The Canadian Association of University Teachers is welcoming today’s announcement that the Liberal government will restore the mandatory long-form Census.
“This sends a promising signal that the new government plans to support Canada’s research community and evidence-based public policy,” said David Robinson, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
The mandatory long-form census, eliminated in 2010 by the previous Conservative government, was a critical source of data and information for academic researchers, policy-makers, urban planners and small businesses.
“Restoring the Census is an important first step, but there’s more to be done to rebuild Canada’s scientific and research capacity,” stated Robinson.
Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell)