New Canada statistics head: centralized system has more benefits

Oct 5 Statistics Canada will continue to
work with a centralized technology system that has better
confidentiality and security, the new head of the agency said on
Wednesday in a blog post that sought to address the concerns
that spurred his predecessor’s resignation.Anil Arora became the country’s chief statistician last
month after the former head of Statistics Canada, Wayne Smith,
quit over concerns that changes to the data infrastructure were
compromising the agency’s independence.In an arrangement under the previous Conservative
government, responsibility for StatCan’s informatics
infrastructure was transferred to Shared Services Canada, the
department that oversees information technology services

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