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Statcan looks for Stronger Powers to get Data from Citizens, Businesses

Written by  Salam Toronto Wednesday, 03 August 2016 01:00

Ottawa – Statistics Canada is privately floating the idea of new powers to make all of its surveys mandatory and to force companies to hand over data such as credit card transactions and Internet search records.

The agency is also looking at dropping federal laws that require jail terms for anyone who refuses to fill out a mandatory survey, such as the long-form census, under proposals it is putting to outside experts.

Salam Toronto

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