Monday April 25, 2016

Gallopp Portal is an online publication portal which provides access to government publications (federal, provincial/territorial) and select legislative materials found in Canadian legislative and parliamentary libraries.

For example, if you are looking for government/legislative policy on housing, this would be a great place to start.

Learn more.

(Source: The Association of Parliamentary Libraries in Canada)

This item was originally posted on the MADGICal Web on May 25, 2015.

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Thursday April 14, 2016

Transatlantic trade and investment partnership and the parliamentary dimension of regulatory cooperation is a 2014 report, published by the European Union.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) presents a historic opportunity for the European Union and the United States to remove regulatory divergence – today’s most prominent obstacle to trade exchanges –, thereby increasing economic growth for the citizens of both policies. Yet, with great promises come challenges too.

The EU and the US have been attempting to reduce trade barriers since the 1970s, and parliamentarians from both sides of the Atlantic have since the 1990s been working to institutionalise these efforts through a variety of dialogues and committees, as epitomised by the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue (TLD).

(Source: EU)

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Monday April 11, 2016

The Independent published this interactive map, produced by Esri UK, on which countries are embroiled in the scandal known as the Panama Papers.

What are the Panama Papers?

ABC News explains. A law firm, based in Panama, called Mossack Fonseca, is at the centre of the scandal. Over 11 million documents were leaked by an anonymous source, and then were shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The cache contained emails, banking details and client records, dating back 40 years and reveals the inner workings of a law firm famed for its secrecy.

The documents reveal offshore holdings (tax havens) of the wealthy. Politicians, world leaders, business people, celebrities, criminals...

(Source: The Independent)

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