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Statistics Act

Version of section 8 from 2017-12-12 to 2023-01-25:

Marginal note:Mandatory or voluntary requests for information

  •  (1) The Chief Statistician shall determine whether a request for information is mandatory or voluntary, with the exception of the census of population and census of agriculture, both of which are mandatory.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (2) The Chief Statistician shall publish any mandatory request for information before the request is made.

  • Marginal note:Notification of Minister

    (3) The Chief Statistician shall notify the Minister of any new mandatory request for information at least 30 days before the day on which it is published.

  • Marginal note:Voluntary requests for information — paragraph 31(a) does not apply

    (4) Paragraph 31(a) does not apply to a person to whom a voluntary request for information is made.

  • R.S., 1985, c. S-19, s. 8
  • 2017, c. 31, s. 5
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