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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Census Changes Make Life Tough For Central Bankers

Cry me river, go on and cry me a river...

The Bank of Canada has long focused on productivity, labour and households as a means of assessing the country’s economy and steering it toward better footing.

But Governor Mark Carney says that the bank may no longer be able to rely on data from Statistics Canada for these analyses because of proposed changes to the census.

Mr. Carney told The Globe and Mail editorial board on Thursday that those changes could have an impact on the quality of research in those important areas and force the bank to supplement the information with its own research.

Making the long-form Census voluntary, the small change in bureaucratic procedure that just keeps on giving. 

Posted by Richard Anderson on September 22, 2010 | Permalink


Oh dear the poor poor souls! Gee, I do wonder how central and other bankers manage in the majority of countries that do not have state mandatory long form censuses.

Posted by: Alain | 2010-09-23 7:47:07 PM

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