National Newswatch

Census 2021: Collecting the picture of Canada

May 3 2021 — François-Philippe Champagne — In 1896, Sir Herbert Brown Ames surveyed 38,000 homes in a working-class neighbourhood in Montreal. Going home to home, he asked people about their employment, income, rent, and housing conditions. Some might have been surprised, and a bit wary, to see a stranger at the door. But the answers they gave became an invaluable portrait […]