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Disclosing and Reviewing Parliamentarians’ Expenses: International Perspectives

Alex Smith Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponible en francais : Divulgation et examen des dépenses des parlementaires : perspective internationale) To help parliamentarians fulfill their responsibilities, they receive public funds, which allow them to hire staff, travel to and from their constituencies and pay various costs related to their duties. In Canada, the…

Ebola Virus

Ebola: The Disease, Canadian Government Interventions, and Economic Impacts

Raphaëlle Deraspe Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponsible en français : Ebola : La maladie, les interventions du gouvernement canadien et les répercussions économiques) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first…

Internet Privacy and Parliament

Big Data and the Big Picture in Criminal Investigations

Tanya Dupuis and Christine Morris Legal Affairs and Social Affairs Division This HillNote is the second in a series of four. (Aussi disponsible en français : Mégadonnées et vue d’ensemble dans les enquêtes criminelles) Given the ubiquity of communication technologies and the potential for the Internet to be used in criminal activities, telecommunications data are becoming…