Government’s proposals on the independence of Statistics Canada, are they enough?

With a little more vision and effort around the themes of independence and modernization, the government could provide Statistics Canada with a world-leading legislative framework to support what is already recognized as world-leading national statistical office.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured in this file photo. Overall, the government’s stated intentions regarding the Statistics Act would seem to be a substantial improvement over the existing situation and would bring Canada in line with international recommendations and best practices, writes Wayne R. Smith. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By WAYNE R. SMITH

PUBLISHED : Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 12:00 AM

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