The Canadian National Archives wants to lock up census records forever, to never make them accessible to the public. Genealogists, historians and other groups are balking at the idea. The whole topic has gone to the legislators in the House of Commons and the Senate.
Gordon A. Watts is a genealogist who has expended hundreds of hours monitoring the actions and organizing efforts for citizens contacting their senators to hopefully influence legislation there. Gordon has now posted a rather lengthy report on the present status of the legislation. You can read his report at http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazce/gazce111.htm
Note also that the Canada Census Campaign mailing list is open and available to everyone. If you have an interest in the topic, you can join in the mailing list by sending an email to
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