Geographic Name Changes
Changes to geographic names can occur after the census. Notification of the changes that take place during this period are obtained through various sources including: provincial gazettes and statutes, the orders of the Municipal Board, and special provincial acts. The following name changes have occurred after the census and will be reflected in articles written for The Daily (Statistics Canada's official release document). The census products will maintain the official name of the geographic area at the time that the census was taken (May 15, 2001).Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs)
Ottawa - Hull changes to Ottawa - Gatineau
Chicoutimi - Jonquière changes to Saguenay
Newfoundland and Labrador
When the first census products were released in March 2002, there were no official abbreviations for Newfoundland and Labrador. The abbreviations suggested at the time, Nfld.Lab. in English and T.-N.-L. in French, were provisional. Since then, the government has given its approval for the new official abbreviations: N.L. in English and T.-N.-L. in French. Census products released throughout the 2001 Census dissemination cycle will maintain the initial abbreviations of Nfld.Lab. in English and T.-N.-L. in French.
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