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Searching: Use Search, accessible on the navigation bar of every core page, to search the contents of all  Finance Canada WWW site documents.

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A number of advanced searching techniques can be used including: truncation, use of Boolean operators, and fuzzy searching. Searches can be saved by bookmarking them (Netscape) / adding to Favorites (Internet Explorer) to be reused.

Using the Advanced Search, you can:

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