History since 1841

An excellent way to learn more about the history of the Canada Gazette is by reading the book entitled 160 Years of the Canada Gazette, and its sequel In the Past Ten Years . . .

160 Years of the Canada Gazette

This book commemorates 160 years of coordinating, producing, publishing and distributing the official newspaper of the Government of Canada. Divided into two parts, 160 Years of the Canada Gazette is about the commitment of a government to inform its citizens.

The first part tells the story of a publication that is as much a part of the growth of a nation as it is an historical account of Canada’s official newspaper. It is a story that supports the belief that every person has the right to be a part of the laws and regulations that affect the daily lives of Canada’s citizens.

The second part contains historical facts that detail the evolution of the Canada Gazette, its early years and the effects of Confederation, the creation of separate parts to publish regulations and new statutes, as well as the development of an Internet edition.

To view a free online version of the book in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), please select the link below.

Should you wish to obtain a Portable Document Format (PDF) version of this book free of charge, please contact us.

In the Past Ten Years . . .

This booklet, which is a sequel to 160 Years of the Canada Gazette, from 1841 to 2001, summarizes the evolution of the Canada Gazette from 2001 to 2011. Many aspects of the production of the Canada Gazette have changed during this period of time but its role as the Government of Canada’s key vehicle to inform, and to consult with, Canadians is truer than ever.

To view a free online version of the booklet in Portable Document Format (PDF) or in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), please select one of the following links.

To read the PDF version, you must first install PDF reader software. A list of free downloadable software is available on the Public Works and Government Services Canada Web site.