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  2. Note on CANSIM
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  7. Note of appreciation
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Note on CANSIM

Data that appears in the The Consumer Price Index (catalogue no. 62-001-X) are also available electronically in our CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System) database through the Internet tables 326-0009, 326-0012, 326-0015, 326-0020, 326-0021 and 326-0022, at a cost of $3.00 per series. In general, CANSIM provides a longer historical series. For further information on CANSIM call 1-800-263-1136.

This publication was prepared under the direction of:

Richard Evans
Director, Consumer Prices Division
Tarek M. Harchaoui
Assistant Director, Consumer Prices Division
Ron Morency
Chief, Consumer Prices Production Section

Cover page designed by:

Rachel Penkar
Senior Graphic Designer, Dissemination Division

Note to users

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

Index for the month
Release date
November 2008
December 19, 2008
December 2008
January 23, 2009
January 2009
February 20, 2009
February 2009
March 19, 2009
March 2009
April 17, 2009
April 2009
May 20, 2009
May 2009
June 18, 2009
June 2009
July 17, 2009
July 2009
August 19, 2009
August 2009
September 17, 2009
September 2009
October 16, 2009
October 2009
November 18, 2009
November 2009
December 17, 2009
December 2009
January 20, 2010


Corrections have been made to the data on education in Manitoba. The following tables have been modified: 1, 3, 4-7, 7, 9-7, 10, 11 and 12.

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© Minister of Industry, 2009

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November 2009

Catalogue no. 62-001-X, vol. 88, no. 9

ISSN 0703-9352

Catalogue no. 62-001-X

ISSN 1496-2225

Frequency: Monthly


Consumer Prices Division