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Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Report Release

From the Association of Public Data Users (APDU):

On Thursday, September 7, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released their mandatory report. The report includes over 20 recommendations to facilitate the sharing of data across agencies and the evaluation of federal programs.

The report includes recommendations on:

Next wave of 2016 Census Data

On September 13, 2017, Statistics Canada will release the fourth wave of data from the 2016 Census, covering income. For the first time, the 2016 Census gathered income information solely from administrative sources (tax records) and will be based on the entire population rather than a sampling. This change means the income data will be much more accurate, particularly for small geographic areas. In addition, StatsCan will release new data on contributions to government programs such as Registered Retirement Savings plans and tax-free savings accounts.

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