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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Canadians Come to Their Census

From The Brampton (Ont.) Guardian of July 27, 2005:

Access to census data finally granted

Like a starter's pistol, the pop from a champagne bottle cork sounded the beginning of celebrations in the Senator's office. It also signaled the end of a seven-year political struggle for Lorna Milne.

The Senate member from Brampton has walked point on Parliament Hill for a grassroots movement lobbying for legislation that will permit the release of Canada's historical census records to the public. That legislation was passed in the House of Commons June 28, just before Parliament wrapped up business for the summer.

"We popped champagne in my office," Milne said after the bill received Royal Assent and went in to effect.

"I'm just absolutely delighted! It has been seven years," said Milne.

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