Census: Should it be mandatory or optional?

This is a collection of articles – mostly from Canada discussing the implications of making the long-form questionnaire optional in the upcoming 2011 Canadian census.  The first article is a US-based article that touches on the issue of mandatory response to the census.  It also describes population registries, which is a way to collect information on a population.  Will administrative records replace the 2020 census?

Making it Count: Alternative Ways to Gather Census Data
Carl Bialik | Wall Street Journal
July 30, 2010

Feds do belong in census business
Harry Bruce | The Chronicle Herald
August 15, 2010

No more census concessions, Clement vows
CBC News
August 14, 2010

Clement’s census comments ‘untrue’: Rae
CBC News
August 11, 2010

Canada’s census, intrusive? Nothing like the alternatives
By Antonia Zerbisias| Toronto Star
August 13, 2010

Census changes don’t add up
By Christopher Hume| Toronto Star
July 22, 2010

Intense Debate in Canada Over Longer Census
By IAN AUSTEN | New York Times
Published: July 23, 2010

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