Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It's time to reinstate the long-form census
[The link above] to this message and posted to the UTFA website on the main page (right hand side under "New") is a statement released this afternoon by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and signed by several other organizations, including UTFA. The statement calls for support for Bill C-626 which would reinstate the long-form census in Canada. [a section on "what you can do to help" is incuded in the statement]
As an organization, we continue to be alarmed at decisions being made by the federal government that affect science and science policy in Canada, and the termination of the long-form census some years ago is part of this pattern. We are working in a coalition with groups such as Evidence for Democracy and Scientists for the Right to Know to try to raise awareness of the need for a change in direction. Bill C-6262 would be part of that needed change.
Please circulate the statement to interested colleagues and forward this email if you think it will be helpful.
Scott Prudham, Professor
University of Toronto
President, University of Toronto Faculty Association