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- Through our relationship with ProQuest, we market our product, Canada’s Heritage from 1844, to major public libraries and universities across Canada. It contains the electronic full-page archive of The Globe starting from June 1844 (four current years are embargoed). Coverage includes all stories, plus thousands of images, ads, classifieds, births and deaths dating back to the pre-Confederation era. Check with your local public library system.
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