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Sincere thanks are due to the many people who contributed in various ways to this document.

Of particular note are those who were the primary authors of various chapters: Jean-François Beaumont, René Boyer, Guy Laflamme, Danielle Lebrasseur, John Lindeyer and Claude Turmelle. These people worked on different aspects of the 2004 redesign of the methodology of the Labour Force Survey, and thus were the best people to write about it.

Besides these, many other people in Household Survey Methods Division, Labour Statistics Division, and elsewhere in Statistics Canada, were also involved in the planning, reviewing, verification, revision, translation and production of this document.  Sincere thanks are due to all of them.

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© Minister of Industry, 2008

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Catalogue number 71-526-X

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ISBN 978-0-662-47995-6