Census results not accurate in Hope

These census shortfalls can seriously affect funding grants to Hope and area from various levels of government

Re: Questioning census results, Letters (Feb. 29)

Since my letter appeared last week about three trailer parks on Flood-Hope Road and downtown Hope not being counted in the census, I’ve heard from people in Kawkawa Lake, Sunshine Valley, and Lake of the Woods area. They too did not receive census material nor a visit from a census taker.

The question must be asked therefore whether the population has really dropped or Statistics Canada failed to complete an adequate census?

And, if in Hope, where else in B.C. and Canada?

These census shortfalls can seriously affect funding grants to Hope and area from various levels of government.

Is this another result of federal budget cutbacks and are the residents of Hope being short-changed again?

Rod Fowler

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