1906 Census of NorthWest Provinces Released.
In releasing these records and placing them online without restrictions of any kind, in the same manner that 235 years of Census Records before them have been available, the government has conceded that existing legislation allows them to do so.
Since early 1998, Canadians and people living elsewhere but who have Canadian ancestry, have sought to regain the public access to Historic Census records in Canada that was denied by Statistics Canada. Until the release of the 1906 records, indications were that no records of Census of Canada after 1901 would be made available to public access. Efforts to regain unrestricted public access to subsequent Historic Census records, 92 years after collection, continue