Newly released documents show Statistics Canada considered delaying this year’s census until 2022 over pandemic-related health concerns that could erode the quality of data relied on by policymakers across the countrys start having these conversations,.
An agency document noted the plan for the 2021 census was developed in a “normal operating context” where tens of thousands of staff and temporary hires would interact with each other and Canadiansto be needing to go to hospital or an ambulance to be called. So it.
In a pandemicto support a system under siege, the document notedIndia, that plan had “a high probability of failure.”
The behind-the-scenes look at how Statistics Canada rethought this year’s census operation is contained in 50 pages of internal reports and presentations obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act:1618064525324,.
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