This index provides bibliographic access to materials associated with more than 200 federal Royal Commissions that have taken place since Confederation. There are approximately 7000 items in the index that includes commission reports, briefs, submissions, evidence, working papers and other documents.
Print or microform copies of Royal Commissions are held in the McPherson Library. Check the library catalogue by title to locate.
A selective listing of Canadian federal commisssion. For complete listing, see the "Index to Federal Royal Comissions." Commissions of Inquiry are established by the Governor in Council (Cabinet) to fully and impartially investigate issues of national importance.
A Commission of Inquiry's findings and recommendations are not binding; however, many have a significant impact on public opinion and the shape of public policy.