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Using the long-form census to reduce emergency room crowding helps you!

Understanding the link between postal codes and emergency room visits – a need for the long form census Given universal access to healthcare, we would expect the frequency of use of emergency room services to be relatively uniform. However, this … Continue reading

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Still debating StatsCan in the House of Commons

In early February, the Conservative government voted down my private member’s bill, Bill C-626, which would have reinstated the mandatory long-form census, expanded the authority of the Chief Statistician and replaced the punishment of imprisonment for failing to complete a … Continue reading

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We asked and the Ministry answered: Kingston’s Service Canada now offers Passport Services

My staff and I have always been very happy to assist constituents in obtaining their Canadian passports. In 2014, we sent approximately 7000 applications to Passport Canada. In one record-breaking shipment, we sent over 180! At the end of 2013, … Continue reading

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Ending the long-form census makes it harder to plan how to reduce traffic jams

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was … Continue reading

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Census information is not available elsewhere for genealogists

As I work to mobilize support for Bill C-626, my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, I have been asking Canadians how the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has affected their lives and their work. Reverend Peter … Continue reading

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Eliminating the long-form census means local politicians know less about all the people they’re supposed to be working for

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why we need the long form census – a data librarian’s views

Vince Gray, who has been a data librarian at Western University for over 29 years, talks about why we need the long form census. Western is a member of Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), which provides us with licensed … Continue reading

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Long-form census critical for planning emergency services and affordable housing needs

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was … Continue reading

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Long-form census allows planners to invest in services that best serve the community

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was … Continue reading

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Parkinson: How Canadian Census data improved my research of the early British and American Settlers of Rawdon Township, Lower Canada

As I work to mobilize support for Bill C-626, my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, I have been asking Canadians how the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has affected their lives and their work. Daniel … Continue reading

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