The Liberals announce An Act to amend the Statistics Act (mandatory long-form census) today.
The Bill – which will be tabled upon the September 20th return of Parliament – clarifies that 20% of the Canadian population will receive a mandatory long-form questionnaire during the period in which the Government of Canada conducts a census. It will also remove the controversial threat of jail time for not completing the census. (1)
Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology Meeting No. 32, Friday, August 27, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.