The census: One hundred years ago - ARCHIVED

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The original purpose of the census was to count the population so that electoral boundaries could be set and seats in the House of Commons determined. Today the census provides an accurate and timely reading of the pulse of the nation. This article reviews some of the changes recorded by past censuses.

Issue Number: 1991002
Author(s): Grainger, Patricia
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PDFMay 15, 1991