The Lipad Blog

Dataset Changelog

1.0.2.1 (March 26, 2018): - Added Parliament/Session information to permalink pages to make citation easier for website users.

1.0.2 (January 23, 2017):

  • Addition of 'subsubtopic' field to the basehansard table: Additional topic information (typically during Oral Question Period) has been added to the database.
  • Missing data for a small number of dates in 2016 was added to the database ('2016-10-21', '2016-09-20').
  • Member data added for Glen Motz (new member via byelection in October 2016)
  • Addition of 'pid_fk_id' (Foreign Key on member) to constituency table
  • Introduction of version numbering (retroactive to previous update in October 2016)

1.0.1 (October 25, 2016):

  • Approximately 80,000 speeches over the mid-1990s and early 2000s were not properly linked with their ParlINFO file and member information
  • Approximately 300 members across the dataset were missing select positions in their parliamentary career file
  • Downloading month-by-month .csv data exports has been replaced by a complete file of the Lipad dataset in a series of daily .csv files. This new package is available on the Data page of the site.

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Tanya Whyte

PhD Student, University of Toronto