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Hamilton - You can't set good policy without good census data, say local leaders

The Hamilton Social Planning and Research Council, CSDS member, led a Save the Census campaign event yesterday. 

About one third of the 50+ participants were city staff and told me they were really heartened to see so many people cared about the data and planning work they do. There was a lot of motivation at the meeting  to do more to push this issue with the government. HSPRC will be also be meeting with Conservative MP David Sweet next week.

The event was also covered in the Hamilton Spectator:You can't set good policy without good census data, say local leaders.  Tom Cooper of the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction could not have said it better:

Capacity WG Meet

The Capacity WG will meet to discuss work on the Catalog.  Sara Mayo from SPC Hamilton, the Lead of this WG will host the call.

Sharing Results WG Meeting

Conference call meeting of the Sharing Results WG.  Ted Hilderbrandt from Community Development Halton, the lead of this WG, will host the call.

Where did the CSDS Submission on cuts to the Census go?

The Canadian Social Data Strategy submitted to the Tony Clement National Economy Consultation on July 6th, 2010. The CSDS submission was under the Canada's Digital Content Theme. Last week, shortly after it was posted, vote came in and our submission was in the top three. This weekend it disappeared from the site. Here is the direct link to Reinstate our Census Long Form aka Questionnaire 2B, at 337 votes (late in the afternoon today). You can only see if if you link directly.