FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-36, An Act To Amend The Statistics Act

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS ONE STATUTE

Royal Assent
December 12, 2017


RECOMMENDATION His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Statistics Act”. SUMMARY This enactment amends the Statistics Act to strengthen the independence of Statistics Canada, including by pro... (Click for more)


Published on December 13, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill C-36, An Act To Amend The Statistics Act

RECOMMENDATION


His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Statistics Act”.







SUMMARY







This enactment amends the Statistics Act to strengthen the independence of Statistics Canada, including by providing for the appointment of the Chief Statistician to hold office during good behaviour and by assigning to the Chief Statistician the powers related to methods, procedures and operations of Statistics Canada. It also establishes a transparent process to issue directives to the Chief Statistician concerning those methods, procedures and operations or the statistical programs. In addition, it establishes the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council, no longer requires the consent of respondents to transfer their Census information to Library and Archives Canada and repeals imprisonment as a penalty for any offence committed by a respondent. Finally, it amends certain provisions by modernizing the language of the Act to better reflect current methods of collecting statistical information.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Statistics Act R.S.C., 1985, c. S-19

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