The census is back. How will it help us better understand a changing city?
By Tucker Wilson
The controversial scrapping of the long-form census was reversed by the Liberal government Thursday, and that move is going to help shed some light on changes that have been happening in Hamilton.
Bringing back mandatory surveys will give governments and researchers a better understanding of demographic statistics, but what kinds of numbers will be revealed, and how will that differ from numbers collected in the National Household Survey (NHS)? How will that understanding affect public policy?
CBC Hamilton talked to Sarah Mayo, a social planner with the Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC), and Arthur Sweetman, an economics professor with McMaster University, to get more insight on how the survey will affect the Steel City.
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