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  2. Note on CANSIM
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  5. Note to users
  6. Note of appreciation
  7. Standards of service to the public
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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

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
December 2009
January 20, 2010
January 2010
February 18, 2010
February 2010
March 19, 2010
March 2010
April 23, 2010
April 2010
May 21, 2010
May 2010
June 22, 2010
June 2010
July 23, 2010
July 2010
August 20, 2010
August 2010
September 21, 2010
September 2010
October 22, 2010
October 2010
November 23, 2010
November 2010
December 21, 2010
December 2010
January 25, 2011

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

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


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© Minister of Industry, 2010

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August 2010

Catalogue no. 62-001-X, vol. 89, no. 7

ISSN 0703-9352

Catalogue no. 62-001-X

ISSN 1496-2225

Frequency: Monthly


Consumer Prices Division