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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <>
Subject: Census 2006 -- Article by Professor Bill Waiser
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 16:27:59 -0700
The Editorial pages of today's Globe and Mail (14 April 2006) includes an
excellent article written by Professor Bill Waiser. The headline is "Say
'yes' for history's sake". The sub-headline states "Census information
provides a snapshot of our past and must be publicly available, says
historian Bill Waiser"
Bill Waiser is one of those who were in the forefront of our campaign to
regain public access to our Historic Census records. Using the 1906 Census
records released because of our campaign he wrote a book to commemorate
Saskatchewan's Centennial in 2005. The book was titled 'Saskatchewan: A New
Professor Waiser was successful in having a number of articles relating to
our campaign published in major media sources when many others writing
letters and articles were, for the most part, ignored.
Todays article is available on the online version of the paper, but only to
those who are 'Insider Edition' subscribers.
My thanks to Judith Ueland for pointing me to this article.
Ensure your place in the history of Canada. On Census Day 16 May 2006,
answer YES to allow your information to be made available to your
descendants in 2098. Ask everyone you know to do so as well.
Gordon A. Watts
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Read my column, 'Gordon Watts Reports' at
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