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The 2015 Retrospective Research Colloquium is designed in conjunction with plans for the follow-on 2016 Conference on Using the Retrospective Approach to Mine for GIS Nuggets. The focus of the Research Colloquium is on presentations which discuss why and how different kinds of literature and other sources could be mined for GIS nuggets serving one or more of the following missions: M1. Designing and developing geographic information systems technology; M2. Defining and elaborating geographic information science; and, M3. Using geographic information systems technology and/or geographic information science The Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development (CESD) is a Government of Canada oversight agency. CESD reviews and evaluates federal department and agency progress in developing and implementing strategies to serve and promote sustainable development (which applies to both the built and the natural environments); and, CESD also oversees the environmental petitions process involving citizens. This paper discusses CESD’s mandate, its annual Reports to Parliament, and the focus of the Reports on the importance of information which is to be collected and processed by federal departments and agencies, and then used to monitor and analyze environmental and sustainable situations and processes, as well as to direct and support policy, program, and strategy decisions, and to communicate with citizens on environmental and sustainable development challenges, opportunities, issues, options, and initiatives. The paper concludes that CESD Reports to Parliament are an important body of literature to be mined for GIS nuggets.