Government of Canada fulfills commitment to give Statistics Canada greater independence
“One important criterion for high-quality data is impartiality. The quality of statistical information is maximized when decisions on statistical matters and operations are not subject to control by the Government.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
“Statistics Canada is a world-class agency that carries out its mandate to provide Canadians with unbiased, high-quality information that responds to the information needs of the country.”
– Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada
Previously, the Statistics Act had no specific provision establishing the independence of Statistics Canada.
Canada endorses the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Recommendation on Good Statistical Practice. The amendments better align Canada with these international standards.
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Karl W. Sasseville
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
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