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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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Topic: Census of Industry
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: Estimates
Topic: Estimates
Directories
Topic: Civil Service List
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: Annual Report of the Department of the Interior
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Labour
Continues "Report of the Surveyor General of Dominion Lands".
Topic: Annual Report of the Topographical Surveys Branch
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Estimates
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
Topic: Report of the Auditor General
Topic: Annual Report of the Minister of Agriculture
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: Report of the Postmaster General
Title of report varies. Report not published every year.
Topic: Report of the Public Archives
Topic: Census of Industry
Continues "Annual Report of the Department of Militia and Defence". Reported in two parts: Militia Service, & Naval Service.
Topic: Report of the Department of National Defence
Continues the trade statistics portion of the "Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce".
Topic: Annual Report of the Trade of Canada
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...
Continues "Report of the Surveyor General of Dominion Lands".
Topic: Annual Report of the Topographical Surveys Branch
Continues information from "Tables of the Trade and Navigation of Canada".
Topic: Shipping Report
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 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
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 Department of Labour
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
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
From 1909-1918, this report was Part 1 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 of the Inland Revenues of Canada. Excise, etc.
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: Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada
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
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Public Printing and Stationery
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: Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries: Marine
Topic: Census of Industry
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
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
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Railways and Canals
Continued by "Annual Report of the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue".
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Customs
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: Annual Report of the Department of Immigration and Colonization
The first report covers 1904-1906 and the report for 1908 covers "two years ending March 31, 1908". Materials covering the fiscal year ending 1919 is included in the 1920 report.
Topic: Report of the Veterinary Director General
Topic: Report of the work of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment
Topic: Report of the Minister of Public Works
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: Estimates
This report is also known as "Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce, Part V - Grain Statistics." Continued by Bureau of Statistics - Agriculture Branch in the "Report on the grain trade" from 1917 onwards. Record includes "Report of the Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada." See also: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce
Topic: Annual Report of the Department of Trade and Commerce--Grain Statistics
Sometimes called "List of Vessels on the Registry Books"
Topic: List of Shipping