Statistics in Action: A Canadian Outlook
Jerald F. Lawless, Editor
The Statistical Society of Canada commissioned this book for the 2013 International Year of Statistics ( The book was published in 2014 by Chapman & Hall/CRC. Its objective was to present to a general readership some of the ways in which statistics is used, while highlighting important contributions that Canadian statisticians are making to science, technology, business, and government, among others.
The book can be purchased at or through Amazon. SSC members may purchase the book for a discounted price of US$ 50 by filling out the appropriate form (available here in Word and PDF) and emailing it to George Kenney ( to place their order.  With the publisher’s authorization, the book and its contents can be downloaded free of charge by clicking on the following links.  
The Entire Book (PDF)
by Christian Léger 
by Jerald F. Lawless
Chapter 2: Some of Statistics Canada’s Contributions to Survey Methodology
by Jean-François Beaumont, Susie Fortier, Jack Gambino, Michael Hidiroglou, and Pierre Lavallée
Chapter 3: Watching Children Grow Taught Us All We Know
by James O. Ramsay and Michael Hermanussen
Chapter 4: Modeling Dependence beyond Correlation
by Christian Genest and Johanna G. Nešlehová
Chapter 8: Statistical Genetic Modeling and Analysis of Complex Traits
by Shelley B. Bull, Jinko Graham, and Celia M. T. Greenwood
Chapter 17: What Do Salmon and Injection Drug Users Have in Common?
by Laura L. E. Cowen, Wendell O. Challenger, and Carl J. Schwarz
Chapter 19: Challenges in Statistical Marine Ecology
by Joanna Mills Flemming and Christopher A. Field
Chapter 20: Quantifying the Human and Natural Contributions to Observed Climate Change
by Francis W. Zwiers, Gabriele C. Hegerl, Xuebin Zhang, and Qiuzi H. Wen