“Anglo community groups are thrilled over this week’s Canadian census. The detailed snapshot the mandatory census provides is crucial for policy makers, says Martine Lamontagne, regional director of Statistics Canada.”
“For example, is there a school that should be built in this community, should there be a hospital built in this community? Should there be more services in a third language in this area of a community?” she explained.
Anglophone groups say it can only help the community.
“We have to have the evidence to tell the government – federal and provincial – this is what our community is about. And when you don’t have the evidence, you can’t make the case,” said Sylvia Martin-Laforge, director of Quebec Community Groups Network.