There are many data priorities, many needs to collect statistical information on a wide range of subjects. Under the legislation that is now in place, the Statistics Act, which is in the process of being amended through Bill C-35, the issue is related to what information is collected being the responsibility of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. How that information is collected—the methodology for collecting it, the processes for collecting it, and how that is produced—are by tradition and by convention the responsibility of Statistics Canada.
Appropriation Act No. 4, 2016-17
An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017
This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.