Archived – Proposed Revision of the Census Metropolitan Area Naming Convention

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April 08, 2009 (Previous notice)

The Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) Naming Convention is currently being revised for use in the 2011 Census. The key revision to the convention is the addition of Guidelines for Name Change Requests for municipalities.

At this time, Statistics Canada is soliciting comments from users on the proposed New (CMA) Naming Convention and Guidelines for (CMA) Name Change Requests.

The naming convention and guidelines may be viewed at:

Comments should be sent to

The deadline for comments is April 30th, 2009.

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