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The Consumer Price Index

August 2007


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  2. Note on CANSIM
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  5. Note to users
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The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications:

not available for any reference period
not available for a specific reference period
not applicable
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
use with caution
too unreliable to be published

Note on CANSIM

Most of the data published in The Consumer Price Index (catalogue no. 62-001-X) is also available in machine readable form through CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System). In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call 613-951-8200 or write to Electronic Data Marketing Division, Statistics Canada, R.H. Coats Building, Ottawa, K1A 0T6.

Data that appears in this publication are also available electronically in our CANSIM database through the Internet tables 326-0020, 326-0021, 326-0009, 326-0012, 326-0015, at a cost of $3.00 per series.

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

George Beelen
Director, Prices Division
Tarek M. Harchaoui
Assistant Director, Consumer Prices Indexes and Research
Ron Morency
Chief, Consumer Price Section

The feature articles are prepared under the direction of:

George Beelen
Director, Prices Division
Tarek M. Harchaoui
Assistant Director, Consumer Prices Indexes and Research

Note to users

The Consumer Price Index is published monthly and is not subject to revisions.

Index for the month
Release date
November 2006
December 19, 2006
December 2006
January 23, 2007
January 2007
February 20, 2007
February 2007
March 20, 2007
March 2007
April 19, 2007
April 2007
May 17, 2007
May 2007
June 19, 2007
June 2007
July 18, 2007
July 2007
August 21, 2007
August 2007
September 19, 2007
September 2007
October 19, 2007
October 2007
November 20, 2007
November 2007
December 18, 2007
December 2007
January 25, 2008

Note of appreciation

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Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, the Agency has developed standards of service which its employees observe in serving its clients.


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© Minister of Industry, 2007

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September 2007

Catalogue no. 62-001-XPE, Vol. 86, No. 8

ISSN 0703-9352

Catalogue no. 62-001-X

ISSN 1496-2225

Frequency: Monthly