Globe and Mail article between 1.5 million and two million census questionnaires had been completed by the end of day Tuesday. Considering the form does not have to be completed until 10 May that's an encouraging start.
Canadians appear to buy into the government message that the census is important, and that participating in it is a way for citizens to shape their community.
For me the process went smoothly. I found the letter with the 12 digit Secure Access Code in my super mailbox on Tuesday. While problems had been reported with the census site, www.census.gc.ca/, on Monday there were no such problems on Tuesday afternoon. My return turned out to be the short form, so completing it took very little time.
I can now be assured my data will be there for posterity even if I kick the bucket before the 10th!