The Global Gazette - 22 April 2011
By: Gordon A. Watts
Starting on 2 May 2011, all households in Canada will receive a yellow Census package. Census Day 2011 is on 10 May. The Census includes all persons who, on that date, have their main residence in Canada, including newborn babies, room-mates and persons who are temporarily away. It also includes Canadians and their families who are working abroad for the federal and provincial governments, Canadian embassies or the Canadian Armed Forces. It contains the same eight questions from the 2006 short-form questionnaire, with two added questions on language.
About four weeks following receipt of the Census questionnaire, approximately 4.5 million households will receive the new, voluntary, National Household Survey. This survey will include virtually the same questions that were contained in the former mandatory long-form questionnaire. It will include the same 'informed consent' question for release of information 92 years in the future that appears on the Census questionnaire, although at this time there is no legislation stating it will actually be released then... read more story at Global Genealogy