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Saskatoon mayor encourages people to complete census

Atchison says more people equals more money
Reported by Chris Carr
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Saskatoon mayor, Don Atchison, is encouraging people to fill out their census.

"I don't think people realize that each person has a value of anywhere from two-hundred and thirty dollars to three-hundred dollars per person," explained Atchison.

That value comes in the form of grants from senior levels of government ie: the gas tax from the feds and the municipal operating grant from the province.

Atchison says those dollars are extremely important in a growing city.

"We just need to make sure we get every person counted because the more people that are here the more money we receive."

Your form should have arrived in the mail by now. It's only 10 questions long, and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.