Statistics Canada welcomes Governor General to launch 100th anniversary celebrations

OTTAWA – On Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., the Chief Statistician of Canada, Mr. Anil Arora, will welcome Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, to officially launch Statistics Canada's 100th anniversary celebrations.

For a century, Canadians have relied on Statistics Canada to provide high-quality statistical information to make important decisions. The dedication, expertise and commitment of so many employees have positioned the agency as a world leader in statistics, continuing to aim higher with an ambitious modernization agenda that responds to a data driven economy and society.

Over the course of 2018, Statistics Canada will engage with Canadians through a series of commemorative products and activities which will be noted on the agency's website.

For more information, visit Statistics Canada's website.

Media interested in covering this photo opportunity are welcome at the cafeteria in the Jean Talon Building, 170 Tunney's Pasture Driveway in Ottawa.

Media information:

Media Relations
Statistics Canada

Josephine Laframboise
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-668-1929 (cell)

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