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Company Research: Historical

Company history

For Montreal companies see :

Annual reports

  • Mergent Archives
    Locate annual reports of Canadian companies. 
  • Proquest Historical Annual Reports
    Annual reports going back to 1844 for over 800 companies (primarily American companies).
  • Canadian Corporate Reports
    Index of historical Canadian annual reports held at McGill University. The collection, which traces many companies back to the 19th Century, consists of annual reports of approximately 2,000 Canadian corporations in all business sectors.
  • Canadian Corporate Reports On Microfiche
    A complement to our collection of physical annual reports, the microfiche collection contains annual reports of selected Canadian companies during the 1980s and 1990s. 

Financial statements

Many financial statements can be found in the annual reports (see above). You may also try:

Newspaper articles

Old stock certificates

For more information on how to research certificates see:

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