I found out from the Ontario Rootsweb mailing list that the bill approving the release of the 1911 Canadian Census has been approved and that the data should be available online almost immediately. See below for details.
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Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:01 AM
Subject: [ONT] Post 1901 Census -- S-18 deemed to have passed Third Reading
> Greetings All.
> At 8:10 AM PDT this morning I received a telephone call from the
> Honourable Senator Lorna Milne.
> She advised me that at 8:00 AM PDT MP Dominic LeBlanc, Deputy Government
> Whip, rose and stated words to the effect that "If the Speaker would
> seek it, I believe he would have the unanimous consent of the House to
> deem Bill S-18 -- An Act to amend the Statistics Act, to have passed
> Third Reading" (not necessarily an exact quote). That consent was
> Bill S-18 has now passed all necessary stages in both the Senate and the
> House of Commons and all that remains to be done to make it law is for
> it to receive Royal Assent. It is expected that assent will be received
> There will be, I am sure, a great deal of cheering and celebrating when
> that happens. It is believed that the Library and Archives of Canada
> has already scanned images of the 1911 National Census of Canada and
> they should be available on line almost immediately.
> We should now be able to spend our Summer researching the 1911 records
> instead of continuing the fight to see them released.
> Genealogists and historian owe a GREAT debt of thanks to the
> perserverance and dedication of the Hon. Senator Lorna Milne, without
> whose support over the past several years, we would not have achieved
> this victory.
> Those wishing to express their thanks to Senator Milne can do so through
> her Policy Advisor, Jeff Paul at
> On behalf of Muriel and myself, and all members of the Canada Census
> Committee, I wish to express our thanks to all who have written letters
> and email, signed petitions, called their Parliamentary representatives,
> and generally supported our efforts to regain the public access to
> Historic Census records we beleived we were always entitled to. I
> expect that Muriel will likely be forwarding her own message of
> appreciation as well.
> We look forward to hearing some of the stories of success in researching
> the 1911 Census records.
> Happy Hunting.
> Gordon A. Watts email@example.com
> Co-chair Canada Census Committee
> Port Coquitlam, BC
> en francais http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
> Permission to forward without notice is granted
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 7:51 AM
> Subject: [CCC] S-18 is now law
> S-18 has been deemed passed 3rd reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE!!!!!!!
> Jeff Paul
> Policy Advisor
> Office of the Hon. Lorna Milne
> Ph: 613-947-9744
> Cel: 613-715-2965
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