The Globe and Mail reports that Statistics Canada have early indications that the overall census response rate is 98% and about 96% for the long-form census. This is “probably the most successful census since 1666,” said chief statistician Wayne Smith. At last count, 13.74 million questionnaires had been completed out of a total of about 14 million households. The census was suspended in Fort McMurray in May during the wildfire, which caused a citywide evacuation. The goal is to have a portrait of the city as it was on May 1 before the wildfire, so Statscan may use administrative data (tax, migration) to calculate a population count. Statscan is still determining whether there’s time to have residents complete the long-for census. Read the rest of the article here! How big of a census nerd are you? Try the quiz!