Search Ridings by Census Metrics
The Government of Canada has decided that, for the 2011 Census, it will no longer be mandatory to complete the Long Form Census Questionnaire, which until this point has been distributed to one house in five, every five years. The mandatory Long Form will be replaced by a voluntary National Household Survey.
Without the guarantee of randomness the mandatory Long Form provided, many statisticians are gravely concerned about the sampling bias stemming from a voluntary questionnaire completely eroding the validity of the measures being collected. Read more ...