One last opportunity to support Bill C-626.







Jocelyne Thompson

Convener, Advocacy Interest Group


Associate Director of Libraries, Collection Services

University of New Brunswick Libraries

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From: Katie Gibbs, Evidence for Democracy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: February-03-15 8:05 PM
To: Jocelyne Thompson
Subject: Census update: Bill C-626 goes to vote tomorrow!


Evidence for Democracy

Dear Jocelyne,

Tomorrow, Bill C-626, a bill to amend the Statistics Canada Act in order to reinstate the long-form census and expand the authority of the Chief Statistician of Canada goes to vote.

Our decision-makers will be voting on the future of smart decision-making in Canada.

Thanks to you, me, and the other near 7,000 individuals who already sent letters to their MP, this issue has been recieving a lot of  media attention this past week.

Here are a few pieces that have done an outstanding job outlining what is at stake here and why Canada needs better data:

- Why Canada should reinstate long-form census: Scharper (Toronto Star)

- For Competitiveness' Sake, Restore the Canadian Census (Huffington Post Canada)

- Metro Morning: Long-form census (CBC)

- Damage from cancelled census as bad as feared, researchers say (Globe and Mail)

I urge you to share these pieces with your network before the Bill goes to vote tomorrow. 

Please join us in this final push to support Bill C-626 and our pursuit of a healthier, safer, and more prosperous Canada by sharing news of why Canadians deserve better statistics and contacting your MP.

You can also join the #ItMakesCensus conversation on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Thanks for standing up for smart decision-making!

Katie Gibbs
Executive Director


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