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Much of the research undertaken with data available through the CRDCN is related to sociodemographic issues. This section was developed to help you find relevant news, publications, and videos.

Marriage or common law union?

Last Friday, Canada’s Supreme Court released its decision regarding the constitutionality of Quebec’s civil law regime for common law couples. Several researchers have used Statistics Canada’s microdata to examine related issues. We’d like to point out Tahany Gadalla’s studies on the impact of divorce and separation on men and women’s poverty rates and income, France-Pascale Ménard’s analysis of the stability of unions in Canada, and Céline LeBourdais et Évelyne Lapierre-Adamcik’s examination of the evolution of family composition in Quebec.

28 January 2013 - 2:07pm |

Public consultation in Ontario

Ontario has released a draft cycling strategy and is looking for public input on how to encourage and improve cycling safety across the province, until Jan. 29, 2013. (Details here) In connection with this news, we invite you to read related articles by CRDCN researchers about active transportation amongst Canadian youth and walking to work.

10 December 2012 - 3:13pm |

Have your say on Nova Scotia's Housing Strategy: Province Seeks Your Input

Through a consultation launched on November 7th, the province of Nova Scotia will gather input from public meetings and online to help create the province's first housing strategy. To know more about the process, read the discussion paper and submit your recommendations, visit

4 December 2012 - 9:12am |


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