Social Studies

Government Links

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Table of Contents
  1. Local and Regional Government Links   5. International Bodies
       Municipalities, Regional District, Our Neighbours        With Canadian Membership, Other
  2. Provincial Links   6. International - NGOs (Non-government organizations)
       Premier's Office, Legislature, Other Provinces, Provincial Ministries, Local MLA        Health and Safety, Environmental, Other
  3. Federal Government Links   7. Links to countries studied in Secondary Social Studies
       Prime Minister's Office, Parliament, Federal Ministries, Local MP        Embassy Links, Other Countries
  4. International - the United Nations   8. Miscellaneous Resources
       United Nations, UN Agencies        Doing Research, Misc., Translate
       
     

1. Local and Regional Governments
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Municipal Governments (alphabetical order)
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1. Town of Comox, Mayor and Council
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2. City of Courtenay, Mayor and Council
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3. Village of Cumberland, Mayor and Council
 
 
 
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Regional Government and Regional Bodies
1. Comox Valley Regional District, Regional District Board
   
  2. Hospital District
  3. Vancouver Island Regional Health Authority: VIHA
  4. St. Joseph's General Hospital
  5. Emergency Preparedness
  6. Medical Health Officer
   
  7. Comox Valley Sports and Recreation
  8. Comox Valley Transit
  9. North Island College
  10. RCMP: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  11. School District #71 (Comox Valley)
  12. Vancouver Island Regional Library
  13. Volunteer Comox Valley
   
 
 
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Our Neighbours
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1. City of Campbell River
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2. District of Port Hardy
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3. City of Powell River
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4. Town of Qualicum Beach
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5. City of Parksville
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6. City of Nanaimo
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7. British Columbia Local Governments
 
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8. Strathcona Regional District
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9. Mount Waddington Regional District
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10. Powell River Regional District
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11. Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
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12. Regional District of Nanaimo
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13. Other Regional Districts in BC
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14. Map of BC Local Governments
   
   
 
2. Provincial Government
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The Province of British Columbia, the Premier of BC, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Cabinet
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1. The Province of British Columbia
   
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2. Office of the Premier of British Columbia
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3. List of the Premiers of British Columbia
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4. History of British Columbia's entry into the Canadian Confederation
 
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5. Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
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6. Former Lieutenant Governors
 
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7. Cabinet Ministers
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8. Ministries and Organizations
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9. Online resources
   
   
 
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Provincial Legislature
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1. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
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2. A guide to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
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3. Who is your MLA?
   
   
 
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Other Provinces and Territories (alphabetical order)
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1. Alberta
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2. Manitoba
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3. New Brunswick
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4. Newfoundland and Labrador
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5. Northwest Territories
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6. Nova Scotia
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7. Nunavut
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8. Ontario
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9. Prince Edward Island
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10. Quebec
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11. Saskatchewan
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12. Yukon Territory
   
 
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Government Ministries in British Columbia
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1. All Ministries and Organizations
   
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2. Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
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3. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
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4. Ministry of Education
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5. Ministry of the Environment
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6. Ministry of Health
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7. Ministry of Housing and Social Development
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8. Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development
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9. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
   
   
 
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Local MLA: Stan Hagen 1940 - 2009
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1. Stan Hagen - biography
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2. Stan Hagen's Office - MLA (Comox Valley)
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3. Stan Hagen passing - from CBC
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4. Stan Hagen remembered - Times Colonist Newspaper
   
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5. Electoral District Information
   
   
3. Government of Canada
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The Government of Canada, the Prime Minister of Canada and Governor General of Canada
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1. Government of Canada
 
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2. Prime Minister of Canada
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3. All of the Prime Ministers of Canada
 
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4. Governor General of Canada
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5. Former Governors General of Canada
   
   
 
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Parliament of Canada
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1. Canada's System of Government
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2. Parliament of Canada
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3. Overview of the Canadian Parliament
 
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4. Guide to the House of Commons
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5. The Role of a Member of Parliament
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6. Find a Member of Parliament
 
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7. The Canadian Senate
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8. Find a Senator
   
   
 
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Federal Ministries and Agencies
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1. Departments and Agencies
   
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2. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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3. Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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4. Coast Guard Canada
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5. Environment Canada
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6. Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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7. Food Inspection Agency
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8. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
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9. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
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10. International Development Agency
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11. Museum of Civilization
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12. National Defence and the Canadian Forces
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13. Natural Resouces Canada
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14. Veterans Affairs Canada
   
   
 
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Local Member of Parliament: John Duncan
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1. John Duncan - parlimentary information
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2. Parliamentary Secretary for Indian and Northern Affairs
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3. John Duncan - home page
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4. John Duncan - Conservative Party page
 
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5. Electoral District - Vancouver Island North
   
   
4. The United Nations
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The United Nations
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1. The United Nations
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2. Office of the Secretary General: Ban Ki-moon
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3. General Assembly
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4. Security Council
   
   
 
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United Nations Bodies and Agencies
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1. High Commissioner for Human Rights
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2. International Court of Justice
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3. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
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4. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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5. UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund
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6. WHO: World Health Organization
   
   
5. IGOs: Intergovernmental Organizations
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International Bodies to which Canada Belongs
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1. APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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2. The Commonwealth
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3. G-20
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4. IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
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5. INTERPOL: International Police Organization
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6. L'OIF: La Francophonie
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7. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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8. OAS: Organization of American States
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9. OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
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10. World Bank
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11. WTO: World Trade Organization
   
   
 
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Other International Bodies
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1. African Union
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2. ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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3. European Union
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4. Gulf Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
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5. League of Arab States
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6. OPEC: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
   
   
6. NGOs: Non-Governmental Organizations
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Health and Safety (alphabetical order)
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1. Amnesty International
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2. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
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3. Human Rights Watch
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4. International Campaign to Ban Landmines
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5. International Committee of the Red Cross/Red Cresent
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6. Oxfam International
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7. Save the Children
 
 
 
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Environmental 
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1. David Suzuki Foundation
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2. WWF: World Wildlife Fund
 
 
 
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Other Organizations: National and International
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1. CUSO: Canadian University Students Overseas
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2. Habitat for Hummanity
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3. Katimavik: Canada's youth volunteer-service program
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4. The Nobel Prizes
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5. Society for the Provention of Cruelty to Animals
   
   
 
7. Links to countries Studied in Secondary Scoial Studies
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Country Links
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1. Ancient China Chinese Embassy to Canada
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2. Ancient Egypt Government of Egypt
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3. Ancient Greece Greek Embassy to Canada
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4. Ancient India Indian High Commission to Canada
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5. Ancient Rome Italian Embassy to Canada
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6. Byzantium Turkish Embassy to Canada
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7. Islamic Empires Saudi Arabian Embassy to Canada
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8. Mesopotamia Iraqi Embassy to Canada
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9. Middle Ages Austrian, English, French, or German Embassies to Canada
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10. Mongol Empire Mongolian Embassy to Canada
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11. Reformation and Renaissance

Austrian, English, French, German, Spanish or Swiss Embassies to Canada
   
   
 
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Other Countries (alphabetical order)
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1. Government of Afghanistan
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2. Government of Mexico
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3. The United States: the White House
   
   
8. Miscellaneous Resources
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Doing Research
1. How to do research: the CMS approach: see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
2. The Research Process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
3. Why should we study history? (schoolhistory.co, U.K.)
4. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
5. A student's guide to the study of history (historyguide.org)
6. Family histories (bbc.co.uk)
   
7. Writing sentences (actden.com)
8. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
9. Writing essays (actden.com)
10. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
11. Turning Microsoft Word into a talking word processor (Paul Hamilton, SETBC)
   
   
 
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Translate . Traduisez . Traduzca . 翻译 . ترجم
1. Babel Fish translation (altavista.com)
2. Google Translate (google.com)
   
   
 
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Misc.
1. Confederation
2. Confederation for kids
3. How BC Provincial Elections work
4. Election basics from Elections Canada
   
 
   
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