Voluntary household survey inaccurate
Remember the brouhaha three years ago when Ottawa decided to abandon the mandatory census in favour of a voluntary household survey? The numbers are in, and it turns out they're not terribly accurate. Even Stats Can acknowledges there are gaps. Marc Hamel, Census Manager for Statistics Canada, explains why.
We also hear from two other people who rely on the economic, health, and community data from the census reports. Stephen Gordon is an economist at Laval University in Quebec City. And Richard Shearmur is a professor in the School of Urban Planning at McGill University.
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