Statement from Raymond Louie, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, on the reinstatement of the long-form census (05/11/2015)
Statement from Raymond Louie, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, on the reinstatement of the long-form census:
"I want to congratulate Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Navdeep Bains on the decision to reinstate the long-form census. Municipal governments — big and small, urban and rural — rely on the Canadian census and Statistics Canada data to effectively respond to and monitor the changing needs of our cities and communities. The loss of the long-form census resulted in the loss of vital data about some of our most vulnerable populations and left significant gaps in access to data for Canada's rural and remote communities. Restoring the long-form census will provide all orders of governments the information and data that are fundamental to effective and credible program development and policy making. This an important and concrete step forward in our new partnership with the federal government, together we will make Canada stronger."
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal government. In leading the municipal movement, FCM works to align federal and local priorities, recognizing that strong hometowns make for a strong Canada