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Queen's University

The Census of Canada: Some Personal Views

September 17, 2011

Munir SheikhMunir Sheikh, Former Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada [PDF 114KB

Mr. Sheikh is a Distinguished Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Queen's School of Policy Studies. In this lecture Mr. Sheikh plans to cover six topics. He will begin with a brief history of the census. Second, he will describe the process of undertaking the census. Third, he will summarize the nature of the census questions and the uses of the census data. Fourth, having provided a context, he will describe some elements of the 2011 census drama. Next, he will deal with the question many have asked: so where do we go from here? Finally, Mr. Sheikh will say a few words on the circumstances leading up to his resignation.

School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020