of Canada website.

International Association of Centres for Federal Studies

The International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (IACFS) was founded in 1977 to further the study and understanding of federal principles and patterns. The late Daniel Elazar was the Association's founding president.

Forums of Federations

The Forum of Federations is an international governance organization founded by Canada and funded by nine other partner governments – Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan and Switzerland. It is a learning network concerned with promoting intergovernmental learning on governance challenges in multi-level democracies. The Forum is not an advocacy organization and doesn’t advocate for any particular structure of government.

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Canada Year Book

First published in 1867, the Canada Year Book (CYB) charts key trends and indicators in the nation's economy, population, society and environment.

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