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Current Em Erg Issues

Current Em Erg Issues

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Emerging Issues
© Library of Parliament, June 2011.
All of us at the Library of Parliament understand that Senators and MPs needauthoritative, reliable and timely information to do their work. More and more, youand your colleagues tell us that you want expert advice and independent analysison issues that could come up for debate. Our research service is here to provide it: in2010–2011 we completed nearly 20,700 reference requests and over 2,300 requestsfor analysis from our parliamentary clients.With access to the Library’s extensive parliamentary collections, our economists,lawyers, librarians, scientists, and political and social policy experts can o
er youcustomized, confidential briefings on complex policy issues. Whether you areconducting research for a speech in the Chamber, analyzing statistics for a committeehearing, or gathering information on constituency concerns, the Library is ready toassist you.Our analysts share your parliamentary vantage point and work with you directlyevery day in your committee and association meetings. This unique relationshipallows us to deliver services that respond to your specific needs. We understandthe pressures on your time – you can count on us to provide completely impartialbriefings in the right format, where and when you need them.The pages that follow illustrate the kind of work we can do for you: 27 conciseand easy-to-read briefings on subjects ranging from cybercrime to the impact ofdemographic changes on public policy. The issues are presented in summary form andrepresent just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our subject-matter expertise.We encourage you to contact our Central Enquiries Service at 613-995-1166 for furtherassistance with confidential verbal or written briefings, analysis or information.The sheer volume of information presented at the beginning of a new Parliamentmay be stimulating, but taking it all in can be a challenge. We hope this publicationgives you a good overview not only of today’s current and emerging issues, but alsothe skills and knowledge your Library o
ers for your use.We look forward to serving you during the 41
William R. YoungParliamentary Librarian

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