Bill S-18 (Historical)
An Act to amend the Statistics Act
This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.
This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.
This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.
This enactment removes a legal ambiguity in relation to access to census records made between 1910 and 2005. It allows unrestricted access to those records, beginning 92 years after the census was taken. Starting in 2006, the consent of Canadians is required in order for their census information to be released 92 years after the census is taken. The enactment provides for a parliamentary review of the administration of that requirement.