Statistics Canada to make all online data free

National Statistics Council, which opposed scrapping the long-form census, applauds the move.

Hill Times Photo: Jake Wright
Media surround former Statistics Canada boss Munir Sheikh in July 2010, at the height of the long-form census controversy. Statistics Canada says its upcoming free release of online data has nothing to do with the issue.
Carl Meyer
Published: Thursday, 11/24/2011 12:00 am EST

All of Statistics Canada’s standard online products, including the census, socioeconomic and geographic data, will be offered to the public for free starting February 2012, Embassy has learned.

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