GTA Technology Topics, Tips & Tricks: Reminder Statistics Canada Making Data Free February 1st


Saw this Huffington Post article reminding us that Statistics Canada is making their data free. With the announcement made last year, Statistics Canada will officially open up their online data for free Wednesday, February 1st. The data will be under a new open data license agreement according to a post at EmbasseyMag.ca.
 
Pricing was previously $3.00 per time series.  Here is a great post from David Eaves from January 5, 2011 breaking down why Statistics Canada data should be free, past revenue details and the benefits of opening up the data.