This year’s census was mailed out this week, and Canadians couldn’t be happier.
All across the country, people diligently filled out the federal government’s questionnaires, eager to contribute to official nationwide statistics. In fact, Canadians got so excited, they broke Statistics Canada’s website.
But in that rush to complete the census, most people didn’t notice a glaring problem. It’s certainly not an issue that would affect every family in the country, but it’s definitely still a pretty big oversight:
Nelson’s family is comprised of two loving mothers and a daughter, but the census form only has room for one. That’s a problem, especially considering that the census is made in part to help capture the diversity of the country we live in. It’s surprising to see that this went unnoticed.
We have reached out for comment from Statistics Canada and Liz Nelson, and will update this post with any new information we receive.