Mistakenly Low Census Count Results In Loss Of Funding

A Canadian city suspicious about the low population count reported in the national census decided to do its own count. The city found 2,000 more people than the census -- a figure that would have equated to $600,000 more in federal grant money.

"Banff's mayor says a federal miscount of its population has cost his town $600,000 in grant money."

"The federal census released in March put the town's population at 6,700 in 2006, a 6.1 per cent drop since 2001, when Statistics Canada counted 7,135 people."

"Banff Mayor John Stutz says the numbers don't add up, so the town conducted its own census and counted an extra 2,000 people in June."

Full Story: Banff short changed in national census: Mayor

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