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May 2009 online edition

The May 2009 issue of Canadian Social Trends, available today, features two articles.

The article "First Nations people: Selected findings of the 2006 Census," highlights where First Nations people live, their demographic characteristics, their ability to speak an Aboriginal language, their postsecondary education, their employment situation, their income, and their housing conditions.

The article "Going on vacation: Benefits sought from pleasure travel," uses 2006 data from the Travel and Activity Motivation Survey. This article uses an eight-point index to quantify the value of the three most popular benefits of vacation or pleasure travel: rest and relaxation; nurturing family and friendship ties; and learning and discovery.

The May 2009 online edition of Canadian Social Trends, no. 87 (11-008-X, free), is now available from the Publications module of our website.

For more information, contact Client Services (613-951-5979;, Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division.