ACS releases national survey on how Canadians feel future population problems should be addressed

    MONTREAL, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - On March 13h Statistics Canada offered
a statistical portrait of Canadians on the basis of its first release from the
2006 census. Despite a 5.4% rate of population growth between 2001 and 2006,
the census findings reaffirmed that Canada continues to face important
demographic challenges arising from the aging of its population. Today the ACS
releases the findings of a national survey on how Canadians feel our
population problems are most effectively addressed. The national survey
reveals that Canadians prefer aggressive family policies rather than
significant increases to immigration levels -see report at

    Next Week the ACS will release studies on the following topics

    Tuesday March 20th

    A unique national survey on perceptions of discrimination and relations
between religious communities will be made public via a press conference in
Ottawa (location to be announced) on the day prior to international day for
the prevention of racial discrimination.

    Thursday, March 22nd

    A national survey on the importance we attribute to voting and our
knowledge and interest in politics.

    Friday, March 23rd

    A 2006 analysis of a survey of youth from Quebec's Francophone,
Anglophone and Allophone Youth on the perceived consequences of Quebec

For further information:

For further information: Jack Jedwab, (514) 925-3098, (514) 240-9548;
Catherine Lachance, (514) 925-3096

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