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