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Census Change Worries Montreal Archivists

Posted by admin on May 6, 2011

With the 2011 census under way, Canadians are being urged to think about future generations when they sit down to complete either the short- or long-form census that arrives in the mail this week. While the short-form census continues to be mandatory, the National Household Survey, formerly known as the long-form census questionnaire, will be voluntary for the first time.

That change, along with another made in 2006 giving Canadians a choice on whether to allow their census data to be made public 92 years from now, has left archivists, historians and genealogists concerned.

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