Aboriginals In P.A. Urged To Take Part In Census

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 14:56



The city of Prince Albert is urging its First Nations and Metis citizens to speak up when Census Day arrives later this month.


On May 16th, enumerators will go door-to-door registering residents in each dwelling.


Prince Albert Grand Council urban services director Vince Robillard says the First Nations population of the city has been under-represented in the past and that needs to change — especially considering that federal funding is at stake.


According to the last federal census taken, Prince Albert has about 34,000 people living there. Many believe the actual population is closer to 40,000.