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Just received this from Jennifer Ditchburn at the Canadian Press, as reported in the Winnipeg Free Press. FYI.

Govt slashes $$ earmarked to encourage census participation.

 OTTAWA - The Conservative government will spend half of what it promised to encourage Canadians to fill out the 2011 short census and a new voluntary survey ... Industry Minister Tony Clement said that $30 million in spending had been earmarked to encourage Canadians to fill out the survey and the short census. But Statistics Canada told The Canadian Press that $5 million of that money will cover extra printing costs, since more households will get the voluntary survey. And another $10 million of the pot is now going toward adding two extra questions on language into the short census.