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HillNotes are brief analyses of current or emerging issues that also provide related resources for further reading, as well as recent news clippings on the topics. HillNotes over 90 days old may be found in the Archives section.

The Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference

30 November 2015

Despite over 20 years of annual UN climate change conferences, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

Productivity in Canada: Opportunities and Challenges

25 November 2015

Productivity – the amount produced per hour of work – is one of the main drivers of economic growth, especially in an aging society such as Canada’s.

Parliament Remembers

10 November 2015

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Women in Canada’s Parliament

4 November 2015

In 1921, Agnes Macphail was the first woman to be elected to Canada’s House of Commons and the only woman to serve in the 14th Parliament.

Celebrating 50 Years of Parliament’s Research Service

29 October 2015

This year, the Library of Parliament celebrates its 50th year of providing impartial research and analysis to senators and members of Parliament.

Welcome to Canada’s 42nd Parliament!

20 October 2015

Soon, 338 members of Parliament – a large number of them elected for the first time – will take their seats in the House of Commons to begin the first session of the new Parliament.

Aboriginal Representation on Juries and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

15 July 2015

On 21 May 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Kokopenace, which examined the constitutionally protected right of an Aboriginal accused person to be tried by a representative jury.

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: An Update

2 July 2015

In June 2010, the federal government unveiled its National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to renew and modernize the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard over the next three decades.

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