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New government restores long-form census 

Ottawa, 2015

Moving fast on their campaign promises, the new Liberal government has announced to restore mandatory long-term census. Making announcement, Minister of Innovation, Science and Development, Navdeep Bains, said today that the 61-question long census form will be restored for 2016 census. Speaking with reporters in Ottawa, he said that the country needed access to high quality data.

In 2010, 61-question census form was scrapped by the previous government, arguing that questions of that form were intrusive. 

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