Friday, July 30, 2010

Canadian Bar Association: Keep Mandatory Long-Form Census

The Canadian Bar Association has called upon federal Industry Minister Tony Clement to drop plans to scrap Canada's mandatory long-form census.

CTV reports:

OTTAWA — The group representing Canada's lawyers says changes to the census will make it tougher for people who suffer serious personal injuries to get proper compensation.

In a letter to Industry Minister Tony Clement, the Canadian Bar Association calls for the return of the mandatory long-form census, saying lawyers and judges use the information to help determine how much injured clients should claim in court.

The association says the ditching of the mandatory form will especially hurt women, children, the disabled and others without a regular work history.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

Update:

Strangely, the CTV link above has been edited, and no longer references the CBA position. The actual CBA press release is here.

GJW

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