The following is a selection of sources — by no means comprehensive — that have been used in researching the information that appears in J.J.’s Complete Guide to Canada, in addition to the various websites cited in the individual chapters themselves and the reference publications mentioned on the More Info page. Even when older publications have been used, I have done my best to ensure that all statistics and figures cited come from the most up-to-date sources.


Canada. Statistics Canada. Canada Year Book 2010. Ottawa: Minister responsible for Statistics Canada, 2010.

Colombo, John Robert. 1001 Questions About Canada. Toronto: Doubleday, 1986.

Humphreys, Edwards. The Great Canadian Factbook. London: Arcturus, 2006.

Langlois, Nicole, ed. Canadian Global Almanac 2004. Toronto: John Wiley and Sons Canada, 2004.

Zimmerman, Karla et al. Lonely Planet Canada. 11th ed. London: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2011.


Stanford, Quentin H., ed. Canadian Oxford World Atlas. 6th ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2009.

St. Clair, Chris. Canada’s Weather. Richmond Hill: Firefly Books, 2009.


Bercuson, David J. and J.L. Granatstein. The Collins Dictionary of Canadian History. Toronto: Collins Publishers, 1988.

Brown, Craig, ed. The Illustrated History of Canada. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2007.

Clark, Penny and Roberta McKay. Canada Revisted: A Social and Political History of Canada to 1911. Edmonton: Arnold Publishing Ltd., 1992.

Gillmor, Don and Pierre Turgeon. Canada: A People’s History. Vol 1. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2002.

Gillmor, Don. Canada: A People’s History. Vol 2. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2002.

McNaught, Kenneth. The Pelican History of Canada. Middlesex: Penguin Books Ltd., 1982.


Fee, Margery and Janice McAlpine. Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Pratt, T.K., ed. Collins Gage Canadian Paperback Dictionary. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd., 2006.

Tasko, Patti, ed. The Canadian Press Stylebook: A Guide for Writers and Editors. 15th ed. Toronto: The Canadian Press, 2008.

The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1997.


Gall, Gerald L. The Canadian Legal System. 4th ed. Scarborough: Carswell, 1995.

Yogis, John A. Barron’s Canadian Law Dictionary. 6th ed. New York: Baron’s Educational Series, Inc.


Lorimer, Rowland and Mike Gasher. Mass Communication in Canada. 4th ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2001.


Bousfield, Arthur and Garry Toffoli. Fifty Years the Queen: A Tribute to Elizabeth II on Her Golden Jubilee. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2002.

Hnatyshyn, Gerda. Rideau Hall: Canada’s Living Heritage. Ottawa: Friends of Rideau Hall, 1994.

Politics and Government

Duffy, John. Fights of Our Lives: Elections, Leadership, and the Making of Canada. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2002.

McTeer, Maureen. Parliament: Canada’s Democracy and How it Works. Toronto: Random House Canada, 1995.

White, W.L., et al. Introduction to Canadian Politics and Government. Toronto: Otabind, 1990.

Canada. House of Commons. Canada’s Parliament. Ottawa: Speaker of the House of Commons, 1987.

Prime Ministers

Bowering, George. Egotists and Autocrats: The Prime Ministers of Canada. Toronto: Penguin Books, 2000.

Donaldson, Gordon. Eighteen Men: The Prime Ministers of Canada. Toronto: Doubleday, 1985.

Granatstein, J.L. and Norman Hillmer. Prime Ministers: Ranking Canada’s Leaders. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1999.


Bothwell, Robert. Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1995.

Mathieu, Wendy, et al. InfoCanada: Provinces and Territories (series). Toronto: Nelson, 2004.

Robin, Martin, ed. Canadian Provincial Politics: The Party Systems of the Ten Provinces. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall of Canada, Ltd., 1972.

Stock, Jennifer York, ed. Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. 5th ed. Toronto: U-X-L, 2007.

Whitcomb, Ed. A Short History of ... (series). Ottawa: From Sea to Sea Enterprises, 2006.


Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. The Canadian Indian. Ottawa: Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1990.


Francis, Daniel. National Dreams: Myth, Memory and Canadian History. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1997.

Pike, Corinna A.W. and Christopher McCreery. Canadian Symbols of Authority: Maces, Chains, and Rods of Office. Toronto: Dundurn, 2011.