Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2011 Canadian Census will be voluntary & kept private

In a move that has genealogists gasping in horror the Canadian government has decided the 2011 census will be voluntary (instead of the usual mandatory) and will be kept private instead of being released after 100 years.

To protest this decision or make your views known to the government please write to your Member of Parliament!

  •   Federal Government Destroys Value of Future Census, Gordon Watts Reports, 30 June 2010

  •   Census changes under fire, Vancouver Sun, 30 Jun 2010

  •   Tories scrap mandatory long census, CBC News, 29 Jun 2010

  •   Genealogists slam new restrictions on Canadian census information, Vancouver Sun, 29 Jun 2010

  •   Are Canada's Future Historical Censuses In Jeopardy?, CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt', 29 Jun 2010

  •   Canadian Census Long Form to become Voluntary, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, 29 Jun 2010