Statistical Agencies: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Statistical Systems
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
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Congressional consideration of proposals to consolidate some or all of the agencies comprising the federal statistical system has drawn attention to the centralized Canadian statistical system. This report responds to the request for information on the Canadian statistical system and Statistics Canada, that nations statistical agency, for comparison with the U.S. statistical system. Our objective was to identify differences between the U.S. and Canadian statistical systems in their organizational and budget structures their legal frameworks that govern privacy concerns, data confidentiality, and the ability to share data and the position and authority of the Chief Statisticians of the United States and Canada.
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