Posts Tagged "census"

Long-form census and healthy cities

Ted Hsu

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…

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Daycares need good data

Ted Hsu

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…

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Why did Stephen Harper choose to keep the jail term for not filling out the census?

Ted Hsu

  Contrary to their election promise in 2011, Stephen Harper’s government chose to keep the threat of jail time for not filling out the census. “Our government committed to removing the jail-time penalties for Canadians who refused to participate in…

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No compromise on the census

Ted Hsu

Update: June 25, 2015, very welcome support from The National Post! This weekend, Canadian Press reported that the Conservative government has opted against adding any new questions to the mandatory short-form census in 2016. This is disappointing for Canada. I’ve…

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Still debating StatsCan in the House of Commons

Ted Hsu

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…

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

Ted Hsu

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…

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Census information is not available elsewhere for genealogists

Ted Hsu

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…

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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

Ted Hsu

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…

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

Ted Hsu

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…

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

Ted Hsu

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…

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