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Listen to the Eh Sayers podcast to meet the people behind the data and explore the stories behind the numbers. Join us as we meet with experts from Statistics Canada and from across the nation to ask and answer the questions that matter to Canadians.

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Listen to the Eh Sayers podcast to meet the people behind the data and explore the stories behind the numbers. Join us as we meet with experts from Statistics Canada and from across the nation to ask and answer the questions that matter to Canadians.

    When Out in the Pod There Arose Such a Clatter, We Turned Our Mics On to See What Was the Matter

    When Out in the Pod There Arose Such a Clatter, We Turned Our Mics On to See What Was the Matter

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the studioNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
    The stockings were hung by the audio mixer with care,In hopes that a special guest soon would be there.

    • 4 min
    A Little Less Misinformation, a Little More True Facts, Please

    A Little Less Misinformation, a Little More True Facts, Please

    In the age of social media, AI, and deepfakes, discerning fact from fiction is a crucial skill. Nowadays, we’re not just getting our information from the six o’clock news. Friends, family, researchers, influencers, entertainers, news anchors, advertisers… Who can you trust?  
    Timothy Caulfield, misinformation/disinformation expert, author, University of Alberta professor, and member of the Order of Canada, and Eric Rancourt, Assistant Chief Statistician at StatCan, join us to explore the challenges posed by our information environment and what can be done to counter misinformation. 

    • 38 min
    I Got 99 Problems But Being Misgendered on the Census Ain't One

    I Got 99 Problems But Being Misgendered on the Census Ain't One

    Ladies, Gentlemen, and Gentlethem! 
    While every census is special, the 2021 Census was historic. It was the first to include a question about gender, making Canada the first country to collect and publish data on gender diversity from a national census. 
    In this episode, we explore gender with drag king Cyril Cinder and we talk Census 2021 with StatCan’s Anne Milan. 
    Join us for a new kind of gender reveal.
    The Daily - Canada is the first country to provide census data on transgender and non-binary people Filling the gaps: Information on gender in the 2021 Census 2021 Census: Sex at birth and gender - the whole picture  

    • 33 min
    Will the 40 Millionth Canadian Please Stand Up?

    Will the 40 Millionth Canadian Please Stand Up?

    Canada reached an important milestone June 16, 2023. For the first time, there were 40 million people living in Canada. That means that someone out there is the 40 millionth Canadian. But who is it? 
     Laurent Martel, director of the Centre for Demography at Statistics Canada, joins us to explore what demographic data can tell us about this person, as well as the implications of Canada’s changing demographics and its rapid population growth.  

    • 18 min
    In a Movie About the Economy, Is Inflation the Bad Guy?

    In a Movie About the Economy, Is Inflation the Bad Guy?

    StatCan’s Consumer Price Index tells us a lot about the economy… if you know what to look for.  
    Guy Gellatly, Chief Economic Advisor at StatCan, joins us at the mic to break down the CPI and answer our questions about the economy. What’s the ideal inflation rate? Is no inflation the best kind of inflation? And what is a deflationary spiral?  

    • 13 min
    Green Houses, Not Gases

    Green Houses, Not Gases

    Canada is facing both a climate crisis and a housing crisis, and they are interconnected.
    Choices we make about our homes impact the environment: their location and how much we need to use a car to get around, the heat source that they use, the materials used in their construction.
    At the same time, the climate impacts our homes: when severe weather strikes and causes damage to our homes, we have no choice but to rebuild, and even if we escape unscathed, we still have to decide how much to change our lifestyles to adapt to a changing climate.

    Andrew DeFazio, CMHC Climate Change Advisor, joins us to explore how we can climate-proof our housing strategy and home-proof our climate strategy.

    • 25 min

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