The census in the news:
- The Globe and Mail: Make a top 10 public policy list, checked it twice, ticked the boxes on naughty and nice in 2010.
- The Toronto Star: Travers: Being Canadian means taking ownership of Canada. James Travers writes about why the elimination of the long-form census was short-sighted and only hurts Canadians in the long run.
- The Toronto Star: The numbers game: Will 2011 census controversy count once Canada’s at the polls? A great overview on the importance of a long-form census; what to expect with a potential election on the horizon; and whether Canadians can expect the census to be returned.
- Telegraphjournal.com: Census change will hurt survey. This piece outlines concerns from Saint John Community Foundation and how disregarding the long-form census jeopardizes the quality of data that is collected for important community pieces, like the Foundation’s yearly Vital Signs report.
- Telegraphjournal.com: Sound decisions require good data. Another good article on why the census is crucial data for the Vital Signs report card.
- Telegraphjournal.com: Survey helps to guide funding. This article articulates the necessity of reports like Vital Signs and the recommendation that come out of these reports that are crucial to policy making, and program/service funding.
Thanks for reading. Best wishes for a safe and census-filled new year!
John Campey (Social Planning Toronto) and Peggy Taillon (Canadian Council on Social Development)
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