Class materials

Jour 3004–Notes from research fundamentals class

September 18, 2018

News Databases Factiva is a full-text news database used to search larger Canadian news outlets and many outside Canada, including the New York Times and Washington Post. Eureka is a full-text news database used mostly to search regional news outlets, including the Chronicle Herald and CBC online [...]

Follow up to FOI class Sept. 11

September 11, 2018

Here are some resources on FOI and for filing your requests. And if you scroll to the bottom, a bit of fun. Forms Form for requests to Nova Scotia government departments Form for requests to Dalhousie University Form for requests to Halifax Regional Municipality Form for requests to Halifax [...]

Links from 3004 class, Sept. 19

September 20, 2017

Here are the links to the other accountability resources we covered in class (aside from the salary disclosure information): Nova Scotia lobbyist registry: Federal lobbyist registry: Federal [...]

Salary Disclosure data for accountability class, Jour 3004, Fall 2017

September 18, 2017

Here is the web page for the public sector salary disclosure for 2016: You can convert PDF files to Excel using Cometdocs at A free account allows five conversions per week. This zip file contains all of the [...]

Jour 3004 FOI Class links

September 13, 2017

Here are some of the links from the Jour3004 class on Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017, as well as some additional links: Search completed federal access to information requests: Search completed Nova Scotia FOIPOP requests: City of [...]

Data for 6701

October 7, 2016

Credit card data Ottawa parking tickets, 2012 Ottawa health inspections Winnipeg Census Tracts shapefile Winnipeg household income Schema.ini file Tim Hortons Locations Halifax Schools Winnipeg Railway Buffer polygon [...]
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