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In 2010, the Conservative government eliminated the long-form census, against the advice of the Chief Statistician and other experts at Statistics Canada. We need the data from the census so we can make the best possible decisions about important social services, to address employment and labour market needs, to make business investment decisions and to plan for the future.
The government replaced the 2011 mandatory long-form census with a voluntary National Household Survey (NHS). Unfortunately, the results came with a disclaimer: the NHS data can't be compared with previous census data. Experts who rely on this data, and the continuity of these data sets, call the NHS worthless.
That's why I have put forward Bill C-626, a private member's bill to reinstate the long-form census and expand the authority of the Chief Statistician. This bill will be up for debate this fall, and will come to a vote this winter.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has passed a national policy resolution calling for the restoration of the mandatory long-form census.
(reprinted from tedhsu.ca)
key elements of Bill C-626 include:
These changes will:
Data crimes and misdemeanors: Why childcare, too, needs the long-form census
The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada's statement on the private member's bill, Bill C-626, An Act to Amend the Statistics Act
It matters to child care! It's time to reinstate the long-form Census
Why Canada should reinstate long-form census, Toronto Star
Damage from cancelled census as bad as feared, researchers say, Globe and Mail
Two days to save the long-form census, Macleans
Sometimes a gaffe is more than a gaffe, Macleans
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