1971 - SSRCC begins close relationship with Statistics Canada
The Social Science Research Council of Canada’s (SSRCC) Statistics Committee exploits the opportunity to use census data from the newly formed Statistics Canada in 1971. The SSRCC wants census data available for study by social scientists in Canada. Although Statistics Canada cannot release census data before 90 years from the census date, the SSRCC advocates for public use of census data. In 1979, Statistics Canada releases Public Use Tapes in light of increased demand to view census data.