Canada Releases Housing Data Early After Errant Draft PostedBy
Canada’s housing agency published its monthly housing starts report a day ahead of schedule after a draft version was accidentally published online.
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. published the August figure at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday from Ottawa, instead of the scheduled release time of 8:15 a.m. on Friday.
The draft “was inadvertently published to the CMHC website on Sept 7th, two days before the scheduled release of the final information,” spokeswoman Karine LeBlanc said by e-mail. “The web page was taken down within 20 minutes, however in the interest of transparency CMHC is publishing its August housing starts data one day earlier than scheduled.”…
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