Scientists for the Right to Know

Special Joint Statement on Restoring the Long-Form Census

January 27, 2015

Canadians have a right to information
It’s time to reinstate the long-form census

In 2010, the federal government ended the long-form census that had informed critical business, policy and research decisions across the country. As information becomes an increasingly valuable commodity in today’s world, Canada made a conscious decision to blindly walk away from vital data about our culture and society.

It’s time to bring the long-form census back.