Now in its 165th year, this robust volume offers copious leads for those researching Canadian businesses, organizations, and government contacts. The opening segment—providing a historical chronology; province flags, shields, and flowers; governor general and prime minister portraits; recent population statistics; and significant topographical points—adds educational interest. The main body of the directory is divided into 17 broad, alphabetized sections, covering arts and culture, municipal administration, religion, sports, transportation, utilities, etc. Information is organized within each segment either by province or subject specialty. A by-name index eases location of specific firms, offices, and organizations. VERDICT Nearly one-stop information shopping.