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From: "Muriel M. Davidson" <>
Subject: [Ont] An MP Who Listens To His Constituents!!
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 12:20:10 -0400
HOUSE OF COMMONS
CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES
TEL: (613) 996-1307
FAX: (613) 996-8340
JANKO PERIC, M.P.
3 April 2001
Hon. Brian Tobin, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Industry
607 Confederation Bldg.
House of Commons
Several constituents in my riding have contacted me about their concerns with
availability of census information for citizens wishing to research their family
As I am sure you are aware, the following House of Commons Motion was carried on
26 September 2000:
That, in the opinion of this House, the government should consider taking all
steps to release the 1911 census records once they have been deposited in the
National Archives in 2003.
The same sentiment was echoed in the Report of the Expert Panel on Access to
Historical Census Records, released 15 December 2000:
Our fundamental recommendation is simply that census records should be publicly
released through the National Archives 92 years after a census is taken. The
by which the release of historical census records can be achieved varies with
historical period in which the census was and will be taken.
The Report further indicated:
The Panel does not recommend that each individual's or respondent's consent be
sought for future release of census records.
The Panel recommends the immediate public release through the National Archives
of the 1906 Census with a scheduled release of the 1911 Census in 2003 and the
Census in 2008.
The Panel recommends that the government commit itself to the public release of
census information arising from the censuses held from 1921 onwards and
what, if any, legislative steps might be required to do so.
In keeping with the wishes expressed by the House of Commons and with the
recommendations of the Report of the Expert Panel on Access to Historical Census
Records, I join my constituents in urging you to take action to allow access to
data for those wishing to research their family histories.
I thank you for your attention to this matter.
Janko Peric, M.P.
1315 Bishop St., Unit #130, Cambridge, ON N1R 6Z2 Tel: (519) 622-9393 Fax:
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