The Munk Schook of Global Affairs is organizing a panel discussion on data and policy in Canada, moderated by the Toronto Star's Carol Goar. Speakers will include Former Chief Statistician of Canada Munir Sheikh, as well as Mel Cappe, and David Hulchanski. The panel is titled Imposed Ignorance: On what evidence does Ottawa base its policies?
What are the effects of lack of accurate information on businesses, social services, planners, providers of health care services, on all of us?
The 2014 Postal Code Conversion File (enhanced by Environics Analytics) is now available in the catalogue. For those not familiar with the PCCF, it allows you to map each six-digit postal code with a latitude/longitude coordinate. It also tells you which census geographies each postal code falls into. (Just be careful doing so with dissemination areas and census subdivisions: their boundaries don't coincide very well with postal codes.)