The Value of the Long Form Canadian Census for Long Term National and International Research.

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      The article discusses the Canadian government's decision to eliminate the mandatory long form census and implement a voluntary household survey in its place. It explores how this decision will impact Canada's position in the International Integrated Public-Use Microdata Series. It discusses the benefits of the long form census and notes that these benefits increase over the years. It discusses the research value that long form census date holds for comparative studies and examines potential problems that could accompany a voluntary census.