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From: "Gordon A. WATTS" <>
Subject: Follow up on Life's little ironies #1
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 15:24:29 -0800
Greetings One and All.
As a follow up on my posting of a few days back wherein I advised I had been
invited to participate in roundtable discussions conducted by the Access to
Information Review Task Force, I have an announcement:
I AM GOING TO OTTAWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been advised that the government will pick up the tab for
transportation and accomodation to attend these roundtable discussions.
This was the only consideration that would have blocked my participation.
I shall do my best to convey to them the position of genealogists and
historians that public access to Historic Census records must be restored.
I have also recommended to the person with whom I spoke that Lyn Winters
would be a valuable addition to these discussions and I expect him to be
invited to participate as well. Lyn is a member of our Census Committee, a
former member of the RCMP, and a retired investigator for the Office of the
Information Commissioner of Canada. He is well versed in the ATI Act and is
also into genealogy. It was from a posting from Lyn that I first became
aware of the withholding of Post 1901 Census records some years ago. I look
forward to finally meeting Lyn in person, and to working with him during
Gordon A. WATTS
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
Keep up to date on Post 1901 Census information at
en français http://globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
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