If you do FH research in Canada perhaps you should mark your calendars for 19 December 2011
Thank you to Bill who made us aware of the following knowledge document (kd) in the Help Centre at Family Search (hint: just put in the kd number and then search).
Known Issues for Canadian 1901 and 1916 censuses in Historical Records
- The Canadian 1916 Census is no longer available at the Historical Records site.
- When will the Canadian 1916 and 1901 censuses be available to the public?
The Canadian 1916 and 1901 censuses are not available on Historical Records at this time due to contractual obligations with The Generations Network (TGN). The contract specifies that the index, with links to the images, will be made freely available to the general public on December 19, 2011.
In the meantime, the collections will be available for free to the public through 4,500 FamilySearch family history centers worldwide. Qualified FamilySearch members will also have free home access as soon as FamilySearch implements a new authentication process.
FamilySearch is also indexing pre-1900 Canada census indexes that have no contractual access restrictions and will be free to the public immediately upon completion.
For further research on the Canadian censuses, visit the FamilySearch Wiki page https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Canada_Census.