The systematic shortcomings of Canada’s new voluntary population survey have been a rightful topic of conversation this week, considering today marks the release of the first report from the questionable compilation.
And perhaps those shortcomings are felt strongest in questions of our aboriginal population. A population that faces troubles of poverty, overcrowding and fading traditional languages.
The newly-released 2011 National Household Survey includes a report entitled Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit, which outlines a community being stretched in disparate directions.
The details suggest that while Canada’s aboriginal population is increasing, their traditions and languages are draining away.
Then again, perhaps not. Significant issues face the voluntary survey, which was implemented after the Conservative government cancelled the mandatory long-form census. Statistics Canada has identified a variety of ways that results from the new survey would beRead More »from National Household Survey's trouble with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples