Useful web-based sources

There are a number of resources on the web that we have found to be extremely useful in doing our research. We have prepared annotated links of the ones we recommend you consult in your research.  We would greatly appreciate receiving suggestions of sites that helped you better understanding equality and inequality in Canada.

Statistics Canada –  this is the single best site for statistical information about Canada. For almost any issue relating to equality and inequality, this is where you should start your search.

Canada Revenue Agency – these are the people who collect our taxes and the statistics they produce are essential for understanding both our present situation and the recent past.

Citizenship and Immigration – in a country that prides itself on its multiculturalism, the political dynamics of both citizenship and immigration are especially salient.  As this might suggest, the material available from this federal ministry highly selective, filtered as it is through political lenses that are never far removed from electoral politics.

A significant number of feminist organizations have established a presence on the web, here three important ones are discussed and links to relevant statistical reports on the status of women, family violence and women, gender and community are provided

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives offers a range of web resources, in particular their monthly Monitor and a focused study of the “Growing Gap” between the wealthy and the rest of us.

Finally the remarkable archives of the National Film Board contain much thought provoking analysis of Canadian society. This link takes you to the film  about Marilyn Waring, but linger on their site to explore some of the jewels of Canadian cultural production.

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