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From: "Muriel M. Davidson" <>
Subject: Post-1901 Census:- A Canadian's Request List BEFORE An Election
Date: Sun, 1 May 2005 16:13:01 -0400
To all the Members of Parliament of Canada:-
All Canadians, plus many with Canadian ancestors, would really
like to learn very important bills have been finalized prior to the
much-publicized possible election. We sincerely hope, as ones
elected to speak for all of us, all items will be finalized.
Since March 1999 we know you have all been inundated with
letters, faxes, emails requesting the release of our Canadian census
records. Bill S-18 is an Act to amend the Statistics Act.
Several motions were made and defeated, at least five bills made
their way through the Senate and House of Commons, only to be
trashed when the former prime minister prorogued Parliament --
they were never defeated.
Bill S-18 was passed in the Senate 51-16 on April 19, following
First and Second Readings, Committee and Report, finally Third
Reading, debate and vote. http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census
First Reading of S-18 in the House of Commons was April 20
by The Hon. Tony Valeri for the Minister of Industry.
The Canada Census Campaign Committee requests Bill S-18 be
completed in ONE day. We feel Committee and Report are not
needed as the following are in favor of Bill S-18:- Information
Commissioner, Privacy Commissioner, Chief Statistician, National
Archivist, Canada Census Campaign and Canadian Historical
We sincerely hope this can be accomplished, plus other important
left-over items before any election may be called
ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE PASSED:-
This bill, introduced by John Reynolds, is an amendment to the
Citizenship Act, is unanimously supported by the Senate of Canada,
the Opposition parties and some Liberal Members of Parliament.
It would give/restore Canadian citizenship to almost 100,000
men, women and children who lost this between 1947 and 1977.
A great deal of this number, known as Lost Canadians, were
children and as parents moved to another country for work, the
children lost his/her Canadian citizenship.
DNA -- In A Federal Database
The DNA of all convicted criminals should be on file, taken as
part of the legal procedure. This would be a protection of our
privacy, not an invasion of the privacy of the criminal.
We know of one female who will soon be released, may move,
may change her name but is her DNA on file? It should be, as
ones who know state she might commit another crime.
It could be a "stand-alone" law, or simply added to Christopher's
Law -- named for Brampton's young Christopher Stephenson who
was molested and killed by a pedophile dropped into a neighbourhood
without the local police being notified.
Thus, our Canadian WISH LIST has three items:- 1. Bill S-18;
2. Bill S-2 and 3. A Canada-wide DNA federal database. All should
be on a priority list to protect Canadians.
Muriel M. Davidson
Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
25 Crestview Avenue, Brampton, ON L6W 2R8
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