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Updated 18 August 2011
Gordon A. Watts
Biography & Links to Global Gazette Articles
Gordon A. Watts was born 30 October 1941 at Vancouver, British Columbia, the first-born of two sons of Phillip and Dorothy WATTS.
In his teens he was active in Scouting, and was a founding member of the 637 Burnaby Air Cadet Squadron. Gordon earned his Private Pilots license through Air Cadets. Before leaving Air Cadets he attained the rank of Warrent Officer 2, and was the Squadron Warrant Officer.
He spent five years (1960 - 1965) in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he trained in electronics as a Radar Technician. He was stationed variously at: St. Jean - Quebec; Clinton - Ontario; Sydney - Nova Scotia; Biloxi - Mississippi; Beaverlodge - Alberta.
Gordon was married in 1963, then widowed in 1994. He has two children and four grandchildren . Gordon's professional life was dominated by a 31 year career with B.C. Telephone Company. He retired on Halloween 1996.
Gordon became interested in genealogy about 1990. He discovered almost immediately that a friend whom he had known for some 15 years through their shared interest in CB radio, turned out to be a fourth cousin. That same friend was the person who initially interested Gordon in family history research.
Gordon began writing columns for The Global Gazette in 1999 under the banner Post 1901 Census News (Canada). About one year earlier he had become aware of the Canadian government's withholding of Historic Census records from public access. Gordon's work was part of a grassroots movement that successfully lobbied for the opening of Canadian historical census records for public use. This lobbying effort spanned seven years [1998-2005].
With access to historic Canadian census records assured, Gordon began a new series of articles containing news, tips, and other information aimed at assisting those who have an interest in genealogy and/or history. Gordon's recent columns are published under the banner of Gordon Watts Reports.
Awards and Recognition
Gordon Watts Reports - links to current and archived articles
Gordon Watts Reports
Post 1901 Census News (Canada) columns - links to articles posted 1999 - 2005
Gordon reports on three topics this week: Census Day - 10 May 2011 | Have we lost interest? | Death Pennies.... Read on >>
Gordon Watts Reports
During the course of the Post-1901 Census campaign, then opposition Conservative MPs, including now Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced support for public access to historic Census records. That support in fact, was part of an official Conservative party program. In the past year however, the Conservative government has taken steps that leaves one wondering whether or not there will be any Census records left to view in 92 years... Read on >>
- 16 December 2010Topics: Long-form Census | Second Court action taken on long-form Census | Merry Christmas
- 01 November 2010 - topics: Lest We Forget; INDU Committee meets again - Canadian Census; Other Census collection methods?; Opposition Motion on long-form questionnaire rejected by PM; Two Private Member Bills introduced on long-form Census and appointment of Chief Statistician; Archived video about 1961 Census
- 06 August 2010 - topics: Committee on Industry, Science and Technology meet on Census; Two surprises from the meeting
- 26 July 2010 - topics: Public backlash on Canadian government Census decision; Conflicting statements prompts resignation; Minister 'consulted' with MPs - numbers don't add up; My Access to Information request; Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to meet on Census issue
- 12 July 2010 - topics: Canadian government backing down on long-form census issue? | My letter to Industry Minister Tony Clement | Letter to my Member of Parliament | UK to scrap Census entirely?
- 30 June 2010 - Topics: Federal Government Destroys Value of Future Canadian Census
- 04 June 2010 - topics:
Britain apologizes to British Home Children; British Home Children noted on FaceBook; Library and Archives Canada digitization project
- 29 March 2010 - topics: US to destroy 2010 Census records?; 2010 - The Year of the British Home Child [Canada]; Canada Post to issue stamp commemorating Canada's British Home Children
- 26 February 2010 - topics: Modernization at Library and Archives Canada; My personal 'brick wall'; New at UK National Archives
- 18 December 2009 - topics: Canada 150; Merry Christmas
- 25 November 2009 - topics: A Correction; More personal genealogy; UK National Archives; Updated databases at Library and Archives Canada
- 09 November 2009 - topics: Lest we forget; Advancing my personal genealogy; Online genealogical resources
- 22 October 2009 - topics: I'm back!; Odds and ends at Library and Archives Canada; New Version of the Canadian Naturalization 1915-1932 Database; 1891 Census of Canada; Library and Archives Canada - Services Advisory Board
- 16 December 2008 - topics: Ancestors in the Attic seeks staff genealogist; Digitization projects; Library and Archives Canada and Ancestry.ca; RSS comes to Library and Archives Canada; New at Library and Archives Canada; Merry Christmas
- 04 November 2008 - topics: Lest we forget; In Memorium - Paul James McGrath; New at Library and Archives Canada; More on-line Censuses coming to Library and Archives Canada; My Thanks To You
- 02 October 2008 - Topics:
More on ‘informed consent’ discussions [Canadian Census]; Women Pioneers of Saskatchewan; Library and Archives Canada to host Irish Studies Symposium.
- 12 August 2008 - Topics:
1881 Census of Canada online; Jewish Genalogy Society Canada (Toronto) cemetery project; Royal British Columbia Museum wants your stories.
- 11 June 2008 - Topics:
In Memoriam - Muriel M. Davidson; Books of Remembrance - Halifax Public Library; Bible returned to Lunenburg's St. John's Anglican Church.
- 05 June 2008 - Topics:
They Won!!!!!!!!! ; Survey on accessing GRO website; Catholic Church bans LDS filming of registers.
- 09 May 2008 - Topics: On a personal note; Nova Scotia vital records; Writing a narrative family history; Renfrew County grave markers online; 1911 Dublin city/county Census on line; Yesterdays Journey updated.
- 27 March 2008 - Topics: Canada's Chief Statistician to retire; A Letter to Dr. Ivan P. Fellegi; Work continues on 'informed consent' question; 1916 Census transferred to Library and Archives Canada (LAC); Library and Archives Canada (LAC)Services Advisory Board; Library and Archives Canada (LAC) considers partnership.
- 07 February 2008 - Topics: Library and Archives services consultations; Are we ready for it yet?; Mailing list for Canadian genealogy societies; Upcoming genealogy conferences
- 19 December 2007 - Topics: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) - Services Advisory Board; Canada-wide Genealogy Association; More about the former Canadian Federation of Genealogical and Family History Societies (CFGFHS); More grave marker photos on line; Merry Christmas
- 30 November 2007 - topics in this issue include: Time for a Canada-wide Genealogy Association?; Revised hours of service at Library and Archives Canada (LAC); Grave marker photos on line; Welcome to small and special
- 09 November 2007 - Topics: Lest we forget; 'Informed consent' discriminates against thousands; Manned hours of service at Library and Archives Canada; Library and Archives Canada creates Service and Advisory Board;
United Church Archives finds a new home; Alberta Family Histories Society call for papers;
On a personal note; Generations Network bought out
- 30 August 2007 Topics: Meetings in Ottawa - Canadian Census; Library and Archives Canada cut hours
- 05 July 2007 Topics: Meeting with Statistics Canada; Review of 'informed consent' question - a correction; Working with alternate characters; Looking for grandpa in FBI files; Ecclesiastical sources for Slave Societies; Memories of Nova Scotia; 'Planters and Pioneers' reprint; BHC documentary in the works; Cloverdale library offers free access to Ancestry.com
- 09 June 2007 Topics: British Columbia Historical Federation presents award;
Alberta Genealogical Society Homestead indexes; Personal access to Ancestry.com at Family History Centers; Nova Scotia coal miners tribute; Abbotsford Genealogy Society probate indexes; Paper of Record; Wells Fargo Bank into genealogy?
- 24 April 2007 Topics: In Memorium - Kenneth George Aitken; 2006 Census response to 'Informed Consent'; Where to now?
- 26 March 2007 Topics: Canadian Census 2006 - informed consent; Nova Scotia's Historical Vital Stats now online; Ancestry.com discontinues free access for Family History Centers (LDS); Changing names; Changing address (previous article link); Another Lunenburg reunion; HeritageQuest Online sold; Ancestry.ca adds Drouin Collection; Genealogy Film Festival at 27th IAJGS International Conference; DNA testing at BCGS
- 01 March 2007 Topics: Electronic petitions to government - yes or no?; West Coast genealogy; Family Roots Radio; Canada Roots; UK Passenger Records online; Message from Ian E. Wilson, Librarian & Archivist Canada; New at Library and Archives Canada
- 01 February 2007 Topics: Back in the Sadddle; 1911 Census of England and Wales; New Provincial Archives for Ontario; GENCLASS update; 2006 Census statistics re: 'informed consent'
- 19 December 2006 Topics: Loyalist history - Tarleton's Legions; International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; DNA and genealogy; GENCLASS online courses; Merry Christmas
- 21 November 2006 Topics: In Memorium - Nick Vine Hall (1944 - 2006); Message from Ian E. Wilson - Librarian and Archivist of Canada
- 10 November 2006 Topics - Lest we forget - Ryan Taylor Memorial in Toronto - Canadian Museums Association petition - Vital Statistics from New Brunswick newspapers - New US information source - New at Library and Archives Canada
- 03 October 2006 Topics: In Memorium - Ryan Taylor; Images of Nova Scotia 1870 - 1940; British school children contest in 1900s; British Children and Canada; Federal programs cut - Canada; A lesson learned
- 24 August 2006 Topics: New sources of information; U.S. newspapers; Buyer beware;
Rebecca Snow may be looking for you!; British Columbia passes new Adoption Act.
- 10 August 2006 Topics: On a personal note...; Burnaby South High School Class of '59 Reunion;
Yesterdays Journey... Derbyshire, England and afar; Toward a Digital Information Strategy for Canada; Genealogy Website Helps Chinese Canadians Explore Their Roots; Indexing Canada's Census records; Roots Around the World...Abbotsford Genealogical Society Seminar.
- 08 July 2006 Topics: 'Lunies' gather in British Columbia; British Home Children revisited; 26th annual conference of International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS); Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter; Library research week at British Columbia Genealogy Society; New from Library and Archives Canada; Canada Day 2006
- 23 June 2006 Topics: Visitors from afar; British Home Children Society; Genealogical Societies lose remote access to Heritage Quest; 2009 World Acadian Congress; New research tool at Library and Archives Canada
- 24 May, 2006 Topics: 2006 Census: Census Day 2006 has come and gone; 2006 Census: Promises, promises repeated - and then reality; 2006 Census: Statistics Canada's 'helpful hint; 2006 Census: Changing your mind; 2006 Census: Short form questions insufficient for history; British Columbia Vital Events online; 1851 Census of Canada online; News From Library and Archives Canada
- 03 May, 2006 - Topics: Canadian Census 2006 - Reasons to say YES; Interview with Chad Gaffield; Dissenters among us; Enumeration of collective dwellings; Conference on Aboriginals and the Canadian Military; Immigrant Ancestors Project; Tel Aviv Chevra Kadisha Provides Online Death Records; Germany Approves Release of ITS Records; News From Library and Archives Canada
- 13 April, 2006 - Topics: Canadian Census 2006 - Reasons to say YES; Some answers to questions [on Canadian Census]; We are not alone; A message from Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada; New from Library and Archives Canada; Brian W. Hutchison Genealogical Scholarship; Jeff Paul moves on
- 22 March, 2006 - Topics: Canadian Census 2006; Spreading the word; Legal action of Information Commissioner; A decade of Cyndi's list; Unlocking the Vault (LDS)
- 24 February, 2006 - Topics: Lovell's Montreal Directories online 1842-1940; Scottish Songs (lyrics and more, online); Irish Immigrants - online database; 1911 Canada Census - Ancestry.com vs LAC and Automated Genealogy
- 16 February 2006 - Topics: In Memorium - Sandra Devlin; Legal action of Information Commissioner; ScotlandsPeople adds BMD data; University of Toronto libraries; New from Library and Archives Canada; New Ancestry.com resources at Vancouver Public Library; Elizabeth Lapointe appointed to ISFHWE
- 21 December 2005 - Topics: 1901 and 1911 Censuses of Ireland to be indexed; Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( CWGC ) To Care For Boer War Graves; DNA search for 'father' Christmas; Canada's federal election looms; Merry Christmas!
- 02 December 2005 - Topics: In Memorium - William 'Bill' Davidson; In their own words; Online Census interest remains high; 1911 Census microfilm now available; NY Eastern District naturalization records index.
- 05 November 2005 - Topics: Lest We Forget; Veteran licence plates; Saskatchewan Homestead Records Index; LDS digitizing Family History books.
- 26 October 2005 - Topics: Alberta Homestead Records index [online]; Saskatchewan Vital Stats go online; US Military records opened - [online].
- 08 October 2005 - Topics: No more 'Missing Links'; Halifax Daily News seeks genealogy writer; 1911 Census of Canada - Column 18; Advancing your genealogical education; Association of Professional Genealogists; Brian W. Hutchison Genealogical Scholarship; (New resources...) From Library and Archives Canada.
- 22 September 2005 - Topics: My visitor from Australia; Researching Swedish ancestors; LDS undertakes massive project; Following Katrina; Legal action of the Information Commissioner; More from the Information Commissioner; Your input requested
- 07 September 2005 - Topics: Introducing Gordon Watts Reports; Announcements from Library & Archives Canada; Transcribing or indexing Census records; 1911 Canadian Census extraction forms; Reporting errors to Library & Archives Canada; Message from Librarian & Archivist of Canada
- 31 July 2005 Bill S-18; 1911 Census of Canada; Canadian Directories added to LAC databases; Postage costs for Inter-Library Loans; A little humour.
- 28 June 2005 VICTORY!!!
- 01 June 2005 Progress of Bill S-18; Saving Australia's Census; Information Commissioner's Application for Review.
- 10 February 2005 Progress of Bill S-18; Your assistance requested - again.
- 29 April 2005 Letter from Ontario Genealogical Society; LDS supports Bill S-18.
- 05 April 2005 Progress of Bill S-18; Motion to amend Bill S-18 defeated; Debate adjourned to 12 April 2005; What now?; Another Letter;
- 18 March 2005 Bill S-18 proceeding through Senate; Time is getting short; More records in danger of destruction;
- 04 March 2005 Bill S-18 passed by Senate Committee; What's next?; Submissions to Committee; Census petitions; Contacting Members of Parliament; Letters; BMDs threaten Identity theft? - Apparently not!;
- 10 February 2005 Progress of Bill S-18; Bill S-18 referred to Committee; Action of the Information Commissioner;
- 14 December 2004 Information Commissioner proceeding with legal action; Bill S-18; Holiday Greetings.
- 11 December 2004 Bill S-18; Latter Day Saints support Bill S-18; Canadian Historical Association supports S-18; John English on secrecy vs. openness; U.S. Surgeon General declares National Family History Day; National Family History Day; My Family Health Portrait; British WWI service records going online.
- 10 November 2004 New Census Bill announced; The Bill S-18; Existing clauses of Statistics Act; News Release of Senator Lorna Milne; News Release from Statistics Canada;
- 28 October 2004 Response from Information Commissioner; Our Legal Action; New Bill on its way?; Requests for 'sample' letters; My letter to MPs; Letters are making a difference;
- 10 July 2004 Canadian Federal Election; MP Scoreboard updated; Our Legal Case; Report of the Information Commissioner; Petitions; Letters; New questions?.
- 22 June 2004 In Memoriam: Robert Clifton Westbury; Our legal case; Federal election under way; Complaints to the Information Commissioner; Petitions; 2003 Report of Privacy Commissioner; Speech by new Privacy Commissioner 'encouraging'; Lockheed Martin Census contract cancelled; Sharing of Income Tax information denied.
- 17 May 2004 Many still not aware; New Petitions Posted; 2004 Census Test; Bill S-13 is dead! - Or is it?; 'Contracting out' Census collection; Confidential (?) tax records revisited; United States Census testing too?; Complaints to Information Commissioner; The legal case.
- 15 March 2004 Bill S-13 is dead; Discussions continue on Census issue; A letter to Industry Minister Lucienne Robillard; Complaints to the Information Commissioner; The legal action; Parliament in recess.
- 28 January 2004
Parliament to resume sitting; Letter to the Prime Minister; Complaints to the Information Commissioner; The legal action; Our confidential (?) tax records; Personal information of Parliamentarians.
- 6 December 2003
AFHS library opens; AFHS meeting; Bill S-13 debated in House of Commons; Parliament is prorogued - Bill S-13 is dead - maybe!; What now?
- 2 September 2003
Access to Information Requests; Our legal action; Welcoming Parliament Back.
- 19 June 2003
Bringing things up to date; Seeking access to 1911 Census Records; A new legal action; Summer is here.
- 1 May 2003
Senate Standing Committee Meet on Bill S-13; The Honourable Senator Lorna Milne - our champion in the Senate; Access to Census and the democratic (?) process; What now?
- 14 March 2003
Senate Committee Hearings on Bill S-13; Submissions to Senate Committee.
- 24 February 2003
Census legislation presented to Senate; Bill S-13 - An Act to Amend the Statistics Act. Summary; Gordon Watts submission to the Senate Committee; It is not too late.
- 24 January 2003
1906 Canadian Census Records Released; News Releases from Senator Lorna Milne, MP Murray Calder; Acknowledgements; We are not finished yet.
- 27 December 2002
Information Commissioner responds to complaints; Federal Government recognizes concerns of Genealogists and Historians; National Archives and National Library to merge; New Census information online; First symposium of Canada Genealogy Centre; The legal case.
- 27 September 2002
An anniversary; Speaking too soon; The legal case; 2001 - the Year of the Volunteer; Canadian Genealogy Centre symposium; Victory in Australia; Outstanding letters; Access to Information requests.
- 7 September 2002
Jean Chretièn will not run for re-election; The legal case; Access to Information requests; The 'force of law'; Seeking support; Petitions and letters; Response of the Privacy Commissioner.
- 20 July 2002
Response to Globe & Mail Article.
- 28 June 2002
Access to Information requests; Letters of complaint to the Information Commissioner; Media coverage; Senator Lorna Milne honoured; The legal case; Parliament adjourned.
- 28 May 2002
The next step; Yet another step; Canada's 1901 Census Schedules now online; Attacks on information sources; California Senate Bill 1614 threatens to close genealogy records; Joint Resolution and petition from NGS and FGS.
- 16 May 2002
The Legal Case Begins.
- 19 April 2002
Report of Town Hall Meetings and Focus Groups released; The legal case; Bill C-312 dies on order paper; Bill S-12; Rumours.
- 11 April 2002
The Legal Case; Bills C-312 and S-12; Access to Information Requests; Another ATI request; Other issues; Writing letters; One letter of note.
- 1 March 2002
CBC "This Morning"; Bill S-12 in third reading; Our legal application; 1930 Census of the United States.
- 12 February 2002
Going to Court; Town Hall Meetings completed.
- 25 January 2002
Heading for Federal Court; Town Hall Meetings.
- 9 January 2002
The next step; Town Hall Meetings; Bills C-312 and S-12; Letters and e-mail vs. petitions.
- 19 December 2001
Bill S-12 passed by Senate Committee without amendment; Ottawa Town Hall Meetings; Dr. Ivan Fellegi's presentation to the Senate Committee - a critique.
- 12 December 2001
Town Hall meetings and focus groups; The 'compromise solution'.
- 22 November 2001
Tragedy in the US; Words; BHC Plaque Unveiling; Senate Committee hearings on Bill S-12; My verbal presentation to the Senate Committee; Press Release of Senator Hatch (United States); Petitions.
- 25 August 2001
Late breaking news re: Bill S-12; Plaque commemorating British Home Children unveiled; Looking for Brian Tobin!!; Access to Information Requests; Genealogy interest and research not restricted to elderly; Responses to petitions; Support from south of the border; Letters and petitions still needed.
- 14 July 2001
Census Day 15 May 2001; "No consensus on the census"; Mr. Tobin, Are you out there somewhere?; Committee Hearings on Bill S-12 delayed.; My trip to Ottawa; Report on petitions.
- 04 March 2001
Report on Role of National Archives and National Library of Canada; 1999 - 2000 Annual Report of the Information Commissioner; Post 1901 Census Project Website; What should my letter say?.
- 04 January 2001
- Report of the Expert Panel finally made public; Census Petitions.
- 30 November 2000
Decisions - Decisions; MPs Scoreboard; Still no Report of Expert Panel; 1901 Census of England; Even in China, you say?; DNA and Genealogy; Petitions, Petitions, Petitions.
- 16 November 2000
In Memorium -- Don Nisbet; Federal Election; Message from Senator Lorna Milne; Compromise Solution??; Petitions; Report of Expert Panel not yet released; Submission of Ottawa Branch OGS.
- 27 October 2000
Federal Election call; John Manley removed as Industry Minister; Bill S-15 referred to committee; Final hour of debate on MP Jason Kenney's Motion M-160; Access to Information Request for Report made twice -- and refused twice; Hints of Expert Panel Report given; Environics Research Survey Report released; A challenge is issued.
- 20 August 2000
John Manley Takes His Own Sweet Time; Environics Research Group opinion survey; Request for Access to Information made; Interim Privacy Commissioner appointed; National Archivist supports Access to Census; Prime Minister sets date for by-election. Also in the news: Newfoundland Census of 1921 now on-line
- 31 July 2000
No News is Good News?; John Manley Receives Report of the Expert Panel; Submission to Expert Panel by Gwen XXX; Dear Ancestor; Petitions Still Accepted and Letters and Email still required; Post 1901 Census Project website updates continue; Request for Submission to the Expert Panel.
- 7 July 2000
Irresponsible Reporting and/or Political Intrique?; Letter to Editor of National Post; Summary of Enrvironics Research Focus Group Study; A.F.H.S. Submission to the Expert Panel; Report of Expert Panel not yet released.
- 30 June 2000
Keep Census data secret, public tells Ottawa?; Submission of Don Nisbet to the Expert Panel.
- 12 June 2000
Report of Expert Panel Delayed; MP Murray Calder Presents Bill; Senator Lorna Milne speaks; Debate on Bill S-15 continues in the Senate; Submissions to the Expert Panel by Muriel M. Davidson; Request for submissions to the Expert Panel.
- 14 April 2000
Reason for being; submissions to the Expert Panel on Access to Historic Census from Lyndall H. Winters and Lois Sparling.
- 24 March 2000
"The Myths of Census" - submission to the Expert Panel on Access to Historic Census by Gordon A. WATTS.
- 10 March 2000
Senator Lorna Milne presents petitions in Senate; Term of Privacy Commissioner Bruce Phillips extended; Debate on Bill S-15 Continued in Senate; Motion M-160 debated in House of Commons.
- 25 February 2000
Bill S-15 Receives Second Reading; "Getting Hooked on History" - the Canadian Historical Association presents brief to Expert Panel on Access to Historic Census; Keep up the pressure.
- 11 February 2000
MP Mac Harb presents Private Member Bill C-312; Bill S-15 available; MP Jason Kenney's Motion M-160 to be debated; Expert Panel arranges conference call; More on Expert Panel; Post 1901 Census records safe, if not available; No debate re: confidentiality of Post 1901 Census; Force of Law re: Census confidentiality coincidental; Updated Petitions downloadable.
- GLOBAL GAZETTE - Vol. IV No. 01 - 7 January 2000
Senator Lorna Milne presents Bill; MP Mac Harb poses question in House; Australians get choice; The Promise - Again; Response from Sheila Copps; Update of Post 1901 Census Project pages progressing; Happy New Year.
- 13 December 1999
Honourable (?) mention in Privacy Report; Senator Lorna Milne speaks on appointment of Expert Panel; Seasons Greetings.
- 26 November 1999
Industry Minister appoints Expert Panel; Opposition may have beneficial effects; Many still not aware of Census problem; The Promise - IT DOES NOT EXIST; Open letter to Senator Lowell Murray.
- 12 November 1999
Canada Wide Petition sent; Need for petitions continues; New petition for Senate; Handling petitions; Support for Senator Lorna Milne; The Promise - Revisited; Globe and Mail says "Change the Law"; Canadian Historical Association on board Census Campaign.
- 29 October 1999
The Promise; Canada Census of 1931; Petitions comin in.
- 24 September 1999
Parliament Prorogued; Petition Deadline extended; Fifteen Minutes of Fame; Maclean's Magazine Article disappointing; Suport for Census Campaign strong in other countries; other sources; Have you written your letter?; Canadian Media reluctant to pick up on Census problems.
- 10 September 1999
Maclean's publishes Post 1901 Census article; Recap of Post 1901 Census problem; We can make a difference; Boston States Genealogy Fair; Reprint - The Coming Day of Genealogy; MPs Scoreboard; Pass it on.
- 27 August 1999
Dissenting views; Importance of Internet to Census Campaign; How have you spread the word; Time is catching up; Deadline does not end efforts; Media getting involved; Canada Census Campaign mail list.
- 12 August 1999
New Petitions up on Post 1901 Census Page; MPs Scoreboard; M-Day; U.S. House of Representatives Committee Report; Bill on Access to Information; Census Important for Tracing Genetic Disease; Links to Other Pages.
- 27 July 1999
Volunteers wanted; New petitions available; National Archivist appointed; CHA supports release of Census; E-mail from Senator Milne's office; MPs Scoreboard.
- 9 July 1999
Canada Census Campaign mail list; Snail mail vs E-mail; MPs Scoreboard; Private Members Bills and the Formal Petition to the House.
- 25 June 1999
Parliament in recess; Canada Census Campaign mail list up and running; Senator Milne writes Toronto Star; French language petition.
- 11 June 1999
Canada wide Petition to House of Commons; No complaints regarding disclosure recorded; Other news.
- 21 May 1999
First column of Post-1901 Census News.
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