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Basic information

Unlike its U.S. counterpart, the Canadian federal government has centralized its statistical activities in one agency, Statistics Canada (StatsCan). Information produced by StatsCan is available in a variety of formats. Much of it is free and is on the StatsCan Home Page. The Canadian Documents Collection has many of their print material published since the 1970s. Most of it is not in MAGIC. For information on locating this material, see Canadian Federal Documents in the MSU Libraries. Researchers requiring detailed time-series data from Statistics Canada can use the CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) at Bowling Green State University Library. This is a fee-based service.

The only exception is in health care information. This is due to the role of the provinces as primary governmental provider for health matters. In this case consult, Canadian Institute for Health Information.

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