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Dataset Updates (1.0.2)

The following updates have been made to the Lipad dataset; the new version is available for download on the Data page.

  • 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)

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Tanya Whyte

PhD Student, University of Toronto