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Research Guides

Public policy: key government resources

A guide to governmental and grey literature sources for public policy research prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries.

Provinces and Ontario: General


Throne Speeches

Auditor Generals Reports - Provinces

News Releases and Speeches


Ontario Government website  

Legislative Assembly of Ontaio

e-Laws and Regulations (Ontario)
  • includes legislative history and period-in-time Law

Audit Reports (Office of the Auditor General of Ontario)

  • 1997+

Green / White Papers ( Ontario Legislative Library)

  • Enter green paper or white paper in the "search for"" box
  • Select notes under the "search in" box and hit search
  • Click to the entry and click to the url if full text is available

Financial Accountability Office (FAO) provides independent analysis on bills, proposals and the state of the Province's finances

Ontario Gazette  

Ontario Gov. Docs Portal (OurDigitalWorld) 

  • Access over 24,000 government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library, with new documents being added quarterly.

Government Finance 

Royal Commissions of Ontario (Internet Archives)

Annual Reports  

  • current only
  • Arranged by ministry of the Ontario Government
  • Check under "publications" on individual ministry website or the Gallop Portal for previous annual reports
News Releases (Office of the Premier)