Academics welcome reinstatement of the Census – CAUT News

Academics welcome reinstatement of the Census

(Ottawa – November 5, 2015) The Canadian Association of University Teachers is welcoming today’s announcement that the Liberal Government will restore the mandatory long-form Census.

“This sends a promising signal that the new government plans to support Canada’s research community and evidence-based public policy,” said David Robinson, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.

The mandatory long-form census, eliminated in 2010 by the previous Conservative government, was a critical source of data and information for academic researchers, policy-makers, urban planners and small businesses.

“Restoring the Census is an important first step, but there’s more to be done to rebuild Canada’s scientific and research capacity,” stated Robinson.

Media contact:
Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell)