More than 187 census records are available for the Bonin family, from both 1901 and 1911.
Sample 1901 Joliette census records about the Bonin family available from Ancestry.ca:
A Bonin family household of at least 8 members residing in the district of Joliette was recorded in 1901. The head of household, Francois Xavier Bonin, was born in Quebec in 1846. He identified his heritage as French. By 1901, at the age of 54, he had an occupation that was recorded as "Farmer". Francois Xavier's wife was Josephine Bonin, who was 51 years old. Josephine was born in Quebec in 1849. She also identified her heritage as French. Francois Xavier and Josephine had 6 children, 5 boys and a girl. In 1874 their eldest child, a boy named Dieudonne, was born. Five years later, in 1879, when Francois Xavier was 33 years old and Josephine was 30 years old their second son, who was named Sylvain, was born. Then, in 1880, with their two older sons ages 6 years and 1 year, their third son, Arthur, was born. Francois Xavier and Josephine's first daughter was born in 1882 and was named Rosanna. With four other children in the household, their fifth child and fourth boy, Albert, was born in 1886. He was followed by 1 more child: their son Francis, born in 1891. Thus, at the time of the 1901 census, this Bonin family household was filled with 6 children whose ages were 9, 14, 18, 20, 21, and 26 years.