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Statistics Canada gets recognition it needs, deserves in Morneau’s budget

The 2018 budget contains 10 direct funding initiatives for Statistics Canada, says Anil Arora, pointing to 'the restoration of the long-form census, and reinforcement of Statistic Canada’s independence,' now followed by 'investing in a renewed and modernized Statistics Canada,' which will 'make data more accessible and inclusive for all Canadians.'

As Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlined the 2018 budget on Feb. 27, no one was probably happier among Ottawa officialdom than Anila Arora, Canada’s chief statistician, writes David Crane. The Hill Times by Andrew Meade
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TORONTO—As Finance Minister Bill Morneau outlined the 2018 budget on Feb. 27, no one was probably happier among Ottawa officialdom than Anila Arora, Canada’s chief statistician. Not only was Statistics Canada getting more money. The budget was laced with references to the importance of the agency in providing government with the evidence it needs to make better-informed policy decisions. Statistics Canada got the recognition it needed and deserved, with a strong signal that it's expected to play a

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