Survey on Potatoes, 2018 Harvest

The objective of the survey is to monitor the evolution and draw a portrait of the potato industry in Québec. Your participation in the survey is essential, as it will enable the government, the biofood industry, the general public, but also you, the owners of agricultural enterprises, to have strategic data on which to base your business decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Institut de la statistique du Québec?

The Institut de la Statistique du Québec, also known as Statistique Québec, is a government agency whose mission is to produce, analyze and disseminate official, objective and high-quality statistics on various aspects of Québec society.

 

Why was my enterprise chosen?

Your enterprise was chosen from the list of potato producers registered with the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ). The producers in all Québec regions are asked to take part in the survey.

 

Do I have to take part in this survey?

Yes. Your participation is essential, as it will enable the government, the biofood industry, the general public, but also you, the owners of agricultural enterprises, to have strategic data on which to base your business decisions.

As set out in section 11 of the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the director general has the right to determine which requests for information are to be considered mandatory if he deems that such information is necessary to produce reliable statistics. The director general has declared this survey mandatory.

As a result, you are legally obligated to fill out the survey. Under the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec, anyone asked to provide the Institut with information deemed mandatory must do so within the timeframe and in the format requested.

 

How can I obtain a copy of the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec?

You can view the Act on Publications Québec’s website.

 

What is Statistique Québec’s privacy policy?

The Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec guarantees that the information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes. All Statistique Québec employees have taken an oath before a commissioner and are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of the data they collect.

 

Will you share my answers with other individuals or organizations?

The persons in charge of this survey at Statistique Québec, namely a restricted number of persons, have access to the results that you will provide. What is more, the results of the survey are sent to Statistics Canada which integrates them into its study on the Canada-wide production of potatoes.

However, it is important to note that when publishing survey results, all data are amalgamated to ensure respondent anonymity.

 

How can I make sure you are from Statistique Québec?

You can call Statistique Québec toll-free at 1-800-561-0213.

 

When will the survey results be made available?

The data collected remain confidential. However, as soon as the results of the survey are available, you will be able to view them on our website, at www.stat.gouv.qc.ca, by clicking on the following headings: Statistics and Publications > Agriculture and Biofood Industry > Potatoes.

 

How can I get more information about the survey?

For more information about the survey, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at collecte@stat.gouv.qc.ca or by phone at 1-800-561-0213 (toll-free).