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From: "Muriel M. Davidson" <>
Subject: Post-1901 Census:- Let's Hope S-18 is PASSED by Victoria Day
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 15:15:10 -0400
To all readers:-
In 2005, The Year of the Veteran, it had been hoped Bill S-18 would be
passed prior to VE-Day as a tribute to all veterans, especially those who
served during World War One -- their family records are enumerated on
the 1911 census.
Queen Elizabeth is in Canada and there could be no better way to honor
her ancestor, Queen Victoria than by fast-tracking S-18, as we look forward
to the May 23rd holiday. Members of the Royal Family have served during
war-time as did Queen Elizabeth II and her husband.
Hopefully Parliament will still be active as Members of Parliament will
be in his or her ridings for a scheduled break including Victoria Day.
Bill S-18, a non-partisan government bill, An Act to Amend the
Statistics Act, was scheduled for release June 1, 2003. Census records,
1911 to 2001, would be automatically released at 10-year intervals, 92 years
after enumeration, with consent of Dr. Ivan P. Fellegi, Chief Statistician.
He needs Bill S-18 passed to prepare the 2006 census papers.
Descendants of World War One service personnel are hoping the 1911
census records will be released -- these contain family groupings of many
who never returned, but buried overseas.
Check http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index6.htm and send a
request TODAY to your Member of Parliament -- also to others whom
you feel may assist.
Some politicians did spend a few hours paying tribute before and after
VE-Day -- now it is time to finish the tribute by fast-tracking Bill S-18!
Muriel M. Davidson
Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
25 Crestview Avenue, Brampton, ON L6W 2R8
See Progress of Bill S-18
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