Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

January 11, 2005 12:07 ET

Sharing Resources Expands Access To Government Publications


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FOR: PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA

JANUARY 11, 2005 - 12:07 ET

Sharing Resources Expands Access To Government
Publications

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2005) - Canadians now have
easier access to popular federal and provincial publications, as a
result of a landmark shared services agreement between the Governments
of Canada and Ontario. This agreement has led to increased visibility
and accessibility for both levels of government within the first few
months, with more than 100 different federal publications already sold
through Ontario provincial outlets.

"I am pleased to announce that we are working with our Ontario
colleagues to better serve our citizens," said the Honourable Scott
Brison, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. "This
is a wonderful example of a successful and cost-effective
federal-provincial partnership. It has the potential to serve as a model
across the country."

Under the terms of the agreement, selected Ontario government titles are
now being accessed through the Government of Canada's publication Web
site, http://publications.gc.ca/, and call centre (1 800 635-7943) while
popular federal government publications are now also available at the
province's Web site,
http://www.gov.on.ca/MBS/english/publications/index.html, call centre
(1 800 668-9938), and two retail outlets in Toronto and Ottawa.

"We are proud to offer our customers a handy one-stop service," said
Ontario Consumer and Business Services Minister Jim Watson. "Our
agreement with Publishing and Depository Services is an excellent
example of the way the federal and provincial governments are working
together to improve services for Canadians."

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    PWGSC
    Renée David
    Press Secretary to Minister Brison
    (819) 997-5421
    or
    PWGSC
    Mario Baril
    Media Relations Office
    (819) 956-2315
    or
    Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
    Rui Manuel Estevao
    Minister's Office
    (416) 326-8497
    or
    Ministry of Consumer and Business Services
    Julie Rosenberg
    Communications Branch
    (416) 326-8558
    PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site at
    www.pwgsc.gc.ca/comm/min/text/mediaroom-e.html