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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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GOVT. DOC. HOLDINGS: 1924-24 (V.4), 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30-
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Topic: Estimates
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
Title of report varies. Report not published every year.
Topic: Report of the Public Archives
Information continued in "Annual Report of the Department of the Naval Service" after 1916.
Topic: Report of the Hydrographic Survey
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
Topic: Estimates
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 3 of the 3-part report titled: "Report, Returns and Statistics of the Inland Revenues of the Dominion of Canada." Part 1: "Annual Report of the Inland Revenues of Canada, Excise, etc"; Part II: "Annual Report of the Weights and Measures, Electricity and Gas Inspection Services;" Part III: "Annual Report on Adulteration of Food." Part I continued by the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue in the "Annual Report...
Topic: Annual Report on Adulteration of Food
Topic: Report of the dividends remaining unpaid and unclaimed balances in the chartered banks of Canada...
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
Topic: Telegraph Statistics
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
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
Title of report varies. Report not published every year.
Topic: Report of the Public Archives
Published from 1883 -1908 as an appendix to "Report of the Secretary of State" and continued by "Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission".
Topic: Annual Report of the Board of Civil Service Examiners
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Report on "The Agricultural Instruction Act"
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Estimates
From 1900-1906, this report was produced by the Geological Survey Department; Department of the Interior, with the title "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Department." From 1907-1919, the report was continued by the Department of Mines, as "Summary Report of the Geological Survey Branch of the Department of Mines"; alternate titles during this period (1907-1919) were "Summary Report of the Department of Mines (Geological Survey)" ; "Summary Report of...
Topic: Summary Report of the Geological Survey
Topic: Report of the dividends remaining unpaid and unclaimed balances in the chartered banks of Canada...
Topic: Estimates
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
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 the Interior
Reports after 1916 include "Report of the Hydrographic Survey".
Topic: Report of the Naval Service
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 Department of the Interior