New documents added to the Cabinet Conclusions database

Library and Archives Canada has received, processed, catalogued and digitized over 4,400 Cabinet Conclusions covering the years 1977 to 1979. They are now available in the Cabinet Conclusions database, which provides descriptions and digitized copies of the Cabinet Conclusions spanning from 1944 to 1979. You may search using keywords listed by year or take a look at the Search Help.

Cabinet Conclusions are records that summarize discussions and decisions of federal Cabinet meetings. These documents are prepared by the Secretary to the Cabinet, who is also the Clerk of the Privy Council. Although also known as Cabinet minutes, they are not verbatim transcripts of the discussion. However, they often reflect the nature of the debate and discussion held at the Cabinet table.

Read more about the origin of these documents in a blog post written by archivist Michael Dufresne, The beginning of the Conclusions: documenting the exercise of power.
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