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Yes, the information is vital for economists, scientists, statisticians, and the government to accurately make important policy decisions
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Learn more about Long Form Census
In 2011 the Conservative government announced that due to privacy concerns the long form census would no longer be mandatory. It would be replaced by a short form census that would only collect basic demographic data.Opponents of the census include civil liberty advocates who argue that the long form census is too invasive and violates people’s privacy. Proponents of reinstating the census voluntary survey argue that without the mandatory long form census it’s harder to track trends in income inequality, immigrant outcomes in the jobs market, labour shortages and demographic shifts. See recent Census news
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Now that bill c-51 passed, the government gets all the information they could want through spying on us via internet and telephone as well as satellite surveillance and video monitoring. The government has way more information about Canadians now than... 2 years ago from a Green in Windsor
No, privacy outweighs statistics. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Vancouver
Not having the long form is a disgrace to Canadian citizens. It must be reinstated. We can not collect or find out information about the basic demographics of this country. 2 years ago from a New Democratic in Kelowna
Yes. Citing "privacy concerns" as the reason for its removal served as a distraction to allow other forms of privacy invasion to be instated. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Bolton
YES, but make it an online census and emailed to those email addresses given on their income tax submissions. If needed, offer paper format to those isolated areas. 1 year ago from a Liberal in Toronto
It should be part of the income tax form. 1 year ago from a Liberal in Annapolis Royal
Have meaningful questions to non-invasively track immigrant job outcome, income inequality and etc. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Brampton
Every 3-4 years. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Regina
Provide an online option. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Vancouver
If it gets a thorough overhaul and includes an incentive. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Vancouver
I don't see why not, a census delivers valuable information that can be helpful for those attempting to run a country. 2 years ago from a Green in Saint John
No. They can't legally reinstate it unless they change the act. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Winnipeg
They could make a simpler form and people might be more inclined to fill it out but mandatory doesn't work. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Charlie Lake
Instate a mandatory short form census, but create a long form option with an incentive. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Halifax
Yes. The phone calls are annoying as hell. Online or paper submission, but it should be voluntary and according to your own schedule. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Red Deer
Yes to the question and even more data should be collected and published and made accessible to everyone. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Vancouver
It should not be mandatory. The government should provide an incentive to citizens to fill it out. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Ottawa
Yes, the government should reinstate the long form mandatory census and its data should only be used for its main purpose. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Vancouver
Waste of money and it has not stopped crime this was a major waste time consuming and plain stupid. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Salmon Arm
Yes, but not back to the standard long form. Instead, a hybrid would allow for appropriate data collection that can guide effective resource allocation and management across the provinces. 2 years ago from a Green in Moose Jaw
Asking for income levels from each family is invasive. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Sherwood Park
HELL NO. Privacy is much more important in a world where governments presume the right to spy on private communications and deny it. 2 years ago from a Green in Ottawa
No, and it also needs to be recognised that the "gender" of many Canadians is a very private thing to some people, and some people choose to not identify with a gender at all (and only want to indentify as their biological sex) while keeping... 2 years ago from a Liberal in Toronto