What kind of a country do you want to live in?

If the long-form census is replaced with a voluntary survey, not only will that survey (at the cost of $30 million) be biased against some of the very groups we need to study, uncomparable to census data from the previous 150 years of census taking, from 1852 to 2006. Guest post Lisa Dillon.

Save our Canadian Census! Long Form under threat.

You have probably already read in the press about the cancelling of the long-form census questionnaire for 2011. I join my sister, a professor in Demography, in asking your opinion on this subject and to enjoin you to sign a petition to keep the long-form census.