This was the second event of the series The Canadian Census: Why Counting Matters for Research, Citizenship, and Democracy organized by the CPD, the Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC).
Starting on May 2, 2016, Statistics Canada will launch Canada's 27th census including the return of the mandatory long-form census. In this celebratory event, a panel discussion will explore multiple perspectives on why the census is vitally important to Canada.
Friday, April 29, 2016
3-5pm, reception to follow.
Moyse Hall, (Arts Building)
853 Sherbrooke Street,
Montreal, H3A 0G5
Metro: McGill station. Exit McGill College and walk north, through the Roddick Gates on Sherbrooke street, to the main doors of the Arts Building
Bus: 24, 80, 107, 144
Host and organizer
Centre on Population Dynamics
Céline Le Bourdais, Professor and Department Chair,
Department of Sociology, McGill University and;
Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change
The Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Department of Geography
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of Ottawa
Canadian Public Health Association/Association canadienne de santé publique
Minister Jean-Yves Duclos presenting on the history of the census and its importance to governance.
Shelley Clark, Director, Centre on Population Dynamics with Benoit Dostie, Academic Director, Québec Inter-university Centre on Social Statistics, introduce Celebrating the Census event.
His Honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Miles Corak, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Ian Culbert, Executive Director, Canadian Public Health Association
Sébastien Breau, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University
Ariane Krol, Editorialist, La Presse
Question and answer period moderated by Céline Le Bourdais, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Sociology, McGill University and Canada Research Chair in Social Statistics and Family Change
August 30, 2016. Le devoir. Le meilleur taux de réponse au recensement enregistré depuis 1666
August 29, 2016. La presse. Taux de réponse record au recensement
August 29, 2016. CBC. Statistics Canada celebrates 'best census since 1666'
August 29, 2016. Statistics Canada. Thank-you message from the Chief Statistician of Canada.
July 23, 2016. Global News. Census 2016 completion rate at 98 per cent, early results suggest.
July 21, 2016. The Globe and Mail. Census response rate is 98 per cent, early calculations show.
June 17, 2016. National Post. StatsCan is having more trouble getting Albertans to fill out their census than any other province.
May 23, 2016. Huffington Post Canada. Myths about the Canadian Census debunked.
May 9, 2016. The Globe and Mail. It’s as Canadian as... the long-form census.
May 6, 2016. Le Devoir. Le «troisième sexe» brille par son absence.
May 4, 2016. The Toronto Star. Welcome back, long-form census: Editorial.
May 4, 2016. Metro news. Canada's long-form census is back and cooler than ever.
May 3, 2016. Montreal Gazette. Here's how non-binary folks can skip the gender question on the Canadian Census.
May 3, 2016. La Presse. Statistique Canada dépassé par la popularité du recensement.
May 3, 2015. Huffington Post. Canada's Census Is Back.
May 3, 2016. CBC News. Canada's 'enthusiasm' for census brings down StatsCan website.
May 3, 2016. Montreal Gazette. Editorial: Return of mandatory long-form census is welcome.
May 3, 2016. The Globe and Mail. How big of a census nerd are you? Try our quiz.
May 2, 2016. Le Devoir. Retour du questionnaire long dès lundi.
April 18th, 2016. Article by l'Actualité Un pays, ça se compte ! featuring McGill researcher Richard Shearmur and Université de Montréal demographer Lisa Dillon, as well as several other municipal and NGO respresentatives.
January 7, 2016. La Presse. Formulaire de recensement: Statistique Canada avait prévu les changements.
November 3, 2015. La Presse. Recensement : le questionnaire long de retour.
November 5, 2015. Le Journal de Montréal. Le formulaire long du recensement sera à nouveau obligatoire à compter de 2016.
November 5, 2015. Le Devoir. Le formulaire long du recensement est rétabli.
November 5, 2015. National Post. The mandatory long-form census is back in time for 2016, new minister vows ‘accurate and reliable data’.
November 5, 2015. The Globe and Mail. Clement says he won’t criticize Liberal move to reinstate long-form census.
November 5, 2015. The Globe and Mail editorial. Restoring the long-form census is a good start, but more data needed.
For more on the current debate in the U.S. over the funding of Census 2020 and the American Community Survey. See the Census Project. (Press Releases)
The Census Project Blog. The Case for a Mandatory ACS: Count on Americans to Get It Right
Urban Geography. Volume 31, Issue 8, 2010. Editorial—A World Without Data? The Unintended Consequences of Fashion in Geography. Richard Shearmur, McGill University.
This event was generously co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and the School of Social Work, McGill University, as well as (click on the logo to link to organization website):