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    Survey on Mutual Fund Activities in Québec

    The objective of this survey is to monitor changes in the assets invested in mutual funds in Québec and to provide a breakdown of the total by asset class.

    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.

    How do I participate in the survey?

    To participate in the survey, you simply have to:

    If necessary, you can exit the questionnaire and return to finish it at a more convenient time.

    If you do not have access to the Internet, Statistique Québec will contact you to complete the questionnaire over the phone. If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.

    I tried accessing the questionnaire, but keep getting an error message. What should I do?

    Make sure you entered your identifier and password correctly, without any spaces before or after.

    You can contact Statistique Québec by phone at 1-800-561-0213 or by e-mail at collecte@stat.gouv.qc.ca.

    In your message, please mention the name of the survey printed on your invitation letter, as well as your name and contact information.

    We will respond to your request within 24 hours during our office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Why was my firm chosen?

    The Institut de la statistique du Québec sends this questionnaire to all investment fund managers in Québec. It is in that capacity that we are requesting your participation.

    Do I have to take part in this survey?

    Yes. Your participation is essential in order for us to monitor the evolution of net assets of mutual funds in Québec.

    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.

    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 data provided by participants are known to and used only by authorized Statistique Québec personnel. Only aggregated survey results are made public to protect the anonymity of participants.

    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.statistique.quebec.ca, by clicking on the following link: Survey on Mutual Fund Activities in Québec.

    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).