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Sessional Papers of Canada Collection

The Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada--

Sessional Papers are reports and papers which have been tabled in the House of Commons (and sometimes the Senate) and deposited with the Clerk. These papers include annual reports of government departments and boards, the Estimates, the Public Accounts, and the reports of the Royal Commissions.

Material for this collection has been provided by Robarts Library, University of Toronto; Toronto Public Library: Research and Reference Libraries; Brian Dickson Law Library, University of Ottawa; and the Library of Parliament.

The Sessional Papers are available in both English and French.


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Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details Please refer to the link below for a better image of oversize materials (eg. maps, drawings, tables, charts) in .tiff format: Foldout
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
The report for 1907 also covers the first 3 months of 1908. The report for 1913 has a misprint error where pg. 209-240 is a reprint of sessional paper 28.
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping
Continues "Annual Report of the Board of Civil Services Examiners".
Topic: Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission
Topic: Report of the Postmaster General
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Excise
From 1900-1911, published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Agriculture." From 1912-1916 published as an appendix to the "Report of the Minister of Trade and Commerce.'
Topic: Criminal Statistics
Prior to 1920, this report was issued by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. After 1920, it was issued by the Chief Electoral Office. Included in the "Report of the Chief Electoral Officer" from 1925-
Topic: General Elections
Many Sessional Papers were not printed, check the table of contents of each volume for details
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of the Interior
From 1900 - 1903, this report was titled "Report of the North-West Mounted Police;" From 1904 - 1919, it was titled "Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police." From 1920 - 1924, it was titled "Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." In 1906, a supplementary report titled "Supplementary Report of the Royal North-west Mounted Police. Mackenzie River District" was also produced, and is included in this serial record.
Topic: Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
Topic: Public Accounts of Canada
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Report of the work of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
From 1900-1912, issued by Department of Marine and Fisheries; from 1913-1921 issued by the Department of the Interior.
Topic: Report of the Geographic Board of Canada
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
From 1907 - 1919, this report was titled "Report of the Department of Indian Affairs." The 1902 report includes a supplemental report "Schedule of Indian Reserves in the Dominion. Supplement to Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs, 1902" published separately but included in this serial record.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs
Topic: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery
Continues Part II of "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada" produced by the Inland Revenue Department.
Topic: Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services
Continues "Report of the Surveyor General of Dominion Lands".
Topic: Annual Report of the Topographical Surveys Branch
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
Continues both "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines" and the "Summary Report of the Mines Branch".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Mines
Topic: Census of Industry
Prior to 1907, this information was published as a part of the "Annual Reports of the Department of Marine and Fisheries." Title varies widely between front page, first page title and title listed in introductory letter. From 1907-1912, this title was also known as "Report of the Chairman of the Board of Steamboat Inspection."
Topic: Steamboat Inspection Report
From 1906-1919 this report was titled "Report of the Militia Council for the Dominion of Canada." This report was preceded by "Report on the State of the Militia of the Province" from 1856-1867. From 1924 -1932, it was continued by the Department of National Defense as the "Report of the Militia and Air Services" and the "Report of the Department of National Defense" from 1933 -.
Topic: Report of the Department of Militia and Defense of Canada
Topic: Estimates
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
This report was preceded by "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service" from 1908-1916. See also "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce"
Topic: Report relating to Mail Subsidies and Steamship Subventions as controlled by the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Immigration and Colonization
Topic: Report of the Department of Health
Many annual reports were published as several different papers. Trade statistics are continued by "Annual Report of the Trade of Canada" for report covering 1917 onwards. See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Subsidized Steamship Service; Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics; Annual Report of the Department of...
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Continues the trade statistics portion of the "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce".
Topic: Annual Report of the Trade of Canada
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
From 1870-1875, this report was titled "Report of the Director of Penitentiaries." From 1876-1920, it was titled "Report of the Minister of Justice as to penitentiaries in Canada," and from 1921-1924 it was titled "Report of the the Superintendent of Penitentiaries."
Topic: Report of the Minister of Justice as to Penitentiaries of Canada
Reports of the Fisheries Branch covering 1915-1919 were printed under the authority of the Department of the Naval Service and titled "Annual Report of the Fisheries Branch of the Department of the Naval Service.". Report covering 1920 is listed as Department of Naval Service in the Sessional Papers table of contents, but the title page of the paper attributes report to the Department of Marine and Fisheries.
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Fisheries
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
Until 1919 this report was produced by the Department of Railways and Canals. Prior to 1904, this report was included the departmental annual report. From 1920 on, this report was produced by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.
Topic: Canal Statistics
Topic: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Prior to 1920 issued by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. After 1920 issued by the Chief Electoral Officer. Included in Report of the Chief Electoral Officer from 1925-. Report for 1904 By-Elections included in the General Elections report for that year.
Topic: Report of By-elections
Topic: Report on "The Agricultural Instruction Act"
Topic: Estimates
Please note that the report covering the year ending in March 31, 1910 is published twice in two different volumes of the Sessional Papers, but are the same report. First report was titled "Annual Report of the Department of External Affairs" in 1910 but name was changed following first report. (NOTE it doesn't appear this way in print??)
Topic: Report of the Secretary of State for External Affairs