WikiLeaks says it will release the complete text of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables this week, but it started with just about 200. None of the cables in the initial release originated in Canada and very few mentioned Canada at all.
WikiLeaks began by releasing only the dates, sources and tags of all 251,287 cables, more than 2,000 of which originated in Canada.
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You can use the search below created by CBC News to find cables originating from the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Canada within a certain date range, or originating from a particular embassy or consulate.
You can also search by tag, which are codes that indicate topics discussed in the cable. Most often, each cable has more than one tag. The Guardian newspaper has put a partial glossary of the codes on Google Docs.
Since WikiLeaks has only released the full text of a handful of the cables so far, search results will only show basic information about the cable, such as the tags and where it originated. CBCNews.ca has created a separate search for the full text of released cables that mention Canada.
The most commonly used tags in the Canadian cables are:
|Code||Meaning||Number of cables with tag|
|PREL||External Political Relations||1,275|
|PGOV||Internal Governmental Affairs||754|
|PTER||Terrorists and Terrorism||303|
|EFIN||Financial and Monetary Affairs||245|
|PARM||Arms Controls and Disarmament||221|
|EAID||Foreign Economic Assistance||201|
|MARR||Military and Defence Arrangements||164|
|ENRG||Energy and Power||149|
|ETTC||Trade and Technology Controls||110|
* Missing from the Guardian's glossary.