Media Advisory - Broad coalition calls on government to reverse census

Representatives from business and finance, health and social services and other levels of government say the long form is vital to the country's health and well-being

TORONTO, July 12 /CNW/ - A surprising coalition of diverse voices are coming together to support Canada's long form census. This coalition includes representatives from a number of leading organizations - from some of Canada's largest banks and the Toronto Board of Trade to community-based organizations like United Way and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - as well as policy think tanks and other concerned groups.

These groups are calling on the federal government to reverse its decision to end the long form census - a move that will severely restrict the ability of businesses, communities and governments to understand and respond to the needs of Canadians.

    Speakers include:
    -   Don Drummond
    -   Gillian Mason, United Way Toronto
    -   Mel Cappe, Institute for Research on Public Policy

    Moderated by Armine Yalnizyan of the Canadian Centre for Policy

    WHEN:     Tuesday, July 13, 2010
              10:00 a.m. (Eastern)

    WHERE:    United Way Toronto
              26 Wellington Avenue East (Yonge and King)

    DIAL-IN:  416-343-2656 in Toronto / 1-866-440-8937 toll-free
              Enter conference ID 6107238


For further information: For further information: Joanna King, United Way Toronto, Desk 416-777-1444 x 386, Mobile 416-525-5632, Email

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