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Statistics Canada could text questions to confront 'alarming' drop in response rates

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Geoff Bowlby, the director general who oversees data collection work at the agency, said Statistics Canada has also tested using text messages to connect with Canadians who more and more are eschewing land lines but are less likely to want to spend ...
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Statistics Canada's tech issues hampering its mandate: chief

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Statistics Canada's technological troubles have become so acute that its chief statistician says they are hampering the agency's ability to carry out its mandate - and he places the blame squarely on one source: Shared Services Canada, the department ...
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Alberta saw huge spike in crime last year: Statistics Canada

CTV News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Crimes reported to police jumped last year for the first time in more than a decade in Canada, an unusual leap that appears to be driven by a major spike in crime in Alberta's two biggest cities.
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Annual inflation increased 1.5% in June amid low fuel prices: Statistics Canada

News1130 - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The country's annual inflation rate rang in at 1.5 per cent last month - with lower fuel prices helping to offset higher consumer costs for cars, electricity and air travel, Statistics Canada said Friday. Shelter and household items ...
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Link between laid-off Canadians and post-secondary education: Statistics Canada

News1130 - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
OTTAWA - A new study says there is a significant correlation between job layoffs in Canada and full-time enrolment in post-secondary studies.

StatsCan says government's IT agency providing 'slower, lower quality services'

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Setbacks and shortcomings at the federal government's tech support agency could delay Statistics Canada's release of "mission critical" information required by the Bank of Canada, Department of Finance and commercial banks, according to a report.

25% of Canada's human trafficking victims are minors: Statistics Canada

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
People under the age of 18 made up about a quarter of recorded human trafficking victims in Canada between 2009 and 2014, new data reveals.

'Self-employed' Albertans on the rise: Statistics Canada

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
About 38,000 Canadians joined the self-employment ranks last month, marking the highest jump in the category so far this year. In the latest national jobs survey, Statistics Canada reports nearly 2.8 million Canadians consider themselves self employed.
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Essex County ranks among safest communities in Canada

Windsor Star - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Statistics Canada released its national crime statistics on Wednesday and identified LaSalle, Amherstburg and Kingsville among the top 10 safest communities in the country.
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Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.0% to $49.9 billion in May

News1130 - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 1.0% to $49.9 billion in May. Business. by The Canadian Press. Posted Jul 15, 2016 5:47 am PDT.
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Alberta EI claims jump 70% after Fort McMurray fire

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The scale of work disruptions from the Fort McMurray wildfire is being born out in employment insurance numbers from Alberta that show a record level of applicants.

Crime rate jumps almost 10% in New Brunswick

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
"Even though we do see increases, crime has generally been decreasing since 1991," said Warren Silver, an analyst with Statistics Canada. "It reached a 30-year low last year (2014) so these increases we are seeing are still lower than they were a ...
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Some statistics on Canada's elevator problems

The Chronicle Journal - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
TORONTO - Statistics obtained by The Canadian Press indicate increasing problems with elevators across Canada. Selected numbers: Calls to fire departments for persons trapped in elevator (selected cities): Toronto. 2000: 1,386. 2015: 2,862. Montreal.
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Canada new home prices grow at fastest pace in nearly 9 years thanks to booming Toronto, Vancouver

Financial Post - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Prices in Canada's largest metropolitan area rose 1.9 per cent in May, and were up 6.4 per cent from a year earlier. Nationally, home prices rose 0.7 per cent in May, the largest monthly increase since 2007, Statistics Canada reported Thursday.

Census response rate is 98 per cent, early calculations show

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Statistics Canada is still calculating exact response rates, but it says early indications are that the overall response rate is 98 per cent - and about 96 per cent for the long-form census.
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Winnipeg is Canada's most violent city

Winnipeg Sun - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
That's the gist of 2015 Statistics Canada and Winnipeg Police Service crime data released Wednesday. "Our crime rate here in Winnipeg has been trending down for 10 years.
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Canada's Crime Rate Goes Back Up For 1st Time In 12 Years

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
There were almost 1.9 million Criminal Code incidents - excluding traffic offences - reported by police last year, about 70,000 more than in 2014, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. Irvin Waller, a criminology professor at the University of Ottawa ...
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Canada Statistics- 25% Of Canada's Human Trafficking Victims Are Minors

E Canada Now - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A new data reveals that about a quarter of recorded human trafficking victims are aged below 18. These statistics have been compiled between 2009 and 2014.

StatsCan looks to texting to fill data gaps

durhamregion.com - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Geoff Bowlby, the director general who oversees data collection work at the agency, said Statistics Canada has also tested using text messages to connect with Canadians who more and more are eschewing land lines but are less likely to want to spend ...
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Car theft down in Quebec, up in rest of Canada

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
The number of stolen vehicles in Quebec went down by 14 per cent between 2014 and 2015, according to Statistics Canada. Meanwhile, the national rate of car theft went up by six per cent during that time.
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