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Nelson Education > Higher Education > Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, Fourth Edition > Student Resources > Canadian and International News Sources

Canadian and International News Sources

Politics In The News

Internet news sources range from Web sites provided by traditional media corporations and special Web-based news enterprises, to sites created by journalism schools or other individuals interested in covering news issues. In addition, the Internet offers some unique news-gathering opportunities in the form of dedicated news search engines and "push" services that deliver to individual users news stories just on their areas of interest. This section of the Nelson Political Science guide provides links to many different news sources. 

Most major newspapers and magazines now offer selected stories from their current day's edition free on the Web for any user to read. There are also several Internet-based news providers. Some require a free registration to access their site, while others provide an expanded set of stories and services to paying subscribers. Some radio and TV broadcasters also provide video clips or simultaneous broadcasts over the Internet. Visit some of the following sites for an insight into the top stories of interest across Canada and around the world. 


The CBC provides a general news site covering Canadian and international news items, complete with video clips of news items. Coverage of specific issues is also found in the CBC Archives and in the News-In-Depth Section, where you can find a collection of reports on past news stories on some major issues. 

CBC Radio provides live, simultaneous broadcasts of the stereo and regular CBC networks over the Internet.

CTV News also hosts a full featured news site with a searchable archive of news stories and video clips.


CANOE - the Canadian News OnLine Explorer provides access to two very useful sites: 24-Hour News and their Money News Online

The Calgary Herald covers the news from Calgary, Alberta. 

Canadian Public Affairs Channel provides coverage of debates in the House of Commons as well as other political meetings and conferences. 

Canwest Global's provides links to the many newspapers that Canwest owns, as well as to the Gloabl Televsion network stories. is a news portal for French language media in Quebec.

The Daily Gleaner - from Fredericton, New Brunswick 

Evening Telegram - from St. John's, Newfoundland 

The Globe and Mail - a nationally distributed newspaper from Toronto 

The Halifax Herald publishes two daily newspapers in Nova Scotia

The Hill Times provides weekly news on politics and Parliament. 

The Leader-Post - published in Regina 

Maclean's magazine - a Toronto-based magazine that publishes topical and political news across Canada 

The Montreal Gazette - the main English-language paper in Quebec 

The National Post - Canada's newest national newspaper 

The Nunatsiaq News - a weekly paper that covers events in the Eastern Arctic - translations of news stories from Quebec newspapers 

The Toronto Star - a Toronto-based newspaper 

The Vancouver Sun and The Province  are two papers published by Pacific Press in Vancouver. 

The Winnipeg Free Press - the main newspaper in Manitoba 

The Yukon News posts top stories for issues going back to 1996. 


ABC News - the network's news site 

Annova - from the UK, featuring the world's first virtual newscaster

Asia Business News - political and business news around Asia 

British Broadcasting Corp. - news site supporting its TV, Radio, and World services 

CBS News - international and American news from the CBS network 

The Christian Science Monitor Electronic Edition

CNN is the Internet site for the CNN cable TV news channel. CNN and Time magazine also run the All Politics news site. 

The Economist - news and commentary about events around the world 

The Electronic Telegraph - on-line version of this British newspaper 

The Indian Express Group - news from India in the Indian Express and the Financial Express

Interfax News Agency - news from and about Russia 

The Irish Times - news from Ireland 

The Jerusalem Post - Israeli and Middle Eastern news 

Le Monde - Paris-based newspaper site, en français. 

The London Guardian/Observer - the site for two of Britain's leading papers 

Los Angeles Times

Mail & Guardian - South African news 

MSNBC - a collaborative effort of NBC and Microsoft 

New York Times

Russia Today - news and opinion polls from Russia 

The Sydney Morning Herald - daily news from Down Under 

TIME Magazine

USA Today

Washington Post - International Section

You can also visit Yahoo!'s World News Site, where you will find the latest headlines and links to a number of news agencies. 


Drudge Report

Frank Magazine


Several companies provide a service that selects news stories from categories that specifically interest you. The following services all offer slightly different coverage and methods of delivery. 

Backweb provides about 40 "channels" of different kinds of news that are delivered to your computer. 

CRAYON allows you to CReAte Your Own Newspaper, with material drawn from hundreds of on-line news sources

MyYahoo! has a customizable personal page you can set up to deliver the news you're interested in. 

NewsTrawler allows you to search for news, magazines, and journal archives from news sources around the world. 


The Library of Parliament has published an interesting research paper on Public Opinion Polling in Canada.

Public Opinion Polling Agencies:

Centre for the Study of Democracy - Queen's University contains a searchable archive of opinion poll results from Decima, Environics, and CROP. Please note that access to these databases is limited.

Institute for Social Research at York University provides reports and survey data for a range of social and political projects.


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