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    Survey on Potatoes, 2021 Seeding

    The objective of this survey is to monitor the evolution and draw a portrait of the potato industry in Québec.

    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 quality statistics on various aspects of Québec society.

    How do I participate in the survey?

    To participate in the survey, you simply have to:

    To familiarize yourself with the questionnaire, we strongly suggest that you start by filling out the paper version of the questionnaire, which can be accessed by clicking on this link: http://statistique.quebec.ca/collecte/033_questionnaire_an.pdf

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

    Statistique Québec will contact the participants who have not submitted their online questionnaire to obtain their answers by 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 correctly entered your identifier, without any spaces before or after.

    You can contact Statistique Québec by telephone 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.

    Are the phone calls recorded?

    For quality and training purposes, phone calls with Statistique Québec agents are recorded. However, if you don't want the call to be recorded, simply notify the agent at the beginning of the call.

    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). Producers from 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 in order to provide the government, biofood industry stakeholders, and the interested public with quality data about your industry.

    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 people in charge of the survey at Statistique Québec have access to the data you provide. This is a limited number of people. The survey results are also sent to Statistics Canada, which integrates them into its data on Canadian potato production.

    However, when the survey results are published, the data are grouped together 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, by clicking on the following link: https://statistique.quebec.ca/en/recherche?sujet=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). You can reach us Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.